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High-traffic North Branch road to be paved BY BILL STICKELS III EDITOR@COUNTYSTAR.COM

“This is a great project that not only costs a minimal amount of money for the city, but also encourages students’ creativity, and also gives them some information on how our Public Works

The city of North Branch currently has 33 miles of roads within city limits that are still gravel roads. Of those, 15 miles are roads that are considered “high traffic,” averaging 300-500 vehicles per day. Thanks to an agreement between the city and Lent Township, that number will be slightly reduced this coming summer. During their May 8 council meeting, the North Branch city council approved spending $40,000 to help pave a portion of 360th Street, which is on the southern border of the city limits. According to Public Works Director Shawn Williams, Lent Shawn Williams Township recently Public Works Director approached him about their annual road improvement project, where the Township voted to pave all of their high-traffic roads, one of which is 360th Street. Since it is on the border of the city and township, state law dictates that any expense to that road must be split 50/50. “Lent will be paving their segment of Grand

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Isanti Middle School students (from left) Connor Nygaard, Jozie Terry, Chloe Jones and Tanner Smentek work on their plow art on Monday, May 14. The finished work of all six Isanti schools will be on display during “Celebrate Isanti” Day Aug. 11.

Isanti snowplows get new ‘makeup’ BY JENNIFER KOTILA NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

The blandness of winter next year will be broken up, at least temporarily, thanks to a new artistic collaboration between the city of Isanti and the six schools located in the city.

Students at each of the schools have the opportunity this spring to paint the snowplow blades of the city’s snow trucks. The project was proposed by Isanti Mayor George Wimmer and presented to the council during their May 1 meeting.

‘By approving this project, it will probably decrease (maintenance) costs.’

No longer April: The continuous guilt grandma left. “I feel so guilty. I never should have said that. I can’t believe I yelled at someone with Alzheimer’s.” The day I finally broke down from this horrible disease is a day I will never forget and will never forgive myself for either. In a moment of complete panic, realizing she finally physically wandered and left our house, I did everything to not make it real. I just kept yelling over and over, and my comprehensive brain knew better than to

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This is the second in a series of first-person accounts by a local woman dealing with her grandmother’s advancing Alzheimer’s. Other installments will appear periodically in the coming months. Guilt. That’s the only thing I could keep saying to my mom the day my

do that. But the disease makes people snap. It makes you see you’re capable of saying things you never thought you would. My words that day will forever affect me, especially emotionally, but I do find solace in knowing she does not remember, and my remembering grandma would have understood why I said what I said. I just kept thinking, SEE ALZHEIMER’S, PAGE 8 METRO CREATIVE GRAPHICS

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ONGOING Cambridge Flea Market The Cambridge Flea Market runs every Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy. 95 NE, Cambridge. Free coffee and cookies until gone. For info call Larry at 763742-8036.

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Lex Specialty Clinic will start with registration at 9 a.m., walk at 10 a.m. at Blue Bird Park, 201 Isanti Pkwy. NW, Isanti. Rain or shine; free lunch after walk. Stroller and wheelchair friendly. For info call 763-689-4319 or visit www.cambridgeprc.com.

$10. Open to women who live or work in Rush City area. For info visit www. facebook.com/rcwomensclub or call 507-259-1578.

MAY 23 Donate Blood Take the opportunity to donate blood from 12-6 p.m. at Andersen Corporation, 39811 Golden Ave., North Branch. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www. redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Tea Fit for a Queen Grief Support Group Long Lake Lutheran Church invites the public to GriefShare, a grief support group, Thursday evenings (changed from Wed.) at 6 p.m. starting June 7 at 3921 277th Ave. NW, Isanti. For info call Sharon Sudeith at (763) 444-4483 or visit www. longlakeluth.org. For general info on the program, visit www.griefshare.org.

MAY 18 Donate Blood Take the opportunity to donate blood from 12-6 p.m. at Bruce’s Foods, 5358 Wyoming Trail, Wyoming. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-733-2767.

MAY 19 Cambridge Flea Market The Cambridge Flea Market runs from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy. 95 NE, Cambridge. Free coffee and cookies until gone. For info call Larry at 763-742-8036.

5k Color Run/Walk The Braham Girl Scouts will host their 4th annual 5k Color Run/ Walk with 8 a.m. registration, 9 a.m. start at Braham Area High School. Not a timed event. Cost $10 before April 28; $15 after. Proceeds benefit Girl Scouts. For info and registration contact Tish Carlson at 763-244-0450 or tishywishy@msn.com.

Ruby’s Pantry Food Distribution - Isanti Ruby’s Pantry food distribution will be held 9-10:30 a.m. at New Hope Church-Isanti, 114 Dahlin Ave, Isanti. Registration at 8:30 a.m. For $20 donation receive grocery items. Open to anyone; no income requirements. Bring own boxes. For info call Joyce at (612) 760-4179 or Facebook at Ruby’s Pantry Isanti MN.

The Rush City Women’s Club will celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Harry with a Tea Fit for a Queen at 10 a.m. in the Spare Room at Chucker’s Bowl, 1270 W 3rd St., Rush City, with coffee, scones, sandwiches and cake. Mimosas for purchase. Royal attire and hats optional. Tickets $15 from Debra at 320-358-3296. Proceeds benefit senior scholarships.

Walk for Life The annual 2-mile Walk for Life to benefit Pregnancy Resource Center/

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Ice Cream Social, Picnic & Auction Fundraiser Isanti County Historical Society will host an Ice Cream Social, Picnic and Auction from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grandy Union Church, Hwy. 65, to tour church, raise funds and tell plans for its preservation. For info call 763689-4229 or visit www. isanticountyhistory.org or Facebook page.

Donate Blood Take the opportunity to donate blood from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at John Hirsch’s Cambridge Motors, 700 Garfield St., Cambridge. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Super Saturday Luau at the Library Children in K-3rd grade are invited to a free Hawaiian luau from 10:3011:45 a.m. at the Rush City Public Library, 240 W. 4th St., with games, stories, snacks, crafts. Tropical attire is encouraged. For info visit ecrlib.org or call 320-358-3948.

Isanti County Historical Society will host an Ice Cream Social, Picnic and Auction on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grandy Union Church, Hwy. 65, to tour the church, raise funds and tell plans for its preservation. For info call 763689-4229 or visit www.isanticountyhistory.org or Facebook page.

Coffee Concert fundraiser will be held at 7 p.m. at Common Ground: United Methodist Community, 404 Cypress St. N, Cambridge, with blues and rock bands, coffee, cold drinks and desserts. Cost is $10 at door; proceeds benefit New Pathways and Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. For info call 763-689-2017.

MAY 20 All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Waffle Breakfast Cambridge Ambassadors and Lions Club will hold an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake & Waffle Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Christ the King Parish Hall, Cambridge, plus silent auction and free Kidsight vision screenings. $7 adults, $5 ages 4-11. For info call Laurie at 612-991-1687.

“Tacos & Traditions” Sparkle Fiesta Cambridge Ambassadors will offer a “Tacos & Traditions” Sparkle Fiesta with 6 p.m. social hour with chips and salsa; 7 p.m. taco bar, followed by 2018 Candidate introductions. $20 per person. RSVP by May 13 to 612991-1687 or lauriefromcambridge@gmail.com.

Peace Walk The bi-monthly peace walk in Cambridge will start at 9 a.m. in parking lot at Hwy. 95 and Birch St., lasts about half hour with positive messages supporting equal rights for all, protection of environment, and an end to violence; first and third Saturdays of every month. For info email wendybronson@yahoo.com.

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Evening of Storytelling & Music “An Evening with Kevin Kling, Simone Perrin and Chad Filley” will be offered at 7 p.m. at Hardy Performing Arts Center, Cambridge, with storytelling and music. Tickets are $16-20 at www.c-ischools.org/school/ community-ed or call 763689-6189.

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Pancake Breakfast A Pancake Breakfast will be offered from 8 a.m. to noon at Helios Masonic Lodge, 343 2nd Ave. SW, Cambridge. Adults $6, kids 5 and under free. For info call Scott at 612-8170325.

Prime Time Singers and EC3HO Concert The Prime Time Singers and EC3HO will offer their annual spring concert at 4 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church,

621 Old Main St. N., with joint and singular performances, plus handbells and piano duets. Call Play Inc Arts for info at 763269-7718.

Campfire and Outdoor Service The public is invited to a Campfire and Outdoor Service from 5-7 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Jay Ave., Rush City, with hot dogs, toasted marshmallows and short service with songs. Bring a chair. Sponsored by Calvary Lutheran Church, Rush Point; First Lutheran Church, Rush City and First Lutheran Church, Harris.

Garms Family Concert The Garms Family will offer a concert of southern gospel music at 6 p.m. at North Isanti Baptist Church, 2248 313th Ave. NE, Cambridge, by freewill offering. Coffee and treats to follow. For info call 763-689-3576.

MAY 24 Annual Plant Sales The Rush City Garden Club will offer its annual Plant Sale from 7-9 a.m. at Rushseba Town Hall, and a Perennial Sale will be held at the Chisago County Fairgrounds at the log cabin also from 7-9 a.m. For info call Jean at 320358-3189.

Healthy Eating Christian Fellowship Outing The public is invited to a Healthy Eating Christian Fellowship outing at 8:30 a.m. at SAC’s Friendship Cafe, 140 Buchanan St. N, Suite 164, Cambridge, for a healthy breakfast and talk by Rachel Baar, Integrative Nutritionist, followed by optional half hour of prayer/spiritual support. Cost is $7. RSVP to Kay at 763-639-4009.

Sons of Norway Meeting The public is invited to the Sons of Norway Rumelva Lodge meeting at 7 p.m. in the Isanti County Historical Society Building on the Isanti County Fairgrounds, Cambridge, to celebrate Syttende Mai with a potluck and Kubb (Norwegian yard game tournament). For info call Barb at 763-742-8614.

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Rush City Women’s Club will meet at 5:15 p.m. at Creek Side Cafe, 180 W. 5th St., Rush City, for soup, salad bar and dessert with a community update by Mayor Dan Dahlberg. Cost is

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An Evening of Music will be presented from 7-8 p.m. at Dale Evangelical Church, 45268 Brunswick Rd., Harris, with violinist Alexandra Early, pianist Richard Lange and cellist Sachiya Isomura. No charge, refreshments will be served. For info call 763-689-5817.

MAY 26 Memorial Day Program

Maple Ridge Covenant Church will offer its annual Memorial Day Program with a potluck meal at noon followed by a program at 401145 Holly St. NW, seven miles west of Braham. Bring own picnic dishes and utensils; coffee and punch provided. For info call Ted at 763-689-5055.

MAY 29 Garden-in-a-Box for Kids Kids ages 3-11 and their families are invited at 3:30 p.m. to help plant box gardens at Williams Park Community Garden, 6454 377th St., North Branch, as part of the library summer reading program. Rain date May 31. For info call library at 651-674-8443.

MAY 30 Medicare 101 Session

A free info session on Medicare parts A-D and supplemental insurance will be offered from 5-7 p.m. at Braham Event Center, 655 8th St. SW, Braham. Registration is required by calling 1-800333-2433 and leave your name and phone number.

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North Branch residents can give input on “Transportation” for the city’s comprehensive plan from 7-9 p.m. at City Hall, 6408 Elm St. For info call 651674-8113.

JUN 2 Master Gardeners Plant Sale

Isanti County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale from 8 a.m. until plants are gone at the Cambridge Community Garden, 1700 East Rum River Dr. S. This is a change from a May date. For info call the Extension office at 763-689-1810.

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Trying to keep the status quo Ever since our cohorts, the Isanti County News, announced that they would be switching to delivering only to people who request to get a copy of their paper, we have received numerous questions from people asking if we would be following suit. The short answer to that question is that we currently have no plans to drastically change our deliveries in the foreseeable future. The longer answer runs along the lines of “never say never.” First and foremost, we take great pride in being free and readily available to over 14,000 Worth a residences across both IsanThousand ti and Chisago counties. We strongly feel that local newspaWords pers need to be easily accessible Bill to as many people as possible. It is the only way for newspapers Stickels III to effectively do their jobs of distributing accurate information, being a watchdog for the general public, and for providing our readers stories they might not have otherwise heard about. Additionally, we feel that our advertisers, who are feeling just as much of a financial squeeze as we are, get more bang for their buck by us maintaining our current circulation size. At the same time, we understand why Adams Publishing Group, the owners of the Isanti County News (and the subscription-based Post Review), chose to take this action at this time. The costs of printing each edition of a newspaper have been steadily rising. Thanks in large part to the recent tariff and duty proposals from the U.S. government, newspapers have seen a drastic increase in the price of newsprint from our paper suppliers literally on a monthly basis. Add to that an increase in the cost of other expenses, and the bottom line is that many newspapers are struggling just to stay alive. However, rather than following the “drastic times call for drastic measures” mantra, we have decided to continue to keep the faith and hold the course. In order to do that, we need your help even more than ever. You will see in this edition of the Star a voluntary subscription form. This is something that we send out twice a year, asking you, our valued readers, to chip in a little to help us keep up with those ever-increasing costs. On those forms, there are some suggested dollar amounts, but please feel free to send in whatever amount you are comfortable with. Also, please feel free to provide any feedback, either positive or negative, into how we are doing. As a thank-you, we will again be sending out some valuable coupons from local businesses. Don’t get us wrong, though. Even if you choose to not send in anything, you will still continue to receive your copy of the Star, just as before. We are just hoping there are enough of our readers who are willing to give us a hand so that we can avoid going through “never say never.” Bill Stickels III is editor of the Isanti-Chisago County Star.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Not seeking re-election to County Commission

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To the editor, It is with genuine heartfelt gratitude that I say thank you for allowing me to serve you over the years. I will not be seeking re-election to a fifth term as your District 1 Chisago County Commissioner. My colleagues, who I have been privileged to work alongside, have been excellent mentors and teammates. The exceptional residents of our district and county are some of the best people I have ever met and will remain lifelong friends. Several of my most memorable efforts include: successfully advocating to keep Sunrise Prairie Trail open to recreational traffic and a complete repaving last year, providing a new emergency communications tower for Stacy/ Lent Fire and surrounding residents, building three new county libraries, and helping to prevent a power plant from being built while allowing for solar options. I am pleased that CR 17 and Highway 95 bridges were built over I-35 and that improvements are currently underway for CR 30 in Lent township to become a solid concrete road. In addition, a new roundabout will be built on Highway 8 near Hazelden. These accomplishments will continue to enhance our lives long after my term has ended. I am eager to see who will step forward to fill the commissioner seat from the many talented residents of our district. You may visit the County Auditor between May 22-June 5 to file for office. My Best Wishes, Lora Walker County Commissioner

To the editor, Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers, supporters, parents, families and friends who helped with the team and with the fundraising efforts for the team. With your help the Bluejacket Robotics Team 5464 was able to participate in two regional FIRST robotics competitions. They competed against thousands of high school students from all over the Midwest. In Duluth, the team was ranked 16th, made it to the semi-finals, and the JV team won first place for their Junkyard Bot. In LaCrosse, the team was ranked 22nd and won the Team Spirit award. The opportunities given to the Bluejacket Robotics Team members to design, build and compete is made possible by you. Thank you again for your support! Bluejacket Robotics Cambridge-Isanti High School

