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One-of-a-kind garden highlights Ojibwe culture, sense of beauty

SANDSTONE, Minn. -- This time of year, different plants and flowers are at their peak, and one of the most unique places to see them in bloom is at the Minnesota Goose Garden.The garden in Sandstone boasts a one-of-a-kind design."That cottonwood right there is the highest part of the goose's back,"  Sue Foss said .From ground level you may not have any idea what Foss is talking about."This is the main spine of the goose right here," Foss said. But from a bird's-eye view, you see that her forest is shaped like a goose."I decided I would want a simple...
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Community grieves teacher, coach killed in crash

The Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets football team has a new hashtag — #playforhouts — created in honor of Brandon Houtsma, assistant coach and a sixth-grade math teacher at the middle school. Players and anyone who wishes are using the hashtag to pay respects to the teacher and coach, who was killed June 17 in Kanabec County in a pickup crash. He was 37. He leaves behind his wife Kailyn and three children.
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Allina Health Selects Location of the New Cambridge Medical Center

Allina Health is pleased to announce that it has chosen a site for the new Cambridge Medical Center. After months of research and planning, the site selected for Cambridge Medical Center’s new facilities will be located between Highway 65 and Xylite Street Northeast, just north of Highway 95. “From...
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Wildcat Sanctuary Fundraiser For Kitu’s Kitchen

SANDSTONE, Minn.– The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone is launching a campaign to build an upgraded food and wellness center for their big rescue cats. The Wildcat sanctuary is home to 130 recuse lions, leopards, tigers and more. In order to supply the basic daily needs of these animals, they are fundraising to remodel their current health and wellness center. The new center is nicknamed Kitu’s Kitchen, after a rescue cheetah in the facility.

Minnesota resorts are booked solid this summer

ISLE, Minn. -- It seems a lot of people are skipping their flights and road tripping for their holiday weekend plans.Resorts across the area tell us they are packed with customers, something that hasn't happened in two years.Amanda Etienne and her son, Bronson Ditch, traveled from La Salle in southern Minnesota to spend a week with their family at Appeldoorn's Sunset Bay Resort on Lake Mille Lacs."After the COVID, yeah, this is the perfect, perfect place just to get away," Ditch said.Etienne noticed Tuesday it's a bit slower than previous summers, but she expects, correctly, that the resort will fill...
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News of the past: Railroad walkout sees little effect in Red Wing

It spent three years… almost to the day, drifting in Mille Lacs Lake before Matt Gravel found it after it washed up on shore in Wahkon. Matt, 11, often goes beach combing along the shore in front of his grandmother’s home. It’s usually junk that washes up on shore but this particular day he found a long-lost wallet. It took several days to dry out the papers, but they were able to determine the owner was Joseph Burr of Cannon Falls. Matt and his grandmother reached out to Burr and much to their surprise, Burr showed up at her door, letter in hand. Burr told them that he was fishing in June 1994 when the wind came up, as he tried to regain balance, the wallet fell into the lake. The waves were too rough to retrieve it. With the winds from the north on this lake, lots of things roll in but this is the first wallet. How is that for a miracle?

Three Injured Following Highway 70 Near Rock Creek

Three were sent to the hospital Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Highway 70, west of I-35 near milepost 17. According to the State Patrol, a Ford Explorer, driven by 59-year-old Julie Dickey, was traveling east on 70 when it crossed the centerline as the roadway curved right and stuck a Chevrolet Silverado, driven by 45-year-old Marlin James Ladean, that was traveling west.

11309 360th Street, Onamia Garage

The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, Community Development office will be accepting sealed lump sum bids construction of a residential detached garage at 11309 360th Street, Onamia. Bids will be due Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 3:00 PM. Bids received will be opened and qualified by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe on Thursday July 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM.

Tickets on Sale for Pine City Heritage Players Summer Musical

The Pine City Heritage Players Community Theater has announced that tickets are on sale for this year’s summer musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. After a somewhat uncertain start to the schedule, video auditions were completed during the first week of June as the group announced their selection of Mamma Mia! as this year’s show.

Application Deadline Approaching For 2nd Annual Youth Leadership Adventure

WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Washburn County Prevention team is excited to be recruiting youth leaders for a FREE summer leadership development camp, called the Adventure!. The Adventure will take place in late July at the Luther Point Camp on Wood Lake near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. It will be focused around core concepts that contribute to our individual growth in leadership. WE ARE ALSO GOING TO HAVE A BOATLOAD OF FUN!
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Wisconsin Food Truck Serves Produce Straight from the Cattle

GRANTSBURG, WI. — A Wisconsin food truck brings farm-grown produce to the forks of the Grantsburg community. Brickfield Market is a family-owned food truck featuring menu items with beef and dairy from their own ‘Four Cubs Farm.’ Members of the Peterson family opened the food truck in April of this year. They serve sandwiches, tacos, burgers and more.

Over 700 acres of land to be preserved along the St. Croix River

ST PAUL, Minn. — Editor's Note: The video above originally aired to KARE11 on Sept. 20, 2021. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced Tuesday that the agency has received more than 700 acres of land that will be added to the Chengwatana State Forest. National nonprofit Trust for...

Sea Isle to Lower Speed Limit for E-Bikes on Promenade

Sea Isle City police officers will be carrying portable radar guns to catch speeders this summer. In this case, they won’t be targeting cars or trucks driving on local streets, but rather electric bikes and motorized scooters zipping down the oceanfront Promenade at excessive speeds. City Council introduced an...