Dear Editor: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported in the the July 27 Sunday paper that Lance Johnson (Woodbury) owes $129,000 in back property taxes to Isanti County. People like Johnson are allowed to delay these taxes legally. This is a good business decision for them but it is wrong and unethical. The other top nine [...]

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Dear Editor: Recently I read in the paper about our representative opposing the requirements that employers provide any additional compensation to their employees. He voted against raising the minimum wage, he voted against state laws that expanded sick leave usage to cover taking sick or elderly parents to the doctor; however, then he voted for [...]

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The Isanti Police Reserves is once again sponsoring “National Night Out” in the city of Isanti on Tuesday, Aug. 5  from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Isanti Community Center located at 208 ½ – 1st Ave NW. National Night Out is a national event that is designed to increase crime prevention and fire safety awareness and [...]

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East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) will host  the opening of their 2014 Gallery Art Show during Braham Pie Day from 10  a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1 at their office, 112 Main Ave. in Braham. Local artists Martin Gilchrist, Sharon Howell and Sue Rutherford will share their artwork with the public, and will [...]

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Left-handed starters Kevin Auth and Tyler Kronstedt both pitched outstanding amateur baseball games for Rum River to lead the team to next weekend’s Region 1C tournament. In the July 26 Eastern Minny League West playoff opener at Hinckley, Auth struck out 13 and allowed just two earned runs and five hits when the Bandits defeated [...]

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The Cambridge American Legion baseball team enjoyed a strong run in last week’s Sub-State Tournament hosted in Princeton. Jake Johnson (pictured taking a cut) and the Cambridge boys took wins from Big Lake and North Branch before St. Francis won July 24.     The Post #290 squad then held for a thrilling 9-8 victory  in [...]

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For some writers, the ability to capture a reader’s attention and hold it, page by page, is almost intrinsic. That’s how it’s been for Brian Freeman from a young age. “I’ve been writing my whole life,” he said. “I wrote my first full-length novel when I was 13. It’s been my passion and my dream, [...]

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