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North Branch’s Living Branch Lutheran Church hosted its 16th annual Kids Carnival Saturday. Children of all ages from around the area came to partake in the array of activities offered, which included a bounce house, gymnastics, meeting police officers and firemen, games, prizes and free food.  Photos by Derrick Knutson  

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Local musician, teacher talks about career, battle with MS When Troy Heling thinks about how he got his start in music, he remembers he’s always been intrinsically interested in sound. (As a boy) I would make up songs and sing,” Heling, of Rush City, recalled. “Some of my earliest memories were of singing in church.” [...]

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by Urmila Ramakrishnan urmila.ramakrishnan@ecm-inc.com Matt Lattimore is a history buff with a hands-on personality. He’s been the Braham Area High School principal since July, but these last two weeks were his first with students in the building. “The first week was refreshing because it’s like the old analogy of wheels spinning,” Lattimore said. “Now there’s [...]

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A group of high school students from the East Central Minnesota region gained an appreciation of the real world through a summer work experience that taught them all about teamwork, leadership, problem solving, clocking in on time and other important job skills. And they got paid, another first for many of the teenagers who completed [...]

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Local families got up close and personal with a few friendly and hardly usual bugs at Irving and John Anderson County Park’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13. A crowd of about 50 adults and children attended the presentation by Bruce the Bug Guy, who brought a live millipede, Madagascar hissing cockroaches and even [...]

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