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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. Bill Reynolds, president of the Minneapolis-based Teamsters Local 792, said the company amended a previous offer to include the possibility of overtime and attempts to provide the drivers with more help [...]

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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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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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by Kathy Tomlinson Contributing Writer Traveling through Chisago County this week, residents may catch a glimpse of Reece Almendinger making his way through the countryside to celebrate Braham’s 25th annual Pie Day. Almendinger will start his journey on Wednesday, July 30, at the Scandia-based Gammelgården Museum, where he is employed as an intern. Over the [...]

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