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Wyoming is about to play host to a fun and inspiring event that aims to speak to the heart of suicide, an issue that many families and mental health activists want moved forward in the conversation. The third annual Alissa M. Haines Stomp Out Suicide 5K is poised to do just that Saturday, Aug. 23, [...]

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The man who drown in the St. Croix River east of Rush City Aug. 9 has been identified by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office as Devin Matthew Johnson, 28, of Harris. According to a press release from the department: At 5:55 p.m. that day, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a drowning [...]

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The Almelund Threshing Show started Friday and ended Sunday; thousands of people came to check out farm equipment that ranged from brand new to nearly a century old. Visitors also got to see threshing, shingle making and sawmill demonstrations, glass blowing and tractor parades.   Photos by Derrick Knutson  

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Pastor Mark Gruner believes people are called to love each other in every day life, a mindset that is equally cherished by a local country church that has welcomed him with open arms. Gruner began his duties as an experienced rural pastor at Spring Lake Lutheran Church in North Branch on June 25. His first order [...]

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Fifty-four-year-old Laird Mork, of Harris, sustained non-life-threatening injuries during an airplane crash at the Rush City Airport Aug. 9, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office: At 7:13 p.m. that day, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of the crash. Members of the Chisago County Sheriff’s [...]

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Isanti County District Judge Karla Hancock sentenced Joseph John West IV, of rural Isanti, on July 29 to four years and nine months in prison on a felony DWI charge based on his arrest Jan. 3 in Cambridge. West will have 170 days of the sentence subtracted for time spent in prison awaiting the sentencing. [...]

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