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Fairytale royalty to reign over Kiddie Parade BY TARA GANN NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

Once upon a time in a land very, very close called North Branch lived a very proud grandmother. This grandmother, Shirley Fisk, had every reason to be so proud, for not only did she have a beautiful great-granddaughter who was fit to be a princess, but she also had a grandson who was enlisted in the United States Army in the 3-21 Company, 25th Infantry Division who earned a Purple Heart in 2012. When Fisk learned of the search for a princess for the Kiddie Parade through volunteering with the American


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North Branch veteran Jake Anderson and his daughter Karsyn (front right) will preside over the Midsummer Days Kiddie Parade June 16.


Cambridge-Isanti senior class president Nola Nelson takes out a selfie stick for one final “class picture” at the conclusion of C-I’s graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 8. See page 13 and for more photos.

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School’s out. While many people associate summer vacation with a time when kids are missing out on an education, there is now an increase in another vital thing some kids are missing out on – a good, nutritional lunch. With that in mind, the Cambridge Senior Activity Center (SAC’s) and the Friendship Cafe, have started a free lunch program for kids through the United States Department of Agriculture. According to a USDA “Summer Food Service Program” flier, “Childhood hunger is a persistent problem in many parts of rural America. This program is an innovative way to implement (the USDA’s) vision to ‘do right and feed everyone.’” Cambridge’s inaugural venture into the program is headed by for-


Tom Anderson explains how the new monarch garden will be planted at Ecumen North Branch.

patch of specially-chosen plants designed to attract and sustain monarch butterflies. The number of monarchs, as well as bees and other pollinating insects, has plummeted in recent years, threatening a crisis in food production around the world. “People don’t understand that for one-third of our food that we eat daily,


North Branch is one step closer to the distinction of being known as the “Monarch Capital of Minnesota.” Ecumen North Branch senior living community broke ground on Thursday, June 7, on a 10-foot by 20-foot monarch garden or “waystation” – a

we can thank a pollinator,” said Tom Anderson, founder of a local organization called Monarch Strategy Team. “Loss of habitat is blamed for the decrease in pollinators, so our goal is to have 50 households or businesses in the North Branch area create monarch gardens,” he said. SEE MONARCHS, PAGE 9

‘Childhood hunger is a persistent problem in many parts of rural America.’ U.S. Department of Agriculture mer Cambridge-Isanti teacher and CIHS assistant principal Audrey Clough. According to Clough, free lunches will be offered to any kids 18 years old or younger Tuesdays through Thursdays, from 11 a.m. until about 11:30 a.m. at the Cambridge Town Square Apartments, located at 345 11th Avenue SE, from now until Aug. 30. Clough said that adults are welcome to attend; however, they ask for a small, voluntary donation. SEE FREE LUNCH, PAGE 8

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ONGOING Free Lunches for Kids Free lunches will be offered thru Aug. 30 for kids ages 18 and under on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11-11:30 a.m. at Cambridge Town Square Apartments, 345 11th Ave. SE, Cambridge (east of Main Street and north of Peterson Park). For info call 763-689-6555 or email

JUN 13-17 North Branch’s Midsummer Days A variety of activities will be held in North Branch from Wed., June 13 thru Sunday, June 17, for Midsummer Days including carnival rides in Central Park, street dances, golf tourney, kiddie Olympics, bingo, water fights, kiddie and full parade, food and more. For a full schedule visit www. NorthBranchChamber. com or call 651-674-4810.

JUN 15-16 Rummage Sale Fundraiser St. Scholastica Academy will hold a multi-family rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on June 15-16 at St. Elizabeth An Seaton Catholic Church, 207 Whiskey Rd. NW, Isanti. Proceeds benefit academy. For info call 612-743-8815.

Meet the Author Author Gary Kaunonen will discuss his book “Flames of Discontent: The 1916 Minnesota Iron Ore Strike” at 11 a.m. at Scout & Morgan Books, 114 Buchanan St. N., Cambridge. For info call 763-689-2474.

JUN 16 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.

Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry Isanti Ruby’s Pop-Up Pantry food distribution will be held 9-10:30 a.m. at New Hope Church-Isanti, 114 Dahlin Ave., Isanti. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For $20 donation receive grocery items. Open

Kids spread their wings at Fly-in Cambridge Airport will hold its annual Father’s Day Fly-in on Sunday, June 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cambridge Municipal Airport with a Lions Club pancake breakfast, Young Eagles flights, pedal planes, scale flyers, Warbirds, antiques and other displays. For info call Darlene at 763-552-0683.

Donate Blood Variety Show-BBQOpen House A variety show, barbecue and open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Long Lake Lutheran Church, 3921 277th Ave. NW, Isanti, with games for kids, bouncy house, variety of acts, music, stunt bike demo and more. For info or to register an act call 763444-5315.

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JUN 17 Father’s Day Fly-In Cambridge Airport will hold its annual Father’s Day Fly-in 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Cambridge Municipal Airport with Lions pancake breakfast, Young Eagles flights, pedal planes, scale flyers, Warbirds, antiques and other displays. For info call Darlene at 763-5520683.

Midsummer Days Parade The Midsummer Days parade will be held at 2 p.m. in North Branch heading west on Main Street. For info call the Chamber at 651-674-4077.

JUN 18 Kids Day Camp New Hope Community Church-Isanti will host a four-day camp for kids in grades K-6 called “Paul’s Superhero Academy” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18-21 at 114 Dahlin St., Isanti, with staff from Trout Lake Camps, skits, worship, inflatables, gaga ball. Cost is $116. Register at TroutLakeCamps. org, choose the Isanti Campus Day Camp. For info email

Take the opportunity to donate blood from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 32962 Vickers St. NE, Cambridge. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www. or call 1-800-733-2767.

Quilt Guild Event Rush City Piecemakers Quilt Guild will host a free quilt training, “You’ve Got a Friend Named Elmer,” with Sue Heinz from 7-9 p.m. at First Evang. Lutheran Church of Rush City, 1000 S. Jay Ave. Refreshments. Food shelf donation appreciated. For info email

JUN 19 Painting in the Park Morning Painting in the Park will be held 9:30-11:30 a.m. for 8-17-year-olds at 810 2nd Ave. SW, Cambridge. $15 includes all supplies. Reservations required by calling 763-689-3211. See chosen art at www.

Alzheimer’s Support Group The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at a new location: GracePointe Crossing Town Center, 1545 Riverhills Pkwy. NW, Cambridge, for caregivers, families and friends affected by the disease. For info contact Molly Carlson at (763) 691-6172 or email

Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution (CSFD) Cambridge Surplus Food Distribution will distribute food at the Isanti County Fair Grounds from 2-5 p.m. (or until food runs out). Do not enter fairground’s parking lot before 1 p.m., and do NOT park on Hwy. 95 and wait. The bicycles ordered last month will be available at this month’s food distribution.

Congress Comes to You Congressional staff for Congressman Rick Nolan will be at Cambridge City Hall, 300 3rd Ave. S, from 2-3 p.m. to help constituents with issues with Federal agencies like the VA or Social Security. Call (218) 491-3131 with questions or visit

Marilyn Cuellar Art Exhibit Opening An opening reception will be held for the Marilyn Cuellar exhibit “Celebrate a Year of Art” from 3-6 p.m. at Cambridge Medical Center, 701 S. Dellwood St., with music, refreshments and a talk by Marilyn at 4 p.m. For info call 763-688-9393.

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Painting in the Park will be held 6-9 p.m. for adults at 810 2nd Ave. SW, Cambridge. $15 includes all supplies. Reservations required by calling 763689-3211. See chosen art at

The Summer Solstice Cluster All-Breed Dog Show will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day June 21-24 at the Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 NE Hwy 95, Cambridge. For schedules visit; for other info call Lisa at 612-290-6175 or email lisa.dankert@

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The annual Tried and True Small Engines Spring Machine Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 832 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, of machines fixed by youth in Tried and True training program. Proceeds benefit nonprofit. For info contact Jenna at 651-464-3685 or Jenna.

The city of North Branch will offer a free showing of “E.T.” at dusk (approx. 9:30 p.m.) at Riverwalk Park, 39181 Forest Blvd., North Branch. Bring own blanket, bug spray, etc. For information call 651-674-8113.

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Trio Con Brio, a trio of oboe, flute and piano from Stockholm, will perform at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 13025 Newell Ave., Lindstrom. Freewill offering; reception following. For information call 651-257-5129.


to anyone; no income requirements. Bring own boxes. For info call Joyce at (612) 760-4179 or Facebook at Ruby’s Pantry Isanti MN.

Cambridge Ambassador Crowning Celebration Cambridge Ambassadors will hold their annual Crowning Celebration from 7-9 p.m. at Cambridge-Isanti High School with a hillbilly theme. Dessert reception following. Reserve seats $10 through candidates. For info call Laurie Solle at 612-991-1687, email lauriefromcambridge@ or message the Cambridge Ambassador Program Facebook page.

Vennelag 1-546 of Sons of Norway will celebrate Sankt Hans Dag (St. John’s Day), also called Midsommernatt (Midsummer’s Eve), with a picnic at 6:30 p.m. at the Lindstrom Community Center, 13292 Sylvan Ave. Hot dogs, buns and beverages will be furnished, but bring a dish for the food table. Talk by Barbara Fister about Scandinavian crime fiction. For info call Sheila at 651-2578682.

JUN 20 Congress Comes to You Congressional staff for Congressman Rick Nolan will be at the Park Manor Apartments, 409 Central Dr. W, Braham, from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Braham City Hall from 2-3 p.m. to help constituents with issues with Federal agencies like the VA or Social Security. Call (218) 491-3131 with questions or visit gov/congress-comes-toyou-schedule.

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Take the opportunity to donate blood from 1-7 p.m. at Main Street Church, 6500 Main St, North Branch. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www. or call 1-800-733-2767.

