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Jay Wiggins’ ability to taste the different ingredients of a dish or spirit can transform him into a mad scientist of sorts, especially when it comes to making wine. Enthusiasts of grape, mead and fruit wines are discovering this passion, coupled with Wiggins’ “go big or go home” philosophy in life, for themselves at James [...]

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The Chisago County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 1 meeting gave formal support to the city of North Branch to extend the Sunrise Prairie Trail north to Harris. Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt said the resolution of support was so North Branch could pursue Legacy Amendment money for the project — state funds that [...]

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In its ongoing support of education, the Wildlife Science Center near Forest Lake is donating a pack of wolves to a zoo in Wisconsin. The Menominee Park Zoo in Oshkosh will be home to four gray wolves that were born in 2003 at the Wildlife Center, which first provided the zoo with a pack of [...]

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Forty excited youngsters showed their mettle by shaking off unseasonably cold, wet and windy weather to shoot sporting clay targets and hunt pheasants at the 16th annual Chisago County Pheasants Forever Youth Hunt Oct. 4. Held again at Rocky Bay Kennel and Hunt Club near Pine City, the hunt was for youth, both boys and [...]

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