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Harris Legion Post presents patriotic quilts
Published September 26, 2017 at 8:00 am
American Cancer Relay for Life recognizes honorary survivor, caregiver
Published September 25, 2017 at 8:01 am
From the American Cancer Society On Saturday, Sept. 30, Jerry Mollberg and his wife Beverly will be honored at the annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Chisago County, held at the Almelund Threshing Grounds on Highway 95 between Almelund and Taylors Falls. The event this year will be...
ECE seeks Touchstone Energy Community Award applications
Published September 23, 2017 at 8:02 am
Each year, East Central Energy recognizes volunteerism and community service with the Touchstone Energy Community Award. Applications for the award are now being accepted. Any civic organization or non-profit in ECE’s service territory is eligible to compete for the award, which recognizes...
Painted ladies in our gardens
Published September 23, 2017 at 8:01 am
By Donna Tatting While I’ve spent much of the later part of this summer focused on the monarchs that visit my garden, another butterfly has been hanging out in quite impressive numbers these past several weeks. To those that think every orange and black butterfly is a monarch, you’ll be...
Almelund Apple Festival in its 24th year
Published September 21, 2017 at 8:02 am
By Amy Doeun On the third Sunday in September each year, the little town of Almelund swells with thousands of visitors for the area’s Apple Festival. The festival focuses on “sharing history in a fun way.” Many of the events take place around the Amador Heritage Center’s restored buildings....
Local entrepreneur infuses wine flavor with chocolate
Published September 21, 2017 at 8:01 am
When a wine lover is asked what sort of food pairs well with their favorite drink, their response is oftentimes “chocolate.” North Branch resident Joseph Woerly has decided to take the pairing out of this relationship and develop a product that has those flavors combined into one. Thus he’s...
Respite program for adults with care needs offered in North Branch
Published September 21, 2017 at 8:00 am
There was a man who took part in the New Day respite program at the North Branch Senior Center who was nonverbal, but he took great pleasure in one of the activities offered there: horseshoes. “We had an indoor horseshoe setup,” said Jane Fisk, Chisago County Senior Center Board member...
Residents can help monarch butterflies this fall, make money
Published September 20, 2017 at 10:43 am
It wasn’t very long ago that the sleek orange-and-black bodies of monarch butterflies could be seen drifting through the skies and peppering plenty of landscapes throughout the United States. Now, that sight has become rarer. A May 10 article from MinnPost noted monarch numbers have steadily...
Stacy couple thanks local store for aid in helping Harvey victims
Published September 20, 2017 at 10:32 am
People who live in the Houston area still need a whole lot of help after Hurricane Harvey devastated the area with a deluge of rain and wind Aug. 25-29. Stacy residents Katherine Salverda and Ken Fusaro have offered their aid, and they’re thanking the Forest Lake Home Depot for cutting them a...
Relics on display in Rock Creek
Published September 17, 2017 at 8:01 am