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City, county reach ARMER agreement

Hold on! Devin Jensrud, of North Branch, holds on in bull riding competition on the National High School Rodeo Association’s circuit. He will compete at nationals July 14-20 in Rock Springs, Wyoming. See page 5 for more information on Jensrud and a Stacy resident also heading to nationals.

attorney Patrick Doran gave a brief summary of the process leading up to this agreement. The long-running saga of the city “As you all know, in June of 2019 of North Branch versus Chisago we received correspondence from County over the ARMER radio the county stating they gave us system contract has come a July 15 deadline to to an end – for the time either sign the interim being. agreement or the county During the July 9 city was going to shut off the council meeting, the radios,” Doran said. “I council approved an said I disagreed with amendment to the 2012 those assessments, but contract between the city nonetheless, coming to an and the county, which agreement with the counwill be used until the ty would be in the best end of 2019 in place of the interest of all parties.” hotly debated interim In response to that agreement the county was ultimatum, the city had pushing North Branch approved at their June to sign – along with the 25 meeting instructions Patrick Doran other cities and townships for the city attorney to North Branch City Attorney who utilize the county’s prepare a temporary reARMER frequency – bestraining order to prevent fore proceeding to negotiate a longthe disconnection of the radios. term agreement. Doran said he had several discussions Following a closed portion of the SEE ARMER, PAGE 8 council meeting, North Branch city BY BILL STICKELS III EDITOR@COUNTYSTAR.COM

‘In my review of this contract amendment, I believe it to be fair and reasonable to both parties .’


Chomping at the bit: Teens ready to ride in national rodeo BY LORI ZABEL NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

Most local folks are familiar with the Isanti Firefighters Rodeo that kicks off this week, but not many know there’s a high school rodeo circuit – and a couple local young women are saddling up to head out to its national competition. Cambridge’s Tori Skiba and Emma Pankan, of Stacy, will compete July 14-20 at the 71st annual National High School Rodeo Association’s national finals in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The 17-year-old seniors – goat tying experts – finished within the top four places at last month’s Minnesota state competition, earning them the trip to nationals where more than 1,650 contestants from 43 states, five Canadian provinces, Mexico and Australia will take part in the

world’s largest rodeo. The NHSRA is not affiliated with organized high school sports, but hosts over 1,800 rodeos a year for junior high and high school students, culminating in two national events with cash prizes of more than $150,000 and scholarships worth over $375,000. 4-H LEADS TO NATIONAL RODEO “We started Western Heritage 4-H in fourth grade,” said Pankan, a student at Cambridge Christian School and daughter of Joe Pankan and Amanda Sundermeyer. “We became really good friends because we did 4-H together. We were always first and second for goat tying for regionals and state.” The two excelled at their Isanti County 4-H events – in addition to goat tying, they both competed in pen roping and animal

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sorting events – and found they wanted more competition than 4-H could offer. As freshmen, they took their skills to the next level on the NHSRA circuit. Skiba proved a natural. She qualified for nationals in her first year – but chose not to compete in the big ring. “It was our first year in the organization, and I was so overwhelmed,” said Skiba, a student at Cambridge-Isanti High School and daughter of Christopher and Melissa Skiba. “I didn’t feel good enough.” So she did an incredibly kind thing that year. “There was a senior that was graduating out,” Skiba said, “and she had never been to nationals. She was the fifth person (top four qualify for nationals), so I gave her my trip.”



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ONGOING Cambridge Flea Market The Cambridge Flea Market runs every Tuesday from 6 a.m. to noon at Isanti County Fairgrounds, 3101 Hwy. 95 NE, Cambridge, thru Sept. 24. For info call Dave at 651-503-0642.

Artists Open Studio Play Inc Arts will offer open studio times every Monday from 5-8 p.m. at 144 2nd St. SE, Cambridge, for all media except clay. Bring own work and supplies. No fee. For info call 763-2697718.

JUL 12 Jubilee Days Events - Friday Farmers market 2-6 p.m. at 400 W. Dual Blvd., Isanti; Isanti Firefighters Rodeo at 6:30 p.m.; dance at rodeo grounds at 8:30 p.m. with music by Copperhead Creek. More info at

JUL 13 Day with Public Safety The 15th annual Day with Public Safety will be held at North Branch Fire Hall, 37917 Forest Blvd., with 8:30 a.m. 5k run or walk (8 a.m. registration) and 10 a.m. bike ride (9:30 a.m. regis.). Fire and police demonstrations, activities, prizes and food.

Jubilee Days Events Saturday Five-mile and 2-mile run/walk at 8 a.m. at 1st & Main, Isanti; midday events include food vendors, craft fair, kiddie games, pony rides, petting zoo, pie social, kiddie parade at 11 a.m., turtle races, outhouse races; rodeo at 6:30 p.m.; dance at rodeo grounds at 8:30 p.m. with music by Annie Austin Band. More info at

Second Saturdays Music at the Co-op Fendrick & Peck will perform from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at City Center Market, 122 Buchanan St. N, Cambridge. For info call 763-689-4640 or visit

Kids’ Fishing Day Fleet Farm in Cambridge will hold a free event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

for kids to learn about knot tying, fishing safety, fish identification, life vest fitting, casting, plus fun and games.

JUL 14 Senior Potluck A potluck lunch will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Chisago County Senior Center, 38790 6th Ave., North Branch. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass. For info email

Isanti Ambassador Coronation The annual Isanti Ambassador Coronation will be held at 6 p.m. at Isanti Middle School with dessert reception following. Tickets $10 adults, $5 children 4-11, under 3 free.

JUL 15 Meet Author at Library North Branch Area Library welcomes author J.J. Austrian for a reading from his picture book “Worm Loves Worm” and Q & A from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at 6355 379th Street. All ages welcome. For info call 651-674-8443.

Intro to Lettering Class Ages 12+ are invited to an Intro to Hand Lettering class with artist Jen Anfinson from 2-3:30 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library, 244 S. Birch St. Create whimsical hand lettering to take home. Free, but registration required on events calendar at or call 763-689-7390. Space is limited.

JUL 16 Alzheimer’s Support Group The Alzheimer’s Support Group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m. at GracePointe Crossing Town Center, 1545 Riverhills Pkwy. NW, Cambridge, for caregivers, family and friends. For info contact Julie Tooker at 763-691-6166 or jtooker@

Nature Scavenger Hunt Kids are invited to a “Nature Scavenger Hunt” from noon to 2 p.m. at Brown Park, 905 24th Ave. SW, Cambridge, with a hunt for leaves, frogs, flowers and more.

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Concerts in the Park North Branch The free Concerts in the Park series will host Andy Spofford (acoustic rock, country, pop) at 7 p.m. at Central Park, North Branch, with a free book to first 50 families at 6:45 p.m. for story time (“Moosetache”). Classic car/motorcycle night. For info call North Branch Community Ed at 651-674-1025.

JUL 17 Parkinson’s Support Group Parkinson’s Support Group will hold their monthly meeting from 1011:30 a.m. at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old Main St. N, for those with the disease, their families, friends and caregivers. Refreshments served. Call Dale at (763) 444-9352 for info.

We R Able Support Group Paul Smith, director at Chisago-Isanti Heartland Express, will speak at the We R Able Support Group at 1 p.m. at the Chisago County Senior Center, 38790 6th Ave., North Branch. All are welcome; $1 suggested donation. For info call 651-674-7347.

JUL 18 Community BBQ Discover Downtown Cambridge will host a Community Barbecue from 5-8 p.m. in downtown Cambridge with a bean bag tournament at Cambridge Bar & Grill plus live music; farmers market in City Center Mall parking lot 5-8 p.m.; Willards BBQ tacos 5-8 p.m.; pop-up splash pad 5-8 p.m. at 2nd Ave. & Main; special discounts, treats and later hours at local businesses. For information call North 65 Chamber at 763-689-2505.

Shoot for the Stars Kids ages 5-10 will learn about stars and create constellations from marshmallows at “Shoot for the Stars” 1:30-3 p.m. at Cambridge Public Library, 244 S. Birch St. Registration required at Space limited. For info call 763-689-7390.

Cambridge Concert in the Park Free Fallin’, a Tom Petty tribute band, will perform 6-8:30 p.m. in City Park, 810 2nd Ave. SW, Cambridge. Free;


food truck present. Bring chair or blanket. For info call 763-552-3213.

JUL 19-21 The Lion King, Jr. Play Play Inc Arts Summer Youth Theatre will present “The Lion King, Jr.” with 5-8th graders at Hardy Performing Arts Center, Cambridge, at 7 p.m. Fri./Sat. and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets at www. For info call 763-269-7718.


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Chisago County Fair Talent Show Chisago County Fair will hold its 36th annual Amateur Talent Contest at 1 p.m. at the fairgrounds in Rush City with categories for 12 and under, 13-18 years and 19 and over. Top winners move on to state fair. For info visit

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Take the opportunity to donate blood from 12:30-6:30 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church fellowship hall, 109 2nd Ave. S, Isanti. To learn more and make an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood. org or call 1-800-733-2767.

Kids ages 5-5th grade are invited to Roar Summer Camp from 9 a.m. -noon July 22-25 at New Hope Community Church, 33030 Vickers St. NE, Cambridge, with music, stories, crafts, games. $10 each. Register at

JUL 20 Rough ‘N Tough Against Hunger New Hope Community Church will sponsor its 2nd annual Rough ’N Tough Against Hunger mud run with 35 obstacles from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at 33030 Vickers St. NE, Cambridge, to benefit Family Pathways food shelf. Food trucks, live music, open to public. Register at roughntough. org or call 763-227-5955 for info.