NRA’s purpose to keep guns away from criminals To the editor, After Oliver North became president of the National Rifle Association last week, he said he was “eager to hit the ground running.” From the beginning of our nation, states were required to provide and train troops called militias to protect communities and the states themselves from various dangers, including the forcible takeover by the federal government. According to “The Second Amendment – A Biogra-

phy,” thoroughly researched and documented by Michael Waldman and published in 2014, men aged 16-60 were required to serve in these militias and to bring their own firearms and ammo to training sessions. The NRA was established in 1871 by militia and army veterans to train American men to shoot safely and accurately. Just a decade prior to this, states sent these troops to fight during the Civil War. The NRA’s leadership changed in the mid-1970s. Instead of training, the group’s mission became: “The NRA, the foremost guardian of the traditional American right to ‘keep and bear arms,’ believes that every law-abiding citizen is entitled to the ownership and legal use of firearms, and that every reputable gun owner should be an NRA member.” By 2000, an updated mission appeared in large letters on the NRA’s new headquarters building. It reads “...The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” No mention of a militia nor any of the other Second Amendment words. Interestingly, an individual’s right to own a firearm was not established until 2008 (www. constitution.findlaw.com/amendment2) in the case of the District of Columbia vs Heller. Prior to this case, the U.S. Supreme Court hadn’t even definitively stated what right the Second Amendment protected. In Heller, the court protected “an individual’s right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that weapon for traditionally lawful purposes, such as selfSEE LETTERS, PAGE 5

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City code compliance Vote online to help North Branch makes life pleasant for all refurbish basketball courts Springtime is a great time to clean up yards and work on property maintenance! Maintaining livable neighborhoods requires the participation of all residents. Cambridge city codes are minimum standards designed to protect the health, safety, and welfare of your community. Cambridge takes a sensible approach to enforcing city codes which is an important part of maintaining the appearance, function, and value of a neighborhood. code violations Cambridge areSome minor and can City Views be corrected quite easily. However, some violations are egreCarri gious. When a resident Levitski receives a letter from the City citing their wheelbarrow as outdoor storage, they might think “It’s only a wheelbarrow, what is the big deal?” The problem is that if it rains, that wheelbarrow will fill with water and become a breeding area for mosquitoes. This is a public health issue since we know mosquitoes carry viruses such as West Nile. Here are some common questions: Where can I park a boat or trailer? All vehicles parked or stored outdoors shall be on a poured bituminous, concrete surface, continuous brick paver parking pad, or on the same material as the established driveway. My neighbor has an old car in his backyard that doesn’t run and is an eyesore. Is this allowed? All vehicles must be licensed, operable and parked on an improved driveway surface, not grass. Vehicles in any condition are allowed if parked inside a garage out of public view. Can I have a recreational fire? A recreational fire is an area of no more than a 3’ diameter circle, completely surrounded by non-combustible material. Fires must not be closer than 25’ to any structure and cannot smolder with no flame present. Firewood must be stored in a neat and secure stack

with a height not to exceed 6’ and on an improved surface. I’m running out of room in my garage. Can I have a tarped shelter? Temporary accessory structures such as portable carports, shelters, tarped covers and similar structures are prohibited. Can I store odds and ends behind my garage if I cover them with a tarp so they can’t be seen? Outside storage of household items, construction materials, car parts or unusable equipment, even if it is covered by tarp is prohibited. Where can I put my garbage container? Containers are to be located within rear or interior side yards or in front of and adjacent to the garage. Only four containers can be stored outdoors and only two can be visible at eye level. How tall can my grass get before I need to mow it? Grasses, weeds and rank vegetative growth shall be maintained at a height of 12 inches or less. The City has limited resources and does not perform inspections on a proactive basis. We encourage you to talk with your neighbor about nuisance concerns. If you are uncomfortable discussing issues with your neighbor, contact us at 763-552-3257 or email clevitski@ci.cambridge.mn.us to report a property maintenance concern. Identities of individuals who register complaints with government entities concerning violations of laws on the use of property are classified as confidential and are protected by Minn. §13.44, Subd. 1. It is important that residents take responsibility for maintaining their property. An unsightly yard and homes in disrepair not only reduce the value of that particular property, but reflects poorly on adjacent homeowners and the community. A collaboration between zoning, crime prevention and code compliance allows for a comprehensive approach to community growth and improved quality of life. Thank you for doing your part! Carri Levitski is Community Development Specialist for the city of Cambridge.

LETTERS: Continued from page 4 defense within the home.” In my view, the NRA has clearly created among American citizens beliefs that were not part of the Second Amendment when it was adopted and are not parts of it now. It is also my belief that the vast majority of NRA members are responsible gun owners and users.

The aim of gun legislation should be to reduce the chance that firearms fall into the hands of someone who is likely to do harm. I hope that, under North’s leadership, the NRA will raise its voice in support of measures that accomplish that single, most important goal. Loren W. Brabec Braham

Recently Activities Director Matt Lattimore and Community Relations Coordinator Pat Tepoorten submitted an application to “Our Courts. Our Future.” to have the North Branch Central Park basketball court refurbished. Our Courts. Our Future. is a program offered by the Minnesota Timberwolves FastBreak Foundation and U.S. Bank. It is the purpose of this initiative to refurbish four outdoor basketNB School ball courts (one per region) statewide News this year. The goal is two-fold: ensure that Dr. Deb communities have access to the great Henton game of basketball, and to encourage more people to get outside and play! Matt and Pat worked with the city of North Branch to make sure the project fit with city goals and that any restrictions or rules involved with the project were acceptable to the city. Thanks to Nate Sondrol for assisting in this effort. We were informed last week that

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Bruce Pariseau, 56, of North Branch, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale as a result of a motorcycle accident. Bruce John Pariseau was born Jan. 30, 1962, to Gerald “Jerry” and Carol (Parsons) Pariseau in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was the third youngest of nine children. Bruce spent his whole llife in East St. Paul where h he was a self-employed h handyman. About one year a ago he moved in with his b brother Michael in North B Branch so he could be close er to his family. Bruce was a very loving a and generous person. If y you needed something and h he had it, it was yours, or h he would find one for you. H He was an avid fisherman a and if you couldn’t find h him, you knew he was out on the lake fishing. Bruce is survived by his father Jerry Pariseau of Rush City; siblings Keith Pariseau of Inver Grove Heights, Janet (Alan) DuFour of Cottage Grove, Michael Pariseau of North Branch, Wayne Pariseau of Rush City, Sheila (Patrick) Ubel of Lindstrom, Lee Pariseau of Rush City; many nieces and nephews; and special friend Nikkie Nelson. He is preceded in death by his mother Carol Pariseau; sister Diane Bloom; brother Scott Pariseau. Father Shane Stoppel-Wasinger will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial for Bruce at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rush City. A time of visitation and reviewal is planned for Thursday, May 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the Olson Funeral Chapel, Rush City, and also one hour prior to the Mass at the church. The interment will take place in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Rush City. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City - Olson Chapel. www.FuneralAndCremationService.com

Carole D. Scott, age 73, of Cambridge, formerly of Grandy, passed away peacefully at GracePointe Crossing on May 12, 2018. Carole was preceded in death by her parents Theodore and Mildred. She is survived by her children Scott Cameron, Steve (Stacie) Cameron and Mike (Tamra) Cameron. L Loving grandmother of M Michael, Krystal, Jessic ca and Deana Cameron. G Great-grandmother of L Liliana Mendez and Javier M Mendez. Also survived by her b brother Ronald (Sandra) S Scott; nephews Ronald S Scott Jr. and Carey (Kelly) S Scott; great-nephew James S Scott and great-niece A Aileana Scott. Carole enjoyed working a as a nurse at Cambridge S State Hospital, Grandview Nursing Home (GracePointe Crossing) and Hazelden. Her hobbies included tending to her beautiful flowers, bird-watching and crocheting. She was especially fond of her grandchildren, caring for them and spoiling them “rotten.” A private family celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Michael Prokop Michael L. Prokop, 71, a 41-year resident of North Branch, passed away at home March 10, 2018, with lung cancer, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his w wife, Reeda, of 51 years; ttwo children: Scott and C Christina; seven grandc children: Gabrielle, Daniel, Z Zachary, Ariana, Austin, A Alexys and Asaysha; three sstep-grandchildren: Sedric, A Amelia and Julie; and two g great-grandchildren: Lucia a and Hendrick. He was a plumber for 38 y years. A memorial luncheon will be held on May 25, 2018, from 3-7 p.m. at the North Branch American Legion, 6439 Elm Street, North Branch MN 55056. He will be missed by his family and friends.

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Davies Elizabeth (Betty) Davies, 87, of Cambridge, Minn., passed away on May 14, 2018, at Presbyterian Homes of Cambridge. Celebration of Life services will be held at 11 a.m., May 22, at First Baptist Church of Cambridge. Elizabeth (Betty) Davies was born in Claverack, New York, to Blanche and J John Dobson on March 29, 11931. She married Roger D Davies on July 18, 1953, in F Flatbrook Baptist Church, C Canaan, New York. Betty g graduated from Bob Jones U University. She was an ath home mom and part-time ssubstitute teacher. Betty w was active in church as a c choir director, pianist and o organist. Betty is preceded in d death by her mother B Blanche Dobson, father J John Dobson, son John Davies, and sister Joanna Hatch. Betty is survived by husband Rev. Roger Davies, sons Dave (Eileen) Davies, Dan (Tracy) Davies, Dale (Rose) Davies; brothers John (Janet) Dobson, David (Joanne) Dobson; sisters Gene Francis Umlauf and Sallee Dunton; and brother-in-law Johnathan Hatch; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be directed to the Isanti County Self Advocacy group in honor of Betty and her son Jonny.

Isanti man to serve as leader in church district SUBMITTED CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS

Officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days announced that Nicholas Izzo, of Isanti, has been selected to serve as president of the St. Cloud Stake of the Church. Izzo, who had been serving as bishop of the Princeton Ward of the Church, will oversee leadership of 10 central Minnesota congregations within the boundaries of the St. Cloud Stake. “For those of us who have been blessed, this is the day to bless the lives of others,” Izzo said, “whether that’s through

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service in our communities, comforting those that stand in need of comfort or helping others become the person that our Father in Heaven knows they can become. We need to extend our hand to those around us.”

Two local students receive scholarships SUBMITTED MEMBERS COOPERATIVE CREDIT UNION

Members Cooperative Credit Union (MCCU) has announced the winners of its 2018 Young Leaders Scholarship Program, including two North Branch students: Alexys Olson and Aaron Robillard. Following a rigorous review of over 100 highly competitive applicants, MCCU has selected the following 12 college-bound seniors for scholarships: Isaac Stone - Cloquet $5,000 Aaron Bode - Moose Lake $2,500 Alexys Olson - North Branch $1,000 Kayla Ryan - Aitkin $1,000 Evan Peterson - Littlefork-Big Falls $1,000 Trevor Johnson - Hinckley-Finlayson $1,000 Frances Slater - Cloquet $1,000 Sydney Fulcher - Rush City $500 Sara Dingmann - G. Rapids $500 Gabriella Lott - Duluth East $500 Deanna Wallin - Carlton $500 Aaron Robillard - North Branch $500 MCCU awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors as part of their commitment to supporting the communities they serve. For more information on MCCU, visit membersccu. org or call 218-625-8500.

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Cambridge facility wins safety award U.S. Water’s Cambridge facility was recognized recently for excellence in workplace safety and health during the 2017 Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon in Minneapolis. U.S. Water is one of 279 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. Donald Brozek and Mike Bock, Cambridge facility production shift leads, and Peter Betts, production manager, accepted the two awards on behalf of U.S. Water. “Congratulations to U.S. Water for helping to make life safer inside their organization and beyond,” said Paul Aasen, president of the Minnesota Safety Council. “Safety may start at work, but it extends to the roads and to home, and we are all safer due to the good work by U.S. Water.” The company’s Plymouth facility also received the award. “We are very proud of the achievements of our Cambridge and Plymouth facilities and their diligence in the pursuit of an injury-free workplace,” said Kevin Kitchen, U.S. Water’s En-

vironmental Health and Safety Manager. “Both facilities continue to lead by example to exemplify U.S. Water’s safety culture. This year’s recognition continues to demonstrate U.S. Water’s commitment to safety as we focus on providing safe and environmentally sound solutions to our customers, employees, company and communities.” Applicants for the Governor’s Safety Awards program are judged on several years of injury data as it compares with their industry’s national statistics, and on their progress in implementing a comprehensive safety program. The Cambridge facility received one of 59 awards for Outstanding Achievement, with industry rates that are 51-90 percent better than industry average. The Plymouth facility received one of 182 awards for Meritorious, with industry rates that are better than average for a least three years. U.S. Water, an ALLETE company (NYSE: ALE), is an integrated industrial water management company headquartered in St. Michael, Minnesota.


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Access Church 4359 392nd St. North Branch, MN 55056 Sundays at 9am & 11am. www.accesschurchonline.org 651-674-7531. Kevin Haseltine, Lead Pastor

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 207 Whiskey Rd NW, Isanti, MN. 763-444-4035 Email: annseton76@gmail. com. Mass: Sat. 5pm, Sun. 9:30am. Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 8:00am. Wed. 8:30am. stelizabeth-isanti.org.

Harvest Church 601 Heritage Blvd. NE, Isanti. Located on the NE corner of CR5 & Hwy 65. harvest4god.net. 763-444-8883 Darren Sedler, Pastor. Wednesday night Bible Study. Dinner 6pm, Bible Study 6:30-8pm. Sunday Service 10:30 am.

Baptist First Baptist Church 304 S. Main St., Cambridge, 763-689-1173. Call the church office or visit our website for current service times and programs. firstbaptistcambridge.org North Isanti Baptist Church Lead Pastor: Travis Blake 2248 313th Ave. NE, Cambridge, MN 55008 www.nibchurch.com Email: nibchurch@msn.com 763-689-3576. 8:30am Worship Service (traditional style) 10:45am Worship Service (contemporary style) Springvale Baptist Church 5-1/2 miles NW of Cambridge at Jct. of Cty Rd 14 & 6. 763-689-1373. Sunday School 9:30am. Morning Worship 10:30am. Second Sunday Potluck Dinner; Wednesday 7:15pm Adult Study South Isanti Baptist Church 3367 Cty. Rd. 5 NE, Isanti. 763-444-5860, Pastor Bob Venneman. Sunday Worship 9:30am. Wednesday “Life & Light” Bible studies for all ages. Adults & children. For info call or go to southisantibaptist.org. Stanchfield Baptist Church 38850 Midway St. NE Stanchfield. 320-396-3391. Rev. Tim Walker, Lead Pastor. 9:15am. Sunday School for all ages, 10:30 am Worship Service. Wednesday Nights Clubs & Youths Sept.-May 6:30pm. stanchfieldbaptist.com

Sunrise Bible Church 41300 Second St., North Branch, Pastor David Stertz. Sunday school for all ages 9:30am, Sunday morning Worship 10:30am, Sunday evening 6pm, Wed. Kids 4 Truth & Bible studies for all ages 6:30pm. More info at sunrisebiblechurch.org or 651-674-4107.

