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An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition following a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian last night on Fill Avenue near 375th Street in North Branch. According to a press release from North Branch Police: Police officers were dispatched to the crash at about 8:12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21. When officers arrived, they found the [...]

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For many people who’ve played youth or college sports, especially ones that involve repeated contact like football or hockey, having one’s “bell rung” isn’t all that uncommon of an occurrence. Scott Ahrenholz, a sports medicine physician from Fairview Lakes Regional Medical Center in Wyoming, said about one in 10 sports injuries are concussions. He and [...]

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Local ‘Rat Rod’ builders looking to defend national title   Visitors to just about any classic car show will see a lot of the same thing: a myriad of decades-old, shiny, spotless muscle cars. The owners of these cars will normally answer questions for those giving them a glance, but there’s often an unspoken rule [...]

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Barb Hensch, the vice president of the North Branch Area Athletic Association, has been working with Activities-Community Education Director Brett Carlson for the past 18 months in an effort to bring advertising revenue to the district, and that endeavor has turned out to be a fruitful one. Carlson told the School Board Aug. 14 that [...]

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Local businesses and public entities in the Stacy area have endured a spate of burglaries as of late. Tony Olivolo, a Stacy resident and an employee of Sunrise Auto Sales, came to the Aug. 14 meeting and suggested the city consider installing security cameras around town. Olivolo thought perhaps local business owners would pay toward [...]

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