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by Jim Boyle Editor Organizers of the fifth annual JamFest in Otsego are calling the concert event a success. The show hosted by Rockwoods was a sellout, and for the first time ticket sales had to be halted before the day of the show. “I’m glad we stopped selling tickets when we did because now [...]

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A Sherburne County Sheriff’s dive team recovered on Saturday night the body of a 23-year-old Albany man in Lake Fremont in Zimmerman. Authorities said friends of Joshua Roepke had been swimming and boating with friends on Aug. 23 when they lost sight of him. They called 911 shortly after 6 p.m. that day. The man [...]

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Click here to read about Jojo, one of the horses in the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse Click here to read more about the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse by Joni Astrup Associate Editor In January 2013, North Dakota authorities investigating a complaint of underfed horses found 96 dead horses and mules and seized another [...]

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Click here to read about Hope, a horse who survived ‘horrible’ conditions and now has a second chance Click here to read more about the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse by Joni Astrup Associate Editor Aubreanne Dockter, of Nowthen, is working with a 4-year-old mustang cross named Jojo, preparing her for the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted [...]

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Click here to read about Hope, a horse who survived ‘horrible’ conditions and now has a second chance Click here to read about Jojo, one of the horses in the Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse If you go What: Trainer’s Challenge of the Unwanted Horse When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 Where: Leatherdale Equine Center, 1801 Dudley Ave., St. Paul,  [...]

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  • Ridership reportedly down 8 percent from one year ago   by Jim Boyle Editor The Sherburne County Board of Commissioners wants to know what the Metropolitan Council can do to help increase ridership on the Northstar Commuter Rail. Concerned about ridership trends in 2014, members had Sherburne County Administrator Steve Taylor fire off [...]

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  • $5 billion worth of maintenance and improvements being done across Pacific Northwest to Chicago   by Jim Boyle Editor BNSF Railway Company crews were in Elk River this week working to replace ties, an effort that is part of the rail line’s routine planned maintenance. “We continually invest in our physical infrastructure to keep [...]

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