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

JUL 22 Engineering Day for Kids Common Ground United Methodist will host free fun for kids 5th grade and under with an Engineering Day theme from 10 a.m. to noon at City Park, 810 2nd Ave. SW, Cambridge. For info call the church at 763-6892071. Event also Aug. 12.

JUL 23 Concerts in the Park North Branch The free Concerts in the Park series will host Sweethearts Dinner Band (rock, pop, alternative) at 7 p.m. at Central Park, North Branch, with a free book to first 50 families at 6:45 p.m. for story time (“Big Red Barn”).Root beer float night. For info call North Branch Community Ed at 651-674-1025.

JUL 24 Box Gardens at the Library

The Cambridge-Isanti High School Gymnastics Team will conduct a car wash from 9 a.m.-noon at Cambridge State Bank (Hwy. 95 behind Culver’s) to raise funds for upcoming season. Donations appreciated.

Kids ages 3-11 can plant and tend box gardens on select Wednesdays at North Branch Area Library, with Master Gardeners teaching about plants and techniques from 9:30-10 a.m. behind library. Future dates: Aug. 7, 21. For info call 651-674-8443.

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The city of Isanti will host a downtown street dance from 7-11 p.m. with music by Audio Circus on stage at 1st Avenue and Main Street. Free for all ages. Food and beer for sale on site. For info

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We are entering the area’s best days of summer July is a very busy time around these parts. Starting with last week’s Fourth of July extended weekend, there is something going on every single weekend in July, with several of these events beginning earlier in the week. This week features the annual Isanti Rodeo and Jubilee Days, which is traditionally very well-attended. While the rodeo itself (plus the concerts immediately following the competition each night) have always been the highlight of the weekend, there has been an increasing number of Jubilee Days events held in conjunction that are fun Worth a for the whole family – not to mention Thousand at a low price. Naturally, it all starts with the Words parade on Thursday night, beginning at 6:30 p.m. People have been known Bill to stake out their viewing territory Stickels III well in advance for this parade, which features a ton of floats, along with virttually ll enough h candy being tossed to hold the kids over until Halloween. Saturday’s events, which include kids games, pony rides, a petting zoo and kiddie parade, seems to grow bigger every year. That is immediately followed by the sight of over 100 turtles racing for cash prizes for the winners of each heat, plus grand prizes of bikes for the overall winners. For the grand finale of the day, there’s the 30th running of the popular Outhouse Races. As reported in last week’s edition of the Star, this event has been extremely popular for all these years and is sure to be a hit again this year. The following week, July 18-21, sees the first of two county fairs – Chisago County’s fair held in Rush City. This fair features no entrance fee, just a $3 per car parking fee. There will be multiple concerts each of the four days. There’s also the traditional 4-H showings, along with grandstand events like a demolition derby on both Friday and Saturday night, plus motocross races on Thursday. Finally, there’s a popular parade at 3 p.m. on Saturday and kids’ day activities from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you can’t make it to Rush City, or you just can’t get your fill of fair food and carnival rides, the Isanti County Fair takes over in Cambridge from July 24-28. Much like Chisago County’s, the Isanti County Fair features concerts and 4-H shows each day. The grandstand entertainment also features motocross and demolition derby, but also a night and day “of destruction.” Their kids’ day is on Friday, July 26, plus they’ve added a few new features to the calendar. There’s dog dock diving competitions each day. There’s also a “Blue Ribbon Beard Bonanza” for guys to show off their facial follicles on Saturday, July 27. With all of these activities going on the next several weeks (plus too many others to possibly fit in this column’s space), there shouldn’t be any problems finding something for the whole family to enjoy. Now, all we have to do is put in a custom order to Mother Nature for the weather to cooperate. Bill Stickels III is editor of the Isanti-Chisago County Star. He can be reached at 763-689-1181 ext. 107 or editor@ Isanti-Chisago County Star is published every Thursday by Northstar Media, Inc., 930 Cleveland St. S., Cambridge, MN 55008. Periodicals postage paid at Cambridge, MN 55008. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Isanti-Chisago County Star, 930 Cleveland St. S., Cambridge, MN 55008

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Help seniors through ‘sundowning’ period In an effort to raise awareness, educate our community and assist families who have been touched by Alzheimer’s disease, this month’s article will focus on “sundowning,” a common behavioral change in a person living with Alzheimer’s disease. Evening hours can be especially challenging for those with Sundowner’s Syndrome. There are many hypotheses as to why this particular time of day is difficult – from being tired or bored to natuCambridge ACT ral circadian rhythms responding the loss of sunlight. on Alzheimer’s toEven the person’s thoughts of dwelling on days gone by and how Survey Team life has changed, is enhanced as the day closes. No one truly knows why those with Alzheimer’s get particularly irritable at this time, let alone why people, in general, experience mood swings. But dealing with sundowning can be frustrating. TOP SUNDOWNER TIPS FOR CAREGIVERS Here are a few tips to make life a little easier during those dusk hours: 1. Encourage a little healthy (not exhausting) exercise during the day to get the person’s endorphins going and blood flowing. This will promote a relaxing and low-key evening to help switch the body to end-of-day focus. 2. Turn lights on in the rooms you and the person you are caring for will be occupying during the evening. 3. Try to keep the person with Alzheimer’s disease engaged on something, whether it’s a specific task or focus like folding laundry, looking at pictures or playing a game. This helps to create new thought patterns. 4. Select one area of a room to become a “quiet place” where there is a bright light and soothing music. 5. If this time marks a particular trend in the person’s life, try to mimic what they may have

done. From setting the table to preparing for dinner or reading the newspaper, these ‘normal’ life activities may be comforting. 6. Only allow cat naps during the day of 20 minutes or less. Hours of sleeping can confuse the body’s circadian rhythms and keep the person too awake at night. 7. If the person you care for paces at night, make sure there’s a clear path and accompany them – to let them know they’re not alone. 8. If you sense your loved one is getting frustrated, hold his or her hand or put your hand on his or her back or knee. Sometimes a soothing hand or shoulder massage can be comforting and can lesson any tension that may be building. 9. Promote evening activities of positive interactions and memories. Whether it’s watching movies, listening to music, looking through family albums or calling a beloved family member or friend. 10. Maintain a comfortable temperature in the house. 11. Talk to your doctor about medications that may help with sundowner’s. The key to this time of night is helping the person you care for focus on things outside their own thought process, so they do not get upset. Making this time of day easier on them will, in turn, make it easier on you. Having the right balance of tasks, planning and comfort can help to reduce sundowning. (Source: Dana Larsen) Feel free to reach out to Jayne Mund, Caregiver Consultant, for resources on coping with sundowning and other behavior changes in the person you care for. A Caregiver Consultant can provide guidance and assist the caregiver in planning for and dealing with aspects of the care-giving experience. Take advantage of the support and resources available to you and your family so you can live life to the fullest. For information about local resources to assist you in next steps after a diagnosis, contact Jayne Mund at 763-689-8811.

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Boys get their shot at RODEO: National competition can be viewed online rodeo nationals too FROM PAGE I


In addition to the two young women heading to the National High School Rodeo Association’s national competition in Rock Springs, Wyoming (see page 1), two young men from the area are also competing. To qualify, they placed in the top four in their events at the Minnesota High School Rodeo Finals in Hugo in June. They answered questions recently about this opportunity to compete on the national level.

DEVIN JENSRUD City and age: North Branch, age 18 School and grade entering this fall: Graduated North Branch Area High School 2019

Events you’re competing in at nationals: Bull riding,

steer wrestling

First time to nationals? Yes, this will be my first

time going to nationals.

How many years doing those event(s)? Steer wrestling for six years; riding bulls for four years How did you begin the sport? I grew up in a rodeo


What do you enjoy most about your event? Bull riding: I love the thrill and adrenaline rush and the sound of the 8-second buzzer when I’ve made it that far. What do you find most challenging? Keeping a positive mindset after a buck-off streak

Plan to keep doing event after high school in some way? Yes, it will be a career, along with horseshoeing


City and age: Stacy, age 16 (brother to Emma Pankan, goat tying competitor going to nationals – see article page 1) School and grade entering in fall: 11th grade at Cambridge Christian School

Event you’re competing in at nationals: Trap shoot-


What does a competition look like? For a round, there are five shooters on the “line” – one in each of the five positions. Each person will shoot in order (1, then 2, then 3, etc.). Once everyone has shot five times in a position, everyone rotates. Everyone will shoot from all five positions and shoot a total of 25 shells. The scorekeeper will mark down everyone’s hits and misses. The clay targets or “pigeons” are 3-4 inches in diameter. The “house” is 16 yards from the line, and that is where the clays are thrown from. I believe they are thrown at a speed of 40 mph. The thrower rotates so the clays could be thrown left, right or straight. At a meet, competitors usually shoot four rounds (100 shells total) and the highest score wins.

First time to nationals? This will be my first national trip.

