NB boys soccer closes 2014 in double-OT loss The North Branch boys soccer team may have closed its season in the first round of section play on Thursday, Oct. 9, but the Vikings left with a bang in the form of a double-overtime shoot-out at Cloquet-Esko-Carlton. After holding CEC scoreless through 80 regulation minutes, the [...]

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RC closes regular season with sweep of Jaguars The Rush City volleyball season ended its regular-season schedule in top form last Thursday with a 3-0 sweep of Hinckley-Finlayson on the road. The victory was a repeat of the Tiger’s 3-0 win over the Jaguars in early September. Junior outside hitter Summer Garr led the offense [...]

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Lakes Region EMS had an open house Thursday so the public could see the emergency medicine provider’s new location in the North Branch ESSBY Business Park. The building, which formerly housed Topline Automotive, is almost five times larger than Lakes Region’s former building in North Branch.  Lakes Region EMS Executive Director Aaron Reinert said moving [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories [...]

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