Recycled Art at Library

Kids ages 7-12 will create art from recycled materials from 1:30-3 p.m. in the lower level of Cambridge Public Library, 244 Birch St. S. No cost, but registration is required at Space is limited. For info call 763-689-7390.

JUN 23 Spring Into Summer Car Show

A vintage British car show will be held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at BMC Autos, 444 East Dual Blvd., Isanti, with foreign cars and motorcycles. Donations go to Harbor Room at Cambridge Medical Center. For info call Tom and 763-689-2049.

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Congressional staff for Congressman Rick Nolan will be at North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St., from 4-5 p.m. to help constituents with issues with Federal agencies like the VA or Social Security. Call (218) 491-3131 with questions or visit congress-comes-to-youschedule.

An evening of live music and dessert will be offered at 6:30 p.m. at Common Ground: A United Methodist Community, 404 Cypress St. N, Cambridge, with Barb and Eben Gillespie and singer/songwriter Ester Joy. Freewill offering will enable Four, a teen from Thailand, to live and study in Cambridge. For info call Jeff at 763-2671608.

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Timing is everything As I’ve mentioned before, I can sometimes be a bit anal, even borderline OCD. This is especially true when it comes to planning out my daily schedule, particularly on days when I have multiple events to cover. So it should go without saying that last week was slightly stressful for me when it became apparent I would have to do some fancy footwork in order to cover both North Branch softball in the state tournament and Cambridge-Isanti track in the state meet on the same day. You see, in all of my 30 years of photographing sports, I have never had to deal with two major sporting events being held at relatively the same time so far apart. Sure, there have been some scheduling conflicts, but those have always been manageable. I remember a couple times Worth a when two events have literally been going Thousand on within the same building, and I simply had to walk down a hallway to get from one Words to the other. I think the farthest I’ve had to travel is from St. Paul to the University Bill of Minnesota campus, and even on those Stickels III occasions, I had time to spare. But for this, we were talking about at l t an hour-and-a-half h least drive from Hamline University to North Mankato. And to make matters worse, the times for both of these events were tentative, so either one could have been delayed for some reason, which would have really thrown my entire pre-planning for a loop. Throughout this whole personal “ordeal,” I have come across a new best friend in the form of Google Maps. Several times throughout the morning, I simply input my destination and it would spit out the estimated arrival time, based on current traffic conditions, even! Before Google Maps, I would have had to just estimate the commute time and made sure to leave with enough leeway to account for unknown increased traffic. And based on that, and my paranoia for missing something, I would have erred on the side of extreme caution in getting to Mankato, which could have caused me to unnecessarily miss at least one Bluejacket competing in track. As it turned out, my new best friend told me I could leave right after one of the C-I athletes competed at 11:30 a.m., and I would get to softball just before the opening pitch of the championship game at 1:30 p.m. – and it was almost to the minute exactly right. Don’t get me wrong, my new best friend didn’t completely alleviate my anxiety. After all, there was still a chance an accident or something after I started driving could have popped up and caused a major delay, which would have soured my feelings for my new best friend. But luckily for both of us, that didn’t happen, which allows for this friendship to continue on, at least until science perfects cloning or teleportation. Bill Stickels III is editor of the Isanti-Chisago County Star.

CORRECTIONS One additional name was added to the list of Isanti mayor candidates after the physical edition of the June 7 Star went to press. Jeffrey Allen Otten has also filed to be a candidate, making a total of five running for the position. The name of the North Branch graduate receiving her diploma with her service dog in the June 7 edition was incorrect. The student is actually Latyahnna Kraklau. The Star apologizes for the misidentification.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Patriotic gestures cannot be compelled To the editor, In the June 7th editorial (“There are Limits to Free Speech”), reference was made to the protests of some NFL players, who chose to kneel or otherwise act differently than prescribed, to protest racism and police violence against minorities. The error in the editorial is to conflate racist comments on social media with the effort to compel patriotic speech/behavior. The issue was decided by the Supreme Court in 1943 (“West Virginia State Board of Education vs Barnette”) where the court held the state could not compel any individual to stand, salute or pledge to a symbol, even our national flag. Per Justice Robert Jackson, “The compulsory flag salute and pledge requires affirmation of a belief and an attitude of mind. To sustain the compulsory flag salute we are required to say that a Bill of Rights which guards the individual’s right to speak his own mind, left it open to public authorities to compel him to utter what is not in his mind.” In short, patriotic speech/ gestures should not and cannot be compelled against a citizen’s will. This ruling has been extended in the decades since to other cases, preventing private entities from forcing, on threat of punishment or termination, their employees to express a rote patriotism they do not share. It is what allows doctors to refuse to perform abortions, pharmacists to refuse to

dispense Plan B, and so on. It is bedrock precedent, and one of the more celebrated (if less known) decisions made in our country’s history. Moreover, the protests of these citizens is against racism and its inequities. It is not in any way about or against veterans as the protesters have been clear about from the beginning. At its core, it is patriotism in its most basic form: standing up in peaceful protest against what they view as oppression. Some may choose to question or criticize the form of protest they chose to make, but the players, American citizens, should not be punished. And if the players choose to challenge such punishment in courts, the constitution and case law is on their side. Ken Vaselaar Isanti

Leave milkweed to grow for monarchs To the editor, If you are driving on rural North Branch roads you might notice patches of unmowed roadsides. These stretches were intentionally left uncut for the sake of allowing clusters of common milkweed to mature. In the spring of 2017 the city of North Branch passed a pollinator ordinance. The city aspires to be the Monarch Capital of Minnesota by the year 2020. It is already on the way with around 1,000 acres of designated pollinator-friendly habitat within the city limits. It is unlikely that any outstate community in Minnesota has

more pollinator acres. Milkweed is the best way to entice and encourage monarch butterflies to reside here. The monarch is totally dependent on milkweed plants for its survival. Milkweed is the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs, and the only plant the larvae (caterpillar) eat. Unmowed roadside patches harbor 10 or more milkweed plants in a fairly concentrated area. It is not reasonable to save every milkweed growing along roadsides as mowing helps prevent the spread of noxious and invasive plants weeds and makes it easier for drivers to spot wildlife about to cross the road. North Branch residents are encouraged to leave milkweed growing in their gardens or yards as it is critical monarch butterfly habitat. Tom Anderson North Branch

Time for new mayor and council

To the editor, As a former resident at the Arlington, I for one think it’s high time to get a new mayor and the older city council members. I still remember how we at the Arlington were railroaded. Also interesting to note that all of the buildings that were empty then and now, the only one that burned down was the Arlington. Kevin Devine Cambridge SEE LETTERS, PAGE 5

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To the editor, The Art and Science Academy Parent Advisory Committee (ASA PAC) was created “for the purpose of supporting the education of children at Art and Science Academy by fostering relationships among the school, parents, and teachers.” The ASA PAC welcomes all types of families and cultivates a love for learning within the children that attend the school. Unfortunately, barriers and requirements have to be set and those walls have been built to keep out grandparents, aunts, uncles, step-parents and anyone else in a child’s family who might be willing to help the ASA PAC. In order to be a member of the ASA PAC, the bylaws require the interested party to be a “parent, guardian or in loco parentis.” Also, the principal and any teacher employed at the school may be a member and have voting rights. Passing a background check is required

to be on the PAC board, which is a necessary safety precaution. The ASA PAC board is a volunteer group and the elections for the positions have been uncontested for at least three years. Requiring a willing volunteer to pass a background check should be a sufficient safety barrier to prevent danger to the children. The family is a protected class. Limiting the definition of a parent to only the “traditional family” excludes “non-traditional” family members from being involved. Obviously, the safety of the children is the number one priority, but limiting the membership to require a legal or biological relationship is excessive and unnecessary. Expanding the membership is not a slippery slope because there can still be appropriate boundaries, and there is still a background check. I hope that the ASA PAC sees this as a wakeup call to their unfair policies and expands the definition of parent to include non-traditional family members within the community. Thank you. Meagan Guptill Cambridge

North Branch Middle School buys instruments with grant money SUBMITTED NORTH BRANCH AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

In December 2017, North Branch Area Middle School received a $3,500 grant from the St. Croix Valley Foundation toward a new baritone saxophone and bass clarinet, after the existing instruments were deemed “unplayable” by repair specialists. Records indicate the instruments were at least 20 years old. The new saxophone and clarinet will impact every middle school band student by rounding out the lower woodwind sound in the 7th and 8th grade

bands, as well as giving the students who choose to play the instruments a great instrument to work with. Students will not have to struggle with an instrument that doesn’t work as often as it does due to age. “We are so grateful to the St. Croix Valley Foundation for its support of our music programs at North Branch Area Middle School,” said band teacher Donna Hryniewicki. “These instruments were badly needed, and without the grant it would have been difficult to replace them.”

In May 2018, representatives from the city of Cambridge’s independent auditing firm, Redpath & Co., gave the city a clean audit opinion on its financial statements for the year ended Dec. 31, 2017. For the last 16 years, the city has received a clean audit report from an independent audit firm. In addition, Redpath & Co. conducted legal compliance work and gave the city a clean legal compliance report. Furthermore, Redpath & Co. reviewed the city’s cash reserve and issued a Cambridge levels report indicating that City Views the city’s reserves are in compliance with Caroline city policies. For more details, Moe the 2017 audit report is available on the city’s website at under the Finance Department tab. Also in May 2018, the city sold approximately $3.5 million of bonds for financing the 2018 Street and Utility Improvement Project underway in the northwest quadrant of the city. The interest rate for the 10-year bond issue is 2.64 percent. As part of the bond sale, the city received an update to its bond rating. Standard & Poor’s, an independent company that reviews our debt management and fiscal management practices, affirmed the city’s AA bond rating, citing very strong liquidity

and budgetary flexibility as important factors in the rating. A strong bond rating is important as it helps us attract more bidders for our bond sales. When we have more bidders for our bonds, the competitive market forces work in our favor to help us receive lower interest rates, helping us control future tax and utility rate increases. The Cambridge City Council and city staff are now working on their 2019 budget and updating the longrange financial plan for expected activity in the next 10 years. While the city is working hard to control taxes, we are noticing substantial shifts in the burden of taxes from commercial to residential properties. Other than setting the levy amount to collect, the city does not control the factors that determine property taxes. Assessed values are set by Isanti County and class rates are set by state law. In July 2018, we will be encouraging the public to give the city feedback on its draft budget via software called Balancing Act. Balancing Act gives users a “receipt” so they can see what they get for paying their taxes as well as an opportunity to suggest changes to the proposed budget. Watch our website and Facebook page for more information about Balancing Act. If you have any questions on the city’s finances, please contact Caroline Moe, director of finance, via email at or phone at 763-552-3202. Caroline Moe is director of finance for the city of Cambridge.