How many years doing that event? Started trap in 8th grade on the Cambridge Christian School team. What do you enjoy most about your event? My favorite part about trap is the competition and hanging out with people. What do you find most challenging? Staying focused and a good attitude play a big part of trap and can be a challenge. What are you most excited about at nationals? I am really looking forward to the whole week of nationals. I’m excited to see Wyoming because I’ve never been there, but I have heard that it is amazing. I’m also excited to compete at a high level. Plan to keep doing event after high school in some way? I would like to continue after high school, but I

don’t have any plans set in stone yet.

THE SECRET TO GOAT TYING Skiba won’t be handing off her trip this year. She and Pankan are thrilled with the chance to prove themselves on the national stage. In goat tying, the contestant is timed from the moment she rides her horse into the pen toward a goat tied with a 10-foot rope in the center. The rider dismounts while the horse is still at a run, grabs the goat, flips it on its side, and with a rope from her belt, ties three of the goat’s legs together. Time stops when the rider throws her hands up and walks away from the goat. If the rope is still tied after 6 seconds, the run is acceptable. The record run in last year’s national competition for girls was 6.65 seconds. “You just get one run a day, so there are no do-overs,” Pankan said. “If you mess up – especially since they’re timed events – it just takes a few seconds off and it’s a bummer. You can look at a video and say, ‘Oh, that’s all I did wrong?’ But it costs a lot sometimes.” Skiba chimed in with her secret to success. “You have to know your horse and know both of your limits,” she said. “Being comfortable with each other is a really big part of being a good competitor.”

A GOOD HORSE IS HALF THE BATTLE Talking about the rider/horse relationship brings out emotion in both girls. “I started on my horse, Baby,” Skiba shared. “She was just a little pony. I outgrew her, which was really sad because she’s my pony. She did every event – pole bending, breakaway, roping and goats – she did everything. She was super sweet.” Skiba then tried competing with Susie, a horse owned by the woman who boards Baby. “I never connected with (Susie),” Skiba said. “There’s a certain aspect of respect between animal and rider. They’re like people – you either connect with them or you don’t.” She then started training with Dre, a male horse owned by her first goat-tying coach, and has found success with him. They’ll ride together at nationals. “Me and Dre get along pretty well,” Skiba said and laughs. “He’s a pretty solid guy.” Pankan’s story is totally different. “My first horse ever was Koda,” she said. “I named him in fourth grade. We kind of rescued him. He was really beat up and scared of everything. He didn’t really know how to do anything except follow/ track a calf, so we learned everything together.” She’s still riding Koda, and he will take her through her runs at


Tori Skiba dismounts while her horse is still in motion during a goat tying competition this past season. Riders must lift the goat off the ground, lay it down and tie three of its legs together while being timed.

nationals. WHAT TO EXPECT IN WYOMING Even though it’ll be on a huge scale, the girls hope the national competition in Wyoming will have the same down-home charm they’ve come to love about regional and state rodeos. “Our first rodeo we were completely terrified,” Pankan said, “because it seems like a super-threatening environment, but it’s really not. The people there are so kind, and everyone will just come up to you if you look like you’re frowning and they’ll be, ‘Do you need help?’ We’re all competitors, but everyone is so friendly and super helpful.” The girls and family members traveling with them will stay in camping trailers parked on the rodeo grounds – a step up from the tent they used to sleep in at events. “We camp together and eat together and do everything together,” Pankan said of the girls’ families. The families plan to solicit sponsorships from local businesses and individuals to help pay for the 10-day trip. LOOKING AHEAD As seniors, the girls are nearing the end of their days with the NHSRA, and are undecided about what the future holds for their rodeo dreams. “I think college rodeo would be super fun and exciting, but education comes first,” Pankan said. She is considering a career in nursing, psychology or social work. She also plays soccer and basketball and said she’d have a hard time deciding between those

Live broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at Performance times begin at 7 p.m. on July 14, and competition continues daily at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. through July 20. Championship performances on Saturday, July 20, will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. To follow local favorites at the NHSFR, visit daily for complete results. Along with rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends, NHSFR contestants will enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

and rodeo if given the option to play a collegiate sport. Skiba, who also plays basketball and runs track, doesn’t feel the same uncertainty. “I’m way more passionate about rodeo than I am about basketball or track,” she said. “I’m interested in University of Montana in Boseman – they have a rodeo team.” She’d like to pursue something in the field of animal agriculture, but is still undecided on how to get there. No matter what the future holds, a love of all things rodeo will likely be tied up in it. “(Rodeo) is definitely a part of me,” she said. “I’d like to keep it going.” See article at left for information on two other teens going to the national rodeo competition.

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The Isanti Fire District announced there were a couple mistakes in some of the Rodeo/ Jubilee Days schedules that have been circulated recently.

In error were the start times for the events just prior to the rodeo itself. Goat tying is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. both Friday and Saturday, with mutton busting scheduled to follow at 6 p.m. Additionally, the Copperhead Creek concert will be held at the

rodeo grounds on Friday from 9:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. Finally, The Amie Austin Band will also perform at the rodeo grounds on Saturday following the rodeo performance.

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Deloris V. Wolcyn

Dennis A. Clayton

Lorraine M. Quarnstrom

Deloris V. Wolcyn (nee McCabe), age 100, of Cambridge and Arden Hill, Minn., passed away peacefully at GracePointe Crossing in Cambridge on July 2, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born in Pierre, South Dakota, grew up in Morton, Minn., and Cumberland, Wis. She was the oldest of four girls of Agnes and Jack McCabe. In h her childhood, she helped ssupport the family by pickiing green beans for a local c cannery and has always e enjoyed her vegetables. After high school, Delorris moved to St. Paul, atttending Ancker School of N Nursing, receiving a Regiistered Nurse degree. Her sstudent loan of $35 was ffunded by a local dentist. S She practiced nursing as a sschool nurse, private duty n nurse, and also worked iin hospitals and nursing homes. She was the nurse that accompanied Minnesota Girl Scouts to the Girl Scout Senior Round-Up in Idaho in 1965. Deloris married Bernard Wolcyn in St. Paul on Sept. 11, 1943. She enjoyed their time together on their Christmas tree farm in Isanti County west of Cambridge. She was a long-time member of the Minnesota Christmas Tree Association and won many blue ribbons for her decorated Christmas trees entered at the Minnesota State Fair. She enjoyed knitting and weaving and was a member of the Minnesota Weavers Guild. She was a befriender and helped with funeral lunches at church and was on the travel committee for the MN Senior Federation. Deloris was preceded in death by her husband in 2013. She is survived by her loving family: daughter Mary (Peter) Larsen of Forest Lake, son Thomas (Adie) Wolcyn of Cambridge; grandchildren Eric (Chrissi) Larsen, Nick (Heather) Wolcyn, Ben (Becky) Wolcyn, Clint (Angela) Wolcyn, Bobby (Shauna) Wolcyn and nine great-grandchildren: Dakota, Wesley, Willow, Autumn, Avery, Siena, Emma, Victoria and Myles. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 12, with visitation one hour prior at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 835 2nd Ave. NW, New Brighton. Interment in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorials preferred to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church of New Brighton, Christ the King Catholic Church of Cambridge or your favorite charity.

Dennis A. Clayton, 82, of Mora, formerly of Cambridge, passed away on July 2, 2019. The tenth time facing death finally got him to move on to his eternal life – Dennis succumbed to tonsil cancer after an almost seven-year battle. From his first day of life when the doc left him, but the midwife believed he’d live, he has been p proving to the world tthat he was not just the “ “throw away kid.” He has p paid that midwife’s faith fforward by inspiring and iimpacting so many peop ple everywhere he went: ttwo successful companies e employing and encouragiing many employees; two ssuccessful water treatment a associations still thriving a and enhancing their proffession; on the Boards of D Directors for almost every o organization he joined – the Lutheran Church, the golf course, the local airport, politics – if he was involved, he served. Over the past several months since he decided to let God take over the rest of his journey, people have been lovingly coming out of the woodwork to let him know how much he has meant to them. Thank you to friends and family who have shared his impact back with him. It was a life well-lived. Hailing from Mora and Cambridge, Minn., plus stints in Arizona, Puerto Rico, Colorado, Alaska, California and Pennsylvania, he was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Cleone; his parents Alfred and Grace Clayton and his brother, Keith. He is survived by his two daughters Denise Cleone Clayton Delahanty (John) and Colleen Dana Anderson (Scott); his brother Larry (Mary); four grandchildren: Connor and Shannon Delahanty, and Nick and Alex Hannah (and their father, Don Hannah), as well as his partner in his final years, the amazing Vonnie Olson. Visitation will be held at Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home, 311 S. Ashland St, Cambridge, MN on Monday, July 8, 2019, from 5-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial service at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Cambridge Lutheran Church, 621 Old N. Main St, Cambridge, MN. Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 411 2nd St. NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home – 763-689-2244

Lorraine Marie Quarnstrom age 90, died on Monday, June 24, 2019. Preceded in death by her husband Willis; parents, Albin and Alta Carlson. Survived by daughters Sherry and Robin, brothers Larry (Joan), Harold (Betty) Carlson; grandchildren Anthony Hector, Julius and Isabella Quarnstrom. Lorraine was enjoying e everyday life and working a puzzle up until the Lord ttook her. Lorraine, born Jan. 27, 11929, grew up in St. Paul, M Midway and was a memb ber of Simpson Memorial C Church. She graduated ffrom Wilson High School a and Minneapolis School o of Art and Design. Lorrraine married Willis in 11956, a Navy veteran of W WWII. The family lived in S Shoreview where her two daughters were born. The family moved to Forest Lake in 1972. Lorraine enjoyed designing patterns and clothes, and doing freelance work for numerous interesting companies. Willis died in 1999, so she moved to Mounds View to be near her mom and the rest of her family. Lorraine has always been active in her church. She loved to garden, bird watch, create things in fabric, cook and spend time with her family. Lorraine will be greatly missed by her numerous friends and family for her kind wisdom and thoughtful ways. A Celebration of Life will be held at Messiah Lutheran Church, 2848 County Road H2, Mounds View, MN 55112, on July 18 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour before. Internment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery to follow at 1:45 p.m.

