There’s a new band in town, and they’re bringing back the “original” country. Gravel Roads – an Isanti-based country group – recently launched its debut album. Jeff Pasbrig and his brother-in-law Jim Mellor started playing together casually for more than 25 years. That musical connection, combined with Pasbrig’s experiences with the recession, brought them to [...]
Visitors to the Isanti County Government Center soon will be subject to a new, less intrusive security measure. County commissioners on March 5 agreed to purchase a security scanner, resembling the kind used at major airports, for $18,296 from the Rapiscan company. After the meeting, Isanti County Jail Administrator Dennis Valentyn and Sheriff Bill Guenther [...]
Isanti Mayor George Wimmer was involved with the drafting of District 911’s beliefs, mission, parameters, objectives and strategies, and now wants other community members to get involved. During the March 4 Isanti City Council meeting, District 911 Superintendent Ray Queener, and Director of Teaching and Learning Tim Truebenbach, explained the district is going through a [...]
Isanti Mayor George Wimmer recognized business milestones June 20 during the fifth annual City of Isanti Mayor’s Employer Celebration Day. Not pictured is Apitz Painting, which has been doing business for 40 years in Isanti. Click on an image to start the slideshow (photos by Elizabeth Sias).
A new attraction in Isanti is making a splash. Vision Wake Park is now up and running at Bluebird Park in Isanti. Owners Kris Jedda and Jake LaFerriere encourage people of all ages and experience levels to come out and give it a try. “I was teaching wakeboarding behind boats, and it was always my [...]
By Elizabeth Sias Isanti Mayor George Wimmer said the next two years will be tough economically, but he’s optimistic for the future. Wimmer delivered his annual State of the City presentation Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Wintergreens in front of area business owners and community leaders. The long-term budget has been balanced to 2017, Wimmer said. [...]