The Lent Township Planning and Zoning Commission Oct. 8 recommended denial of a conditional use permit application made by KSA Properties of St. Paul, and after hearing the township residents speak Oct. 21, the Lent Town Board accepted that recommendation. The board gave a unanimous “no” vote with the support of the Planning and Zoning [...]

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Lansing Trade Group is looking to purchase the Tiller Corporation silica sand processing plant off County Road 30, near Harris, in North Branch, and for that sale to take place, it needed a new permit for outdoor storage from the city and some variances to be approved. After an hour-plus discussion Monday night, during which [...]

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Kids dressed as ghouls, ghosts, goblins and all other sorts of monsters and fanciful creatures will be traversing streets on Halloween night, and they might get a fright from these spooky, creative area displays.  Photos by Derrick Knutson  

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Team Jenny is putting on a fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 15, for North Branch native Jennifer (Puariea) Ring, who is attempting to fight off a rare type of cancer a second time. The benefit includes a spaghetti dinner, silent auction and bake sale from 3-7 p.m., followed by live music with rock band Eric and [...]

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At approximately 11:45 a.m. Oct. 25, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Lincoln and Kost trails in Lent Township. Upon arrival, it was discovered that the driver of one of the vehicles, 66-year-old Darrel Praska, of North Branch, was deceased.  The other vehicle’s [...]

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For the first time in her career, Randi Johnson, NBAPS director of personnel and finance, projected the enrollment at the district exactly. Before the start of the school year, her projection was at 2,974, and, as of Oct. 1, that’s how many students were in the district. When personnel and finance staff in any district [...]

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