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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has penalized the Tiller Corporation, which operates a processing and shipment center for silica sand in North Branch, for multiple violations of the facility’s air quality permit. The company built the facility in 2012-13 and began operating following issuance of an air quality permit from the MPCA in January 2013. […]

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The intersection of Highway 95 and Grand Avenue in North Branch has been identified by the Minnesota Department of Transportation as one that could stand to benefit from the construction of a roundabout. During the North Branch City Council workshop Thursday, MnDOT East Area Project Engineer Dmitry Tomasevich and East Area Manager Adam Josephson gave […]

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RCHS presents school play There was murder, mayhem and mystery when Rush City High School presented “Murder’s in the Heir” Nov. 21 and 22. Play description Turn the game Clue into a play, and that’s “Murder’s in the Heir.” Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has a weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the […]

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Kennedy soon to be new North Branch mayor Kirsten Kennedy is the coordinator for the Chisago County State Health Improvement Program, a mother, a college student and a community activist, and she will soon add another title to her repertoire: mayor of North Branch. Kennedy beat her challenger, North Branch City Councilmember Theresa Furman, by nearly […]

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RCHS grad Camillia Freeland-Taylor assisting African village through Peace Corps The children walk 9 miles a day to attend school, and there’s danger in crossing a large river. Having water year-round is a struggle, as well, for this village in Southern Africa. Through the Peace Corps, Camillia Freeland-Taylor has come to understand this reality for the […]

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Former Golden Gophers hoops standout Richard Coffey plays coach in motivational presentation at Cambridge Campus Richard Coffey was 17 years old and about to finish high school when his father took him to the diner in their small North Carolina town. A kid whose life revolved around fishing, hunting and playing basketball, without a care of […]

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