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  Local girl with Down syndrome educating others, changing perspectives Four-year-old Braylee Ness sat at a table with her older sister, Kenzie, at Denny’s Restaurant in North Branch on Monday of last week. Kenzie would make a face at her, and Braylee would crack a big smile and let out a del...Read More
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As an extension Master Gardener and a longtime garden center employee, I find it very helpful to investigate what’s going to be trending in the New Year before the gardening season actually begins. From the research I’ve done so far on the Internet, it looks like the most popular trends are actu...Read More
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by Valorie Arrowsmith On the basis of audience enthusiasm and engagement at We R Able Arts RX concerts, one could make the bold statement that the arts are a good prescription for life. This was the case when vocalist Jenni Thyng performed at North Country Coffee in the North Branch Mall in mid-Marc...Read More
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  Rodney Lofquist was honored with the North Branch Lions’ 2015 Community Service Award during the organization’s annual Governor’s Night program March 10. Wintering in Arizona, Lofquist had daughter, Shari Steer, and son, Todd Lofquist, accept the award on his behalf. Presenting the hono...Read More
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Doctors and family members can help a person effectively manage their type 1 or 2 diabetes, but sometimes more of a support system is needed. Oftentimes people who provide the best support are also dealing with the disease themselves. At Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming, there is th...Read More
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JoEllen Heath didn’t know if she would have the courage to present a special gift, accompanied by words about her lost son, at a Scouting ceremony Sunday in Rush City. But she did, and Boy Scout Troop 129 is grateful for the gesture. Heath presented a check in the amount of $681.75 to the Rush [.....Read More
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