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“Kumusta, pasok po kayo!” reads the sign inside the entrance at Angie’s Farm Market Cafe. As chef Angie Simons will explain, this is a tagalog greeting, “Hello and welcome.” And it is just one way Angie is bringing her Filipino heritage to the restaurant. She and her husband Randy purchased … Read more

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National Grandparents Day fell on Sunday, Sept. 13 this year. One of our contributers, Mary Wasche, sent in this photo of her and her grandchildren along with some facts about the day. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first Sunday after Labor Day as National Grandparents Day. T… Read more

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Timmy, 10, is very curious, inquisitive and creative. He loves to build things with building toys and everyday objects. He also likes to play sports and loves to be active and keep busy. Timmy has a very good sense of humor and loves to tell jokes. He can be quiet around new people, but once… Read more

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A street dance with over 50 food vendors was held in Malmo on Saturday, Sept. 5 by the Miller Family at T.J.’s Liquor. Some compared the event to a small scale State Fair. Many people enjoyed the food, festivities and music! Read more

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As several children in the Amish community located north of Isle gather around the barn activity at the Hershberger farm, Mr. Hershberger, the father of the children, calls out to them in their native Pennsylvania Deutsch. They respond in the same language. He turns back, seamlessly transiti… Read more

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Nine-year-old dirtbike prodigy Jared Oswald has found his passion early, to both the delight and dismay of his parents. While they glow with pride at his accomplishments (Jared has won 64 trophies in his short racing career, over 20 in first place), Terry and Gail Oswald worry about their so… Read more

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With their striking orange and black wings, monarch butterflies are an unmistakable part of summer throughout the northern American continent. A crucial element of these insects’ habitat is milkweed, the sole plant on which they will lay their eggs to feed their young, as noted by the U.S. F… Read more

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Over 50 bikers took part in the 30th annual Mille Lacs Lake Toy Run on Saturday, Aug. 29. The run covered over 100 miles, starting at the Vets Club in Onamia traveling along the east side of Mille Lacs Lake to the Aitkin Legion, returning south to the Garrison VFW and ending at Geno’s Bar an… Read more

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Gwen Jorgensen is no stranger to the water. Swimming made up one-third of her oeuvre when she was an Olympic triathlete. While her decade’s worth of Olympic competition has taken her around the world, Jorgensen’s family has now drawn her to Mille Lacs; her in-laws reside on the lake’s east s… Read more

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David Anderson’s hillbilly rig is a common sight at local parades held as part of Mille Lacs’ usual summer celebrations, chugging down Main Streets with the layered collage of rustic paraphernalia. And that truck has had a regular passenger, David’s Mother, Margie Anderson Johnson. Though th… Read more

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Quiet waters on Mille Lacs Lake Sunday night created beautiful reflections of the sky, shoreline and Malone Island Bridge. Sent in by Sherry Winter, who lives on the east shore of Mille Lacs Lake. Read more

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The Isle Girl Scout Troop #319 in their first year together collected 43 packages of cookies to be donated through their cookie sales. The girls chose the Isle Food Shelf as this year’s recipient. Nick Skogen accepted on behalf of the food shelf. Pictured are: Valerie Shiyou, Hallie Hughley,… Read more

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Through numerous education opportunities, whether its animal rearing or craft and science projects, 4-H, and its numerous local clubs, provides kids opportunities to develop and grow. 4-H has felt the impact of COVID-19 as much as any other institution, particularly in the canceling of local… Read more

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On Sunday, July 26, two young men of the Isle Boy Scout program were recognized at a ceremony for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. These scouts included Eric Thompson, son of former scout leaders Walt and Kris Thompson, and Mason Gulseth, son of Brian Gulseth and stepmother Julie, who has … Read more

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A toddler named Walter from Pipestone, Minn., enjoyed a day at the Father Hennepin State Park beach with his family. Read more

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Visitors to the Isle SuperValu several weeks ago might have met a couple of friendly dogs (a border collie and a cocker spaniel mix) who set up residence there for the afternoon. Thanks to some SuperValu employees and some volunteers with the Northern Lights Humane Society, those dogs eventu… Read more

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People come from across the country to witness the picturesque beauty of Mille Lacs Lake, and some come to capture that beauty in a picture. Mureen Brown resides in Santa Barbara, California, but over the last year, she’s made multiple visits to her brother’s cabin along Wahkon’s Mille Lacs … Read more

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Standing across from the intersection of Hwys. 169 and 27, North Star Framing has offered supplies for tongue and groove projects to the Onamia community for several decades. The business remains family-owned and operated, but, as of Jan. 1, 2020, the family name has changed. Abbie Leitschuh… Read more

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“The turtle was crossing from the lake side, all the way across a vacant lot, and it was probably going to come into our yard because we have some water in our ditch,” said a local woman who lives on Malone Island. “I found it this morning, and it was crushed. The eggs were laying next to it.” Read more

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Jenn Beck sent in this photo of kids from Sartell and Elk River visiting a local farm while up for Take a Kid fishing weekend in June. Read more