News

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Mille Lacs Health System’s Patient and Family Advisory Council is looking for more patient/family members to join the new council. The PFAC is part of a broader system of hospitals – not only across Minnesota, but all over the U.S.– who have embraced the idea of giving patients and families …

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Neighborhood National Bank of Mora is deep in plans to move from its location at the corner of Union Street and East Maple Avenue, and build new at the corner of South Union Street and Highway 65/23 where the Mora Auto Service building currently sits. 

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From its beginnings in 1965, where a staff of 10 helped farmers with their dairy herd production, to 2018, where a staff of over 100 help with a myriad of needs like homelessness or Head Start education, Lakes and Pines Community Action Council is fulfilling its promise to change lives and f…

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Recently, giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) has been in national headlines after it was confirmed for the first time in Virginia. Although listed in Minnesota as a Prohibited Noxious Weed, giant hogweed has not been confirmed in Minnesota.

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The East Central Regional Arts Council has scheduled upcoming grant information sessions for all artists (visual artists, writers, dancers, actors, videographers, potters, musicians, etc.) in Region 7E. These sessions will include basic information about all ECRAC grant programs for artists,…

Sports

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As the Eastern Minny season comes to the home stretch the Mora Blue Devils continue to lead the pack remaining undefeated through 10 league games. Mora defeated North Branch on Sunday, July 8 and Hinckley on Monday, July 9 to improve to 12-4 overall, 10-0 in league play. 

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The upcoming Independence Day holiday brings busier lake accesses, and people will be hurrying to family gatherings and celebrations. It is important for all lake and river users to take a few minutes to clean, drain, dispose—every time.

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The Mora Blue Devils amateur baseball team got back on track this past week with two victories. On June 27, Mora defeated the Quamba Cubs 9-4 to remain unbeaten in Eastern Minny play. The Devils then got a good non-league victory on Saturday, June 30, against the Lake Superior Sea Dogs out o…

Obituaries

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Marcia Ann Hanson of Isanti formerly of Ogilvie died on Wednes…

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James Howard McCarty of Mora died peacefully on Thursday, July…

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Ruth Marie Drost of Mora died peacefully on Friday, July 6, 20…

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Jeanette “Jan” Irene Lamprecht, of Ogilvie died on Sunday, Jul…

Opinion

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Following the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the colonies of the new world, later becoming the United States of America, have enjoyed more than two centuries of free nationhood.  The scripture words on the Liberty Bell need to be emphasized today: “Proclaim liberty throu…

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Just this May during a news training, I heard a story about a small-town editor in the south. Sitting in his office, he received a threating phone call over something in the paper. When the caller could no longer be reasoned with, the editor asked the man on the other line, “How many guns do…