Evangelical Free Dale Evangelical Free Church 45268 Brunswick Rd, Harris, MN 763-689-5817 Pastor/Teacher Dr. Harvey Martin. Sunday School – all ages 9am. Sunday Service 10:25am. www.daleefc.com Kost Evangelical Free Church 37405 Kost Trail, North Branch, MN 55056. Jct. of CR 11 & CR 72, SE of North Branch. 651-583-3281. Pastor, Josh Jensen Kost Student Ministries Mondays 6:30pm. Worship Service Sundays 9:30am. More info: www.kostefc.org Oxlip Evangelical Free Church 9am Worhsip Service. 10:15am Coffee Fellowship. 10:45am Sunday School. Mon. 6pm Sr. High Youth. Wed. 6:25pm AWANA/ Jr. High Youth. Tues/Thurs. 9am Bone Builders. Pastor Leroy Scheumann. 29237 Roanoke St. NW, Isanti 55040. www.oxlip.org Email: oxlip@oxlip.org. 763-444-5134

Lutheran Braham Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA) 320-396-2755. West Central Dr. & Cty Rd 4 in northwest Braham. Pastor Julie Beck. Worship Service 9:00am Traditional on 1st, 3rd & 5th Sundays. Country/Rock/ Traditional Worship on the 2nd & 4th Sundays. Holy Communion celebrated 1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays. Sunday Schoool 10:15 am. Office hours 9 am-Noon TuesdayFriday. Radio service Sunday at 9:30am (KBEK 95.5 FM) Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church Of Rush Point (ELCA) Pastor Vicki Vandervegt. 320-358-4829, 600 Rush Point Dr. 10am Worship with nursery available. 11am Fellowship my.calvaryofrushpoint.org. officecalvaryrushpoint@ gmail.com

Cambridge Lutheran Church (ELCA) 621 Old North Main Street, Cambridge. 763-689-1211 8:40am Festival Traditional, 9am & 10:15am Horizon Contemporary Worship. KidZone Kids’ Ministry dismissed from all services. Radio service Sunday at 11am (KBEK 95.5 FM) cambridgelutheran.org. Facebook: Cambridgelutheran Christ Ev. Lutheran Church (WELS) 32962 Vickers St. NE, Cambridge, 763-689-5333 www.christcambridge.com Pastor Jason Schulz. Sunday Worship 9am. Sunday School/Bible class 10:30am. (1.8 mi. E of Cambridge) Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA) 2nd & Main, Isanti. 763-444-9201. Pastor Clifton Hanson. Sunday Worship 9:30am. Coffee hour 10:30am. Kingdom Kids Club 6:30pm-7:30pm every Wed. during school year. (3yrs-6th gr.) All are welcome! Staffed nursery available. Call for info. faithlutheranisanti.com First Lutheran Church (ELCA) 43779 Gates Ave., Harris. 651-674-4498. Handicapped accessible. Pastor Caroline HarthunWooldridge. Sunday Worship 9:30am, with Sunday School.10:30am coffee andfellowship. Email: firstlutheran@q.com www.firstlutheranharris.org Joy Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 1155 Joy Circle, Cambridge. 763-689-4355. Pastor Daniel Lewis. Sunday Services: 8:00am Traditional. 10:30am Contemporary. Adult Bible Class 9:15am www.joylutheran.net Living Branch Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 6486 Elm St., North Branch, MN 55056. 651-674-5576 Handicapped Accessible. Pastor Micah Schmidt. Sunday: 8am Traditional, 9:15am Sunday School/Adult Bible Study with Nursery, 10:30am contemporary service w/ nursery. Wed. 5:15-6:30 Bible study. Confirmation, 6:30pm Wings for Kids ages 3-12 yrs., Men’s Bible Study & Youth group. livingbranch.org

Salem Lutheran Church 4638 381st Ave. NW, Dalbo, MN 55017. 763-689-1687 Join us for worship every Sunday at 10am, Sunday school for 3 yrs to 6th gr. begins at 10:30am. Coffee fellowship after worship www. salemlutherandalbo.com Spring Lake Lutheran Church (ELCA) 8440 Erickson Road, PO Box 958, North Branch, MN 55056 (9 mi. E. of Cambridge on Hwy. 95, North one block on Erickson Road). 651-6744606. Mark Gruner, Pastor. sllchurch.org Email: sll.church@gmail.com. Sun., May13 9am Worship, 10am Fellowship. Mon., May 21 8am Volunteer at Global Health Ministries. Wed., May 23 2pm Adult Bible Study. Thurs., May 24 9am Men’s Coffee at County Market. St. John Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 28168 Jodrell St. NE, North Branch, Located 6 mi. E. of Isanti on Co. Rd. 5; (or 7 mi. W. of North Branch on Co. Rd. 5); then 1-1/2 mi. S. on Co. Rd. 12. 763-444-5988, Paul Anderson, Pastor; Sunday 9am Worship; 10:20am Adult Bible Study; Thursday 6:30pm Bible study. Email: stjohnlutheran@att.net St. John’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 980 West 4th Street, Rush City, Pastor Tim Renstrom 320-358-3623, Sunday 8:45am Worship, 7:30am Rise & Shine Bible Study, Monday 10am Longer Look Bible Study. stjohnsrushcity.org St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) 400 SE 8th St., (Isanti #4 E.), PO Box 37, Braham. 320-396-3103. Tim Renstrom, Pastor. 9:00am Sunday School & Adult Bible Study. 10:15am Worship. ststephensbraham.org

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) 38460 Lincoln Trl, North Branch. 651-674-7047. Pastor Jon Yurk. Worship Sundays 8 & 10am. Sunday School 9am. E-mail: office@ trinitynorthbranch.org or visit www.trinitynorthbranch.org

Methodist Common Ground A United Methodist Community 404 North Cypress St. North, Cambridge. 763-689-2071. Pastors Amelia & Andrew Buschena. Sunday 9:30am. Worship. Livestream of services and more info at commongroundumc.org. Everyone Counts! Main Street Church 6500 Main St., North Branch, MN, 55056. 651-674-4090 Pastor Ralph Holbrook Sunday Worship 10am Children’s Church 10am. Youth Gathering 11:10am www.mainstreetfamily.org Spirit River Community A United Methodist Church 1321 Heritage Blvd. NE, Isanti, MN 612-888-4255. Reverend Pastor Guy E. Sederski. Sunday Worship Service and Christian Education 10:30am. spiritrivercomm.org

Non-Denominational Bethesda Church 38180 Hemingway Ave., North Branch, MN 952-226-6651. Pastor Mark Huber. 9am Worship Service. 10:10am Coffee Break. 10:30am Sunday School and adult Bible studies. bethesdachurch.com Lakeside Christian Church 32393 Rendova Cir. N.E., Cambridge (3 mi. E of Cambridge just off Hwy. 95). 763-689-3649. Pastorial Care; Neil Bonkoski. Administrative Assistant Sharon Dahl. Sunday

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Journey of Faith Bible based worship. 651-600-9878. faiththroughaction777@gmail. com. Sunday fellowship 9 am, Worship & Youth Ministry 10 am Come as you are. All welcome. Junction Bowl. 123 Cajima Street, NE, Isanti. Refreshments served. NorthBrook Church Meeting in North Branch High School Auditorium, Church Office: 651-277-0100 Frank Gomes, Pastor. Come join us at 10am. Worship Service – nursery provided children’s church (2 yrs old2nd gr.); Mon. - Fri.: (call for details) “Life Groups”, Bible Studies, Youth Ministry. E-mail us at northbrook@ izoom.net or visit us on the web at nbchurchmn.org River of Life Church Meeting at 150 Birch St. N., Ste 170, Cambridge. (Across from Minnco Credit Unon, Mark Radeke, Pastor. 763689-5115. Sundays 10:15 am. riveroflifehome.com River Valley Christian Church IHS “Allowing the Holy Spirit to Transform Lives” 37126 Hwy 65 NE, Stanchfield MN (just North of Grandy on the West side of 65). Sunday Morning Worship & Children’s Church 10am, Sunday Night Prayer & Worship 6pm, Wed. Night Worship & Bible Study 6:30pm. Christmas Eve Service 10am. Week Devoted to God Dec. 31-Jan. 6. Pastor Tom Bakke (763) 689-6987 Church Office – 34006 Petersburg St NE; Cambridge, MN 55008. We are a “Real Family, Loving Jesus, Loving Each Other, Loving the World” Visitors ARE Expected!

Pentecostal The Journey New Life Church 145 2nd Ave SE, Cambridge Pastor David L. Willis. Sunday 10am Worship & the Word & Kids’ Church. Sunday 6pm Worship & the Word. Wed. 7pm Family Breakout Classes. 763-689-4471. Thejourneynlc.org

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ALZHEIMER’S: Music helps relieve guilt and sadness FROM PAGE I

‘I find myself thinking, ‘If only I just ... maybe it wouldn’t have turned out this way.’’

“That’s not me.” I cried for weeks. Literally weeks. Just random bursts of crying spells. I also remember telling my mom I didn’t realize how much she meant to me. One thing I never knew about this disease is the complication with medications and how they can either help things or make things drastically worse. My grandma is naturally anxious, and the disease only makes it worse. It’s been a rough go trying to get her settled in assisted living, and I know she’ll never truly be happy again. One problem we continued to run into was her constant desire to leave. She kept trying to leave and happened to actually get out. This resulted in a terrible “episode” (details I am choosing to leave out) that involved more cops, aggression, and a trip to the geriatric psych ward. I had no idea this could happen. When I think of a psych ward, I think of insanity, not Alzheimer’s, but I have found my grandma’s generation tends to base Alzheimer’s/ dementia on literally being demented, because that’s how it was perceived back then. I’m thankful to know that advances in education allow us to know that these individuals are not demented, and it is such an institutionalized term. I work for an organization in the cities that works with people with developmental and mental disabilities. We serve people with Alzheimer’s as well. The history of institutionalization is a horrifying and grim past, even in our community. Cambridge State Hospital, which was meant to “humanize” these individuals, was officially shut down due to the horrific abuses, restraints and treatment.

the disease progressing. It is hard to identify only by symptomatic behavior, which is why it is very important to find medical professionals who know to look for one right away. The guilt I felt when we would visit is almost unexplainable. You instantly remember life before the disease, and trying to picture this person in a psych ward is almost unbearable. You just have to hope with everything that they are getting the proper care they need. Since my grandma lived with us since I was five, we had a different kind of relationship. She isn’t very affectionate (and by no means am I being rude about that), we would get annoyed with each other, I’ll be honest. I was probably a little resentful having to give up a lot of our small house. I was probably irritated that I was growing up and she always wanted to know what was going on or why I was crying. She was and still is, caring, trustworthy and loyal. But I didn’t see it. I managed to blur myself into thinking that nothing would happen to her one day, so why does it matter if we get irritated or snippy with each other? But it does matter. As I sift through her things in her room, I find history. History of my tiny hands attempting to spell, “grandma.” History of her relationship with her own mom. History of our family ancestry. History of her hidden love for me.

PSYCH WARD BRINGS GUILT However, the psych ward was much different than the comparisons of only a few decades ago. My grandma was there for about a month, through hallucinations, having to use a wheelchair, being too weak and frail to move, and many medication changes. It was concluded that due to a mix of medications and a UTI (urinary tract infection), her behavior was so drastic. UTIs cause serious symptoms in older people, which can be disguised as

FAMILY MEMBERS BRING GUILT I feel horribly guilty realizing my mom and I pretty much are the only ones she has. My dad tries to see her when possible and has stopped in to see her by himself at times. However, one individual completely, shunned, ignored and betrayed my family – my great-uncle, my grandma’s brother. My grandma and great-uncle would talk almost every weekend, and it was something for her to do besides seeing me and my mom

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constantly. He decided on Christmas night 2016 (another ruined holiday), that he was done. We haven’t heard from him since. He has even insinuated that my mom could have caused the disease – an utterly despicable insinuation. Attacks against the caregiver(s) is much too common and hidden. My mom has been attacked, destroyed, damaged, humiliated and ridiculed. My uncle’s (my mom’s brother) actual words once were, “Unlike you, I have to work tomorrow” – said to the person who has been taking care of their mother, without his help, night and day, more than any full-time job could ever do. I have immense guilt for what both my mom and grandma have gone through. You truly lose lots of people because of this disease, and I know firsthand, we aren’t the only family that became strained. No matter how many times I look through her things or wear her jewelry or talk to my therapist, that guilt is there. I find myself thinking, “If only I just…” Maybe it wouldn’t have turned out this way. But the disease doesn’t let us decide what we want, right? Otherwise it would be eradicated, burned, buried into nothingness, so no one would ever have to utter the horrific word, “Alzheimer’s.” When I feel the guilt, I use music as a therapy technique, especially for what I said and how I reacted toward my grandma that day. Believe it not, Kesha has many helpful songs. One, in particular, is “Rainbow,” which I highly suggest listening to if you need a good reminder. I keep this line in my office and in my room because it reminds me every day to keep going on. “Darling, our scars make us who we are. So when the winds are howling strong, and you think you can’t go on, hold tight, sweetheart. You’ll find a rainbow.” Again, since writing this article, my grandma has started hospice. She continues to lose weight. And for someone who was already thin and a picky eater, now is not the time to lose weight. It will be a stressful and interesting few months to see what happens. Caitlin Netzer is a freelance writer for the Isanti-Chisago County Star.

SNOWPLOW: See plows at ‘Celebrate Isanti’ Aug. 11 FROM PAGE I

Department works,” said Wimmer. “The collaboration was great to see a real-world application for some of the things we learn in the art room,” said Mitchell Gracik, Isanti Middle School art teacher. “I wish there could be more opportunities for projects like this.” Nearly all Gracik’s art classes contributed small parts to the project, but it was mostly students in his art exploration class that created the paintings. “We were excited to be part of the adventure,” said Isanti Intermediate School Principal Mark Zeibarth, who led the project at that school. Students and staff submitted ideas, which are being voted on at the school. The plow will be painted by June 1. “We are excited for the opportunity to paint the plow blade,” he said, “and we look forward to collaborating with the city on

future projects.” At Isanti Primary School, about 20 art enrichment students in kindergarten through second grade were responsible for painting a plow blade. Enrichment students get extra time in art, music or physical education for testing high in reading and math. “The art enrichment students started with a background in the style of Jackson Pollock’s work, since we were outside and could throw paint,” said art teacher Katie Jo Magaard. On that background students created an image of a summer activity they would like to do this year. During group time, the ideas were talked about and sketched, and then painted on the plow. At the middle school, art exploration students were given a sheet of paper in the shape of a plow blade and asked to submit their ideas. Gracik combined parts from several of those ideas and created a digital version, which

was approved by the class before beginning to paint. “I played a small part in quality control, but the entire process was their hands and ideas,” Gracik said. Acrylic paint is being used on the plow blades at the middle and intermediate school. Wall paint, which is used by students to paint murals, was used at the primary school. The plow blades were cleaned and prepared for the students to paint on by city staff. The finished works of art will be on display during “Celebrate Isanti” on Aug. 11. The artwork will remain on the plows until they naturally wear off due to usage next winter. Wimmer said that he hopes this will become an annual project for the schools. “I’m really excited to see what they come up with,” Wimmer said. “I’ve been trying to avoid looking at any of them until they are finished.”

