UPDATE: Drivers and helpers at McDonald Distributing Company in Rush City were back on the job Wednesday, signaling an end to the worker strike that began July 1. “We’re happy that a resolution was reached and to get back to work,” said Bill Huth, general manager of McDonald Distributing. Bill Reynolds, president of the Minneapolis-based Teamsters Local [...]

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Relay for Life of Chisago County honors survivors,  loved ones lost to cancer at  annual Relay event in Almelund A good turnout of folks donning “Finish the Fight” T-shirts and walking shoes showed their ongoing support of loved ones afflicted by cancer and caregivers last weekend on the Almelund Threshing Company grounds. This family-friendly event [...]

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Just a few weeks ago, it looked like Superior Silica Sands was planning to close on acreage in North Branch’s ESSBY Business Park on which it wants to build a trans-loading station for frac sand, but the permit process for the proposed facility has stuck a wrench in the gears of that plan. The city [...]

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Local man collects stories, uses them as inspiration for his writing Charles King is a storyteller. The longtime North Branch resident and former educator has a cadence and speaking presence, honed by decades of teaching, that grabs the attention of nearly anyone listening to him impart a story. And he has so many stories to [...]

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Nicholas Bassett, the man who briefly eluded police in North Branch by hiding in a cornfield July 17 before being arrested the following day, was sentenced in Isanti County District Court July 24 on warrant charges. Those charges were felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor fourth-degree property damage. Bassett was supposed to appear in court [...]

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The Stacy council scheduled a special meeting July 14 to meet with former Stacy Sports Grill employee Sarah Asquith and her attorney, Richard Williams, in an ongoing dispute regarding the circumstances of Asquith’s termination of employment. Asquith has requested that the normally closed meetings be declared public. All records in regard to the meeting are [...]

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