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A 5K obstacle race called the Rugged Maniac brought thrill-seekers and fitness junkies from all over Minnesota to the Wild Mountain Ski Area in Taylors Falls on Sept. 6. Competitors began by running or walking up one of the ski hills and then tackling the 20-plus obstacles along the 5k track, which included water slides, [...]

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Gwen Swenson, Cindy Johnson and Anna Nelson have spent countless hours honing their crafts. For Swenson, those crafts include sewing, canning and baking. Johnson specializes in creating unique, intricate handmade garments for children. Nelson has a talent for sewing, quilting and showing general livestock. Some of those skills served the three women well during the [...]

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Area author to present book at Almelund Apple Festival Fred Brede has the ability to mentally visualize people, locations and settings. As a longtime banker with Wells Fargo before retiring in 2008, Brede connected with the clients he talked to over the phone because he developed a deft ability to read people from the information [...]

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The Rush City Council on Sept. 8 once again discussed the possibility of welcoming an assisted living facility to town. In an update on the issue, City Administrator Amy Mell said developer Pete Jesch is still interested in Rush City and intends to work on purchase and development agreements for the city to review. Walker [...]

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Chisago County Health and Human Services Director Nancy Dahlin gave a detailed report of her department’s 2013 activities during the Sept. 3 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting. One of the newest programs the department had to implement last year was MNsure, the state-mandated affordable health insurance marketplace. “Currently, there are 879 new cases in [...]

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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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