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The holiday season is a time when families across the globe look forward to the traditions they’ve passed down from generation to generation. Holiday baking is one such tradition in many families. 

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It’s that time of year already. Ice is starting to form on lakes and rivers in Northern Minnesota. Now is a good time to refresh yourself on our ice safety recommendations. Also, the start of ice season means knowing how to survive a fall into cold water.

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A “Secret Santa” among colleagues, friends and family can be fun. A gift exchange among online friends you haven’t met, though, could carry a hefty consequence. These gift exchanges, while they look like innocent fun, are really pyramid schemes – and are considered illegal.

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Most farmers that I talked to agreed that their corn and soybean crops turned out good this year. However, small grains and new seedings were a disappointment. “Other than in a few places that missed rain in late June and early July, farmers with good weed control and fertilization were rewa…

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Minnesotans who have recently lost their jobs and watched their incomes drop have less to spend on necessities, including food. As the struggle to put healthy food on the table has increased, there is more help available from state and local sources.

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While the COVID-19 pandemic may have put a damper on many holiday traditions, area businesses hope it won’t put a damper on holiday shopping at small businesses. 

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Colorful fall leaves have blown away, but hopefully you got a chance to enjoy the vibrant oranges, yellows and reds of maple trees. Minnesota has six species of native maples, and some non-native species as well. You may be familiar with the lobed shape of a maple leaf, but on closer inspect…

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The holiday season is an opportunity to indulge. Each person has his or her own ideas on how to treat themselves or a loved one especially well this time of year. Some may see the perks in spending a little more on elaborate gifts, while others may decide to step up their holiday menus.

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As hunting season got underway across Minnesota, conservation officers of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources dealt with a number of issues, including finding a lost hunter, trespassing complaints and illegal deer baiting.

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 A little thing like a global pandemic can’t stand in the way of the passion Mora students have for theater. Mora’s student thespians proclaimed the show must go on — or at least go online. 

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As the Truth-In-Taxation notices are about to hit mailboxes in the coming weeks the Kanabec County Assessor’s Office wants to give taxpayers a brief reminder of the assessment cycle. The terms “assessment year” and “payable year” are often misunderstood because the property tax timeline span…

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The next meeting of the Kanabec County Board of Commissioners is 9 a.m. Dec. 1, 2020 in the Kanabec County Courthosue at 18 S Vine St, Mora. The meeting is also held via WebEx telephone or video access. 

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Most owners of electric vehicles charge their cars overnight in the garage. But when a trip takes them far from home, many fear they won’t find a public place to charge up and reach their destination. This barrier to EV ownership called “range anxiety” is being reduced as more and more citie…

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Monday, Oct. 19: At approximately 5:12 p.m. the Mora Area Fire Department was called to Wood Street in Mora where an alarm was sounding on the upper level of the home. The crew entered the home with full PPE and a gas meter. No levels were detected in the home. The alarm was over 10 years ol…

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The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Kanabec County has grown exponentially, setting a new single-day case record of 24 on Nov. 4. It took the county 144 days to record it’s first 100 cases; 35 days later it reached 200; 15 days after that the county reached 300. The time elapsed between…

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Unofficial results of the Nov. 3, 2020 general election have some changes since they were first reported in the Nov. 5, 2020 edition of the Kanabec County Times. Significant updates include: the final votes for Kyle Shepard made him  a winner of a Mora City Council seat; write-in winners for…

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People near and far eagerly await Dec. 31 so they can welcome the arrival of a new year. The final day of the year is a key date on social calendars, and most individuals gather with friends or family members to count down to midnight.

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While Minnesota’s southbound migration is coming to a close, some birds are just beginning to arrive from the north. Arctic species to watch for include pine grosbeaks, snow buntings and dark-eyed juncos.

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Old fashioned string lights are a bad choice for outdoor trees. A better choice – trade your old-fashioned lights for LED lights when decorating outdoor trees.

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Fall is well underway, and with it comes cooler temperatures, shorter days and even snow. For most of the United States, this spring and summer involved an incredibly different health and wellness routine. Gyms closed, indoor workouts required social distancing and masks and outdoor activiti…

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Braham High School was recently awarded a Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant in the amount of $10,000 to create Microgravity Washing Machines that will help solve logistical problems associated with future Mars and moon missions. Braham High School is one of 13 high schools nationwide to be select…

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Friday, Sept. 25:  At approximately 8:38 a.m. the Mora Area Fire Department was called to Kanabec County Public Services in Mora. The Zone 4 sprinkler went off, but it was a false alarm. The call was canceled when the firefighters arrived at the scene.