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Lent Township and the city of North Branch will share costs of paving a section of 360th Street between Forest Boulevard and Hemingway Boulevard.

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Avenue, which intersects with 360th Street,” Williams said. “They would also like to pave 360th Street from Hemingway Avenue to Forest Boulevard at the same time.” Williams said the total distance to be paved would be about one mile. Lent has already received a bid of $80,000, meaning the city’s portion would be $40,000. Williams added that since this request came on short notice, Lent has offered to allow the city one year to pay their portion of the project, which could be done by a budget amendment using the current fund for shouldering projects. “North Branch has historically spent between $7,000 to $9,000 on maintenance of this road,” Williams said. “By approving this project, it will probably decrease those costs. There won’t be any more chloriding or graveling of that section, which is very expensive.” The width of the road will be 24 feet, and there

aren’t any plans to add sidewalks to the road. OTHER TRAFFIC-RELATED ACTION At the same meeting, the North Branch council also approved the removal of a couple stop signs at two four-way stop intersections. Those intersections, along Elm Street, are located at 3rd and 4th Avenues. According to Williams, the current pattern is to have stop signs at every other block along Elm Street. However, those two intersections were four-way stops due to the presence of the former school building, which has since been torn down. Williams recommended removing the east- and west-bound stop signs at 3rd Avenue and the north- and south-bound signs at 4th Avenue. Williams also recommended the city put up “Cross traffic does not stop” signs at those two intersections to make drivers and pedestrians aware of the change in traffic control.

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There are plots still available to rent in the Cambridge Community Garden at 1700 East Rum River Drive South. Up to three plots can be rented by an individual. Six new raised beds have also been constructed for this season, and three of them are still available. The Isanti County Master Gardeners will hold a plant sale at the community garden on Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. until all plants are gone. This is a change from a previous May date. To rent a garden plot or for information call the University of Minnesota Extension office at 763-689-1810.


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Cambridge ‘Ma Barker’ kidnapping inspires original musical SUBMITTED ART & SCIENCE ACADEMY

The original musicals at Art and Science Academy in Isanti have always had a local flair to them – jokes about local businesses, subtle knocks on Minnesota culture and shoutouts to people and places. This year, with “Say Goodnight to the Root Beer Prince,” writer/director Ben Mulhern wanted to take it a step further. “We’ve got kind of an interesting history up here,” he said, “so I wanted to explore that. But I had no idea that I would stumble across something this wild.’” Back in June, while visiting the Isanti County Historical Society looking for theatre opportunities for the ASA troupe, Mulhern, who serves as the Academy’s Language Arts and Theatre instructor, mentioned to executive director Lynne Dablow that he always liked the 1930s as a historical period. “Her eyes lit up,” he recalled. “She says, ‘Wait right here,’ then runs off and comes back with this framed poster with all these headlines.” The headline in question was about a ransacking of Cambridge in 1932 by the notorious “Ma” Barker gang. In January of that year, they cruised Main Street and broke into virtually all of the stores and took what they wished before briefly kidnapping a security guard and leaving him on the side of the highway.

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Students at Isanti’s Art and Science Academy will perform “Say Goodnight to the Root Beer Prince,” an original musical inspired by 1930s Cambridge history, on May 18-20 at the school at 903 6th Avenue Court NE, Isanti.

“The police chief of St. Paul at that time was famous for taking bribes to let gangs operate all over the Metro,” Mulhern said. “And apparently, that included right by our school.” As he looked further into the Barker gang, he discovered that the following year, 1933, saw them kidnap William Hamm, Jr. of Hamm’s Brewery and ransom him for $100,000. “Then the gears in my head really started to turn,” Mulhern said. CAMBRIDGE IN 1930S SETS THE SCENE There was one major obstacle to overcome: How does one

create a play within the world of the prohibition era for a K-8 school? After a little bit of brainstorming, he landed on the concept of two rival root beer companies in Cambridge – one homey and family-operated (think “Cheers”) and one upscale and snobby – competing for the local market. “Clearly since we are in Minnesota, they had to be run by the Andersons and the Andersens,” he said. The action of the play is set in motion when Sven, the heir to the Andersen root beer fortune, suddenly disappears, and the Reeves, Reynolds & West detective agency is tasked with

Coalition plans resources for aging The Chisago Age Well Coalition was recently formed to provide collaboration among local organizations helping older adults. In 2016 a group of community providers that serve older adults and caregivers participated in a series of discussions facilitated by Collective Action Lab (CAL). CAL is a part of a Silos to Circles initiative. Silos to Circles is an effort to increase awareness of existing services and to build a smoother collaboration and referral system between community service providers and health systems to benefit older adults and caregivers. Through this process the group learned that there are substantial services in the region. However, the knowledge of these services is where the need lies. A list of goals was developed to improve access and understanding of services in the region. Because of these conversations, in January 2018 Southern Chisago County was chosen to receive funds to assist in planning and implementation of the goals and the Chisago Age Well Coalition (CAC) was formed. The Coalition is made up of community service providers and community members from Southern Chisago County which includes North Branch, Chisago Lakes (Lindstrom, Chisago City, Taylors Falls, Center City, and Shafer) and Wyoming. The region is one of four rural communities chosen to receive funding to work as a Silos to Circles community. The coalition members include representation from a variety of community service agencies such as Central Minnesota Council on Aging (CMCOA); Second Harvest Heartland; Fairview Health System; North Branch Community Education; Chisago County Public Health and State Health Improvement Program (SHIP); Family Pathways; Lakes & Pines, CAC; Good Samaritan

Home Care; Chisago County Senior Center; Catholic Charities; Ebenezer Meadows on Fairview; Ecumen North Branch; and Heartland Express. The Chisago Age Well Coalition (CAC) is working with LeadingAge MN Foundation as the fiscal host with assistance from CAL to design and implement a work plan to meet the mission and goals of the group. Following are key areas the Coalition members are working on: 1. Resource Hub – a multi-faceted connector with both in person, online or by phone assistance being provided, through expanding services from the Senior LinkAge Line ® and Caregiver Consultation services with Family Pathways. 2. Volunteer Community Connector – A stipend will be paid to three Volunteers that are strongly connected to the community to assist with outreach and education about resources and the mission and goals of the Coalition.

3. Development of a quick reference guide 4. Development of a web portal that can be utilized by each of the four Silos to Circles Regions to assist community members in locating resources

5. Community Based Education Events – Various events will be offered throughout the Southern Chisago County Region such as free health screenings through Health Fairs and Dine & Discovers that will offer a time to socialize with others and learn about various topics as it relates to older adults and their caregivers. To learn more about the CAC contact Rahsa Bale with Second Harvest Heartland and chair of the Coalition at 651387-1606, rbale@2harvest.org or Natalie Matthewson, CMCOA and Project Lead at 320-253-9349 or natalie.matthewson@ cmcoa.org.

figuring out what happened. “I mean, who doesn’t love the old detective movies?” Mulhern said. Add music and lyrics that are a fusion of jazz, big-band and hip-hop, dancing flappers, and plenty of 1930s slang, and the feel for “Say Goodnight to the Root Beer Prince” comes to fruition. “Working the slang into the dialogue was equal parts challenging and hilarious,” he said. “My current favorite insult in the play is ‘dim-witted snuggle pup.’” But the most important thing to Mulhern was to get the historical details right. “I

did what I could to name-check actual businesses that were in Cambridge at that time,” he said. “There’s a whole big scene that takes place at the Cozy Theatre.” Also making an appearance is Ma Barker herself, and the real-life ne’er-do-wells that formed her gang. “One of my girls didn’t want to play a boy, so we changed Fred Barker to ‘Fredwina’,” he said, chuckling. There’s plenty of wink-wink, nudge-nudge humor for adult spectators. “With a topic like this, there kind of has to be.” “Say Goodnight to the Root Beer Prince” is being performed at the Art and Science Academy, 903 6th Avenue Court NE in Isanti, on: Friday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at 1 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students. Children under 4 are allowed to sit on an adult’s lap for no additional fee. For more information, contact Amy Donegan at 763-444-0039.

Say Goodnight to the Root Beer Prince Art and Science Academy 903 6th Ave. Court NE, Isanti Friday, May 18 - 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 - 7 p.m. Sunday, May 20 - 1 p.m. Tickets - $7 adults, $4 students Children under 4 free on lap Info: Amy Donegan 763-444-0039

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to the Bluejacket Robotics Sponsors for helping us with another successful year! Thank you to the many sponsors, volunteers, supporters, parents, families and friends who helped with the team and with the fundraising efforts for the team. With your help the Bluejacket Robotics Team 5464 was able to participate in two regional FIRST Robotics Competitions. They competed against thousands of high school students from all over the Midwest. In Duluth, the team was ranked 16th, made it to the semi-finals, and the JV team won 1st place for their Junkyard Bot. In La Crosse, the team was ranked 22nd and won the Team Spirit award. The opportunities given to the Bluejacket Robotics Team members to design, build and compete is made possible by you! Thank you again for your support!

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Thank you to all those who donated to our craft fair raffle, we appreciate your generosity. We would also like to give a special Thank you to Sheryl Kammerer for donating a TV, Molin Concrete Products Company for donating 4 Twins tickets, Anytime Fitness – Cambridge and Anytime Fitness – Isanti who each donated a 3 month free membership, unlimited tanning and 3 trainer sessions.

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BLUEJACKET SOUNDBITES BY BILL STICKELS III EDITOR@COUNTYSTAR.COM

BOYS TENNIS The Jackets played “only” three matches last week, a relatively small amount compared to some other teams as the season quickly comes to a close with section play starting on Thursday, May 17. The Jackets started off losing a close, 4-3 match to visiting Cloquet, who was one of those extra-busy teams, having scheduled eight matches in six

days. The following day, the Jackets hosted a triangular with Osseo and North Branch, defeating the Orioles 6-1 and the Vikings 7-0. C-I, however, doesn’t have a break before competing in the opening round of Section 7AA competition. The team still had a makeup conference match against Big Lake on Tuesday, May 15 and the completion of a triangular against Blaine and Andover on Wednesday, May 16.

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Sydney Nuebel receives a throw to third base in plenty of time to tag out a Viking runner as Anna Leibel and Jayante Kotila provide backup in case of an overthrow during C-I’s game at North Branch on Tuesday, May 8.

GIRLS GOLF C-I took first in a five-team conference meet at home on Wednesday, May 9, topping North Branch, St. Francis, Princeton and Chisago Lakes. The next day, the Jackets wound up taking ninth out of 15 teams at the St. Cloud Country Club. BOYS GOLF C-I’s struggles continued this season, as the team found themselves taking 15th out of 19 teams at St. Cloud on Thursday, May 10. The following day, C-I finished at the bottom of a 12-team meet in Detroit Lakes. SOFTBALL The Jackets are still in the midst of a frustrating season, dropping all five of their games last week. In what could be considered an “extended” double-header, C-I lost at North Branch 10-0 on Tuesday, May 8, and then followed that up with a 7-5 loss to the Vikings the next day. One day later, the Jackets had a more traditional double-header against Chisago Lakes. Again, the first game was more lopsided as the Wildcats topped C-I 7-2. And again, the second game was much closer, with Chisago Lakes edging out a 6-5 win over C-I. To close out the week, C-I fell to Hermantown 2-1 on Friday. BASEBALL C-I’s baseball team also had

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Benjamen Schommer fields a grounder during C-I’s game against North Branch on Friday, May 11.

five games last week, and like the softball team, failed to chalk up a “W” in those games. The Jackets fell to North Branch 13-3 on Tuesday, lost to Big Lake 8-1 on Wednesday, dropped both games of a double-header against Chisago Lakes by scores of 8-1 and 9-2 on Thursday, and concluded the week with a 11-3 loss, again to North Branch. BOYS TRACK After earning a Section True Team championship (see article on page 11), the boys team did see their team undefeated streak come to an end with a third-place finish among eight teams at Mounds View on Friday, May 11.

GIRLS TRACK The Bluejacket girls team fared decently at the Section True Team meet, coming in fourth place. The girls had some solid finishes, with five different Jackets taking a top-three spot in seven events. Char Morke was the pole vault champion for C-I’s lone top finish. Jacqueline Olander (200) and Shelby Orr (long jump) each grabbed second-place finishes. Chloe Nelson and AnnaGrace Nelson each picked up a pair of thirds, with Chloe’s coming in the 100 and 400 and AnnaGrace’s coming in the high jump and long jump.

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BOYS TENNIS The Vikings ended their “never-ending” road trip regular season with five final matches in five days last week. The team went 3-2 in those matches, pulling out a pair of close victories, losing one close match, and getting shut out twice. The close victories were both 4-3 scores as North Branch topped St. Francis and Big Lake on consecutive days. The close loss was to Osseo, also by a score of 4-3,

during the Bluejacket Triangular on Saturday, May 12. The Vikings were shut out by a strong Pine City team on Friday, May 11, and then by Cambridge-Isanti on Saturday. SOFTBALL The Vikings continued their winning ways last week, going 5-0, including a couple key section wins. The week started off with an “extended” double-header against Cambridge-Isanti as North Branch shut out C-I 10-0 in six innings on Tuesday and followed

that up with a 7-5 win the following day. On Friday, North Branch played a double-header partially under the lights in Princeton, coming out with a 3-0 win over section foe Cloquet, and then easily cruising to a 19-2 win over Princeton. The following day, the Vikings traveled to perennial-power Hermantown, who is normally the favorite to win Section 7AAA. This season, however, the Hawks have been besieged with injuries, allowing the Vikings, who are now considered a section

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North Branch catcher Nick Johnson just misses tagging out a Cloquet runner at home during the Vikings’ game against the Lumberjacks on Saturday, May 12.

contender, to come away with a convincing 14-7 win. North Branch still has six games left, including a double-header against Chisago Lakes that was played on Tuesday, May 15, before section competition begins next Wednesday, May 23. The games against the Wildcats, who are currently right behind the #2-ranked Vikings, was a huge litmus test for the upcoming playoffs. See next week’s edition of the Star for results. BASEBALL North Branch has continued their up-and-down season, almost exactly alternating wins and losses last week in going 3-2 on the week. The Vikings twice defeated Cambridge-Isanti, winning 13-3 on Tuesday and 11-3 on Friday. North Branch also topped Princeton 4-3 in a thrilling game during “Parent’s Night” on Thursday. Their two losses came at the hands of St. Francis, by a score of 7-3 on Wednesday, and section foe Cloquet, who shut out the Vikings 7-0 on Saturday. BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK On a cooler day in Cloquet on Tuesday, May 8, the Vikings competed in the Section 7AA True Team meet, with both teams coming in fifth.