NAMES IN THE NEWS These local students were named to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls spring Dean's List for earning at 3.5 GPA or greater:

Cambridge Madeline Kohn, Elementary Education Victoria Kosel, Fine Arts



North Branch grad utilizes mechanics’ training program Thomas Perrault, a North Branch High School graduate, is planning to attend Alexandria Tech’s Diesel Mechanic program in the fall with a $1,000 scholarship. He’s currently employed part-time with Zeigler CAT in Columbus, Minnesota, and is making plans for an apprenticeship with them after his first year of school. All of that in one sentence makes it sound easy. The good news is that it is easy by taking advantage of the “Tried and True Small Engines” program through Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) in Forest Lake. Perrault joined Tried and True Small Engines program in April of 2017 after his parents found out about the program in a local paper and encouraged him to apply. Perrault’s mom Colleen was excited about the opportunity for real, hands-on work with a professional mechanic and knew the partnerships with local businesses would be beneficial. It turns out Perrault was a perfect fit for Tried and True. He scored beyond expectations on his first standard evaluation. After his first session as a Youth Mechanic Level I (72 hours of shop time), he was offered a higher position as a Youth Mechanic Level III and has been earning a learning stipend since. Being a local Forest Lake program, it has the opportunity to refer its youth mechanics to Community Scholarship Foundation (CSF). CSF recognizes the need for well-trained citizens. CSF is proud to offer scholarships to students who are interested in technical colleges and plan to enter the trades.

Kyle Groh, Health & Human Performance Heather Kost, Neuroscience McKenna Lawrence, Psychology Emma Peterson, Elementary Education Lindsey Williams, Elementary Education

Isanti Rylie Anderson, Associate of Arts Gabrielle Dickison, Broad Field Social Studies Olivia Knowlton, Communication Sciences and Disorders Alyson Niebur, Biology Ellie Schommer, Biology


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Thomas Perrault receives a $1,000 scholarship for training.

The best part? CSF also realizes that the bills don’t stop after the first year – Perrault is able to reapply next year. Interested in learning more about Tried and True Small Engines? Give Jenna a call at 651-464-3685 or visit Lakes Center for Youth & Families (LC4YF) exists to stabilize and strengthen families and communities by offering critical support and intervention focused on ensuring the success of youth. Since 1976, LC4YF has given hope and empowerment to more than 40,000 youth and families in the region. To learn about specific activities, visit

These local students were named to the Dean’s List for academic excellence for spring 2019 at Bethel University, St. Paul, for achieving a GPA of 3.6 or greater:

Luke Anderson, History Josee Axberg, Music Carolee Blegen, Broad Field Social Studies Andrea Fredlund, Elementary Education Kyle Hendren, Instrumental/General K-12 Brandon Steffensen, Business Administration Natali Steffensen, Psychology

Rush City Megan Schuldt, Communication Studies •

Cambridge Nathan Cox, senior, Jeffrey and Heidi Cox Kylie Guimont, senior, Brian and Tara Guimont Jeremiah Lindberg, senior, Angela Lindberg Megan Patrick, senior, Damon and Karla Patrick Esther Shull, freshman, Kevin and Sara Shull Lydia Shull, senior, Kevin and Sara Shull Nathanael Shull, junior, Kevin and Sara Shull Katherine Viesselman, senior, Kent and Michelle Viesselman

Harris Sophia Linder, junior, Eric and Nicole Linder

Isanti Kayli Knighton-Johnson, senior, Jason and Shannon Knighton-Johnson

North Branch Jessie Doerr, senior, Jon and Christy Doerr Connor Hanson, senior, Eric Hanson and Michelle Nelson

Rush City Sarah Bjork, sophomore, Micah and Shelly Bjork Haylie Gilbert, senior, Ty and Julie Gilbert Brea LeMon, senior, Kathryn Glidden Sydnie Sybrant, senior, Michael and Beth Sybrant

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Access Church 4359 392nd St. North Branch, MN 55056 Sundays at 9am & 10:30am. 651-674-7531. Kevin Haseltine, Lead Pastor

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.

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. Pastor Charles Kieffer. Sunday School 9:30am from Sept. to May. 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

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.

Catholic St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 207 Whiskey Rd NW, Isanti, MN. 763-444-4035 Email: annseton76@gmail. com. Mass: Tues. & Wed. 7:30am. Sun. 8:30am.

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. Sunday 9:00am Worship Service. Office hours 9am-Noon Tuesday-Friday. 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, 9 & 10:15am 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 Samuel L. Biebert. Sunday Worship 9am, Sunday School/Bible Class 10:30am Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA) 2nd & Main, Isanti. 763-444-9201. Interim Pastor John Kerr. 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. Long Lake Lutheran Church (ELCA) 3921 277th Ave NW Isanti, MN 55040, 763-444-5315. Interim Pastor Bob Rusert Lay Associate Pastor Sue Olson Worship at 8 & 9:30am. Sunday School Education hour 9:30am. Wednesday Worship and Childrens Church 6pm. 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.

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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. Vicki VanderVegt, Pastor. Email: Thurs., July 11 7:00pm Women of Grace Bible Study Fri., July 12 9:00am Volunteer at Global Health Ministries Sun., July 14 8:30am Worship 9:30am Fellowship, Ledin Reunion Thurs., July 18 9:00am Men’s Coffee at County Market 7:00pm 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMC) 31075 Genesis Ave., Stacy, MN 55079 651-462-5115. Pastor Ben Hollingstead. 8am and 9:30am Services, Sunday School during 9:30am Service. Email stjohns@midconetwork. com. Website 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.

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) 38460 Lincoln Trl, North Branch. 651-674-7047. Pastor Jon Yurk. Worship Sundays 9am, Coffee Hour 10am. Email: 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 651-674-5873. Pastor Mark Huber. 9am Worship Service. 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. Ministry Coordinator Jeff Bonkoski. Administrative Assistant Sharon Dahl. Sunday 9:30am. Worship. Retreat house & personal retreat cabins available. Call for reservation. Email: lakesidesecretary@gmail. com.

NorthBrook Church Meeting in North Branch Area High School. 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. Email 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 601 Heritage Blvd NE, Isanti Pastor David L. Willis. Sunday 10am Worship & the Word & Kids’ Church. Sunday 6pm Family Worship. Wednesday 7pm Family Breakout Classes. 763-689-4471.

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North Branch church fills bellies through summer lunch program BY LORI ZABEL NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

For kids, summer means a break from the demands of school, but for some, it can also mean a break from guaranteed lunches. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, over 1,800 children in Chisago County qualify for its Free and Reduced Price lunches, which are not available during summer break. Trinity Lutheran Church of North Branch is hoping to fill that gap and some bellies by offering its new “Summer Food Backpack Program.” “Our aim is to assist anyone that is food insecure,” said Donna Setter, co-chair of the project. “We distributed flyers at the end of the school year and just wanted to target those with the greatest need.” The church, through a partnership with Family Pathways, will offer free bags of food items every Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at the church at 38460 Lincoln Trail, North Branch, or in Stacy Lions Park on Stacy Trail. The last day of the program will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. Although the program was initially begun to help those who qualify for free or reduced price lunches, Setter said there is no paperwork involved and no income limits for families to come out and get lunches. “We will not turn anyone away,” she said. “We do not ask any questions if someone comes to pick up food.” WHAT TO EXPECT FOR LUNCH The lunch bags are available to every child in a family and will contain enough food to offer a child a minimum of three lunches. Nutritionally, the bags will contain two proteins, two dairy, two fruit, two vegetables. That might look like a jar of peanut butter, box of macaroni and cheese, two pudding cups, two granola



Members of Trinity Lutheran Church in North Branch fill bags with free food and books to give to children through its “Summer Food Backpack Program.” Volunteers will hand out lunch bags at the church and Stacy Lions Park from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 28 to families in need.

Each free lunch bag contains two protein items, two dairy, two fruit, two vegetables – enough food to provide three lunches for a child.

bars, a cup of applesauce, a bag of fruit chews and two string cheese. Fresh items like apples, oranges or loaves of bread will generally be available as well. A schedule of the contents will rotate weekly for four weeks, then be repeated. “We get most of the food from Family Pathways,” Setter said. “We supplement the bags with pudding cups, applesauce, string cheese and fruit gummies.” With word of the program getting out, numbers have increased to around 75 children receiving lunches each week. In addition to feeding bodies, the program feeds minds by also offering free books with each lunch. “The books are used,” Setter said, “and were either donated by members of the congregation or picked up at garage sales.”

