Chad Filley Guest Columnist There are a few things that anyone contemplating a cruise must consider before saying “Bon Voyage.” The brochures make the thought of going on a modern day Titanic seem like one of life’s greatest decisions … It’s a no-brainer, right? My wife and I went on an August cruise to Alaska’s [...]

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Dear Editor: As a client of Riverwood Centers, I am devastated by its closure. The absence of the services I was receiving has created a huge void in my life and my ability to manage the symptoms of my mental illness. I watch as my peers struggle — one to the point of attempting suicide [...]

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Dear Editor: It was a privilege and an honor to host the celebration of life service for Larry Southerland in the Braham Area Community Center (BACC). Larry served as a BACC task force member, freely sharing his expertise and ideas, while influencing others to join and support our cause — to build a needed community [...]

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The last Kaleidoscope Revue to benefit current, previous District 911 students Click on any photo at the end of the story to take a look back at previous “Revue” shows. After a brief hiatus, the Kaleidoscope Revue will return for its 20th and last performance. Bruce Danielson has headed the effort since its inception, and [...]

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A lieutenant within the Isanti Police Department has been hired as the new police chief. During the Isanti City Council meeting Tuesday, April 1, the City Council approved the appointment of Gene Hill as chief of police. Hill, who has been with the Isanti Police Department  in varying capacities since June 2004, has been serving [...]

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Expert panel talks signs, symptoms, trends Parent interaction, communication and supervision are key components to keeping youth off drugs and alcohol. During a forum March 27 at Isanti Middle School, sponsored by Allina Health and Cambridge Medical Center, a panel of experts touched on several topics relating to drug and alcohol use, including current trends, [...]

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A bomb explodes. Tables and chairs are tossed in chaos, and people are screaming in pain. A trauma scene is the last place that medical professionals want to feel unprepared, and a recent workshop taught local caregivers how to react in the face of disaster. Anoka-Ramsey Community College Cambridge Campus hosted the Spring into Preparedness [...]

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