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Sydnie Sampson sinks a putt during the Mississippi 8 conference meet held at Purple Hawk Golf Course on Wednesday, May 9.

For the girls, who were the three-time defending champions, the biggest highlight of the meet was a 1-2 finish in the 1600. Jenna Kurkowski took home the top spot in the event, with Cora Hudella a half-second behind for second place. The only other top-three finish for

the Viking girls was from Kyhah Harper, who took second in the triple jump. On the boys side, Dawson Drost was the top finisher, coming in second in the shot put. Evan Amunrud also added big points with his third-place finish in the pole vault.


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Braham pitcher Emily Lindquist tags out Rush City’s Abby Moe at home during the Bombers’ game against the Tigers on Thursday, May 10.

BOMBER SOUNDBITES playing seven games in seven days. The highlight of the week was a second-place finish in the Deer River Tournament on Saturday, May 12. The Bombers started by topping host Deer River 9-3, and went on to easily top Bagley 19-4. In the championship game, Braham lost a close game to Nevis, falling 6-5. Outside of the tournament, the Bombers beat Pine City 14-7 on Tuesday, May 8, lost to Rush City 15-4 in six innings on Thursday, May 10, topped East Central 11-8 on Friday, May 11, and beat Hinckley-Finlayson 14-4 in six innings on Monday, May 14. The team played their last two regular season games on Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday,

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BOYS AND GIRLS TRACK Both Bomber teams had a rough time at the Section 7A True Team meet held in Crosby on Tuesday, May 8. The girls came in 8th place and the boys came in 9th on the day. For the girls, Hannah Cornelius earned Braham’s only top finishes, coming in first in the 100 and 400 and taking second in the 200. The boys had two Bombers crack the top three. Devin Shelito threw to a second-place finish in the shot put, and Calvin Engberg grabbed first in the 800 run.

SOFTBALL Braham had an extremely busy week,

May 16, before they start postseason play on Monday, May 21. BASEBALL Braham’s undefeated season came to a screeching halt as the Bombers fell for the first time to Hinckley-Finlayson 5-0 on Monday, May 14. Before that, the Bombers earned three more wins by topping Onamia 14-0 in five innings on Tuesday, May 8, beating Rush City 5-2 on Thursday, May 10, and 10-running East Central 13-3 in six innings on Friday, May 11. Despite the loss, the Bombers still hold the top ranking in the Section 5A East standings, with a 10-1 overall record.

Bluejacket boys track and field head coach Kent Viesselman has been a strong, long-time advocate for a team mentality for the sport despite the outward appearance of it being an individual sport. That philosophy has paid off in a big way this season for the Jackets, as they captured the Section 5AAA True Team championship on Wednesday, May 9, at White Bear Lake High School. C-I earned the top spot in the meet, where every single member of the team who competes scores points based on their finish in each event, by a mere 22 points over runner-up White Bear Lake. “When you look at the results and see that the winning team usually scores close to 1,000 points, winning by 22 points is very close,” Viesselman said. What makes this win even more special is the fact that Cambridge-Isanti competes in the class with the largest schools in the area. Even though each team is only allowed to enter three individuals and one relay per event, the larger schools have more athletes to choose from, allowing some to specialize in one or two events while smaller schools must rely on athletes competing in more events. “We are the second smallest school, by enrollment, in our section and one of the smaller schools in Class AAA,” said Viesselman. “So you have to have around 40 people perform well to do well in this meet. Obviously, a school with a larger enrollment has a big advantage.” Some of the highlights of the meet for C-I were first-place finishes by both the 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams. Jett Gaudette also came up big in the

jumping events, taking first in both the long and triple jump. Stephen Smith led the Jacket 400 meter runners to a 1-2-3 finish, with Tom Holmberg coming in second and Cole Larson coming in third. And Blaze Krueger earned the other first place for C-I in the discus. One look at all of the results, however, bears out a perfect example of how a team must rely on Kent Viesselman every athlete Bluejacket boys track and field in order to be head coach successful – 35 out of C-I’s 42 individual entries placed in the top 10 among the maximum 27 competitors per event. “This was just a complete team effort,” said Viesselman. “I couldn’t be more proud of the boys. I can’t say enough about our leaders and coaches. To have such a complete team effort takes a lot of people being on the same page.” The win sends the Jackets to the State True Team Meet for the first time in the biggest-school class. There, the competition will be upped even further. “We will see how we can do there,” said Viesselman. “It’s a 12-team meet. There are a lot of moving parts. We will approach it the same way as the section meet, which is to do our best and go for personal bests. We can’t control what everyone else does. We will just do the best we can.” The state meet will be held at Stillwater High School on Friday, May 18. Start time is scheduled at 3 p.m.

‘You have to have around 40 people perform well to do well in this meet.’

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After a very competitive fall co-ed bowling season, six ladies from three area high schools created a team to bowl in the Minnesota Girls High School League. Their team finished 7th in the season, but came back to win the Conference Tournament on Sunday, April 8. With their win they were able to represent the high schools they attend. St.

Francis, Cambridge-Isanti and Princeton were well represented at the Girls State High School Tournament. On Saturday, April 28, after 14 games of play, they were the number 3 seed in total pins won; therefore, advancing to the final rounds of play. They bowled hard and ended up third in the state. Parents and fans could not have been happier for these girls, according to coaching staff.

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North Branch Golf Course held its Early Bird 2-person Scramble on May 5. Top finishers after 18 holes were: Championship Flight: 30-31-61 Joe Fairbanks and Jared Houle (left photo); 31-32-63 Jesse Voight and Dustin Hejny (tie breaker); 33-30-63 Trinity Dimich and Nathan Fuhol. First Flight: 34-31-65 Gordy Smith and Chad Johnson (right photo); 35-35-70 Marc Vanden Heuvel and Brent Martfeld; 35-37-72 Ron Aho and Terry Dehn.

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4-H club plants for the future Members of the Soaring Eagles 4-H Club (above and right) spent hours together on May 10 at Riverwalk Park in North Branch cleaning up the area and planting white pine trees. The project was initiated when the 4-H members decided at their planning meeting in October they wanted to work outside and plant trees. Trees were purchased from the local Soil & Water Conservation District office. The club, started in 2015, is a community club serving home-educated families. To learn more about 4-H in Chisago County and how to be involved contact Jeremy at the Extension Office at 651-277-0150 or email jeremyf@umn.edu.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has funding available through its Direct Home Loan Program for very low- and low-income individuals and families seeking to purchase or repair a home in a rural area of 20,000 people or less. No down payment is required, and the interest rate could be as low as one percent with a subsidy. Applicants must meet income and credit guidelines and demonstrate repayment ability. The maximum loan

Kids ages 3-11 and their families are encouraged to learn about the benefits of gardening through a hands-on experience presented by the North Branch Area Library in partnership with the Chisago County Master Gardeners and North Branch Area Early Childhood Family Education. Garden-in-a Box for Kids is part of the North Branch Library’s summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere.” Everyone is invited to take part in planting the four box gardens in the Williams Park Community Garden, 6454 377th St., North Branch, behind the library, at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29. (In case of rain an alternate date has been set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31.) Afterward, participants will gather at the Community Garden every two weeks beginning on Wednesday, June 13, through Wednesday, Aug. 22, to water, weed and check on the growth of each variety of plant. Any produce that is gathered will be divided up and sent home with the kids present that day. This program is funded by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. For more information stop by or call the North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St., at 651-674-8443.

amount for repair is $20,000 at a one percent interest rate, repayable for a 20-year term and can be used to improve or modernize homes. Grants of up to $7,500 are available to homeowners 62 and older and must be used to remove health or safety hazards, such as fixing a leaking roof, installing indoor plumbing or replacing a furnace. Qualified applicants have until the end of September 2018 to apply. For more information visit www.rd.usda.gov/ mn.

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North Branch Area Middle School seventh-grader Theresa Beck is this year’s perfect attendance program winner, earning herself and her family free tickets to the June 2 Minnesota Twins game against the Cleveland Indians. As part of the prize, Beck will have the opportunity to meet members of the Twins and run the bases before the game. Beck was randomly chosen from all North Branch Middle School students who achieved perfect attendance for the year. The program, a partnership between the Minnesota Middle School Association and the Minnesota Twins, also awards certiďŹ cates from the Twins to all students who achieve perfect attendance.



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The four local law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty were honored on Tuesday, May 15, by current members of law enforcement as part of National Police Week. (Far right photo, left to right) Isanti Police Officer Adam Gau, Isanti County Sheriff Chris Caulk, Isanti County Chief Deputy Lisa Lovering and Isanti Police Department Investigator Dustin Noreen pay tribute to State Trooper Timothy Bowe, who was killed in 1997. (Middle photo) Gau and Noreen were joined by Isanti Police Chief Gene Hill at the grave of Isanti Marshal Frank Dahlin, who died in 1926. (Top, near left photo) Sheriff Caulk and Investigator Noreen clean the gravestone of Marlo Zwiers, who died in 1968. (Bottom, near left photo) Sheriff Caulk and Investigator Noreen are joined by Mary Johnson, Liz Larson, Roger Bostrom and Joan Bostrom at the gravesite of Officer Clifford Lindgren. Roger and Mary were witnesses to the ďŹ re-ďŹ ght that claimed Lindgren’s life in 1968.

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Young and older will perform together The Prime Time Singers, directed by Arne Everson, and EC3HO, directed by Shirley Geib, will present their annual spring concert on Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old Main Street N. This is the sixth year for this joint event. Both groups are community-wide organizations and are always open to new members. Both groups will present a variety of music with EC3HO including selections from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast� and “Moana.� There will be two combined choir selections. Instrumental pieces will be performed

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MAY 17, 2018

Memorial Day

May 28

NORTH BRANCH AREA AMERICAN LEGION POST #85 - NORTH BRANCH Guest Speaker: Colonel Paul Johnson – North Branch Air Force Junior ROTC Program Final Ceremony at St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery. No Parade.

HONOR GUARD CEMETERY CEREMONY SCHEDULES 8:00 a.m. Kost Cemetery

10:00 a.m. St John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Weber

9:15 a.m. Salem Lutheran Cemetery

10:30 a.m. Spring Lake Lutheran Cemetery

9:30 a.m. West Oxford Cemetery

11:30 a.m. North Branch Lutheran Cemetery

Names will be read for all the departed of North Branch at the St. Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery.

ROLL CALL OF DECEASED VETERANS (APPROX. PAST 18 MONTHS) CHISAGO COUNTY, MINNESOTA Please note that this is not a full list. Every effort is made to include all and be as complete as possible, however, not every family informs the Veterans Services Office when someone passes away. Anderson, Curtis J. Bergin, Jon Robert Berglund, Darwin W. Berglund, Ralph W. Bergstedt, Peter Henry Berndt, David H. Black, Clarence E. Bloom, Louis J. Boucher, Frank “Jerry: M. Jr. Christiansen, Dale (NMN) Cole, Frank C. Curnhem, Richard Drenckhahn, Alan Ellingson, David A. Ellis, Theodore Martin Engmark, Allen “Phil� F. Fors, Fred Fossum, Dennis Gayle Fuhrman, Marvin A. Glosimodt, John A. Grubbs, Gordon “Gordy� Gulbranson, John J. Hanson, Douglas DuWayne Hofmann, Frank J. Jenkins, Raymond “Ray� Elroy Johnson, Douglas “Skip� H. Johnson, Earl “Dewey� D. Kane, Robert E. Kisler, Curtis Robert Lalla, James A. Lind, Wilmer Albin Lindell, Kirk R. Lundgren, James “Jim� Young Lundgren, Steve Lust, Alvin R. Manthey, Bard A. Martin, Kerry D. McDermott, James L. McKenzie, Charlene Meissner, Raymond Moore, Kenneth Brock Morrison, Myron John Mosier, Robert Lloyd Nelson, Jerome “Jerry� A

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CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN LEGION • HOWARD MCCARTY POST 290 MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM • at the American Legion – 220 South Main Street, Cambridge May 28, 2018 • Posting of Colors begins at 11:30 a.m. *** SEATING AVAILABLE FOR WWII AND KOREAN WAR VETERANS and Guest ***

POSTING OF COLORS Post 290 Color Guard THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Stacey Brown INVOCATION Deacon Gene Kramer, Christ the King Catholic Church

PRAYER Deacan Gene Kramer, Christ the King Catholic Church COLOR GUARD & HONOR GUARD RIFLE SALUTE American Legion Post 290 SNARE DRUM Andrew Pauley TAPS Michael Dyer RAISING OF THE FLAG Al Garber

GREETINGS Commander Al Garber American Legion Post 290 MEMORIAL DAY ADDRESS Brigadier General (Retired) U.S. Army, John M. Schuster PLACING OF MEMORIAL WREATHS Boy Scout Troop 417 • Cub Scout Pack 235 NATIONAL ANTHEM Denise Tillges ROLL CALL OF DECEASED VETERANS Stacey Brown, Veterans Service Outreach Coordinator

BENEDICTION Deacon Gene Kramer, Christ the King Catholic Church RETRIEVING OF COLORS Post 290 Color Guard MASTER OF CEREMONIES Al Garber, Comander American Legion Post 290 LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CAMBRIDGE AMERICAN LEGION Patriotic music during lunch by Jan Kopp & David McKeen

ROLL CALL OF THE HONORED DECEASED Aanerud, Dwayne ..........................................Vietnam Altendorf, John.............................................Peactime Amundson, Douglas B. ............................Peacetime Anderson, Douglas E. ...................................Vietnam Brown, Chester .....................................................WWII Buchar, Richard...............................................Vietnam Carlson, Marvin ...................................................Korea Casey, John ......................................................Vietnam Christy, Donald ....................................................Korea Cromwell, Kenneth .......................................Vietnam Dahlgren, Kirmet ................................................Korea Danielson, Donald..............................................Korea DeBernardeaux, Edward .............................Vietnam DeGray, Gerald “Cy”.............................................WWII Ellingson, David .........................................Peacetime Englund, Kenneth ..............................................Korea Gerdin, Keith .........................................................WWII Gugat, Wilfred .................................................Vietnam Haakenson, Duane ........................................Vietnam Hallman, Philip “Dick”........................................Korea Harapat, James ....................................................Korea Hay, Wayne...................................................Peacetime Jenner, Kenneth .............................................Vietnam Karolevitz, Edward ........................................Vietnam Kullgren, John ......................................................Korea Larrabee, Jeffrey.............................................Vietnam Lattery, William ...............................................Vietnam

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Memorial Day

May 28

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BRAHAM VFW POST 1731 • MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE BRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL, BRAHAM, MN 55006 MAY 28, 2018 • 10:30 A.M. ADVANCING OF THE COLORS Braham Post #1731 Color Guard NATIONAL ANTHEM Braham High School Band, Director: Mr. Bryan Johnson INVOCATION Pastor Don Salmonson, Bible Keys Ministry, Stanchfield, MN WELCOME Garvin Mindt, Braham VFW Post 1731 Commander

VFW POST #2735 MEMORIAL DAY PROGRAM — Isanti Union Cemetery May 28, 2018 – Program begins at 1:00 p.m. POST & AUXILIARY COLOR GUARD & RIFLE SQUAD LeRoy Christensen, Post Sergeant-At-Arms Sharron Peterson, Auxiliary Color Guard Captain MC Marie Boehlke, Auxiliary Sr. Vice President INVOCATION

CITY OF BRAHAM Patricia (Tish) Carlson MUSIC SELECTION Marches of the Armed Forces, Braham High School Band MESSAGE Brian Johnson, State of MN, House of Representatives

THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE Led by local Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts NATIONAL ANTHEM

ROLL CALL OF THE HONORED DEAD Men & Women who served their country and have died since Memorial Day 2017 Dorothy R. Johnson, Past Auxiliary President

GREETINGS VFW Post 2735 VFW Post 2735 Auxiliary Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent #99 Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary Pup Tent #99 Sea Cadets – Polaris Battalion

PLACING OF MEMORIAL WREATHS Braham Girl Scouts

READING OF POEM Isabella Thomas-Perez, Auxiliary

RIFLE SALUTE Post 1731 Honor Guard

SELECTED MUSIC Karl’s Karaoke & DJ Service, Karl Nyquist

MUSIC SELECTION Last Full Measure, Braham High School Band

TAPS Braham High School Student BENEDICTION Pastor Don Salmonson, Bible Keys Ministry, Stanchfield, MN Following the observance, the Ladies Auxiliary will serve lunch at Braham Area High School Community Center Commons.

