The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the April 14 Harris City Council meeting.  Push for compliance with properties The Harris City Council is working at getting properties into compliance and keeping them there. On Monday night, resident Richard Johnson brought a request for a conditional use permit to operate an auction facility on [...]

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North Branch falls 6-4 to Bison The Viking baseball team came out strong in the first inning of its season opener at home on Monday night against Buffalo. But a late-game, four-run streak by the visitors caught North Branch by surprise. Senior Ethan Fairbanks jump-started a first-inning offensive run with a walk, followed by an [...]

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NB softball girls fall 12-3 to Hermantown Despite an early lead for the Viking softball team on Monday night, North Branch fell to Hermantown 12-3. In the bottom of the first inning, senior Kaylee Lofboom reached first base with a two-out walk. Lofboom moved into scoring position at second base off a single by junior [...]

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Vikings led by Carlson, Elkerton The North Branch girls golf season is officially underway. After three postponements, the Vikings took advantage of the near-70 degree weather on Monday afternoon. They competed in a Mississippi 8 Conference-East meet at Falcon Ridge Golf Course in Stacy, although the temperature dropped to low 50s with the help of [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive. . .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain. Most of the major bills – the tax bill, increase in the minimum [...]

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