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3. Use existing construction dollars to expand the Ed Center project to include an addition. This can be accomplished because the school district is doing very well in the bid process and expects to have funds left over when priority referendum projects are complete. Because existing constructions funds can be used, there would be no additional tax increase to the community. As no space would be leased in this scenario, it would not involve a lease levy and the tax increase that comes with that. The school board wisely chose the third option, as it is the most fiscally responsible course of action in all respects. It involves no additional tax increase, protects taxpayers in the future, and positions the school district responsibly for coming growth. Contrary to some reporting, no decisions have been made regarding the use of the proposed addition. We have asked for drawings for both students space and district office space (including Central Printing Services, front office staff, accounting, the Department of Teaching and Learning, Community Education and district administration). As has always been the school board’s practice, the final decision will be based on what is the most prudent and efficient solution both for the future of education at NBAPS and taxpayers. Dr. Deb Henton is superintendent of North Branch Area Public Schools.


In early May I went before the school board to talk about how to address a potential space shortage at the North Branch Area Education Center. Though we have enough room to make the improvements approved in the May 23, 2017, referendum, the site will be very tight and leave absolutely no room for growth. With the City of North Branch adding over 700 housing units across the city in coming years, failing NB School to plan for that growth would be foolish. As I News told the school board, there are three ways Dr. Deb the school district can address this challenge. Henton 1. Do nothing. While this solution wouldn’t cost anything now, the school district could be forced to ask taxpayers for more construction funds to expand the Ed Center down the road as a result of a failure to plan for this eventuality. 2. Lease space for district office staff off-site. In this way the Ed Center could be completely dedicated to providing student spaces. However, leasing space is expensive, and the school district would have to raise taxes through a “lease levy” to pay for leased space.

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Harriet Arlene (Bellin) Bostrom, age 87, passed away on June 5, 2018, at her home in Sandstone, Minn., fulfilling her wish to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She was born in Isanti, Minn., on May 23, 1931, at 4 p.m. in the afternoon to Clarence and Hildur (Noreen) Bellin. She was the second of six children a and from a young age loved c cooking and baking for h her family. Harriet also e enjoyed playing guitar and ssinging with her sisters at d different events. At the encouragement o of her mother, Harriet atttended the Swedish School o of Nursing and graduated a as a Registered Nurse on S Sept. 8, 1952. Throughout tthe years, Harriet worked a as an OB nurse, a director o of nurses, and a county n nurse, as well as teaching health careers. Although she enjoyed a long and satisfying career, her family always came first. After first meeting in childhood at their local country school, Harriet married Kenneth Bostrom on Sept. 12, 1953. They enjoyed 64-plus years of marriage. To their union four children were born. In the summer of 1974, Kenneth and Harriet moved their family to their farm in Cloverdale, Minn. Harriet was a woman of numerous talents. She was known for her fresh baked bread, amazing pies, and her handmade, cozy afghans, hats, scarves and mittens. She entertained her family with folk songs showcasing her yodeling skills. Over the years, countless people enjoyed her hospitality. She had a knack for making everyone feel special. Most importantly, Harriet’s love for Jesus impacted her many family members and friends. She enjoyed leading Bible studies and serving in her church. Her family benefited from the godly example of a life lived in fellowship with Christ. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her daughter (Cynthia), two brothers, three brothers-inlaw, two sisters-in-law and two nephews. She is survived by her husband Kenneth; daughters Connie (Greg) Odendahl and Carol (Jeff) Nelson; son Craig (Carol) Bostrom; son-in-law Kurt Dahlin; three sisters Deloris Westerberg, Carol (Clarence) Anderson and Kathleen (Clifford) Theline; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many other family members. Although Harriet will be deeply missed, we rejoice in the fact that she is with her Savior whom she loved. Philippians 1:21: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” The family would like to acknowledge our gratitude to the Ecumen Hospice staff for their wonderful care of Harriet over the past six months and their incredible support to the family. God Bless. A Celebration of Life will be held at Memorial Drive Bible Fellowship, 67331 State Hwy 23, Askov, Minn., on June 14, 2018, at 4 p.m. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the celebration. Arrangements by Methven Funeral Home of Sandstone, Minn.

Mary Lois (Barker) Pearson, age 77, of Stanchfield, Minn., passed away unexpectedly on June 9, 2018, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Mary was born Dec. 10, 1940, in Cambridge, Minn., to Henry and Inez (Anderson) Barker. Mary was active and well-loved throughout school, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1958. She married h high school sweether h heart, Donald Pearson, on F Feb. 14, 1959, at Cambridge L Lutheran Church. She and D settled on the farm Don i Stanchfield, Minn., in in 1 1966 where they raised five c children. She made many m memories while camping, s snowmobiling, boating, a spending time at famand i cabins in Alexandria, ily B Bone Lake, Lake Fannie, B Sandy, and Gull Lake, Big W She enjoyed traveling, Wis. g going out to eat, visiting with family and friends, and attending many concerts, especially her children’s and grandchildren’s band/choir concerts. Her children and grandchildren were the most important part of her life. Mary also enjoyed crossword puzzles, books, and watching gameshows. Her family and friends looked to her to remember details. If people needed to know anything, they called Mary. She cherished the numerous friends she had and was active in Birthday Club, Homemaker’s Club, bowling and golf leagues, and Bible study. Mary is survived by her husband, Don; children Christine Thiry, John (Emily) Pearson, Carrie (Rick) Christenson, Amy (Christopher) Slade and Margaret (Justin) Nelson; grandchildren Sarah (Matt) Solberg, Nick (fiancé Tara Zimmerman) Christenson, Peter Christenson, Hannah Thiry and Henry Pearson; siblings Carol (Shar) Feldheim, Steve (Ann O’Bryan) Barker and Bob (Cathy) Barker; sisters-in-law Della Pearson, Maxine (Paul) Smith, Delores Becklin, Darlene Pearson, Sandy Prosen and Saeko Barker; as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents Henry and Inez Barker; brother Henry Barker; brothers-inlaw Gerald Pearson, Bob Pearson and Phil Becklin. The funeral service will be held at Cambridge Lutheran Church on Monday, June 18, 2018, at 11 a.m. Visitation will be Sunday, June 17, from 4-7 p.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church and one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Cambridge, Minn. Online condolences at Arrangements are being handled by Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.

Robert L. Heidelberger, Sr., age 83, of North Branch, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at his son’s residence in Harris. Robert was born on July 30, 1934, in Minneapolis to parents Wallace and Hazel (Jensen) Heidelberger. He served his country in the National Guard and worked his entire life as a cement mason and memb ber of Union Local #633. B Bob loved the outdoors, ffarming and time spent w with family and friends. He is survived by his w wife Rachel; children Robe ert (Cindy) Heidelberger, J Jr., Anna (Fran) Wald, Barb bara (John) Sandeen, Dorotthy (Harold) Heidelberger, K Kathleen (Darryl) Dobesh, J Joan (Todd) Rustad and W Wallace (Linda) Heidelb berger; stepchildren Chery yl (Hilary) Quast, Karen L Lueck, Michael Brown and Laura Sletten; his siblings Margaret (Dale) Brown, Raymond (Judy) Heidelberger, Edward (Lois) Heidelberger and Mary Kay Randt. He is also survived by his 25 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Robert is preceded in death by his first wife Carol in 1996; parents Wallace and Hazel Heidelberger, grandsons Jeremy Heidelberger and Marcus Cortez, and siblings Joyce Gatz, Donald Heidelberger, Kenneth Heidelberger and Leonard Heidelberger. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Main Street Church in North Branch with Pastor Ralph Holbrook officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, June 16. Interment will take place at 4 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe expressed online at


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BIRTHS Balen Li Alexander Balen was born on May 24, 2018, and weighed 4 pounds 13 ounces. Parents are Martika Alexander and Trae Binnebose of North Branch. Grandparents are Todd and Terri Hadammek of North Branch.

Bradley Allen Becker Bradley was born on May 24, 2018, and weighed 6 pounds 14.5 ounces. Parents are Madison and Michael Becker of Isanti.

Grandparents are Julie Tschumper of Braham.

Everleigh Mae Pike Everleigh was born on June 4, 2018, and weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. Parents are Breanna Erickson and Brandon Pike of Stanchfield. Grandparents are Dave Erickson, Kathy Say, Cynde Pike and William Pike.


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Access Church 4359 392nd St. North Branch, MN 55056 Sundays at 9am & 11am. 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.

Harvest Church 601 Heritage Blvd. NE, Isanti. Located on the NE corner of CR5 & Hwy 65. 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. North Isanti Baptist Church Lead Pastor: Travis Blake 2248 313th Ave. NE, Cambridge, MN 55008 Email: 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 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.