GUEST SPEAKER Stacey Brown, Isanti County Veterans Service Outreach Coordinator

PLACING OF MEMORIAL WREATHS Marie Luck, Ladies Auxiliary Jr. Vice President Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts Reading of “In Flanders Fields” Emily Nyquist ROLL CALL OF DECEASED VETERANS Stacey Brown, Isanti County Veterans Service Outreach Coordinator GOLD STAR FATHERS & MOTHERS Lisa Gustafson, VFW Auxiliary RIFLE SALUTE AND TAPS POW/MIA PRAYER Bill Binger, Seam Squirrel Military Order of the Cooties Pup Tent #99 READING OF “We Honor You Today” James & Hayden Merry SELECTED MUSIC Salute to Armed Forces Medley BENEDICTION RAISING OF THE FLAG VFW Post #2735 Color Guard RETIRING OF THE COLORS

In case of inclement weather, program will be held at the Isanti Community Center.

2018 SCHEDULE FOR CEREMONIES AT AREA CEMETERIES American Legion Post 290 Honor Guard

The public is invited to a Flag Retirement Ceremony: June 14, 2018, 7 p.m. at Freedom Park, Braham, MN The Braham Girl Scouts will sponsor this ceremony and properly dispose of worn flags. Flags may be taken to the Braham City Hall.

Stanchfield Baptist............................6:30 a.m. Rice Lake...........................................6:50 a.m. Siloa ................................................. 7:10 a.m. Springvale ........................................ 7:25 a.m. Salem................................................ 7:50 a.m. Dalbo Baptist ................................... 8:05 a.m. Karmel ............................................. 8:15 a.m. Nichols ............................................. 9:05 a.m.

On Memorial Day we pay tribute to those who fought and died in battle for our great country. Let us always remember them and their families. Thank you for coming today, and may you always be Appreciative of our Freedom in America.

Lakeside ........................................... 9:15 a.m. Long Lake ........................................ 9:30 a.m. North Isanti ..................................... 9:50 a.m. Cambridge Catholic .......................10:05 a.m. Cambridge Union ...........................10:15 a.m. Cambridge Lutheran ......................10:30 a.m. Park .................................................10:40 a.m.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2735 Honor Guard St. John’s (Bradford Twp) ................ 9:30 a.m. Kienitz ..............................................9:45 a.m. Strike ...............................................10:00 a.m. Rum River (Cty Rd 5 & Bridge)..............10:15 a.m. Old Bethel .......................................10:45 a.m.

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The School Board of Independent School District 138 met in regular session on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 5:37 p.m. in the North Branch Area Education Center Board Room. Chair Ekstrom called the meeting to order. Roll Call: Kirby Ekstrom, Tim MacMillan, Cathie Pascavage, Darryl Goebel, Mindy Michaud, Sarah Grovender, and Superintendent Henton Others in Attendance: Denise Martin, Bill Stickels III, Jennifer Eldred, Kelly Detzler, David Treichel, Lori Zimmerman, Coleman McDonough, Darin Marcussen, Dave Grovender, Nick Andreotti, Shanna Andreotti, Amy Hansen, Dawn Tobin, Art Tobin, Barry Roles, Amy Dindinger, Deb Goodman, Stacy Johnstone, Kirstin Perales, Jon Ellerbusch, Pat Tepoorten, and Arle Chambers The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Approval of Agenda: Moved by Goebel, seconded by MacMillan and carried unanimously to approve the agenda. Recognition: Activities Coordinator Matt Lattimore introduced the winter coaches to provide a brief update of the season and to present the members of their respective teams with certificates for their accomplishments. The following students were recognized by the Board: · Boys Basketball Award Recipients: Zachery Gazda, Austin Grovender, Colby Knutson, Jonah Marcussen, and Benjamin Roettjer · Girls Basketball Award Recipients: Macy Brodin, Megan Bunes, Katherine Carlson, Haley Hadrava, Jillayna Hoppe, Reagan Irons, Savannah Linkert, Gail Nelson, Cianna Selbitschka, and Alicia Skroch · Dance Award Recipients: Myah Darwin, Ella Egeland, Courtney Hansen, Stephanie Johnson, Rebecca Perales, Cortni Thill, and Chloe Triggs · Gymnastics Award Recipients: Paige Bauer, Keeley Ertl, Angela Fish, Rebekah Fish, and Alexys Olson · Boys Hockey Award Recipients: Jordan Axberg, Cody Croal, Nicholas Jensen, Trevor Mellen, Brady Meyer, Cody Moline, Timothy Moll, Jacob Richards, and Justin Sachs · Girls Hockey Award Recipients: Jenna Kurkowski and Kaylyn Forliti · Wrestling Award Recipients: None SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT Superintendent Henton introduced the new Director of Buildings and Grounds, Art Tobin. Kelly Detzler, principal for the LWC (Life Work Center) program, showed a video highlighting the students and their activities. High School Principal Coleman McDonough and David Treichel, Director of Teaching and Learning, gave a presentation on the high school’s comprehensive review process. CONSENT ITEMS Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Michaud and carried unanimously to approve the consent items. A. Minutes of March 8, 2018 Policy Committee Meeting B. Minutes of March 8, 2018 Public Hearing C. Minutes of March 8, 2018 Regular School Board Meeting D. Minutes of April 4, 2018 OPEB Committee Meeting E. Authorization of Payments, Transfers, and Investment Activity · 2016A Bond Account – Bank 06 – $0.00 · Accounts Payable, Bank 07 – $1,820,936.48 · Auxiliary, Bank 12 - $65,721.42 · Payroll, Bank 13 - $2,301,637.89 · Scholarship, Bank 18 - $2,305.00 F. Personnel 1.Diana Bracht, resignation effective March 21, 2018, as SPED Assistant at Sunrise River Elementary School 2. Jody Buske, resignation effective April 4, 2018, as Mechanic at North Branch Area Public Schools 3. Laura Gritzmacher, resignation effective the end of the 2017-18 school year, as SPED Teacher at Sunrise River Elementary School 4.Paula Vaughn, leave request effective March 29, 2018 through May 9, 2018, as District Accountant at North Branch Area Public Schools 5. Sheryl Read-Slaughter, extension of leave request effective April 2, 2018 through April 6, 2018, as Elementary Teacher at Sunrise River Elementary School 6. Bailey Adams, employment effective March 19, 2018, as School Age Care Adult Assistant at North Branch Area Education Center 7. Arthur Tobin, employment effective March 26, 2018, as Director of Buildings and Grounds at North Branch Area Public Schools 8. Andrea DeSmet, BS, Step 10, beginning with the 2018-19 school year, as 0.5 FTE Elementary Teacher at Sunrise River Elementary School 9. Marcia Schindler, resignation effective the end of the 2017-18 school year, as Math Teacher at North Branch Area Middle School 10. 2017-18 Extra Curricular Spring Coach Positions 1. Bill Souther, Class 4, Step 2, as Coach for Track and Field 2. Kyle Young, Class 4, Step 1, as Assistant Coach for Softball 3. Michael Connor - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 4. Cliff Guerin - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 5. Loren Matheson - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 6. Ron Rayor - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 7. Rick Ricker - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 8. Ron Roach - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 9. Jonathan Siseman - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting 10. Matt Solberg - Volunteer Coach for Baseball 11. Larry Sparks - Volunteer Coach for Trap Shooting G. Acceptance of Donations Date

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3/1/18

First Attn: Development, Manchester, NH 031011103

FRC Robotics

$ 5,000.00

RFC Robotics Grant

3/31/18

North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce - NB, MN

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$1,250.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

3/31/18

North Branch Area Hockey Assn. - NB, MN

NBHS Scholarship A/C

$2,000.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

3/31/18

North Branch Fire Relief Assoc. - NB, MN

NBHS Scholarship A/C

$2,000.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

3/31/18

VFW Post 6424 - NB, MN

NBHS Scholarship A/C

$2,000.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

3/31/18

VFW Post 6424 - NB, MN

NBHS Scholarship A/C

$500.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

3/31/18

Viking Blue Line Club NB, MN

NBHS Scholarship A/C

$1,000.00

17-18 Scholarship Donation

TOTAL

$ 13,750.00

OPEN MIC No one signed up for open mike. OLD BUSINESS There was no old business to discuss. NEW BUSINESS A. Approval of First Reading of Policy 405 – Veteran’s Preference Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Goebel and carried unanimously to approve the first reading of Policy 405 – Veteran’s Preference. B. Approval of First Reading of Policy 533 – Wellness Moved by Goebel, seconded by Pascavage and carried unanimously to approve the first reading of Policy 533 – Wellness. C. Approval of Resolution Authorizing the Execution and Delivery of Lease Agreement No. 5284 and Lease Schedule No. 1 and Related Instruments, and Determining Other Matters in Connection Therewith Board Member Goebel introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION AND DELIVERY OF LEASE AGREEMENT NO. 5284 AND LEASE SCHEDULE NO. 1 AND RELATED INSTRUMENTS, AND DETERMINING OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. WHEREAS, the governing body of Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) (“Lessee”) desires to acquire and install certain equipment (the “Equipment”) described in Lease Schedule No. 1 to Lease Agreement No. 5284 (collectively, the “Lease”) with Lease Finance Group, a division of Minnesota Bank & Trust (“Lessor”), the form of which has been available for review by the governing body of Lessee prior to this meeting; and WHEREAS, the Equipment is essential for the Lessee to perform its governmental functions; and WHEREAS, the funds made available under the Lease will be applied to the acquisition and installation of the Equipment in accordance with such Lease; and WHEREAS, Lessee has taken the necessary steps, including those relating to any applicable legal bidding requirements, to arrange for the acquisition and installation of the Equipment; and WHEREAS, Lessee proposes to enter into the Lease with Lessor substantially in the form presented to this meeting. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF LESSEE AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. It is hereby found and determined that the terms of the Lease in the form presented to this meeting and incorporated in this resolution are in the best interests of Lessee for the acquisition and installation of the Equipment. Section 2. The Lease and the acquisition, installation and financing of the Equipment under the terms and conditions

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as described in the Lease are hereby approved. The Director of Finance and Human Resources of Lessee and any other officer of Lessee who shall have power to execute contracts on behalf of Lessee be, and each of them hereby is, authorized to execute, acknowledge and deliver the Lease with any changes, insertions and omissions therein as may be approved by the officers who execute the Lease, such approval to be conclusively evidenced by such execution and delivery of the Lease. Section 3. The proper officers of Lessee be, and each of them hereby is, authorized and directed to execute and deliver any and all papers, instruments, opinions, certificates, affidavits and other documents and to do or cause to be done any and all other acts and things necessary or proper for carrying out this resolution and the Lease. Section 4. In that the Lease is to be issued as a fully taxable obligation for state and federal income tax purposes, the Lease is not designated as a “Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligation for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”). The undersigned further certifies that the above resolution has not been repealed or amended and remains in full force and effect and further certifies that the Lease executed on behalf of Lessee is the same as presented at such meeting of the governing body of Lessee, excepting only such changes, insertions and omissions as shall have been approved by the officers who executed the same. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Grovender and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. Date: April 12, 2018 Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) By: Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board D. Approval of Resolution Rescinding Approval of Part-Time Leave of Absence for Teacher Andrea DeSmet and Accepting her Resignation to the Extent of 0.5 FTE of her Teaching Position Board Member MacMillan introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RESCINDING APPROVAL OF PART-TIME LEAVE OF ABSENCE FOR TEACHER ANDREA DESMET AND ACCEPTING HER RESIGNATION TO THE EXTENT OF 0.5 FTE OF HER TEACHING POSITION WHEREAS, Andrea DeSmet (the “Teacher”) is presently employed as a full-time probationary teacher by Independent School District No. 138, North Branch, Minnesota (“School District”); and WHEREAS, the Teacher is nearing the completion of her third year as a probationary teacher in the School District; and WHEREAS, the Teacher recently requested a leave of absence to the extent of 0.5 FTE of her teaching position, which the Board approved at its March 8, 2018; and WHEREAS, the administration of the School District subsequently advised the Teacher that it was necessary for her to resign from 0.5 of her teacher position, rather than be placed on a leave; and WHEREAS, on April 2, 2018, the administration received a letter from the Teacher requesting that she be granted a 0.5 FTE contract; and WHEREAS, the administration as requested that the Board rescind approval of the part-time leave of absence and accept the Teacher’s resignation to the extent of 0.5 FTE of her teaching position, effective at the end of the current 2017-2018 school year. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, by the School Board of the School District that the Board’s March 8, 2018 resolution approving a part-time leave of absence for the Teacher is hereby rescinded. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the School Board hereby accepts the Teacher’s resignation to the extent of 0.5 FTE of her teaching, effective at the end of the 2017-2018 school year. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Pascavage and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. E. Approval of Resolution Relating to the Termination and Nonrenewal of the Following Probationary Teachers Moved by Michaud, seconded by MacMillan and carried unanimously to approve the resolution relating to the termination and nonrenewal of the following probationary teachers. 1. Erick Anderson - Technology Ed Teacher – North Branch Area High School Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF ERICK ANDERSON, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Erick Anderson is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Erick Anderson, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of his contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Mr. Erick Anderson Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Mr. Anderson: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 2. Trent Herold - Math Teacher - North Branch Area Middle School Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF TRENT HEROLD, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Trent Herold is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Trent Herold, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of his contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Mr. Trent Herold Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Mr. Herold: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 3. Mariette Hoefler - Business Teacher - North Branch Area High School Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF MARIETTE HOEFLER, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Mariette Hoefler is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Mariette Hoefler, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Mariette Hoefler Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Hoefler: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held

