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By Rachel Kytonen Isanti County News  Most of us will never forget where we were on 9/11. I was working for the The Journal in New Ulm at the time, and was driving to St. Peter to cover a Nicollet County Board meeting. I heard the news listening to the radio station KDWB. After I [...]...Read More
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By Rachel Kytonen In July and August, we asked for the community’s help in feeding the hungry, and providing children with school supplies, and the community responded. On behalf of everyone here at the Scotsman/Isanti County News, we thank you for the outpouring of support we had during our “Ha...Read More
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By Elizabeth Sias I have an e-mail saved that’s dated Nov. 17, 2009. That’s the day I bought my U2 tickets for the Minneapolis show I attended on Saturday, which at the time was scheduled for June 2010. Most people know the brief history of the show and how it was postponed. Bono had to [...]...Read More
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A sense of pride and accomplishment was evident as the family of Chip Imker spoke about his life during a press conference last week. Chip, 35, died last week following an unfortunate accident at the Cambridge Fire Hall. Chip had been a member of the volunteer Cambridge Fire Department for about 18 ...Read More
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By Elizabeth Sias Life often leads people to places they least expected to find themselves. Mine has taken me to several newspapers before finally leading me to a desk at the Isanti County News. And I’m glad it did. I grew up in Bloomington, where most of my family still lives, and I always saw [....Read More
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Luke Reiter Last April my first column appeared in the Isanti County News. I don’t remember it exactly, but I think I implied I was going to memorize the names of every person in the county and the floorplan of every building. I remember it was peppy, anyway. This April, however, I’m writing my ...Read More
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Greg Hunt Sports Reporter The longest high school sports season of the year just wrapped up for this area last weekend with an energizing Bomber girls’ show at the State tourney. Braham came out on the top end of a very stacked field of eight teams, all which were ranked in the top 10 of [...]...Read More
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Times are tough for a lot of people, and it’s going to take a while before things improve. A study released Feb. 9 by the Minnesota Home Ownership Center shows Isanti County currently has the second highest foreclosure rate in the state of Minnesota. Isanti County had a foreclosure rate of 2.56 pe...Read More
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