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 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. 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: 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. Email: 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 officecalvaryrushpoint@

Cambridge Lutheran Church (ELCA) 621 Old North Main Street, Cambridge. 763-689-1211 8:30am Festival Traditional, 10:00am Horizon Contemporary Worship. KidZone Kids’ Ministry dismissed from all services. Radio service Sunday at 11am (KBEK 95.5 FM) Facebook: Cambridgelutheran Christ Ev. Lutheran Church (WELS) 32962 Vickers St. NE, Cambridge, 763-689-5333 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. 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: 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 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.

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. 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. Email: Sun., June 17 9am Worship, 10am Fellowship. Mon. June 18 8am Volunteer at Global Health Ministries. Thurs., June 21 9am Men’s Coffee at County Market. Noon Rose Circle at Evelyn’s. 7pm AA Meeting. 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: 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. 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.

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Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) 38460 Lincoln Trl, North Branch. 651-674-7047. Pastor Jon Yurk. Worship Sundays 9am. E-mail: office@ or visit

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 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 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.

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. 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

NorthBrook Church Meeting in North Branch North Branch Middle School – East Gym. Church Office: 651-277-0100 Frank Gomes, Pastor. Come join us at 10am. Worship Service – nursery provided - children’s church (2 yrs old-2nd gr.); Mon. - Fri.: (call for details) “Life Groups”, Bible Studies, Youth Ministry. E-mail us at or visit us on the web at 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. 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 Believers Service 6pm, Wed. Night Worship & Bible Study 6:30pm. 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.

9:30am. Worship 10:45am. Gathering Grounds; Cabins for personal retreats. Call for reservation. E-mail 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.

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Long Lake Lutheran Church (ELCA) 3921 277th Ave NW Isanti, MN 55040, 763-444-5315. Pastor Matt Flom. Worship at 8 & 9:30am. Sunday School Education hour 9:30am. Wednesday Worship and Childrens Church 6pm. See website for Lent schedule


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FREE LUNCHES: Kids’ meals will be served Tuesday-Thursday through summer FROM PAGE I

“We are funded (through the USDA) to do ages one through 18, but we want parents to join in,” Clough said. Clough said that because the meals are funded by the USDA, there are some very specific guidelines, both in location where the free lunch is offered and in the nutritional value of the meals. The Town Square Apartments were one of a select few locations that fit the criteria for lower-income housing in Cambridge. Clough said the meals must be comprised of at least one cup of milk, 3/4 cup fruit or vegetable, one slice of whole-grain bread or one serving of cornbread, biscuit, roll or muffin, or a 1/2 cup hot cereal, pasta, noodles or grains, and one meat or meat alternative, which could include lean mean, poultry or fish or alternate protein product or cheese, or one large egg, or

“cooked dry beans or peas or peanut or other nut or seed butter or nuts and/or seeds or yogurts.” “For June, we are going to offer bag lunches until we get a better idea of how many people will be showing up,” Clough said. “Eventually, we will have one hot meal of the three per week.” Clough said there is no sign-up to take part; however, they would appreciate people mentioning if they were planning on attending the next day in order to get a general idea of how many meals need to be prepared. All of the meals will be prepared at the Friendship Cafe and transported to the apartment complex. When the weather cooperates, the meals can be eaten outside, but food can’t be taken home. Additionally, music, games and guest speakers will be included. Clough said that Cambridge Family Pathways has agreed to store any


Families enjoy free hot dogs, chips and watermelon at the kick-off meal for Cambridge’s Summer Food Service Program June 11 at Cambridge Town Square Apartments.

perishable food in one of their refrigerators, and also to donate some of their excess perishable foods, such as watermelons or other fresh fruits or vegetables. To reciprocate, any leftover food

PRINCESS: Vet survived mortar shell to striker tank FROM PAGE I

Legion, she immediately thought of her great-granddaughter Karsyn, age 5. Though the event typically honored a “Mommy and Me” combo in the parade, Fisk suggested they use 2006 North Branch graduate and local hero Jake Anderson, Karsyn’s dad, instead. Shayna, Jake’s wife, said Grandma was the motivator behind the family’s involvement. “She’s really proud to be part of the military, and she set the wheels in motion,” Shayna said, and that convincing Jake would be the hardest part. “He’s not at all about the attention,” she added. Jake, who tends to be more comfortable in the shadows instead of the limelight, hesitantly agreed because saying no to Grandma Shirley or Karsyn isn’t an option. “I couldn’t really say no to that,” he said.

WOUNDS WON’T KEEP HIM DOWN Stage fright is small potatoes to this Purple Heart recipient who spent almost two months recovering after being attacked during a routine mission in Afghanistan. Jake recalls that day as he and his unit were traveling on an S-turn road in a striker, an eight-wheel tank, when they were hit with an 82 mm mortar shell that went through the back of their striker. “We didn’t see them because they were hidden behind a wall,” he said. “It goes through and explodes on the inside and got us guys in the back.” Jake and his unit suffered burns and took on lots of shrapnel, but all of them survived. After recovery, instead of deciding to return home for the quiet life, their unit decided to sign on for another tour. “My guys and I are tight-knit,” he said. “Once one was going, we all were going.” Jake and his family recently

moved back to North Branch after being stationed in such places as Alaska and Hawaii and doing several tours of duty. They wanted to raise their family in the area where they grew up and where their family and friends still live. Jake is currently a recruiter in Cambridge. Karsyn, age 5, and her dad can be seen this Saturday, June 16, in the Midsummer Kiddie Parade. Dad will be the one in uniform. Karsyn didn’t want to give away too much of the surprise, but she did give a little hint of information about her outfit. “It is red and pretty,” she said, “and is a princess dress!” Midsummer Days Kiddie Parade begins with registration at 11 a.m. at city hall parking lot; parade and judging begin at noon. Theme is “Red, White & Blue.” Sponsored by the VFW Auxiliary Post #6124.

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from the lunches will be donated back to Family Pathways’ food shelves. Anyone who has questions about this service can call SAC’s at 763-689-6555 or email

Caulk files for Isanti County Sheriff With great enthusiasm I announce that I am running to be re-elected as your Isanti County Sheriff. Over the last four years as sheriff and a total of 20 years with the S Sheriff’s O Office, I have h had the h honor of o overseeiing many g great c changes iimplemented Chris Caulk to increase public safety and for the betterment of the sheriff’s office. Many of these changes have been done with the help or input of Sheriff’s Office members and citizens, as no one person can do this alone, and I thank everyone for that. - Added a second K-9 unit. - Enhanced dedicated patrol hours to around 10,000 hours in four years. - Enhanced business, residential and security checks to about 40,000 in four years. - Enhanced 911 dispatch center to a four-station center to better serve all people of the county, including text to 911. - Participated in a remodel project of the administration and patrol building, keeping the

project under budget. - Participated in Project Life Saver, Adopt-a-Cop program, ACT on Alzheimer’s, various church functions county-wide, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon events, Night to Unite. - Triad was started, a program to partner seniors and law enforcement. - Added staffing to all areas of the sheriff’s office to include records, patrol, investigations, jail, dispatch, police reserves and explorers. - Active participant in the Isanti County Drug Coalition with commitment to reducing drug, tobacco and alcohol abuse and dependency in Isanti County. - Proactive in crime prevention. - Increased the hours staff spends at youth programs in our schools including home schools . - Initiated numerous recovery programs to aid in the integration of those leaving incarceration. Most of all I have been an approachable sheriff who loves serving, engaging our staff and the citizens of Isanti County to have input on changes. I am a humble servant and honored to be your sheriff. Contact: caulk.chris@ - 763-657-9443

Ambassadors crowned June 15 Three new Cambridge Ambassadors will be crowned on Friday, June 15, in “hillbilly heaven” at the annual Crowning Celebration “Our Neck of the Woods” presented at the Hardy Performing Arts Center at Cambridge-Isanti High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning

at 7 p.m. Special music by local musician Kenny Krona and saxophonist Brian “Snowman” Powers, who has played with Blues Traveler, Hootie & the Blowfish, and The Dave Matthews Band. Tickets are $10 for reserved seats and $8 for general admission and will be available at the door.

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MONARCHS: North Branch has almost 1,000 acres of pollinator-friendly plantings The Ecumen garden is the first on the path to that goal. FIRST OFFICIAL WAYSTATION The idea for the garden was born when Ecumen’s life enrichment manager Ronda Taber met Anderson at the North Branch Expo in April and asked about putting a monarch garden in the former community garden space on Ecumen’s property. Ecumen administrator Kim Pederson gave permission, and the project took off. “We are in the process of what will happen next,� Taber said. “Bob Waltz from Master Gardeners gave us a list of plants that would be great in the monarch garden and resources to contact for plant plugs.� Ecumen staff will do the planting and maintaining of the garden, which should be in the ground by fall. Taber said the garden will be listed on the International Monarch Waystation Registry at www.monarchwatch. org, and receive a certificate bearing the habitat’s waystation ID number, as well as signage on-site from Monarch Watch. WHAT GOES IN A WAYSTATION Anderson’s strategy team is ready to

give advice and assistance to any area resident desiring to set up a waystation. “To qualify as a monarch garden it must be 100 square feet, which is only 10 foot by 10 foot or larger,� he said. But he’d love to see residents plant larger portions of their yards, which could even make their lives easier. “Once you have a monarch garden in place, you can save time,� he said. “You don’t have to mow it, put on any herbicides or fertilizer. You don’t have to water it. You can sit in your hammock and enjoy the time you’d mow the lawn watching the monarchs and other butterflies and bees.� Taking the place of that high-maintenance grass should be nectar-producing native plants like goldenrods and asters, Anderson said. He also recommends the “champagne of nectar plants that monarchs go gaga over� – liatris or “blazing star,� a purple flowering plant native to the Minnesota prairie. “If you do the plantings right you’ll have flowers from May/June through September,� Anderson said. “You want to have that blend so people enjoy this continual color scheme, and it provides a nectar source all season.� SAVE THE MILKWEED Every monarch garden must also in-

