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Trisha Bengtson is bringing awareness to a disease that can keep her from getting out of bed in the morning and even finishing her own sentences. It’s been two and a half years since this Rush City area resident, wife and mother of three children, was diagnosed with lupus, and she is putting on a [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Sept. 8 Harris City Council meeting Harris sets preliminary property tax levy  The city of Harris set the proposed tax levy for 2015 at an amount of $505,915, which is an increase of 8.22 percent over last year’s final levy. This consists of $310,664 for [...]

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Despite a short-term increase in the number of Minnesota pheasants, habitat loss continues to be the primary factor in the long-term decline of the state’s pheasant population, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR’s August roadside survey for pheasants showed a six percent increase in the pheasant index from 2013, an increase [...]

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The Chisago County Pheasants Forever Chapter will hold its 16th annual Youth Hunt Oct. 4. The popular event will again be held at Rocky Bay Kennel & Hunt Club, 57875 Lily Ave., Pine City To get there, take Highway 70 east off of I-35. Go east about 5 miles, then turn North or left on [...]

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It was a night of mysteries and music at the Historic Grant House in early September. Troy Heling, instrumentalist from Rush City, played just a few notes of a melody and asked the audience to guess what song it was.  He could not stump them; some people guessed the song after the second note. He [...]

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Every summer the Chisago County Master Gardeners get questions from anxious gardeners about tomatoes.  Many times the answer is that it’s too late for anything to be done to solve the problem, especially in late summer or fall. So, it might be helpful to file this article away for next year’s tomato crop. Almost 20 [...]

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