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Once again, the 2011 Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade proved to the best around. The parade was held Thursday, July 7, and featured four marching bands and hundreds of floats from different organizations and businesses from all over the area. (Photos by Rachel Kytonen) The following are the 2011 Parade Results: Ambassadors Choice – North [...]

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Rachel Kytonen Mike and Arlene Urban are looking forward to again being “servants of the community” and giving back to the Isanti community that has been so good to them. The Urbans will be reopening Isanti Hardware Hank as Urban’s Isanti Hardware Inc. later this month. Mike and Arlene said former customers encouraged them to [...]

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Rachel Kytonen Straight line winds reportedly up to 80 miles per hour, combined with torrential rain and hail, took down hundreds of trees and utility poles during a storm that rumbled through the area Friday evening, July 1. The hardest hit area in Isanti County was the city of Cambridge, particularly in the northwest area [...]

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A flag is never said to be burned — it is retired. That means it is not a Flag Burning Ceremony. Disposing a flag that is worn, faded, or tattered by retiring (burning it) is the only method approved by Congress. The burning should take place at a ceremony which shows respect and honor to [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen While the Cambridge community and Cambridge Fire Department continues to grieve the loss of firefighter Chip Imker, his family and friends reflect on his caring nature and giving spirit. During a press conference held Thursday, May 26, outside Cambridge Fire Hall, friends, family members and firefighters described 35-year-old Chip as a beloved [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen Ralph Johnson was a true believer in giving back to the community. Having lived in the Isanti community for over 30 years prior to his death in March, Ralph’s spirit lives on within the community in many different ways. Johnson, owner of Classic Cabinetry, designed most of the shelving inside the Library [...]

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By Elizabeth Sias Ken Swanson counts his blessings every day. The 90-year-old has been volunteering for almost three years at Cambridge Medical Center as a front desk greeter, where he provides information and helps people find different locations in the hospital. “I like helping people,” he said. “Sometimes people in a wheelchair will come in [...]

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