The Kanabec History Center strives to uphold and protect its heritage by providing the community a place to observe, learn and interact with pieces of history.
The Mora Vasaloppet is adding a new event to this year’s Vasaloppet activities — unlike many others, this Vasaloppet event won’t involve a single ski.
The Anoka County Attorney’s office has declined to prosecute complaints about the conduct of election judges, Mora school children and school staff regarding the Mora school bond referendum special election on May 21.
One man is dead and another in jail after a head-on collision Jan. 6 near the intersection of Highway 65 and Rice Lake Road west of Braham.
A groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 18 marked the start of construction on a new residential drug and alcohol treatment center in Mora designed to serve women accompanied by their young children. Not only will the center offer treatment, but opening of the facility will also mean as many as 30 new jobs brought to the Mora area.
Whoops. A little accident made a big mess near downtown Mora this week.
Two men have been arrested and charged in the Dec. 21 armed robbery of the Kline Oil (BP) gas station on Main Street, Braham. Kenneth Blake Poole, 19, of Mora and Reed Alan Brown-Gmahl, 19, of Stanchfield were each charged Dec. 23 with one felony count of first-degree aggravated robbery.
Question: What should a person do if they are involved in a crash?
Pine County’s enhanced collaboration with Kanabec County on public health may come to an end a year from now.
The Kanabec County Board approved a final 2016 property tax levy of $10,830,801, up 1.04 percent from this year’s levy.
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Visiting relatives over the holidays may raise questions about their physical and cognitive health. Although some change can occur with age, serious memory problems are not a part of normal aging.
Claire Larson, daughter of Jon and Cindy Larson, was named the 2016 St. Lucia during the Dala Heritage Society’s 38th annual St. Lucia program at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Mora Dec. 12.
The familiar sound of wheels on a track greets you as you enter the Coin School. Soon after you hear chimes and whistles, and the “chuff-chuff” of a steam engine. You see signal lights blink off and on, and switches open and close as several long trains glide effortlessly across the landscape. For a while you’re transported back to an earlier era, a time when the lure of the railroad fascinated Minnesotans young and old.
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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will test petroleum cleanup technologies at the former Town & Country Oil site in Mora in an effort to continue preventing contaminants from migrating to nearby city water wells. Gasoline and diesel fuel leaked into the ground at the site, located at the southwest corner of Maple Avenue and Highway 65, some 15 years ago.
A number of arrests in the last month seem to have slowed down reports of burglaries, particularly in the northeast part of Kanabec County, but the problem of increased theft has not gone away.
Congressman Rick Nolan made stops in Mille Lacs and Kanabec counties Dec. 4 to visit with constituents and local leaders about their concerns.
Mora homeowners of low to moderate income as well as commercial building owners can apply for grant funding that could pay up to 85 percent of rehabilitation projects like replacing plumbing, roofing, siding, windows and more.
The Mora School District has proposed a 101 percent levy increase — but don’t panic. While the percentage is high, the actual increase in taxes paid compared to previous years isn’t necessarily doubling, yet will still be a significant increase.
The story is all too familiar to Vasaloppet USA race directors.
UPDATE Dec. 2, 2015 2:50 p.m.:
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Self-proclaimed pastor and alleged sex offender Victor Barnard, charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of young girls in Pine County, has reportedly attempted suicide in his cell in Brazil.
Kanabec County officials have found ways to reduce the county’s share of local property taxes next year.
A rollover accident on Highway 70 sent three area teenagers to the hospital on Nov. 17.
Locally renowned Quamba man Howard Oslin died Sunday, Nov. 22 at age 89 following an ATV rollover.
At approximately 2 p.m. Nov. 24, traffic on Highway 65 near the Kanabec/Isanti county line was temporarily blocked as emergency crews responded to a semi-truck rollover.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is providing a timeline and other details about its production of maps for the state’s new law requiring vegetative buffers around bodies of water. The information is available at www.mndnr.gov/buffers.
Michael Kunst, 60, of Ogilvie died Nov. 23 in a severe rear-end collision.
Climbing his way to local celebrity status is Mora writer Ryan Jacobson, whose children’s books have earned him statewide recognition. Jacobson recently published his fourth book in his Santa Claus Super Spy series, “The Case of the Minnesota Minotaur,” which is set in the Boundary Waters.
Despite the large number of guns and dead bodies, Ogilvie’s production of “And Then There Was One” by Michael Druce will be a family-friendly show.
Former SPIRE Credit Union employee Christine Mary Randt, 49, of Mora was sentenced Oct. 15 to serve 20 days in the Kanabec County Jail after pleading guilty to one felony count of theft.
It’s the same familiar, fun, farcical story of “Hello Dolly” coming back to the Mora High School auditorium, only this time without the singing and dancing found in the famous musical.
Mora’s Lloyd Stegeman landed in France in the 16th wave onto Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He said that their tank landed pulling a jeep in eight feet of water. All of their rations for 10 men on the front of the tank floated off into the ocean. He added that after landing they had to find a safe place to take off the water-proofing from their tank so that it did not overheat.
The Snake River Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Hides for Habitat program is accepting donations of deer hides to fund projects such as wildlife food plots, assisting with land purchases to be set aside for wildlife, buying seed for wildlife food plots and youth wildlife education.
The friends and family of Colton Nelson over-filled the Kanabec County Courthouse Nov. 6 for the sentencing of Charlie Hendricks, the drunk driver responsible for the car crash that killed Colton near Bass Lake in northern Kanabec County.
Frustrated with a perceived lack of progress in prosecuting Mora area school officials for alleged election law violations, a delegation from Kanabec Citizens for Responsible Education (KCRE) asked the Kanabec County Board to nullify the results of the May 21 school bond referendum, appoint a special prosecutor, and called for the resignation of the Mora school board and administrative staff.
The next step in facilitating the proposed land exchange between Kanabec County and the Minnesota DNR is set to take place on Friday, Nov. 13.
When Mora’s D-Day Utah Beach veteran Lloyd Stegeman, 95 gave his children money for Christmas gifts he had no idea what a great gift he would receive in return.
Area farmers are experiencing the best crop yields in history. However, recent rainfall, low grain prices, high production costs, lack of storage, trucking and stalk rot have provided some challenges.
Reports of burglaries across Kanabec County have increased notably in the last month. Unfortunately, area law enforcement doesn’t expect a decline in burglaries any time soon.
During Nov. 3 elections Ogilvie voters selected three to serve on the Ogilvie school board.
The 29th annual IMAGE Art Show kicked off its two-week exhibit with an enthusiastic, well-attended opening celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24 in Braham.
On Oct. 13, Stewart Mills (R-Nisswa) officially kicked off his campaign for U.S. Congress, representing Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. After coming within 3,732 votes of victory in 2014, Mills will continue his fight to bring the common sense values of 8th District voters to Washington in the 2016 election.
One year after miraculously surviving a car accident that left him spending 25 minutes submerged underwater in an SUV, Royce Rivera IV has managed to make a remarkable full recovery.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) announced late July that South Country Health Alliance’s (SCHA) coverage for MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance would be discontinued in all but one county, threatening the survival of the health plan.
The Ogilvie City Council voted unanimously to rezone the former Ogilvie school site and two adjoining lots to allow their development as a steel-forming plant.
The Refuge Network receives calls from an average of six new victims of domestic violence every day. In 2014 alone, the domestic violence service received over 2,000 first-time callers, roughly 400 of them originated from Kanabec County and 125 came from inside the city of Mora.
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Attention kids of Ogilvie: put on those masks and costumes, carve those Jack o’ Lanterns, and grab those candy bags. Trick-or-treating is on.
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