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I didn’t know Phyllis Lindberg very long — I met her probably about a year and a half ago — but during the time I knew her, I learned she was a bright, engaging woman who was passionate about her community. Phyllis, 93, died Feb. 26. She lived in North Branch almost her entire life, [...]

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To the editor Phyllis Lindberg was not afraid of dying. She went home to meet her Lord last Wednesday. Now, there was a lady for young women to look up to and emulate. I know because she had a profound impact on my life. For one thing, she told me I couldn’t be old as [...]

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by Phyllis Lindberg This column was originally printed in the March 20, 2013 issue of the Post Review.  I am writing this article to share the rich history of a place in North Branch that may not be fully appreciated in 2013. The first recorded commercial activity on the southeast corner of Highway 95 and [...]

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The Chisago County Master Gardeners have answered many questions about controlling buckthorn over the years. Land that is not cultivated and left unattended is where buckthorn takes over. Once the shrub is established it is near impossible to eliminate. This winter, more than one gardener has asked me if one can eliminate buckthorn during the [...]

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The report of Minnesota school students from low-income families being denied a hot school lunch raises a major question as to who is responsible for feeding hungry students in school. Clearly, the will of the people is that no student should go through the school day hungry. Most agree it is the responsibility of parents [...]

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To the editor I was surprised as anyone else about Senator Nienow owing us taxpayers $750,000.00. I’m also curious to know how the Small Business Administration backed a loan for $631,000.00 with a $120,000.00 house for collateral … friends in high places? If you or I tried to do that, the SBA would have laughed [...]

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