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The North Branch City Council at its June 23 meeting approved a $7,000 sanitary sewer rate study but chose to not spend an additional $3,000 on a storm sewer rate study. Council Member Theresa Furman asked Finance Director Richard Hill if the city has enough money in its sewer fund to cover the stor...Read More
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Despite a request by Mayor Kirsten Hagen-Kennedy, the North Branch City Council June 23 chose not to release a fact-finding report related to the censure of Hagen-Kennedy and Council Member Kathy Blomquist. “Both Council Member Blomquist and I have released our affidavits in response to questions ...Read More
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An open house on the proposed Highway 95 and Grand Avenue roundabout was held in North Branch Tuesday at Sunrise River Elementary School. The project construction is anticipated to be May to September, 2016. The intersection of Highway 95 and Grand Avenue is currently a four-way-stop intersection. I...Read More
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Parents and community members filled the chairs set up for them in the high school media center to voice their arguments for and against renewing Paul Kirby as head football coach for Rush City Schools. While the School Board on June 18 agreed to revote on whether to reinstate the incumbent coach, t...Read More
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A business proposal involving the possibility of a hotel, restaurant, new golf club house and convention center across from Bulrush Golf Club in Rush City piqued some interest at the June 8 city council meeting. City Administrator Amy Mell said she and Mayor Dan Dahlberg met with one of the owners o...Read More
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Tim Marion, the area wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, came to the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting June 3 to request board approval of DNR land acquisitions near North Branch and Harris. Marion said the DNR has been working on obtaining the parcel n...Read More
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