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Official reports have snowfall totals in the North Branch Area around 17.5 inches. The snow didn’t seem to phase the animals in Wild River State Park too much. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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Sgt. Chelsea Peterson has American flag flown on Afghani soil in honor of her sixth-grade teacher in Rush City Paul Kirby is hardly known for wearing his emotions on his sleeve. After all, he’s a Marine, a high school football coach, a guy who grew up on the Range. Yet the gift of an American [...]

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Superior Silica Sand, a frac sand operation, has submitted a letter of intent to purchase 40 acres of land in North Branch’s ESSBY Business Park off 400th Street. At the North Branch City Council meeting Monday, City Administrator Bridgitte Konrad said a purchase agreement with the business is likely months away. Before that time, the [...]

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Area employers are hoping to make a connection with job seekers at the East Central Minnesota Job Fair 2014 next week in Cambridge. Almost 30 businesses of various concentrations have signed up for the event’s initial year, scheduled from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, at the Armed Forces Reserve and Community Center. The facility, 505 [...]

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Barb Nelson, the president of the Chisago Board on Aging, came before the North Branch City Council Monday night requesting $4,200 for the Chisago County Senior Center, which is housed at Uptown Maple Commons in the city. She didn’t get the exact amount she was asking for, but she came away with $1,500. Nelson said [...]

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Decision pending on reconstructing 5th Street North in the downtown area The Rush City Council on April 14 revisited the issue of possibly moving forward with a street improvement project on 5th Street in the downtown area in spring 2015. City engineer Barry Peters, by memo to the city, estimated it would cost just over [...]

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