Isanti council approves special event permits BY JENNIFER KOTILA NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

A special event permit for the 2018 Jubilee days was approved by the Isanti City Council at its June 5 meeting. Jubilee Days will kick off Thursday, July 5, with one of the largest parades in East Central Minnesota, according to Melissa Bettendorf, executive director of North 65 Chamber. Each year, the parade draws about 10,000 people to Isanti. This year, due to construction of a hotel on Main Street, the parade route will be slightly altered. The parade will begin at Fifth Avenue on Main Street and will follow its typical route south on Fourth Avenue to Elizabeth Street, then go north on Second Avenue to Main Street, and will end on Main Street at Credit Union Drive. Jubilee Days will continue Saturday, July 7, with Kids Day from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will consist of kids’ games, pony rides, bounce houses, turtle races, outhouse races, a kiddie parade, craft fair, carnival food, vendor booths and a fun run. About 3,000 people are expected to participate in events on Saturday. SPECIAL EVENT PERMIT APPROVED FOR BMC BRITISH AUTO CAR SHOW The council approved a special event permit for BMC British Automobile to host a car show at its location on East Dual Boulevard Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organizers of the event are expecting 75 to 100 people, with show cars parked on the premises and parking for spectators along both sides of Dual Boulevard. PROCLAMATION REGARDING MAYOR’S EMPLOYERS CELEBRATION DAY Mayor George Wimmer read and signed a proclamation designating Tuesday, June 19, as Mayor’s Employers Celebration Day, and the city will be sponsoring a luncheon that day for employers and their employees. This will be the 11th year the city has hosted the Mayor’s Employers Celebration lunch. There are approximately 1,928 people employed within the city limits of Isanti. ODDS AND ENDS In other business, the council: - interviewed and then appointed Joey Lamay to the planning commission. - amended several ordinances to expand police reserve officer duties. - adopted a resolution ordering the 2018 street and utility improvement project and preparation of plans for the project. - adopted a resolution approving the bid for the 2018 pavement management project.

HELP TO START YOUR OWN WAYSTATION Anderson hopes the Ecumen patch will inspire other residents to put in their own waystations. His Monarch Strategy Team is raising money through donations from individuals and nonprofits like the North

Branch Rotary Club, Pheasants Forever and the Chisago County Master Gardeners to assist interested landowners. The organization currently has approximately $2,500 for upcoming projects, and an anonymous donor has offered to match donations up to $5,000 in the coming months. A portion of donated funds will go toward a 9,000-square-foot monarch garden in the front yard of North Branch Area Public Library to be planted this month. “That will be our showcase place,� Anderson said, “with a sign and a kiosk that will explain a little bit more about it.� The first 50 homes and businesses planting monarch gardens will also receive signs provided by the Rotary Club. All this activity has Anderson excited about reaching his aspiration of putting North Branch on the map as the “Monarch Capital of Minnesota.� “North Branch right now has nearly 1,000 acres that are pollinator planted grounds,� he said, which includes the 850 acres of solar fields southeast of the city. “It’s unlikely that any outstate community in Minnesota has more pollinator acres.� For more information or to make a donation, contact the Monarch Strategy team at




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clude at least two varieties of milkweed to qualify through Monarch Watch. “Monarchs have to lay their eggs on milkweed,� Anderson said. “The larvae, the caterpillar, has to eat milkweed. Without milkweed, the monarch is in huge trouble.� The loss of milkweed over the past 20 years, mostly due to herbicide use, prompted Anderson to convince the city of North Branch to let milkweed grow unchecked along roadsides. He estimated he and a city staff person recently drove about 100 miles on local roads, locating areas where milkweed grew in patches. “City mowers are not going to mow those areas,� he said. “They’re going to mark them and GPS where the thickest growth is, and they’ll lift their mowers and go by it.� Anderson wants the public to know uncut patches along roadsides may be left standing intentionally as monarch habitat.



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JUNE 14, 2018

Viking softball is state Class AAA runner-up BY BILL STICKELS III EDITOR@COUNTYSTAR.COM

Having accomplished their main goal of advancing to the school’s first-ever state softball tournament, the North Branch Vikings set their sights on a new goal – becoming Class AAA champions in their first-ever state tournament appearance. Unfortunately, the Vikings came up just one win short of that goal, having to settle instead for the second-place trophy after losing to Faribault 2-0 on Friday, June 8, in North Mankato.

QUARTERFINALS: NORTH BRANCH 12, HOLY ANGELS 0 If the Vikings had any sort of first-state-appearance jitters, they didn’t show it or they certainly dissipated quickly as North Branch jumped all over


Centerfielder Katelyn Berg celebrates making the game-ending catch just feet from the outfield fence during North Branch’s state semifinal game against Hill Murray. The catch prevented the Pioneers from having a walk-off grand slam and enabled the Vikings to advance to the state championship game.

the Stars. The Vikings nearly batted around in the first inning, scoring four runs on four hits and one AHA error to take a commanding lead. The Vikings added three more runs in the second inning and five in the third to build up an insurmountable lead and cruised to the 12-0, five-inning win. “I think the turning point for our girls during this game was the fan power,” said head coach Katherine Crudo. “State is the biggest stage these girls have ever played on. If anyone was there, they could have looked around and saw our game flooded by a ‘Red Sea’ as many would call it. We had so much fan support, which made it easy for our girls to play their game comfortably and confident, surrounded by all familiar faces and a ton of ‘SKÖL’ chants.” Offensively, every starting batter collected at least one hit as the Vikings sprayed the ball all over the field. That, coupled with aggressive base running, which included seven stolen bases, simply overwhelmed the ASA fielders. The Stars were equally overwhelmed when they came up to bat. North Branch pitcher Sam Pederson had complete control of the game, striking out eight and only allowing two hits and one walk. SEMIFINALS: NORTH BRANCH 3, HILL MURRAY 1 The semifinal game against the Pioneers was a virtual polar opposite of North Branch’s first game, as the Vikings had to come back from a 1-0 deficit against a tough Hill Murray pitcher to gain the win. “Though we had nine hits to H.M’s four, both pitchers were experienced in getting out of jams and leaving base-runners on,” said Crudo. The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth, when the Pioneers loaded the bases and scored on an error. The Vikings, however, regained their composure and forced the Pioneers to leave the bases loaded in the inning, only giving up the one run. North Branch immediately responded with a run of their own in the top of the fifth, and then picked up the game-winning runs in the top of the


The throw to third base on an attempted steal resulted in the ball bouncing off of Faribault’s Allison Schak’s helmet, past Viking Macy Brodin, and into the outfield. The unlucky play resulted in Faribault scoring what turned out to be the game-winning run during the Class AAA championship game on Friday, June 8, in North Mankato.

‘If anyone was there, they could have looked around and saw our game flooded by a ‘Red Sea’... We had so much fan support.’ Katherine Crudo North Branch softball head coach sixth. But that wasn’t the end of the drama. In a last-ditch effort to snatch a win away from the Vikings, Hill Murray loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh with just one out. A hard line-drive to first baseman Cassandra Sinn was almost turned into a double-play to end the game, but the Pioneer base-runner scrambled back in time, setting up a movie-like ending. The next batter sent a long fly ball to center field that had both teams’ fans holding their breath in anticipation of either a walk-off grand slam for H.M. or a game-ending catch for N.B. Centerfielder Katelyn Berg took a few steps back, stuck up her glove, and then jumped for joy as the ball made

contact with the leather, giving the Vikings the win. For the game, Pederson struck out 11 batters to keep the Pioneers at bay. Offensively, Amber Yoch, Macy Brodin and Heather Kost picked up clutch RBI hits. “This was probably the best game of the tournament on any field played, and I was proud of our girls’ composure every inning,” said Crudo. CHAMPIONSHIP: NORTH BRANCH 0, FARIBAULT 2 The thrill of the victory the night before couldn’t quite be carried over to the championship game, as the Vikings came up against arguably the tournament’s MVP in Faribault pitcher McKayla Armbruster, who only allowed one run and five hits the entire tournament. “She (Armbruster) was a pitcher that we didn’t have any experience against the types of pitches she threw,” said Crudo. “It was one of those games you wish you had one to three more innings to continue to play. Our girls were making and taking better at-bats each time they came up, but we just took too long to get our line-up turned over. Faribault made every play on defense, and we

didn’t catch any of the breaks.” North Branch could only muster one hit, off the bat of Sinn, which broke up Armbruster’s perfect game in the fifth inning. As it turned out, the game-winning run for the Falcons came on a freak error as a throw to third base in an attempt to catch a steal attempt bounced off the runner’s helmet, allowing her to score. Faribault’s other run also came via an error in the sixth inning. North Branch ended the season with a very satisfying 25-3 record. And even with the championship game loss, Crudo couldn’t be any prouder of her first team as head coach. “I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch,” said Crudo. “A quote I think about for our seniors is: ‘There are wolves that lead sheep, then there are wolves that lead wolves’. Our wolves (seniors) truly treated everyone equally and led them to become leaders themselves. I, along with the other coaches, community and years-to-come fastpitch players of North Branch can’t thank them enough for quite literally leaving everything on the field or in the gym each and every day.”

