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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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Due to the cancellation of school because of 15-plus inches of snow that fell in North Branch the day before Veteran’s Day, Sunrise River Elementary School held is program to honor veterans Nov. 19.  Members of North Branch American Legion Post 85 were in attendance, as were other local veterans. Here, the students wave tiny […]

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Pine City Blue Star Moms Chapter No. 16 packaged 65 care boxes with help from St. Stephens Church Youth Group, several individuals and a local military family. All had a great time. Thanks to all who helped: those who donated money or a place to have donation boxes, St. Stephens Youth Group for collecting supplies […]

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed Erin Schenkey, with St. Croix Hospice, as its newest chamber member. St. Croix Hospice offers end-of-life care choice and advocacy to residents, families, and caregivers who live in Minnesota, western Wisconsin and northeast Iowa.

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Thanksgiving Day community dinner The 12th annual Rush City Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner will be 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at Rushseba Town Hall. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, vegetable, bread, pie and a beverage will be served. Carry out meals are available.  Call […]

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