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on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 4. Laurie Krenz - ALC/Distance Learning Teacher - North Branch Area Public Schools Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF LAURIE KRENZ, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Laurie Krenz is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Laurie Krenz, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Laurie Krenz Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Krenz: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 5. Lorianne Pendergrass - Kindergarten Teacher - Sunrise River Elementary Teacher Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF LORIANNE PENDERGRASS, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Lorianne Pendergrass is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Lorianne Pendergrass, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form:

NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Lorianne Pendergrass Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Pendergrass: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 6. Rebecca Peters - Fourth Grade Teacher - Sunrise River Elementary School Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF REBECCA PETERS, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Rebecca Peters is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Rebecca Peters, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Rebecca Peters Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Peters: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 7. Katelyn Schultz - First Grade Teacher - Sunrise River Elementary Teacher Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF KATELYN SCHULTZ, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Katelyn Schultz is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Katelyn Schultz, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is

hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Katelyn Schultz Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Schultz: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 8. Ashley Twait - Math Teacher North Branch Area High School Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF ASHLEY TWAIT, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Ashley Twait is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Ashley Twait, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Ashley Twait Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Twait: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 9. Marissa Woodruff - Intervention Teacher - Sunrise River Elementary Teacher Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF MARISSA WOODRUFF, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Marissa Woodruff is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5,

that the teaching contract of Marissa Woodruff, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of her contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Ms. Marissa Woodruff Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Ms. Woodruff: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. 10. Matthew Zook - EL Teacher North Branch Area Public Schools Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION AND NONRENEWAL OF THE TEACHING CONTRACT OF MATTHEW ZOOK, A PROBATIONARY TEACHER. WHEREAS, Matthew Zook is a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138. BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, that pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 122A.40, Subdivision 5, that the teaching contract of Matthew Zook, a probationary teacher in Independent School District No. 138, is hereby terminated at the close of the current 2017-18 school year. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice be sent to said teacher regarding termination and non-renewal of his contract as provided by law, and that said notice shall be in substantially the following form: NOTICE OF TERMINATION AND NON-RENEWAL Mr. Matthew Zook Address City, State, Zip Code Dear Mr. Zook: You are hereby notified that at a regular meeting of the School Board of Independent School District No. 138 held on April 12, 2018, a resolution was adopted by a majority roll call vote to terminate your contract effective at the end of the current school year and not to renew your contract for the 2018-19 school year. Said action of the board is taken pursuant to M.S. 122A.40, Subd. 5. You may officially request that the school board give its reasons for the non-renewal of your teaching contract. For your information, however, this action is taken because of the financial condition of the school district and decrease in enrollment. Yours very truly, SCHOOL BOARD OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 Cathie Pascavage Clerk of the School Board The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by MacMillan and upon vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against the same: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. F. Approval of Resolution Releasing the Following Support Staff Due to Budget Reductions Board Member Pascavage introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION OF THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEES BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District 138, that due to the financial condition of the School District the below named employees will be released

MAY 17, 2018 at the end of the 2017-2018 school year: Probationary Employees Carrie Moffet Brody Mohr Amanda Roy Scott Tolzmann Non-Probationary Employee Dawn Follmer BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice will be sent to the employees listed above regarding their status as to recall rights. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Grovender and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. G. Approval of Resolution Relating to the Elimination of the Following Support Staff Employee Position Due to Budget Reductions Board Member Michaud introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ELIMINATION OF THE FOLLOWING SUPPORT STAFF EMPLOYEE POSITION BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District 138, that due to the financial condition of the School District, the School District is eliminating the position of “Community Education Receptionist” effective June 30, 2018: Non-Probationary Employee Heather Mench BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that written notice will be sent to the employee listed above regarding their status as to recall rights. The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Goebel and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. H. Approval of Resolution Releasing the Following At-Will Employee Due to Budget Reductions Board Member Goebel introduced the following resolution and moved its adoption: RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE TERMINATION OF THE FOLLOWING AT-WILL EMPLOYEES BE IT RESOLVED, by the School Board of Independent School District 138, that due to the decision to subcontract transportation service to 4.0, the School District intends to eliminate these positions as a cost-saving measure, the below named employees will be released June 30, 2018: Sue Lakeberg Tim Siedlecki The motion for the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly seconded by Board Member Michaud and upon a vote being taken thereon, the following voted in favor thereof: Ekstrom, MacMillan, Pascavage, Goebel, Grovender, Michaud and the following voted against: None whereupon said resolution was declared duly passed and adopted. BOARD REQUESTS No formal request for information. INFORMATION There was no information for board members to review. COMMITTEE REPORTS A. SEE (Schools for Equity in Education) – Board Member MacMillan reported that the next SEE General Membership meeting will be on April 20th. B. Negotiations – None C. MSBA Report – Board Member Ekstrom gave a short MSBA report. D. MSHSL – Board Member Ekstrom reported on the retirement of the MSHSL Executive Director and the concern for the weather and spring sports.

Moved by MacMillan, seconded by Goebel and carried unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 6:37 p.m and to go into closed session to discuss effects negotiations. Cathie Pascavage, Clerk Published in the Isanti-Chisago County Star on May 17, 2018

E. SCRED Report – None F. Staff Development Report – None G. Community Education – Board Member Grovender reported on the March 20th meeting and Down Syndrome Day which was well attended. H. OPEB Committee Report – Board Member Michaud reported on the April 4th meeting. I. Policy Committee Report – None DATES TO REMEMBER A. April 26, 2018 School Board Work Session, 5:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118 B. May 10, 2018 School Board Retreat, 4:00 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 118 C. May 10, 2018 Regular School Board Meeting, 5:30 pm, North Branch Area Education Center, Room 126 D. May 29, 2018 Senior Awards Night, 6:30 pm, North Branch High School Auditorium Adjournment

Robert T. Griffith, Plaintiff, vs. Estate of Steven D. Wudel, by and through its Personal Representative, Tamela W. Wudel; Paul Walker; the United States of America; and the State of Minnesota, Defendants.

NORTH BRANCH INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 NORTH BRANCH AREA EDUCATION CENTER SCHOOL BOARD WORKING SESSION April 26, 2018 The School Board of Independent School District 138 met in a Working Session on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. in Room 118 at the North Branch Area Education Center. Chair Ekstrom called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all. Roll Call: Kirby Ekstrom, Tim MacMillan, Cathie Pascavage, Sarah Grovender, and Superintendent Henton Absent: Darryl Goebel and Mindy Michaud Others in Attendance: Lori Zimmerman, Jennifer Eldred, Dan Moll, Jon Ellerbusch, Pat Tepoorten, and Arle Chambers Items Discussed Construction Update Dan Moll from ATS&R gave an update on the construction project for the North Branch Area Education Center. School Board Goals The school board discussed goals for the 2018-19 school year. The goals will be finalized at the school board retreat on May 10th. School Board Self-Evaluation Chair Ekstrom explained the process for the school board self-evaluation. Superintendent Evaluation Process and Timeline Superintendent Henton explained the evaluation process and timeline. The school board will receive a packet of evaluation materials at the May 10th school board meeting. The school board members will need to complete the evaluation by May 17th. At the regular board meeting on June 14th there will be a summarization of the superintendent’s evaluation and a motion to approve the evaluation. TIES Update Superintendent Henton gave an update on TIES. Adjournment Chair Ekstrom adjourned the meeting at 7:23 pm. Cathie Pascavage, Clerk Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on May 17, 2018

NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT OF SHERIFF’S SALE

Pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes § 580.07, the following mortgage foreclosure sale is postponed at the request of mortgagee Robert T. Griffith until June 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., to be held at the Offices of the Isanti County Sheriff, 2440 South Main Street, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008. Attorneys for Mortgagee: Date: May 7, 2018 /s/ Arian S. Tavakolian Arian S. Tavakolian Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP 121 West Main Street, Suite 200 Waconia, MN 55387 (952) 442-7700

STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ISANTI

DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT CIVIL OTHER/ MISCELLANEOUS Court File No. 30-CV-17-680 Hon. John D. Klossner

NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE PURSUANT TO FINDINGS OF FACT, CONCLUSIONS OF LAW, ORDER FOR JUDGMENT, AND JUDGMENT AND DECREE FOR FORECLOSURE Notice is hereby given, that under and by virtue of the Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Order for Judgment, and Judgment and Decree for Foreclosure entered in the above

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entitled action on the 13th day of February, 2018 (“Judgment and Decree”), a certified copy of which has been delivered to me, directing the sale of the premises hereinafter described, to satisfy the amount found and adjudged to be due Plaintiff in the above-entitled action, upon the Mortgage from Defendant Steven D. Wudel (“Mortgagor”) to Robert T. Griffith dated July 17, 2007, and filed in the office of the Isanti County Registrar of Titles on July 20, 2007, as Document No. 1068 on Certificate of Title No. 154.0, and securing an original principal amount of $160,000.00 (the “Mortgage”). As prescribed in the Judgment and Decree, the undersigned Sheriff of Isanti County will sell at public auction, to the highest bidder, for cash, on the 21st day of May, 2018, at 10:00 a.m., at the Offices of the Isanti County Sheriff, 2440 South Main Street, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008, the premises and the real estate located in Isanti County, Minnesota and described in said Judgment and Decree, to wit: Lot 1, Block 5, Bunker’s Addition to the City of Cambridge, and that part of Lot 4, Block 5, Bunker’s Addition to the City of Cambridge, lying northerly of the following described line: Commencing at the Southeast

corner of said Lot 4; thence north 00 degrees 00 minutes 41 seconds west, assumed bearing, along the east line of said Lot 4, a distance of 5.78 feet to the point of beginning of the line to be described; thence north 88 degrees 27 minutes 14 seconds west a distance of 40.57 feet; thence south 89 degrees 13 minutes 33 seconds west a distance of 84.54 feet, more or less, to the west line of said Lot 4, and said line there terminating. Certificate of Title No. 154.0 Tax ID No. 15.045.0320 Street address of 185 Main Street N., Cambridge, MN 55008 The time allowed by law for redemption by Mortgagor or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six months from the date of confirmation by the Court of the above-referenced Sheriff’s sale, which is also the date by which Mortgagor must vacate the property described herein no later than 11:59 p.m., if the property is an owner-occupied, single-family dwelling and the property is not redeemed under Minnesota Statutes Section 581.10. Dated this 29th day of March, 2018. Chris Caulk, Sheriff of Isanti County /s/ Lisa Lovering #2402 Melchert Hubert Sjodin, PLLP Arian S. Tavakolian, #0390279

121 West Main Street, Suite 200 Waconia, MN 55387 (952) 442-7700 Attorneys for Plaintiff Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on May 17, 2018

NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE FACILITIES MAINTENANCE BONDS TO FINANCE CERTAIN PROJECTS INCLUDED IN THE DISTRICT’S TEN-YEAR FACILITY PLAN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 138 (NORTH BRANCH AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS) STATE OF MINNESOTA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the School Board of Independent School District No. 138, State of Minnesota (the “District”), adopted a resolution (the “Resolution”) on May 10, 2018, stating the intention of the School Board to issue general obligation facilities maintenance bonds (the “Bonds”) in the total principal amount of not to exceed $6,520,000 pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 123B.595 and Chapter 475, as amended. The proceeds of the Bonds will be used to fund the costs of the following projects as included

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in the District’s approved ten-year facility plan and related financing costs: · various deferred maintenance projects at the District’s existing sites and facilities. The total amount of District indebtedness as of May 1, 2018 is $79,845,000. If these proposed Bonds were issued after that date, the total indebtedness of the District at that time would be approximately $86,365,000. Dated: May 10, 2018 BY ORDER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD /s/ Cathie Pascavage School District Clerk Independent School District No. 138 (North Branch Area Public Schools) State of Minnesota Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on May 17, 24, 2018

NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL PROPERTY This is notice of intent to sell property in a storage unit at Cambridge Self Storage. If the owners listed below do not pay the balance in full by 10:30 AM CST on Friday, May 18, an online auction will be held with Storage Treasures on Monday, May 21, at 10:30 AM CST. This unit appears to contain general household items. Riley Witke J-70

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STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF ISANTI DISTRICT COURT TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PROBATE DIVISION Court File No. 30-PR-18-37 In Re: Estate of Robert Wallace Olson, Decedent NOTICE OF AND ORDER FOR HEARING ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION OF INTESTACY, DETERMINATION OF HEIRS, FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS It is Ordered and Notice is given that on June 12, 2018, at 9 a.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at the Isanti County Courthouse, 555 18th Avenue SW, Cambridge, Minnesota 55008, for the adjudication of intestacy and determination of heirs of the decedent, and for the appointment of Mary J. Walstrom, whose address is 408 Pineview Lane, Plymouth, Minnesota 55441, as personal rep-

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resentative of the decedent’s estate in an unsupervised administration. Any objections to the petition must be raised at the hearing or filed with the Court prior to the hearing. If the petition is proper and no objections are filed or raised, the personal representative will be appointed with the full power to administer the estate, including the power to collect all assets; to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses; to sell real and personal property; and to do all necessary acts for the estate. Notice is also given that, subject to Minn. Stat. § 524.3-801, all creditors having claims against the estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four (4) months after the date of this notice or the claims will be barred. BY THE COURT Dated: 5/8/2018 John D. Klossner, Judge of District Court Dated: 5/8/2018 Tracy Gullerud, Court Administrator Dated: 5/8/2018 Sara A. Grife, Deputy Clark A. Joslin (MN# 52802) Joslin & Moore Law Offices, P.A. 221 NW 2nd Ave. Cambridge, Minnesota 55008 Telephone: (763) 689-4101 Facsimile: (763) 689-9794 Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on May 17, 24, 2018

Family publishes book of dad-daughter adventures BY TESHA M. CHRISTENSEN NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

Got a silly dad in your life? Pick up a copy of “Adventures with Dad” by Connie DeFlorin, of Harris, to relive those fun moments. Connie collaborated with her husband, Dave DeFlorin, and mother-in-law, Peggy DeFlorin, of Harris, to preserve the memories of her youngest daughter’s childhood. But these outrageous adventures will appeal to everyone. “I think other people will see their dads in this book,” said Peggy. “Sometimes it’s good to be silly.” From spaghetti on the ceiling to a mousetrap stuck on a nose, this book tells five true stories of dad and daughter adventures. “Everyone that knows my husband has a ‘Dave story,’” commented Connie. “The longer I have been married to him the more ‘Dave stories’ I have collected. He continues to make me laugh with how he parents Athena. It is with so much love, laughter and total ridiculousness that I wanted to tell that story.” The owner of Connie D. Photography, Connie wouldn’t label herself a writer but a photographer. “I usually express myself through photos, but I had a story to tell,” she said. Connie began the book over a year ago, and pulled in the help of a couple friends who are editors to help polish the text. The story started out on scraps of paper, morphed into a notebook, and then went to Peggy for illustrations before Connie finally began the layout on her computer. “I think being a family project was the most rewarding part of this,” observed Connie about the self-published story. “My husband is so quick with rhymes. I would get the story down generally and he would rhyme it for me. Of course, sometimes he would make it totally ridiculous and we would have to re-do it.” Although Athena and her dad are the focus of the book, Connie’s other two kids, Ella and Mason, had a role, as well. “They added their input and have laughed along the way with us,” said Connie.

