Township will extend deadline for consideration of permit for KSA Properties A routine public hearing in Lent Township Sept. 10 turned into a civics lesson on rights to assembly and free speech. That wasn’t the point of the meeting, but resulted from consideration of a standard operating issue for local governments: the conditional use permit. [...]

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Investigation closed in alleged theft from Hay Days Legal counsel for Aaron Jude Schnagl, 30, who was indicted by a Chisago County Grand Jury in December 2013 on third-degree (unintentional) murder in the death of Danielle Mary Jelinek, is arguing the indictment be dismissed. Issues including whether or not the grand jury proceedings were flawed, [...]

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North Branch’s Living Branch Lutheran Church hosted its 16th annual Kids Carnival Saturday. Children of all ages from around the area came to partake in the array of activities offered, which included a bounce house, gymnastics, meeting police officers and firemen, games, prizes and free food.  Photos by Derrick Knutson  

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Local musician, teacher talks about career, battle with MS When Troy Heling thinks about how he got his start in music, he remembers he’s always been intrinsically interested in sound. (As a boy) I would make up songs and sing,” Heling, of Rush City, recalled. “Some of my earliest memories were of singing in church.” [...]

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by Urmila Ramakrishnan urmila.ramakrishnan@ecm-inc.com Matt Lattimore is a history buff with a hands-on personality. He’s been the Braham Area High School principal since July, but these last two weeks were his first with students in the building. “The first week was refreshing because it’s like the old analogy of wheels spinning,” Lattimore said. “Now there’s [...]

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The Stacy City Council spent considerable time during its August meeting discussing security and safety issues following reports of burglaries around town. There was some follow-up after a fact-finding expedition at the September council meeting. Stacy Mayor Mark Utecht reported he had approached one security company asking what might be the cost to install at [...]

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