Pedestrian planning support available

New opportunity through America Walks Protecting pedestrians from traffic injuries and deaths requires a multi-pronged approach: knowledge of safe systems, community engagement, political buy-in, the coordinated work of many stakeholders and a pedestrian safety plan. America Walks is partnering with the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center to implement a collaborative learning program […]

Partners receive mini-grant funding approval

The Community Leadership Team approved the following mini-grants for funding this year: East Central Elementary School – Hydration Station East Central High School – Hydration Station Ogilvie School District – Staff Stress-Free Zones Allina Health – Cambridge Medical Center – Fencing for Employee Giving Garden Lakes and Pines, CAC – BMI Scales Cambridge-Isanti High School […]

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Safe Routes to School is Third in Nation

  ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota’s Safe Routes to School program ranks third best in the nation, according to the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. The state ranks just behind California and Washington. The Safe Routes to School National Partnership issued “Making Strides: 2018 State Report Cards on Support for Walking, Bicycling and Active […]

Tobacco use is still a problem for youth of Isanti County

Press release provided by Isanti County Substance Abuse Prevention and Recovery Coalition Despite reports that tobacco use is continuing to decline across the state, Isanti County has the highest rate of youth tobacco use in the region. This trend is largely attributed to the rise of popularity of e-cigarettes. One in three of Isanti County 11th- […]

Princeton community garden expands to Oak Knoll

The city of Princeton passed a resolution at its March 23 meeting that enables expansion of the Princeton Community Garden from one small site near the historic depot building into what will be multiple plots in a piece of city-owned land along the western-most edge of the Oak Knoll Cemetery. The group kicked off its […]

Springing Into Spring Workouts

By American Council on Exercise By Debi Pillarella Are the winter blues wearing you down? Is that usual treadmill routine getting old? Good news—spring has arrived! It’s time to take advantage of the rising temperatures and longer days. Before you head outside to liven up your workout routine, review the following options for safe, effective and […]

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

By Greta Macaire, R.D. Community Health Resource Center The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain. According to the National Institutes of Health, holiday eating can result in an extra pound or two every year. Over a lifetime, […]

Obesity may be declining in state, Pine County

State health officials say Minnesota has kept itself a little trimmer these days, and local health officials believe that programs offered in Pine County have helped make a difference towards that goal.  The state’s adult obesity rate dropped from 27.6 percent in 2014 to 26.1 percent in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control […]

Crunch Time

Crunch Time!

Crunch Time will be serving free lunches at King’s Kingdom Park to anyone 18 and younger through the summer. The meals will be served from 11:30-12:30 on the following dates: June 21, 22, 23 June 28, 29, 30 July 5, 6, 7 July 12, 13, 14 July 19, 20, 21