“Family Pathways provided us with startup funds,” Setter noted, “and we’ve received a Thrivent Grant, and Trinity has allocated funds to the outreach committee which is being used to fund the program. Our hope is that this will grow into a community-wide supported program.” Those wishing to donate money can choose one of two ways: send a check to Trinity Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 447, North Branch, MN 55056 with a note saying it’s for the “Summer Food Backpack Program,” or donate to Family Pathways with a directive that it be credited to the “Trinity Backpack Program.” Food donations can be made directly to Family Pathways, even excess garden produce. “Family Pathways will give us $1 credit for each pound of food donated,” Setter noted. For information on the program call Donna Setter at 612-363-5072 or email

HOW DID PROJECT BEGIN? The church began offering the bags in June and is tweaking the program,

which is in its first year. “Trinity formed an outreach committee earlier this year,” Setter said, “and it was the outcome of discussions by this group.” The whole congregation has been on board with making sure the lunch bags are ready each week. “Trinity has been setting up tables before service on Sunday mornings,” Setter said, “so that as people come to church they pack a bag, thereby including the entire congregation in the program.” Volunteers from the church also hand out the bags on Wednesday evenings at the church and Stacy park. Setter said the congregation is looking ahead to fall when it hopes to continue in the same spirit by offering food backpacks at Sunrise River School. HOW TO HELP Even with support from the congregation, the program can always use more help – financial and food.

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with Chisago County attorney Janet Reiter before he went ahead and filed the restraining order. “She has been willing and understanding to work with the city to come to an acceptable agreement,” he said. Doran told the council that at the last Chisago County commissioners meeting held on July 3, the commissioners approved an amendment to the 2012 agreement, as opposed to the interim agreement that had been put in front of all the cities. “In my review of this contract amendment, I believe it to be fair and reasonable to both parties,” Doran said. “I believe it’s exactly what the county and the city were looking for when it comes to at least setting the stage for negotiations surrounding a long-term ARMER agreement similar to that of the 2012 agreement.” Doran concluded that once the city also agrees to this amendment, it would nullify any default notices towards the city, which would mean that there is no longer a threat of being disconnected. The motion to accept the amendment to the 2012 agreement was unanimously approved.

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The Chisago County 4-H Robotics team will introduce kids to the world of robotics during a special workshop from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at North Branch Area Library, 6355 379th St. Kids will have an opportunity to operate a robot and visit various stations to do hands-on activities. While this open house event is geared toward kids ages 6-12, families are welcome. No registration necessary. For information call 651-674-8443, or to learn about other programs and activities, visit and follow “East Central Regional Library” on Facebook.

Funding remains a challenge at NBAPS In early June, the North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) school board conducted a random sample survey to collect stakeholders’ thoughts on an operating levy to help bridge the gap between woefully inadequate state funding and the reality of providing high-quality educational opportunities for students families. NB School and Based on the survey’s results, the News school board decided Dr. Deb Henton it would not be in the best interests of the school district or the community to pursue an operating levy this fall. For those who took the time to respond to the survey, we are very grateful. Thank you!

Instead of an operating levy, the school board talked about the need to educate the community about school funding and why it has been such a challenge for school districts like ours. Like roughly 40% of school districts in the state (according to Schools for Equity in Education) NBAPS is experiencing declining enrollment. State funding is based on enrollment, so each time a school district loses a student it also loses that student’s funding. Why is that a problem? Fewer students mean fewer expenses, right? Frankly, nothing would make me happier than if that question/statement were true. It is not by a long shot. The truth is that expenses for school districts continue to climb each and every year. As a community, you pay the price as more and more tax dollars are dedicated to fixed costs (such as fuel, heat, electricity) and there is less

for actual education. The NBAPS budget shortfall for 2019-20 was $2.3 million. In 2018-19 NBAPS spent $2.6 million supporting unfunded special education mandates from the state. If the state paid for what it demands, no adjustments would have been required. We want to provide the highest quality services we can for all of our students, but year after year the state puts districts in the position of having to “rob Peter to pay Paul,” which is not fair to any student. Another way the state has dropped the ball on school funding is that it fails to even keep pace with inflation. Although the raw numbers are higher now, when adjusted for inflation (CPI) school funding is roughly $1,400 behind where it was in the early 1990s (SEE). The 2% approved by the state for next year and the year after won’t even come

close to closing that gap. Additional special education dollars amount to a little over $310,000 over two years for NBAPS, but the district must spend millions over the same time period. While grateful for the funding received from the governor and legislature, it won’t be nearly enough. A robust job market means competition for quality staff puts more pressure on the dollars we have. Inflation will continue to take more from each dollar we receive, and declining enrollment will mean less of those dollars to start with. For districts like ours, this problem is reaching critical mass, and until we take a hard look at how we fund schools and make substantive changes, districts like ours and the children we serve will continue to suffer while the state claims it “did something.” Dr. Deb Henton is superintendent of North Branch Area Public Schools.

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Cambridge Christian School Preschool gets turned into a zoo


Cambridge Christian School preschool hosted Happy Tails Petting Zoo on Tuesday, July 2, with a variety of animals for families to enjoy.


Young Skyler brushes a goat’s coat during the petting zoo.

‘Worm Loves Worm’ author to visit NB library CONTRIBUTED EAST CENTRAL REGIONAL LIBRARY

North Branch Area Library welcomes children’s author J.J. Austrian for a special visit and reading from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Monday, July 15, at 6355 379th Street. Austrian will read from his picture book, “Worm Loves Worm.� He also


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Kids will learn about the moon and its phases through playing games and using Oreo cookies as models during Moon Mania, a program suited for ages 4-8, on Tuesday, July 30, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at East Central Regional Library Cambridge.

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Organizers of the ‘Rough N’ Tough Against Hunger’ event are promising even more challenging obstacles to go along with the popular ones from last year like the barbwire crawl.

‘Mudders’ should expect rougher and tougher course STAFF REPORT NEWS@COUNTYSTAR.COM

Last year, the Cambridge New Hope Community Church took a gamble by organizing a new, unique (for this area) method of raising money for Family Pathways. Instead of their usual corn on the cob sales, the church decided to utilize their over 25 acres of land and put together the ‘Rough N’ Tough Against Hunger’ – an extreme course made up of 22 challenging obstacles such as a hay pyramid, rope cross, “lily pads,” plus several very muddy ones including the barbed wire crawl. That gamble paid off big time as hundreds of participants happily trudged their way through the course, helping the church raise $3,000 for the local food shelf. In fact, the immediate reviews of the event were so positive that plans began for this year’s running just days after the conclusion of last year’s. With that time and feedback, organizers had ample opportunity to tweak any sort of glitches from last year’s event, plus come up with even more obstacles and ways to make this year’s course even more challenging. The biggest addition for this year

is the option to sign up for officially timed, competitive heats, which will kick off the event from 8-9 a.m. After that, the heats, which start every 15 minutes, will be available for the runners who just want to compete against themselves. In addition, because of the popularity of last year’s event, the event itself has been extended, with the final heat taking to the course at 12:30 p.m. Organizers have also upped the ante, increasing the number of obstacles to over 25. Besides the popular ones, including the famous fire hurdles, there will be a “mud warm up,” “quick sand,” and two “slip and slides.” However, the organizers do emphasize that the obstacles are subject to change. Organizers are hoping to up the ante on the amount of money donated to Family Pathways as well, noting that the startup costs for last year’s inaugural event were much greater than the costs will be to recreate the course this year. Registration for the event, scheduled for Saturday, July 20 (come rain or shine), can be done until July 18 at For questions or more information, contact the organizers at roughntoughnh@gmail. com.

It’s the height of lawn-mowing season, as well as the lake recreation season. What do the two have in common? One can have a big impact on the other. Grass clippings contain phosphorus, the nutrient that feeds algae and turns lakes green. Just one bushel of grass clippings contain 0.1 pound of phosphorus. That doesn’t sound like much, but it has a big impact when it reaches a lake. It’s enough to produce up to 50 pounds of algae. There are a few simple things you can do to prevent the phosphorus from

causing problems for our lakes. - When you mow the lawn, direct the grass clippings so that they stay on the lawn, not on the street, driveway or sidewalk. - Take a quick minute to sweep up any stray clippings that may have landed in the street or driveway and put them back on your lawn. This is also beneficial for you grass – leaving your clippings in place equals a single fertilizer application! - If you bag grass clippings, they make a great addition to a compost pile. Just make sure that your compost pile isn’t on the edge of a stream or on the lakeshore. Phosphorus leaching from the compost

pile can get into the lake or stream and produce algae. Most cities have an ordinance prohibiting grass clippings and fertilizer from being left on the street. Check with your city to find out what ordinance they have. Next time you mow the lawn, do your part to keep grass clippings where they belong. For more information, contact the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District at 651-674-2333. Susan Humble is with the Chisago Soil and Water Conservation District, 38814 Third Avenue, North Branch. She can be reached at 651-674-2333.

