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Cambridge-Isanti 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 Friday night in Kanabec County in a pickup crash. He was 37.
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Woman, 29, dies in two-vehicle crash south of Mora

A 29-year-old woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash in east-central Minnesota on Wednesday. According to the State Patrol, Rachel J. Johnson, of Willow River, was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on Highway 65 in Kanabec County when she crossed the centerline and crashed into a Ford transit truck.
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50th anniversary of Big Lake's Spud Fest this weekend

Big Lake is hosting its annual Spud Fest this weekend, marking the 50th anniversary of the event. The weekend includes fireworks, water fights, softball tournament, bingo, pancake breakfast, carnival, parade and other activities. The festival supports summer youth programs.

Braham Woman Injured in Motorcycle Crash

A Braham woman was taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after her motorcycle went into the ditch. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 48-year-old turned north onto Highway 107 from 5th Ave SW in Henriette when she entered the west ditch. Alcohol is not a factor in the crash.

Woman Killed in Central Minnesota Crash

Mora, MN (KROC AM News)- A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a 29-year-old Minnesota woman Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says Rachel Johnson of Willow River was driving on Hwy. 65 south of Mora when she drove over the centerline and collided with a vehicle heading in the opposite direction.

Gordon running for Isanti Mayor

My name is Jimmy Gordon. I’m excited to be running for Mayor of Isanti. My FAITH and FAMLY help guide my PRINCIPLES which are as follows…. Protect Property Rights: No one is better equipped to take care of you than you. At city hall I’ll fight for your property rights. If you’re not hurting your neighbor you should be allowed to do as you please.

Johnson running for Isanti Mayor re-election

My name is Jeff Johnson, and I am running for re-election to stay your mayor. I ask for your continued support in this undertaking. As a resident and current Mayor of Isanti, I know that a great city is measured by the qualities of lives of the people who live within. I will continue to strive day to day to provide the quality of life you have come to expect from a great city.

Morley running for Isanti County District 1

My name is Joe Morley and I’m running to be your next County Commissioner in District 1, which includes west Cambridge and Bradford Township. Some of you may know my wife, Jayne, and I, as your neighbor of nearly 40 years. Others may know me as your financial advisor, with a small business right on Main Street Cambridge. Or, maybe you know me as a parishioner at Christ the King, as a member of the Sportsman’s Club, or as your Representative on the board of East Central Energy.

Shocking Video: Minnesota Teacher Throwing A Hockey Stick At Boy

This is beyond despicable. According to Fox 9, Minneapolis St. Paul, a Princeton, Minnesota teacher hit an 8-year-old boy in the mouth with a hockey stick, causing a tooth to fall out. This happened back in early June. Why did she do this? Good question? From what I could gather from the video, it looks like she was mad that he didn't put his stick back correctly. Really? That's enough to cause physical harm to a young student? She's obviously in the wrong line of profession.

Brandon W. Houtsma

Brandon Wesley Houtsma, of Ogilvie, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2022. He was 37 years old. Brandon was born May 17, 1985, in Mora, MN to Wes and Lorri (Hass) Houtsma. He grew up in Ogilvie with his two siblings, Rachel (Houtsma) Peterson and Ryan Hass, and attended Ogilvie Public Schools through his graduation in May 2003. While in high school, Brandon was a natural born athlete. He played football, basketball and baseball. Brandon also participated in the school musicals as well as many other extracurricular activities.

Ronald “Ronnie or Ron” J. Chaffer, 75, Zimmerman

Ronald “Ronnie or Ron” J. Chaffer, age 75 of Zimmerman, MN, passed away on June 22, 2022, surrounded by family at his home. A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton with visitation from 3:00-4:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Update: 3-year-old boy reported missing in Rush City found safe

(FOX 9) - A 3-year-old boy reported missing in Rush City has been found. He was reported missing at 10 a.m. and was found by 10:17 a.m., the Chisago County Sheriff's Office said. He was found safe. The original story is below. Authorities are asking people to check their property...

Sickler Shines on the Mound as Knights defeat Bulldogs

The Hinckley Knights hosted the winless Chisago Lakes Bulldogs last night. Hinckley came into this game riding a 5 game win streak and .5 game behind the Mora Blue Devils for first place in the Eastern Minny North division. Neither team got on the board in the first 2.5 innings. Knights starting pitcher, Ben Sickler, was a big reason why the Bulldogs had no success. He struck out 6 batters through three innings. The bottom of the 3rd saw the Knights bats come alive. Jacob Perrotti lead off with a base hit, then Max Sickler did the same. Noah Furcht would reach on an error but also drove in the first two runs of the game. Cory Schmidt would also reach base with a single, which later turned into a double and scored a run due to an error. The Bulldogs managed to grab the 2nd out of the inning from a grounder by Isaiah Hasz. But Trevor Johnson wasn't going to let the inning end so quickly. He also reached on a single but drove home two more runs to give the Knights a 5-0 lead.