Over 20,000 gypsy moth traps to be set across Minnesota SUBMITTED MN DEPT OF AGRICULTURE

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) will set approximately 20,300 traps this year looking for gypsy moths. The traps will be set throughout the eastern half of the state as well as spots in south central and southwestern Minnesota, which includes both Isanti and Chisago Counties. This work is part of the MDA’s annual detection trapping survey program and is designed to protect Minnesota’s forests and urban areas from new infestations of gypsy moth by detecting potential problem areas. Setting the thousands of traps will

take several weeks and will be completed by the end of July. Gypsy moth traps are small, triangle-shaped and made of cardboard. Bigger “milk carton” shaped traps will be set in select areas of Lake and Cook counties – which have been quarantined for gypsy moth since 2014 – to accommodate for a potentially higher number of moths. All the traps contain a pheromone to lure in male gypsy moths. The traps are placed mainly on trees in a grid pattern at a specific distance from each other. The grid allows for the traps to efficiently catch as many male moths as possible. To be successful, it

is important to maintain the trapping grid. Citizens are asked not to disturb the traps and to call MDA’s Arrest the Pest line at 888-545-MOTH (6684) or email if they would like traps moved or removed from their property. The goal of the MDA’s trapping program is not to catch all moths that may exist, but to identify areas that may need localized treatments to control the moths. For decades, gypsy moth has been spreading across the Unites States from its original introduction in New England.

“Our trapping survey program helps us identify and treat start-up gypsy moth infestations as the insect makes its way across the country,” said MDA’s Plant Protection Acting Director Mark Abrahamson. Gypsy moth caterpillars are a problem because they eat the leaves of over 300 types of trees and shrubs, favoring oak, poplar, birch, and willow. Severe, repeated infestations can kill trees, especially when the trees are already stressed by drought or disease. For more details about the trapping survey program and gypsy moth, visit the MDA website at www.mda.state.


JUNE 14, 2018



Bombers race at state track meet

Finding crappies along the docks BY STEVE CARNEY NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

It has been a great couple of weeks lately fishing for crappies along shallow dock areas. This is the time of the spring when crappies invade the shallows looking for food and also checking out nest sites for the upcoming spawn. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of this amazing spring action. CHOOSING DOCKS When choosing docks you want to look for a series of docks that are grouped together. Rarely will a lone dock hold spring crappies. The best dock areas are a string of three to six docks that feature overhead cover. Spawning crappies use the cover of the docks to hide and will often make their nests adjacent to dock areas. The more docks in a group the better the chances of finding crappies.


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Braham’s Calvin Engberg competes in the 800 run during the state class A track meet. His time of 2:00.93 wasn’t quite enough to advance to the finals in the event.

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Summer programs kick off

A volunteer watches a demonstration of “science and magic joining forces,� (AKA centripetal force) by one half of the juggling duo “In Capable Hands� at Cambridge Primary School on June 11. The program kicked off Cambridge Library’s summer reading program. BILL STICKELS III | COUNTY STAR



Pins barely miss hitting a volunteer at the comedy juggling show to kick off Cambridge Library’s summer reading program “Reading Takes You Everywhere.�

This bull snake was one of the animals shown by the Lake Superior Zoomobile at Isanti Community Center June 12 to celebrate the start of Isanti Outreach Library’s summer reading program.

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C-I Class of 2018 celebrates graduation


Kyle Renner addresses a jam-packed, standing-room-only crowd inside the Cambridge-Isanti High School gym during his commencement speech on Friday, June 8.

Miranda Coffman’s commencement speech had a “Harry Potter” theme to it.


Haylee Isenor (right) helps Fabienne Imboden adjust her cap prior to going through march-in for graduation ceremonies.


The Cambridge-Isanti class of 2018 perform the ceremonial flipping of the tassels in unison at the end of the graduation ceremony.


Kyle Renner flashes a huge smile and gives two thumbs up for the camera after receiving his diploma.


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JUNE 14, 2018

A day out of fun on the Rum Kids take off at the start of the Race the Rum 1-mile event at Race the Rum on Saturday, June 9, at the government center in Cambridge. A 5k event was also held with prizes given to the top three men’s and women’s finishers. Runners were encouraged to dress as superheroes. Following the races, Cambridge Day Out activities were offered in Central Green Park with kids’ games, bounce houses, food and booths.


Roger Adamczak won “Best Individual Costume” in the superhero costume contest at the 5k event.


Members of the Cambridge Fire Department serve food at the Cambridge Day Out festivities.


Addison Nelson (right) gets a unicorn painted on her face at Cambridge Day Out in Central Green Park June 9.

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Osland up for Chisago County sheriff



The following charges were ďŹ led in Isanti County Court on June 4-8, 2018. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Jaycob Peter Hoffman (DOB 06/19/ 1992) of Isanti, was charged June 4 with 1st degree burglary of an occupied dwelling. Chad David Thompson (DOB 05/31/ 1985), of Cambridge, was charged June 4, with domestic assault by strangulation. Erik Douglas Wait (DOB 06/13/1990), of East Bethel, was charged June 4 with 5th degree possession of drugs/ marijuana. Waylon Dennis Lerol (DOB 06/17/1996), of Lake Elmo, was charged June 4 with theft and theft of a motor vehicle. Brian Martin Blaeser (DOB 05/27/1987), of Anoka, was charged with 5th degree possession of drugs/marijuana. Sharon Elizabeth Scully (DOB 11/22/ 1968), of Cambridge, was charged June 6 with 5th degree possession of drugs/ marijuana.

The following charges were ďŹ led in Chisago County Court on June 4-8, 2018. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Benjamin Aaron Johnson (DOB 07/27/ 1990), of Lindstrom, was charged June 1 with DWI alcohol concentration .08 within two hours and DWI operation motor vehicle under inuence of alcohol. Chandni Fayyaz Hayat (DOB 07/08/ 1986), of St. Paul, was charged June 1 with 5th degree possession of drugs/ marijuana. Tammy Lynn Marsh (DOB 02/20/1992), of North Branch, was charged June 4 with fugitive from justice from other state, and 3rd degree possession of 10 grams or more of a narcotic drug other than heroin. Nancyleigh Ann Kane (DOB 04/12/ 1964), of Chisago City, was charged June 4 with fugitive from justice from other state. Alex William Palmer (DOB 01/03/1998), of Stacy, was charged June 6 with eeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

I am Mark Osland and it would be my honor to serve you as Chisago County Sheriff. My wife Wanda, two young sons and I live and farm on 100-plus acres i Sunrise in T Township. Assuri public ing s safety has b been my l for life 2 29-plus y years as a l licensed p police offiMark Osland cer. I bring significant law enforcement expertise to the role of Sheriff and 20-plus years of supervision. I have supervised large police units and complicated investigations that put away violent criminals. I am currently a Lieutenant with the Minne-

apolis Police Department. I am highly qualified to lead our Sheriff’s department into the future. I am fiscally conservative, responsive and ethical. I stay informed by regularly attending County Board, committee, city and township meetings. I spoke out against building a Jail/ Law Enforcement complex of the size approved by the County board. This topic has been inching forward slowly for nearly 20 years and eventually would have been approved. I am pleased the jail bed size was reduced from the original oversized jail plans. Under my oversight as Sheriff, future department operating expenses will be managed wisely. I believe that the role of law enforcement is to pro-

vide an environment where people can pursue our basic civil rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I want the opportunity to ensure that Chisago County law enforcement: (a) is responsive to the citizens and respectful of their property; (b) protects and defends people and their belongings without infringing on personal rights and dignity; (c) treats people with courtesy and respect; and (d) spends our money responsibly while maintaining safety for citizens, their homes and businesses. I am dedicated to the longterm continued security of our community. Questions? 651-583-0707 or sheriff@markosland. com Vote Osland Aug. 14.

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Congrats Bluejacket boys and girls track and field! *Boys Section 5AAA True Team champs, Section 7AA champs *Combined school-record 11 state meet entrants *Combined 5 state meet medalists


Char Morke captured fourth place in the pole vault by clearing 11 feet, 9 inches at the state meet.


Dylan Larson hands off to Harrison Grandgenett during the finals of the 4x200 relay race. The Jackets finished in eighth place, thanks in part to an unfortunate slip on the wet track.


(Above photo) Blaze Krueger was a double-medalist, taking seventh in the shot put and eighth in the discus during the state meet. (Left photo) AnnaGrace Nelson medaled at state by taking ninth in the high jump. BILL STICKELS III | COUNTY STAR


Jess Illg broke the school record in the 400 at the state track meet, becoming the first Jacket girl to break the minute mark.

Harrison Grandgenett hands off to Dylan Jones during the 4x100 relay prelims.


(Middle left photo) Ryley Nelson makes one of his attempts in the shot put at the state meet. (Near left photo) Kaylee Clement takes off from the blocks during the 100 dash prelims.


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JUNE 14, 2018

Congratulations North Branch Viking softball! *Mississippi 8 conference champs *Section 7AAA champs *Class AAA state runners-up


The North Branch Viking softball team captured the state class AAA runner-up trophy with a 12-0 win over Holy Angels and a 3-1 win over Hill Murray before losing to Faribault 2-0 in the championship game. BILL STICKELS III | COUNTY STAR

Viking catcher Emma Hurd successfully blocks home plate and tags out a Faribault runner during the championship game.


Cassie Sinn stretches to snatch the ball on a pickoff play at first during the state quarterfinal game against Academy of Holy Angels.


Liz Gladitsch makes a running catch of a fly ball during the championship game.


Kristi Pilz comes up firing on a rare ball that reached the outfield during the tournament.

(Left photo) Amber Yoch shows great range in tracking down a hard-hit ball over second base during the semifinal game against Hill Murray.


