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An Isanti student can now say she’s formed a pen pal relationship with perhaps the most influential woman in the world: Michelle Obama. Marissa Ann Gaslin, 11, who will be entering seventh-grade at Isanti Middle School, was sitting at home in Isanti the last week in June when she decided to try becoming pen pals [...]

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In recent years, people who have driven past Albert Tanko’s home off Highway 5 and Zodiac Street between North Branch and Isanti have slowed down take in the view. Some have even stopped, driven up to Tanko’s house and asked him for a tour of the property. “I didn’t initially, but now I’m asking them [...]

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A test growing plot at the Cambridge Campus of the Anoka Ramsey Community College is being carefully analyzed to find if this region can raise suitable yields of a nonfood plant for biofuel production. On July 31, a “harvest party” was hosted by the campus to showcase the first-year crop of Camelina, a distant relative [...]

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Braham Pie Day will be hosted in Freedom Park in downtown Braham on Friday, Aug. 2. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS)  7 – 11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast VFW Building, W. Central Dr. 8 – 10 a.m. Pie-baking Contest delivery $5 each, Braham Ev. Lutheran Church 9:00 a.m. Nature’s Way Grasshopper Pie Walk, participant gifts awarded, meet at clinic W. [...]

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When Warren and Marlys Schluck of Cambridge learned their friend Mary Sarault wanted to nominate them for the Isanti County Outstanding Senior Citizen Award, they gave Sarault several other names of people to nominate. Well, Sarault didn’t listen to the Schlucks, and they were recently named the 2013 Isanti County Outstanding Senior Citizens. The Schlucks [...]

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Two years ago, a fire may have destroyed the physical building of the Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center, but it didn’t destroy its spirit. The Historical Society’s Heritage Center has reopened in its same location after an arson fire destroyed the building and most of its contents July 8, 2011. “I think everyone is [...]

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Once again, the streets were packed in downtown Isanti for the 2013 Isanti Rodeo Jubilee Days Parade held under beautiful blue skies the evening of July 11. Click on a photo below to begin slideshow. Photos by Rachel Kytonen The 2013 Parade Winners include: Mayor’s Choice: Isanti Cub Scouts Ambassador’s Choice: New Brighton Stockyard Days [...]

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