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by Donna Tatting Chisago County Master Gardener Wrapping trees for winter protection is not an attempt to keep them ‘warm’ but has the objective to prevent or minimize three sources of winter damage: from desiccating winds, sunscald, and gnawing rodents. Even if the trees in the landscape have survived previous winters unscathed, a wise horticulturist would [...]

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North Branch Liquors, in partnership with Miller/Coors and the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association, is participating in the 7th annual MMBA food drive for the entire month of October. This effort generated 48 tons of food donations for local food shelves in 2013 between all of the participating municipal liquor stores combined. All donations brought to [...]

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RC singer, songwriter performance Jim Anderson, of Rush City, has sung in many venues in the Upper Midwest, performing blues and folk music. He will perform at the Arts Prescription (Rx) event at North Country Coffee in North Branch with We R Able at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. A set meal begins at 5 [...]

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Braham Area Event Center is hosting free auditions this week for a local production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Adults and young people may try out for acting, singing and dancing roles at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Auditions are free, though a participation free may apply if cast. Performers of all experience levels, [...]

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Man with no heartbeat for 45 minutes expected to make full recovery Chris Charbonneau looked back at his father, and his dad signaled he was going to drop the waterskiing rope. When Chris Charbonneau pulled the boat up to his father so he could get out of the water, he witnessed the unthinkable: 69-year-old Larry [...]

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In 1970, about 12 million people across the nation had tried marijuana, and this question was presented in the public arena: Should regulations on the drug be relaxed? Forty-four years later, 111 million Americans have tried it, and people are still asking the same question, author and drug abuse expert Carol Falkowski said during a [...]

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