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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources placed burning restrictions over the central part of the beginning April 14 because fire danger is expected to rapidly increase as winds pick up and snow continues to melt. These counties will be included in the initial burning restrictions: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, [...]

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North Branch resident Mark Olson took this photo of Tuesday’s lunar eclipse. According to local meteorologists, the eclipse began at 12:58 a.m., and the moon was totally eclipsed by the Earth’s shadow at 2:06 a.m. It stayed eclipsed for an hour and 20 minutes. Sunlight filtering through the earth’s atmosphere resulted in the moon having [...]

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Spring is a busy season in the Soil and Water Conservation Office. After being stuck in the office all winter, the staff is ready to get back out into the field. Spring also brings its share of conservation concerns, including erosion and increased runoff. Soil erosion is often most evident and severe in the spring [...]

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The Chisago County Sheriffs Office is honoring the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, April 13-19. Launched in 1991, Telecommunicators Week was introduced to Congress by the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International. The week has been dedicated to public safety telecommunicators who aid in [...]

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The Second Annual North Branch Area Education Foundation Shooting Clays Tournament was held April 12 at Wings North in Pine City. Teams of four shooters each shot at five clay targets released from 10 stations on a trail in the woods. Event organizer Al Schulz from Stearns Bank commented that the number of participants nearly [...]

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by Leslie Scharafanow Chisago County Master Gardener A couple of years ago, I purchased some heirloom bulbs from a great resource in Michigan called Old House Gardens. If you like unusual or heirloom bulbs, I would recommend that you take a look at their website, oldhousegardens.com, or call for a catalog at 734-995-1486. You can also [...]

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