These questions were sent to candidates who have opponents in their respective races. CHISAGO COUNTY SHERIFF   Occupation: Chisago County Sheriff Qualifications: Current Sheriff of Chisago County; 28 years of law enforcement experience, 21 of those years in supervisory positions; Associates Degree in Law Enforcement, Bachelors Degree in Applied Business, Masters Degree in Administrative Justice, [...]

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Chisago County Public Health Nurse Pam Bates said at the Oct. 15 County Board of Commissioners meeting that people in the area should be diligent about getting their flu shots, as that virus affects and kills far more people every year than Ebola has the potential of doing in the United States. “All I can [...]

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During his report to the Chisago County Board of Commissioners Oct. 15, Chisago County Engineer Joe Triplett said the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking at constructing two roundabouts in the county in 2016, one of which would be in North Branch. The first roundabout would be at the intersection of highways 95 and 8 [...]

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If a person happened to visit North Branch Rotary at the AmericInn partway through the club’s weekly meeting Oct. 15, he or she might have been a tad confused upon seeing a flamboyantly dressed woman belting out a reverberating song and twirling a black feather boa. That woman was the 2014 Klondike Kate, portrayed by [...]

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Shopping local has a positive impact on the local economy, schools and quality of life. With every dollar spent locally, 68 percent stays in the community. Shopping local saves time and money, since driving can be expensive and time consuming. When you shop local, you are supporting local entrepreneurs, artists and inventors. The Rush City [...]

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A Rush City woman and her two young children were inside a car that went off the road and became completely submerged in Mora Lake on Sunday night, Oct. 19. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: While Jessica L. Delcourt, 23, and her infant daughter, Natalea J. Rivera, received no apparent injury in the crash, [...]

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