Outreach Services canceled Thursday, Dec. 27, due to weather

Due to anticipated weather concerns, East Central Regional Library Outreach Services have been canceled for Thursday, December 27. As a result, the Outreach van will not be making the following stops:

  • Jacobson, Community Center – 9:00-9:30 am

  • Hill City, City Community Room – 10:00-10:30 am

  • McGrath, Zion Lutheran Church (winter location) – 12:30-1:00 pm

Note: The Outreach schedule is changing at some locations, effective January 2019. The complete schedule is available at Outreach Services. Printed schedules also will be provided at all Outreach locations.

ECRL Reads: Tall Water, Steel Ships talk dives into Lake Superior

Learn about the Great Mataafa Storm of 1905 on Lake Superior, marine weather forecasting and lifesaving equipment during Tall Water and Steel Ships, a special ECRL Reads presentation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 at the Rush City Public Library. Presenting will be Thom Holden, former director of the Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center.

Everyone in the counties of Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine are encouraged to read this year’s ECRL Reads title, The Fate of Mercy Alban, a spine-tingling, modern-day haunted house story set on Lake Superior by award-winning Minnesota novelist Wendy Webb.

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City of Cambridge Location Option Sales Tax Referendum Results

Yesterday citizens of the City of Cambridge voted on a local option sales tax referendum.

The question ballot read: Do you approve a one-half (.5) percent local sales tax to fund the construction of a new Cambridge Public Library and East Central Regional Library Headquarters, the City’s street improvement program, and outdoor park development through calendar year 2043? By voting “yes” on this question you are voting to increase the sales tax in Cambridge.”

The official results are in.  With 2 out of 2 precincts reporting, the referendum has passed.

  • YES: 2115 (61.63%)
  • NO: 1317 (38.37%)

You can find other election results on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.

Thank you to the volunteers for your hard work on this campaign!