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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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Old Man Winter decided to give Minnesotans another kick in the pants today — hopefully the last one for a while — before making his exit. Technically, it’s spring, but it sure didn’t look that way around North Branch, where around 11 inches of snow fell. People around town dealt with the situation as best [...]

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NB family donates iPads for cancer patients undergoing treatment at Fairview Lakes Medical Center— Steve Obitz and family know what it feels like to lose a wife and a mother to cancer, but they can feel good about giving something back. It’s been just over two months since Elaine Obitz succumbed to the disease. She fought long [...]

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Trends matter in the eyes of those who work in drug prevention. In Chisago County, this year’s Community Partnership Student Survey data, complied with 2013 results, shows trends that note more students in the county are making the responsible choice to not use drugs and alcohol. Executive Director of Chisago County Community Partnership Tom Koplitz [...]

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Anoka County authorities notify Stacy, Linwood Twp. area of Level 2 sex offender’s supervised release— A 40-year-old man who in 1997 was found guilty of killing his then fiancee’s 3-year-old girl at a farmhouse in Shakopee, Minn., is now living under supervised release at a residence in the Stacy-Linwood Township area of Anoka County. Brian [...]

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NB grad gets first novel published— Just about anyone who has committed him or herself to writing knows the process of becoming a published author can be a long, sometimes arduous one. But for those who stick with it and find the right people to help along the way, the journey of crafting a story [...]

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