SHE ALWAYS WANTED TO ILLUSTRATE A BOOK Mother-in-law Peggy always wanted to illustrate a children’s book. She’s been making her own greeting cards for years, entertaining family and friends with her humorous and whimsical drawings. “My mother-in-law is so completely talented,” Connie said. “I just knew she was the person that should illustrate the book. I’m so unbelievably grateful that she did.” Despite Connie’s faith in her, Peggy wasn’t initially sure how to begin the project, concerned about how to create images from someone else’s head. But inspired by both her sons to do this for Athena, she set down with her colored pencils. Soon she found herself completely engrossed in her work. “This is something Athena will have when I’m gone,” remarked Peggy. “That’s the most important thing to me.” Peggy and her granddaughter Athena share a love of fairies. They grow a fairy garden each year, and spend time writing letters to fairies. And so, as she was drawing the illustrations for this book, Peggy inserted a fairy on each page. It was part of her focus

on the backgrounds, where she put special things for kids to discover as they flip through the book. COOKING WITH DAD IS ‘PRETTY FUN’ A tale in the book centers on Spaghetti Night at the DeFlorin house. “Cooking with my dad is pretty fun,” remarked Athena, age 7, and a second grader at Forest View Elementary in Forest Lake. Dad taught her that the secret to knowing when noodles are done is to throw them on the ceiling. “We still have spaghetti stuck on the ceiling!” said Athena. She was thrilled one day when someone came up to her and asked for her autograph on a copy of “Adventures with Dad.” Plus, she loves the bookmarks the family had printed with the books. Athena noted that her mom is thinking about writing another book about their wacky adventures, and hopes she does. “Just cause I like these books,” Athena explained. HE HAS MORE JOKES UP HIS SLEEVE The family has plenty of Dave stories to tell, in part because Dave loves showing new things to his daughter. He believes that the more experiences a child has, the better equipped they are as adults. “We’ve done all sorts of stuff together,” he remarked. “We’re always having fun.”

When others read about their adventures together, Dave hopes it inspires them. “I hope that they laugh and maybe they make up stories themselves with their own kids,” he said. The DeFlorins hope to share this book with SUBMITTED everyone. “We The DeFlorin family, of Harris, are hoping if it is enjoy creating fun family adsuccessful to put some money away ventures and have written and for Athena’s college published a book about them tuition, but in the called, “Adventures with Dad.” end doing this book for Athena to have made us the most happy,” remarked Connie. The book is available on Amazon for $12.95. For more information, call 320-358-0919 or email conniedeflorin@yahoo.com.

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Weeres pontoon, 20', Honda 40 h.p., Original owner, very clean. Well maintained with cover. Stored inside winters. $7,500.00 320-629-2004

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102 Services Ain't She Dusty Woodworking. Dean Hurning 320-359-0333

20 Notices A private sale will be held on or after May 15, 2018 at Rock Creek Mini Storage to settle the account of: 1) Jim Sampson, Unit #7-A 2) Wyatt Atchison, Unit #9-B These units contain household goods and miscellaneous.

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Alterations and clothing repairs, 25 years experience. 320-3964152 Contact Rosemary. Braham Diesel Problems? Call the experts: East Central Diesel 763-689-9470 eastcentraldiesel.net Sod'n'Snow: Property maintenance – lawn care. James Underthun, 612-998-6443. Merles Water Conditioning 651-777-1349 mywatermn.com Water Softener Repairs, Filter changes, Preventitive Maintenance, Iron Removal, and so much more! Please see our ad in the Professional and Service Directory of the Isanti- Chisago County STA R.

Our newspaper has end rolls for sale! These 33” tall end rolls of blank news- paper are great for: Artwork, coloring paper for kids, wrapping packages for mailing, packing material for shipping, creating banners. Lining pet cages and so much more! Cost is .45 cents per pound. (rolls average 15-25 pounds) Call 763689-1181 x 100 to find out what is in stock. Can be picked up in our Cambridge office. 930 Cleveland St.

Roof problems? Carpentry service? We can save you money 320-496-5156.

109 Lawn Care Lawn Mowing weekly, bi-weekly. Free estimates. 763-953-3943

For Sale: Reconditioned washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators. Rick's Home Furnishings 320-679-4047. Whirlpool refrigerator 18 cu. ft. biscuit color. Excellent condition, $125 320-272-4474.

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159 Health Care East Central A u d i o l o g y Audiology and hearing aid care. Cambridge 763-689-2121. Wanted: hospital bed 320-679-3329.

361 Lawn & Garden Black rotted manure, lg load, fast delivery. Also firewood. 320241-6983 or 479-2446952. Fully decomposed, composted cow manure. $150 for 4-yard load. Free local delivery. 320-224-9878.

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Deb's Tiny Tots experience. Infant thru school ages. Certified CPR/First Aid. Braham. 763-333-4990.

351 Antiques Antiques wanted: Photographs, postcards, advertising signs, Redwing pottery, wood duck decoys, strange antique items. Gary, 320-679-2535, 651-238-0909.

355 Furniture Love seat, club chair with ottoman, wing back chair. Reasonable. 320-679-5672.

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Help wanted at Northpost Inc. Part time. Day hours. Position: Apply thread sealer to fittings. Hours negotiable, $10 per hour. Call 320-679-1291, Email jryan@north postinc or stop in to apply.

401 Auctions Sunday, May 20, 11:02 a.m. 1369 278th Ln. NW, Isanti, Mn 55040. Dennis R and Karen Olson, owners. 2005 Kawaski “Brute Force 650”, fourwheeler. Shop tools and equipment. 8 ft.x18 ft. camper, (custom made). Flat bed trailers and frames. Misc. garage and household items. Auctions By Norby. Col. Kevin Norby, Auctioneer. Lic. #3303 www.Norbys.net 320-279-0712 Monday, May 21, 10 a.m. Milaca, MN restaurant equipment auction, Secured Party, Owner. Located 210 Highway 23 East, Milaca, Mn 56353. One block east of the stoplight at the junction of Highway 23 and Central Avenue in Milaca. Follow auction signs. 10% Buyer's premium applies to all purchases. Freezers & refrigerators, kitchen equipment, food preparation & serving equipment, dishwasher equipment, restaurant furniture, stainless steel tables, sinks & shelving. Siemers Auctioneers, Mitchell Siemers, auctioneer, Lic. # 4816-016. 320-267-1799 www.midwestauction s.com/siemers.

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Moving Auction Saturday, May 19, 2018 10 a.m. Dennis & Janice Krumwiede, Owners Located 11037 117th St., Finlayson, MN 55735. Directions from I35 Finlayson MN exitgo west to hwy 18/61, go north to hwy 18, thru Finlayson west about 7.25 miles to County Rd. 37, go west to T on road, go southwest on County Road 38 around lake to Alder St., continue to 111th ave, go south to sale site. Household: 2 blue velour recliners, sofa bed, appliances, etc. Shop Tools: 5hp gas engine portable air compressor, Pro tech 12 inch miter saw, air tools, assorted jacks, etc. Antiques and Collectibles: 1965 Montgomery Ward's 1 cycle 450 motorcycle, Fatboy Harley Davidson stuffed animal,Champion blue label outboard motor, etc. Lawn and Garden Items: John Deere Sabre riding mower, Kenmore gas grill, assorted lawn furniture, etc. Sporting Items: 2005 Polaris 400 4 wheeler has 4x4, 2003 23 ft Odyssey aluminum pontoon with Triton trailer has 40 hp Johnson 4 stroke engine, 1971 Chrysler 15 ft. fiberglass speed boat, new ATV helmet, etc. Amazing Auctions, LLC. Auctioneer: Doug Maser, Lic.#33-24, 320-630-6651 view photos online at:www. amazingauctions.us, www. Midwestauctions .com – click on Amazing Auctions

Laborers & Operators needed immediately for Directional Drilling and Fiber Optic Plow Crews. Minncomm Utility Construction Co 320-679-9816 1949 Shady Acres Lane, Mora, Mn 55051 Help wanted: Part time in-home personal care assistant, experience in elder care required, CNA preferred. Resume and cover letter only prior to May 28 to: Personnel, 841 Forest Ave. E., Mora, MN 55051 The smart way to sell your stuff! Call 763-689-1181 or go to countystar.com - click on Classifieds place an ad!

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404 Garage Sales Garage Sale, Moving Sale: 5-25 thru 5-27. 8-5. Teacher supplies, crafts, household, toys 9055 Hwy 23, Brook Park. GARAGE SALE. Boys clothes to size 6, girls to 18 months. Crib, play kitchen set, walker, toys. Juniors/women's clothing, men's golf shirts. Household. Friday, May 18th – 4 – 7pm, Saturday 7am – 1pm. Morningside Farm – 19639 Cross Lake Road, Pine City. Berglund, Miller, Bombard.

451 Rentals/ Commercial Available immediately: 2-BDRM apartments at Meadowbrook, in Mora. $770/month + electric. No pets or smoking. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639.

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Thursday, May 24, 10 a.m. Harvey & Shelly Vedders, auction. Located 5896 140th St., Milaca, MN. From the junction of Highways 169 & 23 in Milaca, follow 23 east ¼ mile to County Road 2, head south/southeast 5 ¼ miles to auction site. Follow auction signs. Tractors, farm machinery & livestock equipment, truck & stock trailer, furniture & household, lawn & garden, tools & shop equip., sporting & recreational. Siemers Auctioneers, Mitchell Siemers, Auctioneer, Lic. # 48-16-016 320-267-1799 www.midwest auction s.com/siemers

Meadowbrook 1 & 2 BDRM apartments- Mora, starting at $670 + electric. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. New teacher with the Pine City Schools would like to rent a townhouse, house or apartment, preferably with a garage. If you have a rental available, please call 218-343-8100.

452 Rentals/ Residential Pine City's Woodhaven Apartments. GROUND FLOOR deluxe 2 bedroom with patio, dishwasher, and more. Laundry on-site. No dogs. $825 per month plus electric. 651-983-5771

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502 Real Estate For Sale by Owner LAKEHOME Fanny Lake 75' shoreline Cambridge, MN 3br, 2ba rambler 2400sf attached garage $295,000 Offer Pending 612-308-7902

506 Real Estate Want to Buy: 1-level home in Mora. 2 BDRMS, 2 BA & 2-car garage 320-496-5010. Year-round A-frame, 3-car garage, 5 river front acres, $150,000 763-237-4646.

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Recovering Hope in Mora, MN is currently seeking positions for a cook. Recovering Hope is a treatment center for women, women and children and pregnant women. Available positions include every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm including all holidays. Functions include prepping for both lunch and dinner, preparing meals, cleaning, dishes, etc. Food is served from a salad bar and steam table. Basic Qualifications: High school degree or equivalent. Flexibility with shifts, weekends and holidays. Ability to pass a background check. Ability to pass a drug screening. Good communication skills, both verbal and written. Must be at least 18 years old. Job Type: Part-time. Salary: $15.00/hour reviewed at 90 days. Please apply at Recovering Hope Treatment Center at 2031 Rowland Road, Mora, MN 55051 or send resume to jessica@recoveringhope.life


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Part-Time Receptionist The City of Cambridge is seeking applicants for a PT receptionist for the Finance Department. The position is 22.5 hours per week working 12:00 – 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.  Key responsibilities are greeting-assisting customers, answering a multi-line phone system, responding to inquiries, processing utility billing payments, preparing meeting packets, filing and electronic records management. Key competencies are excellent customer service, attention to detail, solid verbal and written communication skills, confidentiality, and the ability to organize priorities. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma (or GED equivalent) and one to three years of clerical support work experience. Starting salary range is $11.49 - $12.55 per hour. Applications are available online at www.ci.cambridge.mn.us or by calling 763-689-3211. Applications should be submitted to the City of Cambridge, 300 3rd Avenue NE, MN 55008 by 4:30 pm on May 25, 2018.  EOE

Progressive Living Solutions is a local North Branch residential adult foster care provider supporting high functioning adults with mental illness and other disabilities. Looking for kind and caring staff to assist us in our supportive, fun, and laid-back social environment. No physical cares or restraining actions required. Offering a competitive hourly wage, paid training, annual bonus, and a $500.00 new hire bonus. Now hiring for 3:00pm – 10:15pm Direct Care positions and 10:00pm – 7:30am Awake Overnight positions with rotating weekends. Please call to discuss this opportunity! (651) 277 - 7777

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CAREER FAIR OPEN HOUSE PARMLY ON THE LAKE, 28210 Old Towne Rd Chisago City, MN 55013

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 10 AM-3 PM TUESDAY, MAY 22, 9 AM-7 PM • Great wages & awesome benefits! • Best co-workers ever! • FT, PT, evening or weekend only positions available! Monarch Healthcare is seeking: •LPNs and RNs with new wage scale - all shifts •Free CNA classes on-site •PCA and CNA openings in Assisted Living and Care Center - all shifts •Full-time evening LPN Assisted Living •Full-time Cook •Full-time TCU Nurse Manager •Part-time Culinary Aides •Part-time Therapeutic Recreation Some positions require no prior experience ... just a caring heart! You can make a difference every day in the life of senior citizens!

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28210 Old Towne Rd. • Chisago City, MN 55013 • 651-257-0575

Cook/Baker/Dietary Aide Part time and casual available. Hours will vary; day, evening, holiday and weekend hours. Must have had some on the job training in food preparation, cooking, estimating food quantities needed, and in principles and requirements of sanitation and safety in handling food and equipment. Apply online at www.firstlighthealthsystem.org FirstLight Health System 301 Highway 65 South Mora, MN 55051 320-225-3612 EOE

Chisago County is currently taking applications for the position of CUSTODIAN. This is a part-time position that works 5 days per week – Monday-Friday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Responsibilities include general janitorial duties. We are seeking applicants who are self-motivated and can work independently. Must be able to lift up to 60# on occasion, and physically able to bend, twist, kneel and walk on a regular basis and shovel snow in the wintertime, mop floors and move tables. Rate of pay is $13.01 per hour. Must be able to pass a criminal history check, physical and drug test, including fingerprinting. Call 651-213-8868 to have an application mailed. Or apply at http://www.chisagocounty.us. Closes 5/30/2018.

PT SECURITY OFFICER We are seeking to hire for part-time security working 2 days per week. You will provide check point entry screening using x-ray machine and metal detectors as the public enters and exits County buildings. You will ensure a safe environment for the public and employees of Chisago County. Qualifications: prior security training or education in criminal justice, Military police, law enforcement or corrections. $15.62 to 16.81 per hour. Deadline to apply is: May 28. Apply at: www.chisagocounty.us.

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