Bill Friedland warms hearts with volunteerism Make a trip to Cambridge Medical Center, and patients and visitors will find a warm and friendly face greeting them. Cambridge resident Bill Friedland has served more than 3,000 hours there. He’s primarily been a hospitality volunteer and clinic greeter, but he’s been known to do a bit of [...]

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New Pathways, a local nonprofit organization that serves homeless families with children from Central Minnesota, has recently launched a new fundraising opportunity through the Click for Your Cause website. Mary Westlund, program manager-family educator with New Pathways, explained the organization has partnered with Click for Your Cause as a way to foster a continuous fundraising [...]

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The Cambridge City Council held two public hearings and approved action relating to a new senior housing development during its July 21 meeting. Economic Development Director Stan Gustafason explained Summit Development plans to build a 70-unit senior housing complex in the Parkwood neighborhood along Sixth Lane Southeast. The preliminary plan is for a three-story complex [...]

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Two men are facing felony burglary charges after stealing a laptop and other items from Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. Travis Chad Wolgast, 27, of Fridley, and Allen Frank Poitra, 24, of Isanti, were charged July 15 in Isanti County District Court in Cambridge with felony second-degree burglary of a dwelling and felony second-degree burglary [...]

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Those who live near 400th Street and Golden Avenue in North Branch likely noticed an increased police presence in the area around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. According to information from the North Branch Police Department, authorities from North Branch, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and even a K-9 unit from Forest Lake were searching for Nicholas [...]

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The Isanti County Board on July 16 passed a county wheelage tax, estimated at generating $339,000 for county highway needs that otherwise would have depended on property taxes. Commissioners George Larson, Susan Morris and Greg Anderson voted to authorize and impose the $10 tax beginning next year on motor vehicles kept in Isanti County. Solely [...]

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Plans for the construction of a Family Dollar store in Isanti are moving forward. During the Isanti City Council meeting July 15, the council approved the site plan-building appearance for Family Dollar to be constructed at 391 Cherrywood St. NE. City staff has been working with Family Dollar’s consultants for some time for the construction [...]

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