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Ayusa International, a nonprofit organization that for 31 years has promoted global learning and leadership through high school student cultural exchanges and leadership programs, is launching its annual search for families in Minnesota to host international students for the 2014-2015 school year. Ayusa is particularly looking for host families in Rush City and Cambridge, along [...]

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Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan will be at Uptown Maple Commons in North Branch 1-4 p.m. April 24 to present the “Are You OK” program. The “Are You OK?” program offers comfort, security, and autonomy for senior citizens, the disabled and anyone who may lack a support system. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office realizes that [...]

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The Chisago County Historical Society’s Mike Lynch Starwatch program has been rescheduled for 8 p.m. Friday, May 2 at the Sportsman’s Club in Chisago City. Lynch’s astronomy and stargazing class includes a 30-minute indoor orientation of the night sky with provided maps and constellation diagrams. Afterward, participants will go outside and take in a celestial [...]

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Expansion creates jobs, more than doubles facility’s footprint by Clint Riese clint.riese@ecm-inc.com Polaris is booming. The Medina-based powersports giant has climbed to new heights in recent years through acquisitions and the wild success of new vehicle lines. Sales in 2013 reached $3.8 billion, more than double that of 2009, and profits and stock value followed [...]

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Fishing Expo Harris Covenant Church, 43680 Gates Ave., Harris, is hosting a Fishing Expo event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 12. Bring the whole family and display your trophy fish. Vendors, food, games, door prizes and seminars will be offered. For more information or to display a trophy mount, call 651-764-7565. Ruby’s [...]

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From the North Branch Police Department— The community is encouraged to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of 911 dispatchers during their special week. In the early 1990s, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) received a proclamation to designate the second full week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. All police, fire and [...]

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