Full weekend of Ki-Chi-Saga

This week is one of the biggest town celebrations. Ki Chi Saga Days officially starts Thursday with city wide garage sales. See the classified section of this paper for a list of sales.

Stacy Daze was a hoot

If you were one of the lucky people to take in Stacy Daze last weekend you would have noticed a bigger better and more exciting Stacy Daze. You can really tell the added effort by the great folks from Stacy this year. It was a fantastic event and it showed by the number of people that attended. And a special shout out for one of the best fireworks displays that I can remember. Congrats Stacy on such a great celebration!

Stacy Daze chance to entertain

I cannot believe it is August already. This summer has flown by in the blink of an eye. There is someone in our home that is making state fair plans already...

Center City Days is upon us

This weekend is Center City’s turn in the spotlight. Center City Days runs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday any-and-all are invited.

Stacy City Council briefs. . .

Stacy City Council met July 11 for a regular meeting. Council member Jennie Carlson was absent.

KOD to Wanningan Days

What a perfect weekend we had for Karl Oskar Days. Weather was great, everyone was out and about and having a great time. Thanks to Pauline and her amazing staff of volunteers and to the city workers who did a great job prepping the city for such a fun event.

Karl Oskar Days is coming, find the snuff box take home a grand

As we quickly slide into the summer celebration time in our area, one of the big ones is just around the corner. Lindstrom’s Karl Oskar Days starts July 5 and will run until July 9. We will have a major spread in the Search and in the next Press for you to set your schedules. But seeing as it technically starts next Wednesday I thought I would let you know about some of the happenings.

Stacy City Council meeting briefs......

Stacy City Council met June 13 for a regular meeting.

Harmony in the Park is the place to be, send in your fish photos

Harmony in the Park is up and running. Next week is Songs of the South which is an Alabama tribute band. The Chisago Lakes High School Marching Band will perform prior to the Songs of the South show. All concerts begin at 6:30pm but get there early because there is always yummy food and beverages to enjoy with your friends and neighbors.

Shafer City Council briefs.....

Shafer City Council met June 6 for a regular meeting. Council member Brad Swenson was absent.

North Branch is the place to be for summer fun with first festival

Beginning today, North Branch invites everybody to come and enjoy the 2023 Midsummer Celebration.

Time for grad parties, lots of local athletes heading to state tournaments

Congratulations to the Class of 2023 who graduated Monday evening at Chisago Lakes Senior High. North Branch will graduate its seniors on Sunday. Of the kids that I have dealt with over the years, this class seems to be a class of movers and shakers (do people say that anymore??). It seems like every student I have spoken to has a plan in life. Whether it be attending college or heading into the workforce. Very refreshing to see - here is wishing nothing but the best to these young adults and their bright future!

Land purchase declined by Ag Society Board

Members of the County Fair Board have reportedly declined an offer from an area business person to purchase fairground land in Rush City. The county agriculture society heard the acquisition proposal at their regular May meeting (story in Press May 25) from Dennis Frandsen. He offered $1 million and any existing buildings (barns, pole buildings) that the ag society wished to retain and relocate would not be part of the purchase price.

Here comes Harmony in the Park concerts, Memorial Day was moving

So the past few weeks I have written about a few items that irk me. Last week I was told I am being too negative in my writings so I went back and read them. The tone of the columns did have a negative spin to them, but I thought it was coming across as making a point. I was writing about littering and social media bullying. I don’t have a happy tone in my body to say or write feelings about those subjects. Nonetheless, I apologize if I have come across as negative. I will try to do better.

Fair Board hears land purchase offer

The Chisago County Fair has been in existence for 151 years. Rush City has long been the location where residents and visitors come to have fun for a week. Whether it be rides on the midway or watching a demolition derby or enjoying animal judging, folks have enjoyed the fair.

Memorial Day is a special day, grab your paddle and head to the lake

This weekend is a biggie. I know, I know, it’s the weekend to get stuff ready for summer, and maybe if you are lucky get to the cabin to get it ready for summer. But, I am more referring to the meaning of the long weekend - Memorial Day.

Stacy City Council briefs...

Stacy City Council met May 9 for a regular meeting. Council member Marie Lawrence was absent.

Lots of stuff happening this weekend, Community Guide is out Saturday

This is the last week of our annual subscription renewal campaign. We have had a great turnout so far with the majority of readers sending their renewals in already. If you have been meaning to but have maybe forgot about it, I would encourage you to do so soon. We have a small grace window that our software allows where you will get the paper, but then it will automatically cut you off without a payment. It’s something I hate to do, but it does cost us money to print and mail the paper so subscriptions are vital to our operations. You can certainly send your payment of $49 in county or $51.50 for out of Chisago County to: PO Box 748, Lindstrom MN 55045. You can simply call us at 651-257-5115 or sign up online at www.chisagocountypress.com. And again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for reading!

Shafer to apply for funding for water and sewer treatment facility

Shafer City Council met May 2 for a regular meeting. Council member Patty Mattson was absent.

Shiny new website is online now, get rid of your junk this weekend

If you have been to our website recently, you would have noticed something different. We just got a brand spanking new website that when it is fully finished will have all the bells and whistles of the last one with more cool features.