What was already a tragic day May 25 could have been even more heartbreaking had it not been for the actions of Ken Hawj. Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan honored Hawj, of St. Paul, at the July 16 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting with the Sheriff’s Lifesaving Award for his quick actions that resulted [...]

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With the possibility alive again of a Superior Silica Sands frac sand trans-loading station coming to North Branch’s ESSBY Business Park, county officials have decided a traffic study needs to be conducted to determine the potential impacts of truck traffic related to the business. County Engineer Joe Triplett said the county is researching three possible [...]

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The Wildlife Science Center in Columbus welcomed several litters of wolf puppies into the world last spring, and they have become a part of Duke University’s groundbreaking work on viewing dog and wolf intelligence. The pups are about to become television celebrities, too, as they will star in National Geographic Wild’s program featuring Dr. Brian [...]

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The noise from thousands of rounds of gunfire during weekend mounted shooting events at a site off Poor Farm Road in Sunrise Township was just too much for people who lived near the site to bear. Sunrise Township officials and the Chisago County Planning Commission were also against the activity, recommending to the County Board [...]

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Part three in a three-part series For many people, gardening can be a relaxing pastime.Digging one’s hands in the soil and feeling the sun, warm on the shoulders and neck, can be a form of catharsis. Gardeners rummage around their plants, crouched over weeding or sowing seeds for years, but as time goes by, knees [...]

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