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Up north near Sandstone, Minnesota, there is a state park along the Kettle River that may be one of the coolest in the state. It has many cliffs, trails, rivers, and forests. But what makes this park special is that it is not entirely natural, but a result of an environment changed by humani…

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The following six candidates are running for three seats on the NOHOA Board of Directors in the North Oaks Home Owners’ Association 2021 Annual Election. The open seats are to fill two 3-year terms and one 1-year term. The candidate with the highest number of votes shall have first choice of…

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According to Minnesota law, deer are owned by the state and managed on behalf of the people of Minnesota by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Across most of the state that occurs in dozens of management units, to achieve more localized goals. However, in some places, namely the Twin…

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The North Oaks News was contacted by Jill Fallin who had a story idea for the paper. She said her brother Jey Carlson, a North Oaks resident, “just decided to build a canoe from scratch.”

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April 8, 1959: The headline in The Minneapolis Morning Tribune read “Fire Sweeps 3-Mile Area at North Oaks.” It was reported that the grass fire was “fanned by 30-mile an-hour winds” and “11 fire departments and volunteers fought flames.” Bulldozers were used to create a fire break in the we…

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Everyone likes to be pampered and fussed over every now and then, and trees are no different. There are many things we can do to help facilitate a vigorous and healthy tree that will provide benefits for years to come. Whether newly planted, still a sapling, or thinning a little on top, ther…

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The work on the roads in North Oaks this season will be primarily in three directions: culvert replacement, pavement crack sealing, and replacement of pavement surface. Road construction season in Minnesota tends to be rather short, but it seems that our seasons are becoming more temperate (…

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