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Do you have a great idea to help solve a social issue but lack the resources to help fund and launch your business or nonprofit? You may be eligible for the Initiators Fellowship (greaterminnesota. net/fellows/), a unique program focused on social entrepreneurship and rural revitalization. Applications for the 2020-21 cohort opened May 15 and close July 15, 2019. The two-year Fellowship will award a $30,000 annual stipend to up to seven early stage entrepreneurs who want to tackle a social challenge and pursue leadership growth. In addition to the annual stipend, Fellows benefit from an executive-level mentor, deep programming, educational opportunities and support from dedicated staff members. A complete definition of social entrepreneurship and other details can be found at resources/. Eligible applicants must be 18 or older, can be a recent college graduate, a young professional, mid-career or in their encore career years. Additional requirements include living within one of the three participating Minnesota Initiative Foundation regions, or an adjacent tribal

nation, for the two-year duration of the Fellowship term. Diversity is a core program value. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability, economic status and perspectives are encouraged to apply. The Fellowship was launched by the Initiative Foundation of Little Falls in 2016 and is now expanding to include the regions of Southwest Initiative Foundation and West Central Initiative, covering a total of 41 counties in Greater Minnesota. To read stories about our past Fellows, go to greaterminnesota. net/fellows/fellow-alumni/. “The Initiators Fellowship is a big, bold strategy that provides the next generation of regional leaders the opportunity to use their entrepreneurial spirit to address society’s needs and contributing to rural revitalization while building the business and leadership capacity of Greater Minnesota,” said Chris Fastner, Initiators Fellowship program manager. The expansion of the Initiators Fellowship is made possible by generous funders, including Granite Equity Partners, an original funding partner, along with the Bush Foundation, Sourcewell and CliftonLarsonAllen. To register for the July 10 webinar or to apply, visit

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Pie tin possibilities Artists forced to get creative in Pie Tin Artwork Contest BY LAURA MARTIN NEWS@MORAMINN.COM

Braham Pie Day is always celebrated on the first Friday in August. In 1990, Governor Rudy Perpich declared Braham the “Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota.” With over 1,100 pies served in one day, Pie Day is known for everything pie. From the Pie-alluia Chorus to the pie-eating contest, the community fills with the smell and smiles of slices of pastry and filling. With all the ways Braham celebrates pie, one of the most unique and fun is the Braham Pie Tin Artwork Contest. Every year Braham’s official Pie Day tins become available at the City Hall for $1 each. The magic begins when artists of all ages pick up their tins and begin creating works of art. The only rule is that each artwork must use at least one Pie Day Pie Tin. There are three levels of awards. The amateur and professional levels have an age limit of 18 to 99, with a kid’s level having an age range of 0-17. The cash prize is determined by the number of pie tins sold. One of the local area artists that par-

ticipated last year was Linda Cullen Gallagher. Linda’s work was in the professional category in 2018 and was a work called “Peace of Pie.” Linda said, “I love Braham Pie Day and really wanted to be involved, it’s such a special community event. I also enjoy irony, pie and peace. So I thought a ‘peace of pie’ would be an appropriate theme for my pie art. I actually bought extra pie plates with the hopes of finding inspiration for another piece (peace) of art.” Whether it’s staying within the pie theme or breaking through the boundaries and seeing all the possibilities of what a pie tin can be, here’s a chance to use that abounding creativity lurking deep inside. Applications and rules can be picked up at Braham City Hall or call 320-3964956. Artwork must be turned in by Monday, July 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Braham Event Center, and be picked up on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 9-10 a.m. at the same location. Judging will occur on Wednesday, July 31, and all works of art will be on display through Pie Day, Aug. 2.

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It’s that time of year again – Hands All Around Quilters are looking for entries for their Small Quilt Show held during Braham Pie Day on Friday, Aug. 2. More than 35 small quilts will be on display from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Braham City Hall during the show. The entries feature many different techniques, finishes and sizes, which makes for an interesting exhibit in the air-conditioned hall.

Cash prizes are awarded for the top three entries. The registration form with size and design criteria can be found at www. or by contacting Hands All Around Quilters by email to In addition, the quilters have created a raffle quilt considered by Kathy McCully, president of HAAQ, to be “the best ever.” Tickets can be purchased to win the quilt during the exhibit on Pie Day for $2 each or three for $5.

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CITY SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL The complete minutes are available for public inspection at the office of the City Administrator, 300 3rd Ave. NE, Cambridge, Minnesota.

Regular City Council Meeting June 17, 2019 Members Present: Mayor James Godfrey; Council Members Kersten Conley, Marlys Palmer, Lisa Iverson, and Bob Shogren. All present, no absences. · Meeting called to order at 6:02 p.m. · Citizens Forum opened at 6:03 p.m. with 1 resident requesting additional parking spaces for car sales lot and 3 residents with a plea for Council to pass T21 in Cambridge. · Approved agenda as amended. · Approved consent agenda items A-G as presented. · Motion to approve Ordinance 691 Amending Title XI Business Regulations, Chapter 115 Tobacco failed 3-2 with Palmer, Iverson and Shogren voting nay. · Approved Ordinance 698 Amending Title III Administration, Chapter 35 Finances and Taxation as presented and authorized staff to execute the sales tax collection agreement with the Department of Revenue. · Approved Resolution R19-044 awarding the sale of the 2019 Water Revenue Bonds to Baird & Co. for $2.4 million. · The Annual Stormwater Management Plan presentation was delivered and no public attendees were present for the public hearing. · Approved Resolution R19-041 North Metro Auto Sales Interim Use Permit Renewal as presented. · Approved Resolution R19-042 Valder’s Vehicles Interim Use Permit Renewal as presented.

· Approved Ordinance 695 Amending Title XV Land Usage, Mobile Food Carts and Mobile Food Vendors. · Approved Ordinance 696 Amending the 2019 Fee Schedule for mobile food carts/vendors. · Approved Resolution R19-043 Ryan Nelson accessory structure variance at 505 E. Rum River Dr. N. · Approved Resolution R19-045 Approving Plans and Specifications and Ordering Advertisement for Bids for Ace Tack Building Demolition and R19-046 Authorizing the Mayor and City Administrator to Execute an Agreement with MnDOT for the Demolition of the Ace Tack Building. · Approved the conditional hire letter for Todd Williams at the rate of $47.52 per hour as a seasonal part time Fire Inspector. · Approved the abatement of outdoor storage at 1020 Marigold Dr. S as presented. · Approved continued contract with the Isanti County Attorney’s Office for prosecution services as presented. · Meeting went into closed session at 7:44 pm and adjourned at 8:10 pm. Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on July 11, 2019

COURT OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETARY OF STATE CERTIFICATE OF ASSUMED NAME MINNESOTA STATUTES CHAPTER 333 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: Zion Stables PRINCIPAL PLACE OF BUSINESS: 30930 Cedar Crest Trail NE, North Branch, MN 55056 USA NAMEHOLDER(S):


The following felony charges were filed in Isanti County Court on July 1-5, 2019. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Name: Julie DeGidio, Ronald DeGidio Address: 30930 Cedar Crest Trail NE, North Branch, MN 55056 USA 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: Julie DeGidio MAILING ADDRESS: None provided EMAIL FOR OFFICIAL NOTICES: Work Item: 1087050900034 Original File Number: 1087050900034 STATE OF MINNESOTA OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE FILED 06/06/2019 11:59 PM Steve Simon Secretary of State Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on July 11, 18, 2019

FORECLOSURE NOTICE OF ASSESSMENT LIEN FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that default has been made in the terms and conditions of the Declaration of Villages on the Rum IV Owners’ Association (henceforth the “Declaration”) recorded in the office of the Recorder for Isanti County, Minnesota on Sep-

Question: I came across the Minnesotan law that states animals cannot be kept in vehicles in a manner that endangers their safety. I also came across certain cities’ laws that states you cannot idle your vehicle with the keys inside. Can you talk about pet Ask a safety, especially when the Trooper temperatures are high? Sgt. Neil


There is a Minnesota law that says a person may not leave a dog or a cat unattended in a standing or parked motor vehicle in a manner that endangers the pet’s health or safety. A peace officer, a humane agent, a dog warden, or a volunteer or professional member of a fire

Daniel Michael Stuhr, (DOB 02/07/1979), of Lindstrom, was charged July 1 with 12 counts of possess pornographic work - computer disk/electronic/magnetic/optical image w/porn. Heidi Leigh White, (DOB 03/16/1983), of St. Paul, was charged July 1 with fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Barbara Jean Merk, (DOB 09/15/1963), of St. Paul, was charged July 1 with 5th degree drugs - possess schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 - not small amount marijuana. Danial Atherton Hess, (DOB 05/02/1988), of St. Croix Falls, was charged July 3 with identity theft transfers/possesses/uses identity of other person; 5th degree drugs possess schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 - not small amount marijuana.