Heather Kost fields a bunt and fires to first during the championship game against Faribault. BILL STICKELS III | COUNTY STAR

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The filing of an assumed name does not provide a user with exclusive rights to that name. The filing is required for consumer protection in order to enable consumers to be able to identify the true owner of a business. ASSUMED NAME: GracePointe Crossing PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 1601 Riverhills Parkway NW, Cambridge MN 55008 MAILING ADDRESS: 2845 Hamline Ave. North, Roseville MN 55113 NAMEHOLDER(S): Name: Grandview Christian Home Address: 2845 Hamline Ave. North, Roseville MN 55113 Name: PHS Cambridge Care Center, LLC Address: 2845 Hamline Ave. North, Roseville MN 55113 Amendment to Certificate of Assumed Name File Number: 29188970002 Originally filed on: July 8, 2008 I, the undersigned, certify that I am signing this document as the person whose signature is required, or as agent of the person(s) whose signature would be required who has authorized me to sign this document on his/

her behalf, or in both capacities. I further certify that I have completed all required fields, and that the information in this document is true and correct and in compliance with the applicable chapter of Minnesota Statutes. I understand that by signing this document I am subject to the penalties of perjury as set forth in Section 609.48 as if I had signed this certificate under oath. SIGNED BY: Janna R. Severance, General Counsel MAILING ADDRESS: None provided EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: Work Item: 1013450000026 Original File Number: 1013450000026 STATE OF MINNESOTA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FILED 04/19/2018 11:59 PM Steve Simon Secretary of State Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on June 7, 14, 2018


Default has occurred in the conditions of the following described mortgage: DATE OF MORTGAGE: 06/23/2017 ORIGINAL PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF MORTGAGE: $129,548.00 MORTGAGOR(S): Kara L. Weeks, a single person MORTGAGEE: Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as nominee for Lake Area Mortgage, a Division of Lake Area Bank DATE AND PLACE OF FILING: 06/27/2017 as Document No. A467482 in the Office of the County Recorder, Isanti County, Minnesota The mortgage was assigned for value as follows: Assignee: Caliber Home Loans, Inc. Assignment dated: 11/13/2017 Assignment recorded: 11/16/2017 Assignment recording information: Document No. A471233 All in the records of the County Recorder in and for Isanti County, Minnesota. TAX PARCEL I.D. NO.: 02.048.0130 LEGAL DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY: LOT 14, CHI-GAK-WA SHORES 4TH ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF ON FILE AND OF RECORD IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY RECORDER, ISANTI COUNTY, MINNESOTA STREET ADDRESS OF PROPERTY: 2580 Paradise Trail NW, Isanti, MN 55040 COUNTY IN WHICH PROPERTY IS LOCATED: Isanti LENDER OR BROKER AND MORTGAGE ORIGINATOR: Lake Area Mortgage, a Division of Lake Area




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Bank RESIDENTIAL MORTGAGE SERVICER: Caliber Home Loans THE AMOUNT CLAIMED TO BE DUE ON THE MORTGAGE: $132,360.63 AS OF 02/28/2018. THAT no action or proceeding has been instituted at law to recover the debt secured by said mortgage, or any part thereof; that there has been compliance with all pre-foreclosure notice and acceleration requirements of said mortgage, and/or applicable statutes. Pursuant to the power of sale contained in said Mortgage, the Mortgage will be foreclosed, and the mortgaged premises will be sold by the Sheriff of Isanti County, Minnesota at public auction as follows: DATE AND TIME OF SALE: 04/12/2018 at 10:00 AM PLACE OF SALE: Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, 2440 S Main St, Cambridge, MN 55008 to pay the debt then secured by said mortgage and taxes, if any actually paid by the mortgagee, on the premises and the costs and disbursements allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by said Mortgagor(s) or Mortgagor’s personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of sale. TIME AND DATE TO VACATE PROPERTY: If the mortgage is not reinstated under Minn. Stat. §580.30 or redeemed under Minn. Stat. §580.23, the mortgagor must vacate the mortgaged property by 11:59 p.m. on October 12, 2018, or the next business day if October 12,

2018 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. MORTGAGOR(S) RELEASED FROM FINANCIAL OBLIGATION ON MORTGAGE: NONE THE TIME ALLOWED BY LAW FOR REDEMPTION BY THE MORTGAGOR, THE MORTGAGOR’S PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES OR ASSIGNS, MAY BE REDUCED TO FIVE WEEKS IF A JUDICIAL ORDER IS ENTERED UNDER MINNESOTA STATUTES, SECTION 582.032, DETERMINING, AMONG OTHER THINGS THAT MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Publication to begin the week of: 2/12/2018 - 2/16/2018 Caliber Home Loans, Inc., Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E 4th St., Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 04/12/2018 is hereby postponed until 06/11/2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, 2440 S Main St, Cambridge, MN 55008. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is

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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.

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

301 Farm Misc 2015 Branson 4520R tractor/loader with rear blade. $19,990. 320-679-4565 for more information.

305 Pets/Supplies English Springer Spaniel puppies. 4 black & white males. 11 weeks old. $350. 320-496-7467

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reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 12/11/2018 or the next business day if 12/11/2018 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 04/12/2018 Caliber Home Loans, Inc., Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE OF POSTPONEMENT The attached referenced sale scheduled for 6/11/2018 is hereby postponed until 07/11/2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office, 2440 S Main St, Cambridge, MN 55008. Unless said mortgage is reinstated or the property redeemed, or unless the time for redemption is reduced by judicial order, the premises must be vacated by 11:59 p.m. on 01/11/2019 or the next business day if 01/11/2019 falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday. Dated: 06/14/2018 Caliber Home Loans, Inc., Mortgagee/Mortgage Assignee The Sayer Law Group, P.C., By Brian G. Sayer, Attorney for Mortgagee/ Mortgage Assignee 925 E. 4th Street, Waterloo, IA 50703 THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on June 14, 2018




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351 Antiques Antiques Wanted: Railroad lanterns, toys, marbles, light fixtures, postcards, advertising signs, Redwing pottery, guns, knives. Call Gary, cell 651-238-0909, 320-679-2535. Diamond ring with appraisal papers; Native American necklace-silver, turquoise, bear claw. Heavy. Call Pat, 218-499-1002.

355 Furniture 6'x6' bay window like new, $600/BO & other windows, 763-227-9785. For Sale: 4 oak kitchen chairs like new. 320-679-4214. For Sale: Reconditioned washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators. Rick's Home Furnishings 320-679-4047.







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361 Lawn & Garden Black rotted manure, lg load, fast delivery. Also firewood. 320241-6983 or 479-2446952.

362 Miscellaneous Looking for that perfect gift for an anniversary or birthday? Think about giving a subscription to the Kanabec County Times. Call our office today (320)679-2661 to start delivery – we accept Visa or Mastercard! Fridstrom Firearm Instruction: Permit to Carry classes. June 2 or July 28. Call for information. 320-679-4176 Mora location. John & Claudia Fridstrom.



404 Garage Sales 4 Family Garage Sale: Kids & adults clothes, girls jeans, dance costumes, dress clothes, lots Under Armour, crafts, Christmas, lots more! Wed.-Fri. June 20th-22nd 9am-5pm. 810 11th St. SW Pine City, MN. Garage Sale: June 14-15, 8-5 p.m. Sleeping bags, camping grill, misc. 1625 110th Ave., Ogilvie. Yard Sale: Everyday until everything is gone, 9-9. Swing set, Little Tykes childrens log cabin, adults & childrens clothing, furniture, pool table. 2463 Legend St., Mora.



Available immediately: 2-BDRM apartments at Meadowbrook, in Mora. $770/month + electric. No pets or smoking. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. Meadowbrook 1 & 2 BDRM apartments- Mora, starting at $670 + electric. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. Mora, 626 McLean St. 2-BDRM lower in 4-plex, $640/mo. Heat, water, garbage included. Garden space available. Call Greg, 612-390-2534.

506 Real Estate City Lots with sewer and water from $35,000. Your builder or ours. EldrisVillage. com for details. Kevin Sharkey Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate 612-237-7326.

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Mora Subway is now hiring full time/part time. Must have open availabilty days, evenings and weekends. Must be friendly and able to work in a fast paced environment. We offer competitive wages, PTO, 401(k) and profit sharing. Apply in person or at Post Frame Construction Crew in Mora looking for experienced or entry level carpenters FT with OT available. Contact: CF Services LLC. 612-229-4281 Sportsmen's Cafe in Mora is now hiring morning cooks. Days and hours will vary. Please apply within.

PTE Inc. is seeking a Full Time Operator. No experience necessary. Please apply in person at 1518 Industrial Blvd, Mora or call 320-679-4535.

Post Frame Construction Crew in Mora looking for experienced or entry level carpenters FT with OT available. Contact: CF Services LLC. 612-229-4281

AmericInn of Mora is seeking PT Front Desk and Housekeepers. If interested please contact Tanya for more details. 320-679-5700

Debt Collections Representative CU Recovery in Wyoming is looking for Collections Representatives. You must be a customer service oriented team player with experience in collections or customer service; possess a client service attitude, and a strong work ethic. Excellent communication, listening, and negotiation skills are paramount to this position. Additional requirements of the Collections role include: High school diploma or GED, basic keyboarding skills, organization and problem solving skills. Experience in debt collection is preferred, but not required. Please forward your resume to: Mari Gordon, CU Recovery, Inc., 26263 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN 55092 or email:

Lakes and Pines CAC, a private non-profit organization, is seeking an energetic, positive and friendly professional to meet and greet our clients and assist the Administration Department in clerical duties. The preferred candidate will be able to demonstrate: the ability to be friendly and courteous in person and on the telephone; experience working with multi-line phones and mail systems; computer use proficiency, including Microsoft Office with Publisher; efficient typing skills; experience with standard office machines; the ability to work with a diverse population and maintain confidentiality. Attention to detail and strong organization skills are a must for this position. High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of two years office experience required. Full Time Position with Benefit Package. $15.63 - $16.25/hr., starting salary depending on qualifications. For information or application please contact Lakes and Pines C.A.C., Inc. Reasonable accommodations made upon request. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Lakes and Pines is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 1700 Maple Avenue East, Mora, MN. 55051; 320/679-1800 or Application deadline is: 6:00 p.m., Sunday, June 24, 2018. Applicants must complete Agency’s Employment Application for employment consideration.

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22 SANTI-CHISAGO COUNTY STAR 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 GOURMET PRODUCTS PINE CITY HELP WANTED. GOURMET PRODUCTS is looking for second shift production workers and cheese cutters in our Pine City plant. Fast-paced, friendly environment. Must be able to pass background test and drug screening. Please call 320-629-0011.

