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On Dec. 10, 2021 Jacob Avald Howard, 28, of Biwabik, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for the murder of a 25-year-old man from Finlayson who overdosed.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has begun clearing trees and brush within the state right-of-way in central Minnesota. Motorists may encounter shoulder closures, lane shifts, or flaggers as crews work along the road at various locations. All work will be complete by March …

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Kanabec County has joined a drove of Minnesota counties and cities hoping to get their share of a $26 billion settlement with major opioid manufacturers intended to bring relief to communities affected by the opioid crisis. 

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A couple bucks per property ought to be enough to keep the Kanabec History Center from closure; it’s not a big ask but one that must still be approved by voters. It has failed before. 

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The Delta variant wave had only just begun to ebb; now healthcare staff are bracing themselves for what is likely to be the worst weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic to date. 

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The KCAA Vasaloppet Art Show is back live and in-person for 2022. We are inviting you to join us for this dynamic art show which is held in conjunction with the ski race, Feb. 11-13. The show will also be held virtually on the Kanabec County Art Association website: kanabeccountyartassociati…

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His mother was a Mora school teacher; his father was once the county sheriff. Now, deputy Dan Schulz will be serving as the poetic in-between: the new local school resource officer. 

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Local government units have finalized their 2022 budgets and levies; each will impact local property taxes in their own way. 

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Marguerite Niskanen and Cael Sjodin, high school seniors, have been selected to represent Mora High School in Region 5A in the AAA (Academics, Athletics, and Arts) Award program.

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As the pandemic stretches on, demand for health care workers is still surging in Central Minnesota. In sum, there were 2,645 job vacancies for healthcare practitioners and technical and healthcare support workers in the second quarter of 2021. 

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Charges have been made against the driver who crashed into the Brook Park Post Office late this summer. Andrew Joseph David, 42, of Hinckley was allegedly the driver of a vehicle that crashed into the Brook Park Post Office. He has been charged with a misdemeanor for traffic collision – fail…

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During the past year the Kanabec County Economic Development Authority, along with a local group, Accelerate Kanabec County, has been exploring ways to bring high-speed/ broadband internet service to all Kanabec County residents and businesses. Kanabec County has the lowest access to broadba…

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Twenty-three percent of collared moose that died in Northeastern Minnesota over the past 15 years were infected with Parelaphostrongylus tenuis, a brain worm parasite transmitted by white-tailed deer that is one of the biggest threats to adult moose mortality in Minnesota. 

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The Kanabec CountyTimes  asked several area leaders to share what they anticipate will challenge them in 2022, as well as their goals for the year. Here’s what they had to say:

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Wednesday, Nov. 24: At approximately 8:21 p.m. the Mora Area Fire Department was called to Hwy 65 and 240th to give assistance to the sheriff’s office for traffic control  at the scene of a car accident.

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 The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) serves the Minnesota counties of Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine, providing arts funding to artists, art organizations, nonprofits and local units of government. ECRAC is accepting grant applications from eligible applicants now t…

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Buying a holiday gift for everyone in our lives can be tricky, which is why many choose to buy and give gift cards during the holidays. Both buyers and recipients of gift cards should be wary of falling for a trending scam this holiday season. 

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Holiday greenery and Christmas trees bring joy throughout the season, but they can also hide dangerous hitchhikers. Diseases and invasive species can make their way into our landscapes on trees and boughs brought into Minnesota from other states.

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When hosting friends and family at home, it’s understandable that hosts direct so much of their focus to the foods they plan to serve. The main course is often the focal point and most memorable aspect of a dinner party, and that’s true whether the get-together is a backyard barbecue, a holi…

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A fire department is like a family—one that rallies together to save local lives and protect property. Over the years, East Central Energy has built great relationships with many local fire departments. Some ECE employees understand this first-hand because they serve as volunteer firefighter…