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A new cultural exhibit from the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe that highlights the Band’s heritage and deep connection to East Central Minnesota will be on display at the Cambridge Public Library from April 16 thru April 29. The exhibit, made up of five interconnected banners, details the history of the Mille Lacs Band from [...]

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Loren Nelson, president of Aurelius Manufacturing Company in Braham, has served on the Central Minnesota Workforce Investment Board (WIB) since December 2012. He represents private business in Isanti County. He is also a member of the WIB’s Workforce Development Committee. “I hope I can, in some small way, make the WorkForce Center System a positive [...]

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After being an insulin-dependent diabetic for 19 years, Joanie Videen has now been insulin-free since July 2010 after receiving a pancreas transplant. Videen explained she had been on a waiting list for about six months when she got a call about a possible donor. Videen said her doctor explained the pancreas wasn’t a perfect match, [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen and Jon Tatting ECM Publishers Inc. The closing of Riverwood Centers leaves thousands searching for new mental health providers The recent closing of Riverwood Centers has left nearly 4,000 residents of East Central Minnesota searching for new mental health service providers. Riverwood Centers, based in Braham, was known for decades as Five County [...]

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Local gun shop owners weigh in on gun ownership, safety in light of increased permits to carry —This is the final installment of a two-part series appearing in both the ECM Post Review and Isanti County News. Click here for part one. The gun industry can become guilty by association following a senseless crime or major [...]

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Team Yarn – Head Huggers, a group created in memory of former Isanti County resident Cheryl Slater who succumbed to a rare form of skin cancer in 2012, is one year old. Amy (Slater) Pass and Tesha M. Christensen Pettit were inspired to form Team Yarn because of the hope and comfort Cheryl received through [...]

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Two 19-year-old Cambridge men are facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges following an arrest last week. Tayler Anthony Swenson and Matthew Mark William Raasch were charged in Isanti County District Court March 20 before Judge Todd Schoffelman with felony third-degree burglary, felony theft and 11 misdemeanor charges for tampering and entering a motor vehicle without [...]

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