Archive | May 31, 2012

Calling all preschool dreamers!  Preschool storytime begins at the North Branch Area Library on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, fingerplays, you can make friends and dream big this summer   starting June 13 through August 1 (no storytime July 4). Children ages 3-5 are invited to come to the library and follow [...]

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Rush City Fire Chief Bob Carlson noted arson is suspected in the fire that destroyed a portable toilet at the city park in Rush City just before 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Rewards of up to $2,500 are being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest or conviction of those responsible for the fire. [...]

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From the standpoint of suburban and outstate communities, the 2012 Legislative session on major issues was disappointing. Even the Vikings stadium plan approval, the centerpiece of the session, ignored a good suburban location in Arden Hills and an opportunity for major economic development in the northern region. Little was done to provide tax relief for [...]

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By Joe Nathan— Potentially misleading, probably more reasonable and hopefully, helpful. That’s how families may view a new system of accountability that was just released by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). 1. Confusing Why won’t you find some of Minnesota’s highest performing schools in the 125 top ranked “reward” list that MDE just released? [...]

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To the Editor: I want to extend my sincere congratulations to the teachers, administration, faculty, and students at North Branch High School. It was quite a thrill to read the article in the U.S. News and World Report designating North Branch as one of the nation’s best high schools. Our school district has learned how [...]

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By Deb Henton, Ed.D. The end of another school year is upon us, and as we prepare to turn out the lights on 2011-12, there is much to look back on with pride; certainly too much to include in this space. The year started with a high point for me, the birth of Patron Tours. [...]

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