The Isanti City Council has directed staff to give written notice to the Isanti Area Joint Operating Fire District regarding the termination of the fire hall lease effective Jan. 1, 2016. However, it was noted by City Attorney Clark Joslin during the Sept. 16 council meeting that the council can retract the notice of termination [...]

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The Friends of the Isanti Area Library will host a ‘Bowling for Books’ fundraising event from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Junction Bowl in Isanti. Pledges are a minimum of $15 and includes lunch, bowling shoes, two hours of bowling, chances to win door pries and two door prize drawing entry tickets for the initial [...]

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Braham students performed above the state average on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment standardized tests, according to reports from the Braham School Board meeting Monday, Sept. 15. According to the Minnesota Department of Education, Braham students in grades three through six performed at 75.1 percent proficient in reading on the MCA-III (compared to 59.1 percent for the [...]

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A fundraising benefit will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27 at American Jane’s in Cambridge. Proceeds from the benefit will go to help the Steve Harris family pay for medical and living expenses. Harris was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in February of this year. Since the cancer has continued to [...]

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Join the East Central Regional Library as they visit the Minnesota History Museum for their new Toys of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s exhibit. Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. The names of popular toys from the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s capture the craziness, the joy, the sheer fun of being [...]

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The Isanti County Historical Society is pleased to announce that Red Johnson will perform at its own “Sweet Sue’s Music Hall” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27. Admission is $10 for this performance. Red Johnson is a charter member of the CMA, a member of the Rock & Country Hall of Fame, and appears on [...]

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East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) reminds all local artists, art organizations, and schools within Region 7E that the next deadline to apply for grant funding is Wednesday, Oct. 1, for the following grant programs: – Art in Our Schools Grants: School districts may apply for arts-related funding up to $1,000. – Small/Art Project Assistance [...]

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