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The Rush City School Board, in wanting to be sensitive to citizen taxpayers while adequately meeting district staffing, building, curriculum and technology needs, chose one of three options to increase the levy for 2015-16. After reviewing levy increases of $150, $300 or $424 per student, the board on a 5-1 vote approved the option that [...]

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From the American Cancer Society Brittany Peterson, of North Branch, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2012, and was one of the youngest people in Minnesota diagnosed with this cancer with no history of risk factors, such as a family history, and no environmental risks or habits, such as smoking. With the support of her [...]

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Stacy Lions Club representatives Jerry Schroeder and Dan Eberle are working on obtaining the necessary permissions for Stacy residents to down a few brews during Stacy Daze, Aug. 1-3. The Lions presented their plan for a beer garden in Lions Park. Schroeder explained the beer garden boundaries, outlining an area encompassing nearly one side of [...]

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The newly crowned Midsummer ambassadors, Ashley Swanson, Grace Olund and Kayla Bulver, started their reign by participating in Midsummer activities.  On June 29, they attended the Pine City Ambassador coronation and met a lot of new friends. They traveled to Forest Lake and participated in the city’s annual 4th of July parade and had a [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the July 14 Harris City Council meeting.  Grader purchase possible  The city of Harris continues to move closer to purchasing an updated grader. As one was being considered, the council put a request for bids. The original seller, Ziegler Caterpillar, submitted the bid on its 2000 [...]

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Can home chores sometimes feel overwhelming?  Assistance from local teens ages 12-17 is available in the Forest Lake and surrounding area. The Job Connection program offers a great way for adults to get affordable help and youth to gain work experience. Teens can help with almost any chore. Popular tasks performed are: raking, shoveling, vacuuming, [...]

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