Metro development plans adjust for next generation The millennials, ages 18-34, are forcing changes in the metropolitan area housing patterns, particularly in the first-ring suburbs and urban centers. Steve Elkins is the District 5 Metropolitan Council member, representing Bloomington, Richfield, Edina and Hopkins, who spoke to progressives recently in Bloomington. He is an economist for [...]

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Scout & Morgan Books in Cambridge is excited to welcome Minnesota author CS Yelle, who will speak and autograph his books from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. Yelle, a young adult fantasy and paranormal author, has several books out and another one coming out later this year in his Ter Chadain Fantasy [...]

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The American Red Cross continues to have an urgent need for blood donors of all blood types before the Labor Day holiday, even after many donors stepped up to give following a call in late July. A local blood drive opportunity is set from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at the Chisago County Senior Center, [...]

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Late August through early September is the time for planting new rhizomes and dividing those irises that have been in place for three to four years. If your irises did not bloom as well as they used to, the problem could be improper soil, not enough sunlight, or poor soil drainage.  This may be the [...]

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Senior surf day Seniors with little or no experience with computers are invited to a free session on learning to surf the Internet from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Aug. 14 at the public library in Cambridge. Instructors will go over navigating web pages, determining if a website is secure, using search engines and accessing [...]

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Republican Mike McFadden was not kidding around Tuesday night with an overwhelming primary election victory in his GOP bid for U.S. Senate. He rolled over opponent Jim Abeler of Anoka County with 71 percent of the votes. Abeler was a distant second with 15 percent of the votes. The victory squarely pits McFadden against DFL [...]

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