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One person is dead following a single-vehicle rollover accident Sept. 30 on I-35 near Harris, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The deceased woman, 24-year-old Ajerae Fitzgerald, of Minneapolis, was the driver of the vehicle. Her passenger, Alan Stokes, 57, also of Minneapolis, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. According to State Patrol records, the two were traveling [...]

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The Taylors Falls Community Center was packed with area residents, business owners and city officials Sept. 25 opposed to the transportation of frac sand through the city by Superior Silica Sands. The business had been working with the city of North Branch for months to try to get a frac sand trans-loading station built in [...]

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Sip wine, discover the buzz at Wine and Art Krawl this Saturday at three local wineries The vineyards are on the “grow” across the local landscape, which is becoming a place of destination for folks in search of quality, locally produced wine and a memorable wine tasting experience. The local winery scene can be accessed [...]

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Foreign exchange students from across the globe are experiencing a taste of American culture in Rush City. Noemi Mateus, 15, of Berlin, Germany, has been enjoying her stay with her host family, Eric and Amy Langworthy, with sons Zeth, 17, and Ashton, 12. At age 17, Lorenzo Bertini, of Rome, Italy, has been experiencing a [...]

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Golfers are familiar with water hazards, but what about a bear hazard? That was the case Sept. 22 when a black bear crossed the ladies’ tee box on hole No. 1 at the North Branch Golf Course. The crossing was witnessed by Steve Scarborough and his son, Daniel, who were ready to begin their golf [...]

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