“Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a genetic disorder and [...]

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The Second Annual North Branch Area Education Foundation Shooting Clays Tournament was held April 12 at Wings North in Pine City. Teams of four shooters each shot at five clay targets released from 10 stations on a trail in the woods. Event organizer Al Schulz from Stearns Bank commented that the number of participants nearly [...]

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by Leslie Scharafanow Chisago County Master Gardener A couple of years ago, I purchased some heirloom bulbs from a great resource in Michigan called Old House Gardens. If you like unusual or heirloom bulbs, I would recommend that you take a look at their website, oldhousegardens.com, or call for a catalog at 734-995-1486. You can also [...]

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It is common knowledge that Taher, the school district’s food service provider, has an excellent menu full of great tasting and healthy options for our students. Patron Tour attendees get the privilege of eating “Viking pasta” and in two years I have yet to hear a complaint! Now, North Branch Area Public Schools is partnering [...]

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Battle of the Musicians The North Branch Music Boosters will be hosting Battle of the Musicians at the North Branch High School Auditorium 7:30 p.m. May 9. All musicians are welcome to audition. Registration and audition information is available at www.nbmusicboosters.com, due April 18.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the top performances selected by [...]

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