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By Rachel Kytonen The last couple of months, this newspaper has been filled with stories and photos regarding different non-profit organizations and businesses embarking on fundraising campaigns or putting out calls for help. Due to the current economic situation, donations from private parties aren’t coming in, and some of these non-profit organizations heavily rely on […]

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Since the Twins finished nowhere near the playoffs this year, the ball season is officially over for me. Not pulling the Homer Hankie from the sock drawer won’t taint the memories of a fun-filled 2011 on the diamonds. I am one of those aging players who doesn’t know how to hang up the glove—and there […]

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By Elizabeth Sias I’ve always had a passion for animals. I remember watching Animal Planet as a kid, learning all about pods of whales, prides of lions and herds of horses while obsessing over nature documentaries. When I was 12, my mom heard about Little Elk Ranch, a horse camp for children and teens up […]

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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 […]

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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 “Happiness is a Full Tummy Food […]

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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 […]

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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 months. As the […]

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