Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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To the editor Recently I had parent-teacher conferences for my children at Sunrise and North Branch Middle School. As I sat listening and engaging with the educators across from me, I was once again blown away by the caliber of teachers we have here in North Branch. So often, educators hear the negative. There are [...]

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To the editor On behalf of the 2014 Rush City Tiger football coaching staff, I’d like to say thank you. Thank you to the community for your continued support. Whether it be buying and using your Tiger Card at local businesses or coming out to cheer on Friday nights, the support of the local community [...]

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By Judge Greg Galler One of the most important parts of a court proceeding involves someone who almost never says a word: the court reporter. Court reporters are professional employees of the court system who preserve a verbatim record of court proceedings.  The word “verbatim” means, “word for word, letter for letter, line for line, [...]

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Educational support staff from Rush City and North Branch schools were honored at a recognition dinner Sept. 24 at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud. The dinner, put on by Resource Training & Solutions, recognized 105 people from 28 school districts throughout Central Minnesota. The event, in its fourth year, honors those who [...]

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The Chisago Soil & Water Conservation District is proud to announce Eric Telander, of Rush City High School, as Chisago County’s winner of the Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation District’s Teacher Award. This award is given to a K-12 educator who has created innovative conservation education activities for reaching students. While Rush City [...]

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