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DRIVER WANTED: CDL plus clean driving record and current health card a must. Kanabec County area trash routes. Full health and vacation beneÄts available. Apply in person at 225 E. George St., Ogilvie, MN 56358

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Now Hiring Direct Support Professionals Homes in Hugo, Dellwood, White Bear, Wyoming, North Branch, Harris, Stanchfield, Pine City, Brook Park $250 Sign on Bonus Starting wages range $12.00 to $17.00/hr. Weekend differentials, Overnight differentials Year-end bonus Paid training Medical, Dental, 401(k), Paid Personal Leave We have full-time, part-time, and relief positions available Community Living Options provides 24-hour residential care and supervision to adults and children with intellectual developmental disabilities, mental health and medical challenges. For interview call Polly @ 651-237-1087 or email: Apply online at

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Clinical Assistant (LPN or CMA) Various hours available. Graduate from an accredited school of Practical Nursing. Licensed in the state of Minnesota or a Certified Medical Assistant. EMR experience with ability to keyboard and navigate.

Apply online at FirstLight Health System 301 Highway 65 South Mora, MN 55051 320-225-3612 EOE

P&M Truss Inc.

Growing Roof & Floor Truss Manufacturer looking to fill various positions throughout our company. Production/Assembler of wood roof & floor trusses. Duties include setting up jigs for correct profiles utilizing laser projection to highest quality product, placing lumber material in jig setups, placing metal gusset plates on correct locations and operating press for final product. Also, possible working in saw department that cuts all the lumber parts for the trusses on fully state of the art automated saws. Forklift Operator & Yard Employees. Duties include operating fork lift to move lumber material from department to department. Stacking, banding and organizing final product so it is ready for delivery. Loading trucks for delivery. Keeping a clean yard for a safe work atmosphere. Engineered Roof & Floor Truss Systems Since 1986

Please apply in person at our location or email resume to P&M Truss Inc. 28437 Hwy 65 NE, Isanti, MN 55040 Phone 763-444-4174 • Fax 763-444-9595

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Refuse Route Drivers

We have added new routes & need more local drivers for our Ramsey Team! We want CDL Drivers that can drive LCOAL routes & be HOME every night. SAFETY focused work environment. STABLE industry=stable work. 52 hrs. average per week. 401(k) match + other great benefits. Over 90% of our drivers come from current employee referrrals!


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CORRECTIONS OFFICER $20.78/hr Chisago County is seeking to fill a FT position and to start an eligibility list for future openings for Corrections Officer. This position provides care and supervision of inmates housed in the jail facility, transporting inmates, juveniles, and mentally ill individuals. Performs all intake procedures for incoming prisoners, supervises the daily housing area and periodically must subdue prisoners. We will train qualified candidates. Must be age 18+ to apply. Must be willing and able to work a variety of assigned shifts. Apply online at Deadline to apply is June 18, 2018. There will be testing for this position on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at: 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Chisago County Public Safety Center. Please call 651-213-8830 to schedule your preferred time.

NOW HIRING IN ISANTI COUNTY Exciting fast growing new services with growth opportunities!

CDL Drivers. Duties include delivery of truss loads to residential and commercial job sites with semis or straight truck with roll off trailers. Good, SAFE driving record required. Truss Designer. Experienced roof and floor truss designer preferably with experience with Mitek Engineering Software, working on residential and commercial projects. Must have strong communication skills and work well with others. Projects vary in size from small additions to large multi-unit buildings.

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DAVE’S FLOOR SANDING Looking for Carpenters, Recoaters & Sanders. Full Benefits available. $16-$22/hr. depending on experience

612-723-6188 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH Part-Time 24 Hours per Week Chisago County is looking to fill a part-time 24 hours per week Public Health Nurse for our Maternal Child Health program. Works with schools, local hospitals and other agencies in providing in home public health nursing services. Provides skilled nursing care in the home, instructs in the prevention of illness and disease. Pro-rated benefits package is available includes medical, dental and paid time off. PHN certificate, RN certification in MN and valid driver’s license are required. Apply at Closing Date: June 22, 2018. Rate of pay is $23.59 to $32.37 per hour.

Mental Health Program Director Salary: $48,303/Year ACUTE BEHAVIORAL SERVICE MANAGER Salary: $52,000/Year Make a difference in your community by helping others!

These positions are responsible for coordination and management of programs that specialize in supporting people with challenging behavioral and mental health needs, either in a residential or non-residential setting. Programs in these services only support 1-2 people because of those challenging needs. Must have experience in providing mental health services! Please apply online at

Deputy Recorder I CHISAGO COUNTY has an opening for a FT Deputy Recorder in the County Recorders Office. Duties include data entry of abstract documents; processing of marriage licenses, working with vital records, responding to inquiries from the public both in person and on the phone. Knowledge of legal land descriptions is required. High attention to detail is a must. Ability to type 40-50 wpm, have good knowledge of Microsoft Word, ability to operate document imaging equipment. $14.98 to $20.46 per hour DOQ Please include a resume with your application. Deadline for applications is June 22, 2018. For an application go to


Anderson & Koch Ford has an opening for a talented sales person. Prior sales or customer service experience is preferred but willing to train the right candidate. We offer: A great selection of new and used vehicles in inventory. Plus, Ford is one of the hottest manufacturers in the marketplace. Ford has a great lineup of freshly redesigned cars, trucks and SUVs. We have a state of the art newly remodeled facility. A very competitive pay plan, 401k, and health insurance. We have been a family owned and operated store for over 50 years. If you have a desire to succeed and are highly motivated, send us your resume. We look forward to hearing from you. This is a rare opportunity to come and join our sales team. Contact Bill Young or Patrick Fossum. We can be reached at 651-674-4465 or by email at

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Isanti Jubilee Days July 5-8, 2018

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Parade, rodeo, kids day, outhouse races, turtle races, craft fair, food, games & more!

Chamber Cup Golf Tournament Monday, July 30, 2018. Purple Hawk Golf Club to register. Open to all.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 12:00 to 1:00 PM Art and Science Academy Middle School 1005 7th Ave. NE, Isanti, MN 55040 Catered by Coborns: $12. Please RSVP by Friday, June 15 to 763-689-2505 Program: “Member Minutes� Each attendee will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and share about their business. Mark your calendar: lunches are held monthly on the 3rd Wednesday.

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BOARD MEMBER INTRO “Hello! Monte here!� I am Monte Dybvig, and I have been a North 65 Chamber Board member for about nine years. My family and I have been pleased to be a part of Cambridge and the surrounding area ever since I first started working as a service advisor at a local dealership in 1991. A year

later I started Doctor Monte’s Auto with the goal of providing quality automotive repair and professional service. This year we are celebrating Doctor Monte’s 25th anniversary. By the time we moved into our third location in 2000 in downtown Cambridge, I had also become quite involved in the community. I serve on the Downtown Task Force, City Planning Commission, and lead the Downtown Customer Appreciation Event. Cambridge

has seen amazing growth during recent years, and I am passionate about helping the city and especially the downtown continue to thrive amidst changing consumer trends. Outside the shop, I have a number of other interests. As a tenor in the East Central Minnesota Chorale, I am also the Board president. I head the Southern Gospel Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church, Hinckley, in addition to serving as

a sound technician and Trustee. Collecting and restoring Peavey speakers is a new hobby, while toy trains, especially Lionel, have been a lifelong interest. My wife, Carol, and I will celebrate our 40th anniversary in June. We are blessed with six children, all married, and 13 grandchildren, nearly all of whom continue to live in this area.

Please thank the following businesses for sponsoring the North 65 ChamberNews Page. 763.689.7600


JOSLIN & MOORE LAW OFFICES P.A. Clark $-RVOLQ‡Patrick B. Moore Heidi A. Swisher 221 NW 2nd Avenue, Cambridge



Service Hrs: 7am-6pm Mon-Fri Sales Hrs: Mon-Thurs 9-9; Fri 9-6; Sat 9-5



JUNE 14, 2018

Where to Find the Best Real Estate & Agent I’m working hard so you don’t have to!

Jeremy Ellingson, Realtor Cell: 612-889-7162


763-444-7641 Federally Insured by NCUA. | Equal Housing Lender. | NMLS# 422512

Laurie Garnas, Realtor/Partner Counselor Realty, Inc. 651-247-0248 Want to Sell your home for more and Buy for less? Call me Direct!

Moline Realty, Inc

Each office independently owned and operated.

I have been dedicated to Real Estate since 2001. Serving Buyers and Sellers in every single aspect of the Real Estate Market. Educating, Assisting, Advising, doing whatever it takes for the client to completely understand the entire process from start to finish. No question goes unanswered. I love what I do and do it well and I always make it a great experience for everyone. I specialize in Commercial, Townhomes, Single Family Homes, Rental Properties, Condominiums and Land purchases and sales. Call me for any of your real estate needs!


Katherine Reiners Willmert Call/Text 763-300-5387

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Kim Theis, Real Estate Agent Generations Real Estate Group Cell 612.655.0891 FREE Home Evaluation!

651-307-0822 268 Garfield St S Cambridge, MN 55008

Amy Grafenstein, Realtor 268 S. Garfield St., Cambridge 763-552-7486 Cell 612-363-0934

763.552.7477 Helping you find your way home. each office independently owned & operated

Not intended as solicitation if under contract with another agent.

“Making… Your way Home”

Wendy McClure, Realtor 268 S. Garfield St., Cambridge 763-689-3577 Cell 651-307-0822

Jeneane Brackett, Realtor Direct: 651-235-7433 Office: 651-277-2036

Call one of the best agents in the area to buy or sell your home!

Isanti-Chisago County Star June 14, 2018  
Isanti-Chisago County Star June 14, 2018