tember 9, 2004, as Document No. 339672, which covers the following property: Lot 44, Block 4, Villages on the Rum, Isanti County, Minnesota WHEREAS, pursuant to said Declaration, there is claimed to be due and owing as of June 19, 2019, from Scott A. Quam, title holder, to Villages on the Rum IV Owners’ Association, a Minnesota non-profit corporation, the principal amount of Four Thousand, Seven Hundred Forty-Six and 44/100th Dollars ($4,746.44) for assessments, late fees and related charges, plus assessments, collection costs, attorneys’ fees and other amounts will be incurred since said date, including costs of collection and foreclosure; WHEREAS, no action is now pending at law or otherwise to recover said debt or any part thereof; WHEREAS, the owner has not been released from the financial obligation to pay said amount; WHEREAS, pursuant to the Declaration and Minn. Stat. §515B.3-116(h) said debt created a lien upon said premises in favor of Villages on the Rum IV Owners’ Association as evidenced by the lien statement recorded on June 13, 2019, in the office of the Isanti County Recorder as Document No. A484075; WHEREAS, pursuant to the power of sale granted by the owner(s) in taking title to the premises subject to said Declaration, said lien will be foreclosed by the sale of said property by the sheriff of said county at the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department, 2440 Main Street South, Cambridge, MN 55008, on August 14, 2019, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., at public auction to the highest bidder, for cash, to pay the amount then due for said assessments, together with the costs of foreclosure, including attorneys’ fees as allowed by law. The time allowed by law for redemption by the unit owners, their personal representatives or assigns is six (6) months from the date of said sale. The following information is pro-

vided pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Sections 580.025 and 580.04: (1) Street Address of Property: 942 Golden Way NW, Isanti, MN 55040 (2) Name of Transaction Agent, Residential Mortgage Servicer, Lender &/ or Broker: N/A (3) Tax Parcel Identification Number of the Property: 16-092-1800 (4) Transaction Agent’s Mortgage Identification Number, if known: N/A (5) Name of Mortgage Originator, if stated on mortgage: N/A (6) Date on which Occupant must vacate Property, if mortgage is not reinstated under Section 580.30 or property redeemed under 580.23: 11:59 p.m. on February 14, 2020. If the foregoing date is a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, then the date to vacate is the next business day at 11:59 p.m. REDEMPTION NOTICE 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 THE MORTGAGED PREMISES ARE IMPROVED WITH A RESIDENTIAL DWELLING OF LESS THAN FIVE UNITS, ARE NOT PROPERTY USED FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, AND ARE ABANDONED. Dated: June 19, 2019 TOOHEY LAW FIRM, P.A. By:Jennifer C. Toohey, I.D. #0343742 Attorneys for Lienor 11660 Theatre Drive, Suite 280 Champlin, MN 55316 (763) 401-4120 Lienor: Villages on the Rum IV Owners’ Association By: Jennifer C. Toohey Its: Attorney in Fact THIS INSTRUMENT WAS DRAFTED BY: TOOHEY LAW FIRM, P.A. 11660 Theatre Drive, Suite 280


Champlin, MN 55316 (763) 401-4120 File No. 115017.005 Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on June 27, July 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 2019


The Lake Francis Improvement District will hold its Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, July 13 at 11:00AM at the Bradford Town Hall, 4175 305th Lane NW, 11:00am to 12:30pm. The Agenda will include: · A reading of the Minutes of the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting. · A Report on the Activities of the Board in the past year · Discussion of plans to treat selected areas of the lake for Aquatic Invasive Species in 2020. · A vote to approve projects with costs expected to exceed $5,000 · A vote to approve a budget for the fiscal year 2018/2019 · A vote to approve property assessments to satisfy budget requirements. · An Election to fill a vacancy on the Board Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on June 27, July 4, 11, 2019

SCHOOL BOARD PUBLIC NOTICE Cambridge-Isanti Schools Board of Education regular board meeting, Thursday, July 18, at 6:30 p.m. Meeting will be held at the Education Services Center, 625A Main Street North, Cambridge, MN 55008. Published in the Isanti-Chisago County STAR on July 11, 2019

Ask A Trooper: What’s the law about leaving pets unattended in an idling car?

Mary Jeanette Nelson, (DOB 03/14/1983), of Isanti, was charged July 2 with receiving stolen property. Andres Edward Tomahawk, (DOB 08/03/1996), of Princeton, was charged July 2 with 1st degree criminal sexual conduct - penetration-injury-use force/coerce; 3rd degree criminal sex conduct - force or coercion; 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct - 16-17>48 old-position authority. Robert Bernard Otero, (DOB 10/06/1990), of St. Paul, was charged July 5 with 5th degree drugs - possess schedule 1, 2, 3, 4 - not small amount marijuana. Jason Michael Brown, (DOB 05/28/1976), (no city given), was charged July 5 with domestic assault by strangulation.

The following felony charges were filed in Chisago County Court on July 1-5, 2019. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.




or rescue department may use reasonable force to enter a motor vehicle and remove a dog or cat. Please use caution and always look out for your pet’s well-being and safety. Consider the following options: · Leave your pet at home whenever possible. · Arrange to have someone stay in the vehicle with the pet with the engine and air conditioner running. · Check with the business, as they may allow you to bring in your pet while shopping. At right is a chart on how fast the inside of your vehicle can heat up. This study also found that cracking the windows had very little effect on the temperature rise inside the vehicle. Please do not leave your pet unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period, as it could cause a serious medical condition or death to your pet. As far as leaving your vehi-


cle running unattended, there is no state law that prohibits it, but most cities and counties have local ordinances against it. Check your local ordinances in reference to this rule. Sgt. Neil Dickenson is Minnesota State Patrol Public Information Officer for the

state’s northeast region. Send questions concerning traffic-related laws or issues to neil. or by mail to Minnesota State Patrol, 1131 Mesaba Ave., Duluth MN 55811. Follow Dickenson on Twitter at @MSPPIO_NE.

Environmental justice group seeks members The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is looking for six new community members to join the agency’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group to provide input and recommendations about ways to incorporate environmental justice principles into the MPCA’s work. The Advisory Group will: - Evaluate the effectiveness of the MPCA in implementing its environmental justice framework,

- Provide recommendations to ensure integration of environmental justice principles into the MPCA’s work and; - Collaborate with the MPCA to improve civic engagement around environmental justice issues. - Share oral history and community experiences so the agency can better understand the communities they serve. The group’s charter and application materials can be found on the MPCA’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group

webpage. To intentionally create a diverse committee of Minnesotans, candidates from various racial, cultural, economic and geographic backgrounds are encouraged apply. The application deadline is Aug. 12, 2019. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Jose Luis Villasenor, MPCA’s environmental justice coordinator, at or call 651-757-2575 with any questions.

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16 Lost & Found We can help! Place a LOST & FOUND line ad FREE for 1 week! Call us today: Kanabec County Times 320-679-2661 Pine City Pioneer 320-629-6771 Isanti-Chisago County Star 763-689-1181 ext 101

20 Notices Looking for 6-10 individuals interested in sharing costs of a woodshop in Pine City. Est. cost $100/month covering rent and utilities. First meeting: July 10th, 7:00pm. Mark 763-286-2810 “The partial contents of a storage unit owned by Stormor Mini Storage will be sold at a consignment auction held by Smith's Auctions at the Isanti County Fairgrounds on July 13 starting at 10:30. The items include two motorcycles and a large rolling toolbox. The auction is to settle the accounts of Sandra Gaslin.”





Child Care

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!

Our newspaper has end rolls for sale! These 33” tall end rolls of blank news- paper are great for: Artwork, coloring paper for kids, wrapping packages for mailing, packing material for shipping, creating banners. Lining pet cages and so much more! Cost is .45 cents per pound. (rolls average 15-25 pounds) Call 763689-1181 x 100 to find out what is in stock. Can be picked up in our Cambridge office. 930 Cleveland St. Roof problems? Exterior painting? We can save you money 320-674-0755. Up to 30 free channels, antenna TV. Call Dave's TV: 320-515-0270

106 Home Improvement Interior Remodeling leave message 612290-2724



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

300 For Sale Pressure Treated Dog Ear Fencing. 651-2334150

302 Feed/Seed/Hay For Sale: Seven bales 16,000 treated Sissel twine. $30.00 each. Phone 320-384-6489.

355 Furniture Adirondack chairs. Main frame/arms are 1-inch thick ash and black ash. Seat and back ¾-inch interwoven birch and cherry, $250 finished. Pine Adirondacks for painting $175. 651-674-8231, leave message. For Sale: Reconditioned washers, dryers, ranges, refrigerators. Rick's Home Furnishings 320-679-4047.



Lawn Care


2001 Buick LeSabre for sale. Runs, needs work. $200 cash. 612-298-0232.

Lawn Care: 612-2267544. Residential, commercial, licensed and insured. Free estimates.

5 cord loads. 20 foot pole length firewood, $595; 3 cord load of 16 in. split, mixed hardwood, $525; 20 in. split mixed outdoor stove wood, $510; 3 cord load 20 in. split basswood, $435; 3 cord load of 16 in. split oak, $570 delivered within 25 mile radius of Mora. 320-679-1815.

102 Services Alterations and clothing repairs, 25 years experience. 320-3964152 Contact Rosemary. Braham Dave's Garage Door service. Spring replacement, servicing, doors, and openers. (763)286-3002. Diesel Problems? Call the experts: East Central Diesel 763-689-9470 Firewood Processing Special: Your logs blocked and split to your specifications. 320-679-3375.

112 Tree Service Stump/tree removal to fit budget. Precise and lawn friendly since 1997, 320-679-5253.

159 Health Care East Central A u d i o l o g y Audiology and hearing aid care. Cambridge 763-689-2121.

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For Sale: Boiler wood, 2-foot mixed hardwood, 3.5 cords, delivered. 612-390-6032

361 Lawn & Garden Black rotted manure, lg load, fast delivery. Also firewood. 320241-6983 or 479-2446952. Food Plot Tilling: Call or text John, leave message, 320-2790753.

369 Want to Buy Want to Buy all kinds of silver objects. Please call Mike at 763-843-0867 WANTED!! I am looking for a pinball machine. Call 612-599-1729

401 Auctions Saturday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. Gene Anderson Personal Property. From Pine City: South on Hwy 61, 3 miles to Co. 110; From Rush City: Go north 6 ½ miles to Co. 110; 6872 570th Street, Pine City, MN. Tractors, car & truck; sawmill, shop & miscellaneous; equipment, household, much more. See website for more pictures and additions. Heidelberger Farm Equipment, LLC. Auctioneers: Cullen Bartz, Lic. #30-48, Jimmie Guligowski, Lic. #5831. Auction # 587006. 320-629-1122.


