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A district court judge has ruled a petition taking Rep. Bob Barrett to task over a residency dispute did not present enough proof to remove the Republican from the election ballot in November. As a result, Chisago City resident and District 32B voter Valerie Mondor withdrew her petition Aug. 15 after filing the claim in [...]

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The Chisago County Board of Commissioners approved a preliminary county budget and property tax levy at the board’s Aug. 20 meeting. County Administrator Bruce Messelt presented the board with a $54.6 million balanced budget. He noted the preliminary property tax component of the budget suggested by staff was a $478,851 increase from last year’s final [...]

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by Tomas A. Kvamme Donn Olson never planned on a military career that would span 30 years. Neither did he plan on opening a wayward rest for bicyclists trekking from ocean to ocean. However, upon retirement from the U.S. Army, after serving as a helicopter pilot during this stretch, Olson returned to his home community [...]

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Those who frequent social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ know these sites are far different than they were even a couple of years ago in terms of how businesses use them. Big businesses have hopped on the social media bandwagon — ads are imbedded in Facebook news feeds, there’s sponsored content and if [...]

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The Rush City School Board has agreed to engage the community in a strategic planning process this fall in an effort to generate and prioritize organizational goals that drive important decisions for the district. During the Aug. 21 regular board meeting, Superintendent Vern Koepp said it’s been about seven years since the board participated in [...]

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When Fairview Health Services moved from its former building off Oak Street, which was built in 1974, to its new location near the intersection of Highway 95 and Falcon Avenue in North Branch, the vacant building presented an opportunity for Family Pathways. The building sat vacant for about a year before Family Pathways, a multi-service [...]

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