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Garage Sales

Saturday, July 27 – 2019- Antique and collectible auction- Finlayson MN 55735 starts 9:15 amwww.amazingauctions .us Doug Maser lic33-24 Phone 320-6306651

Sunday, July 14 to Saturday, July 20, closing at 2:00 p.m. Four Party Estate Auction. Online only No reserve. Located at Grand Central Building, 204 North Hill Ave., Suite 201, Ogilvie MN 56358. Porcelain doll collection, 1918 fancy lamp, assorted picture collection, quality westernware- custom made lady's show hats, men's spurs, fancy sombrero hat from Mexico, buckles, plus more western items; Aussie rain coat, china, glassware, knick-knacks, high quality more modern furniture, high quality collectible furniture, 4 collectible candelabra amber globes, collectible Canon AE-1 55mm camera with mixed lens in leather case, plus more items. Go to (Auctions by Norby) for complete catalog, terms and conditions. Auctions by Robyn & Norby, Col. Byron Robyn, Lic. #33-21; Col. Kevin C. Norby, Lic. #33-03, 320-2790712.

Big moving sale 8am-4pm July 13th 730 9th St SW, Pine City. 4 households. Mattreses, furniture, flooring, many household items, John Deere mower, boat, snowblower, bikes, trolling motor.

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Sunday, July 14 10:02 a.m. Live/Online Auction. No reserve. Many items can be sold indoors. Kanabec County Fairgrounds in Mora, MN. 1999 Kubota L3013 tractor, Quick-Tach and 3 point equipment, wood working equipment and hand tools, wall full of assorted hand tools, household, 2horse trailer, miscellaneous horse items, fold up porta-bote, sporting items, 5horsepower Nissan Power Stroke outboard, wrenches and sockets ect., 20-inch diamond blade rock saw with tank and cover, at least 1,000 pounds of agates and assortment of stone, 10 percent buyers premium. Larry and Rory User, owners. For complete auction bill and terms, go to or call. Auctions by Robyn and Norby. Col. Byron Robyn, Lic. #33-21, 320-291-9566 or Col. Kevin C. Norby, Lic. #33-3, 320279-0712.

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404 Garage Sales HUGE Estate Sale. Antiques, furniture, household, lawn items, tools. 12241 Wildflower Road Pine City. 8am-5pm Friday July 12th & 8am-3pm Saturday July 13th.

Garage Sale: Huge Multi Week Sale. July 11-27, Thursdays Saturdays. Everything from tools to kitchen sinks, gas oven, entertainment center, housewares, clothes, much miscellaneous. 1802 Plum Street, Mora. Garage Sale: July 1820. 4 miles south of Mora, NE corner of 70/65, follow signs. 2055 Oriole Terrace. Table, dressers, TV, bedding, DVD player, bath chair, Hoyer lift, lamps, tiller, miscellaneous hardware, wood stove-complete, much miscellaneous.

407 Estate Sales Estate Sale, call 763-689-1479. Snoopy collection, Star Wars antiques, baseball, old comic books, Colorforms, vinyl records, DVDs, scrapbooking, Agatha Christie books, sewing machine, princess house, PartyLite, hedge trimmer, boom boxes, holiday décor – and much more.

2-BDRM apartment. Beautiful. No pets, $800 Villa View, Mora, 763-957-0662. Apartment for rent: Lower level, drive-up, walk-in on Knife River. Heat, electric, water, garbage, internet included. 612-581-4881. Looking for 6-10 individuals interested in sharing costs of a woodshop in Pine City. Est. cost: $100/month covering rent and utilities. First meeting: July 10th, 7:00pm. Mark 763-286-2810 Meadowbrook 1 & 2 BDRM apartments- Mora, starting at $695 + electric. Available immediately. No smoking, no pets. Contact Denny, 507-269-7639. Mora: 2-Bedroom apartment w/garage. Available August 1. Quiet building. Heat and garbage included. $700/mo. No smoking, no pets. Lisa 320420-1514. Two bedroom apartment in Mora, available August 1. $800/month, $800 deposit. Heat included. 320-209-1980.








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A Program for Victims of Domestic Violence 24-hour Crisis Telephone Line Transportation • Safe Homes Support Groups • Advocacy Services Community Education Intervention Information and Referral Isanti Cnty - 763-689-3532 Chisago Cnty - 651-257-2890 Kanabec Cnty - 679-1737 Toll-Free - 1-800-338-SAFE ~All Services Are Free and Confidential~

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JULY 11, 2019 LEGAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Position open for a full-time Legal Administrative Assistant in the County Attorney’s Office. For complete job description and to apply, go to coisantimn. Starting salary: $19.86 per hour with excellent benefits. Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2019, at 4:30 p.m. AA/EEO

A wonderful full-time career opportunity with our rapidly growing CPA firm awaits! We have a need in our Cambridge office for a tax and accounting services professional. There will be a lot of opportunity to advance quickly in the firm for the right individual. See for more info. Please send resume to

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Help Wanted: Post frame construction crew in Mora looking for experienced or entry level carpenters. FT with some OT available. Contact Carl 612-229-4281. Mora Subway is now hiring full time/part time. Must have open availability 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 Part time (20 hrs per week) Children's Ministry Director needed to provide leadership in the continued development of engaging, creative, visionary programming for children from preschool through grade 6. Contact Emily Martin, eem@cambridgelutheran. org

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Chisago County has an opening for a part time Community Service Officer. This position is a non-certified, uniformed (but not armed) member of the Sheriff ’s Office and is required to perform non-hazardous duties that relate to public safety. Duties include providing customer service, routine patrol within county parks, traffic and crowd control, responding to animal complaints, resolving ordinance violations, and other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: Strong interest in a career as police officer or deputy sheriff, minimum 18 years of age, valid driver’s license, and high school diploma or GED. 20 hours per week. $16.02 to $21.82 per hour. Apply online at by July 19, 2019.



Chisago County has openings for temporary Watercraft Inspectors Level 1. Duties include informing and educating the public on threats of ecologically harmful aquatic invasive species, working at public water access sites, providing information to watercraft users, and conducting brief surveys while inspecting watercraft for invasive species. Must have a valid driver’s license. Minimum of 20 hours per week up to 40 hours per week. Must be available to work mid-July thru October including weekends/holidays. $15 per hour. Apply online by July 19, 2019 at or call 651-213-8830 to have an application mailed. THE ISANTI-CHISAGO COUNTY STAR IS LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO COVER IN WRITING ALL VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS TEAMS FOR CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI AND/OR NORTH BRANCH. DUTIES INCLUDE: 1. Collecting results, basic stats and occasional quotes and putting them in our “Soundbites” format on a weekly basis 2. Writing occasional feature stories on individual athletes or teams 3. More in-depth reporting of key games (i.e. postseason play) BENEFITS INCLUDE: 1. Monetary payment for all published works 2. Free admission to athletic events *Good writing skills and a working knowledge of most sports is mandatory, photography skills are optional, but would be beneficial. ISANTI-CHISAGO




*FT & PT CNA’s and TMA’s Must be current on the Nursing Assistant Registry.

Experienced Pressmen needed at NorthStar Media! This position is responsible for helping with the operation of our 12 unit Goss Community printing press. Qualified candidates should be able to work well with teams and have a minimum of 1 to 2 years experience in a commercial or newspaper printing environment.

*FT Wellness Coach Must be current on the Nursing Assistant Registry.

*PT Culinary Services Aide These positions offer a comprehensive benefit package for positions working 30+ hours per week, PTO, 401(k) and Holiday pay. If you are interested, please contact Human Resources

St. Clare Living Community 110 7th Street N, Mora, MN 55051 (320) 679-8328 • Fax (320) 679-8350 AA/EOE

Familiarity with color, registration and routine maintenance a must. Duties will include making the press ready to print, running the press, cleaning, change overs and routine press maintenance. Benefits include: * Health Insurance * Paid Vacations * Paid Holidays * 401(k) Plan Day shift - No nights or weekends. Job Type: Full-time Send resume/application to NorthStar Media 930 S. Cleveland St. Cambridge, MN 55008

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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JULY 11, 2019

Tusen Tack gets new look outside


Royal Neighbors Grasston Chapter 5146 joined with Braham Garden Club and Tusen Tack volunteers to beautify the outside of Tusen Tack recently. The old faded mulch, weeds and paper trash – as can be seen in this ‘before photo’ – were removed.


Flower pots were replanted, bushes trimmed and new natural-colored mulch was put down to give the area a fresh, clean look.

Where to Find the Best Real Estate & Call one of the best agents in the area to buy or sell your home!



Moline Realty, Inc

Katherine Reiners Willmert Call/Text 763-300-5387 763.552.7477 Serving Isanti County for over 17 years Each office independently owned & operated.

The perfect option for first-time buyers. Only at Members Mortgage. Only 2% down* needed. No Private Mortgage Insurance.

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

Lock in rate during pre-qualification. Mortgage serviced locally.

*An example of a typical loan requiring a 2% down payment: $100,000.00 loan amount, 4.672% Annual Percentage Rate (APR), fixed rate 30 year term. Rates are valid as of 4/10/2019, may change at any time, and may vary based on loan amount, borrower credit, loan to value, property type, occupancy, etc. MCCU membership required. Restrictions apply and terms and rates may change at any time.

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


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