Since 2009, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners has approved property tax levies that were either flat or were reductions from the previous year. The levy for 2015 breaks that mold. At its Dec. 3 meeting, the board approved a 3.5 percent increase over last year’s levy by a 4-1 vote. Commissi...Read More
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Custom Fire’s Jim Kirvida ‘pretty darn excited’ over winning bid for Rush City’s 1937 fire truck Jim Kirvida’s bid offer of $4,757 was just enough to unite him with a rare piece of history tied to both his family and the Rush City community. Kirvida, president of Custom Fire Apparatus In...Read More
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When Tom Seaburg thinks about his fondest memories, many involve being in a field hunting pheasant, trolling on a lake or river in a fishing boat or waiting up in a deer stand for a big buck to pass within range of his rifle. Until about a year ago, most of the memories he had [...]...Read More
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The North Branch City Council Monday night unanimously approved a final budget for 2015, which includes a property tax levy that is slightly higher than the 2014 final amount. The final levy was set at $4,094,559, which is an increase of  $9,451. Mayor Ron Lindquist asked during the meeting if anyo...Read More
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The North Branch Dance Team competed at the Forest Lake Lakefest Invite on Saturday afternoon. The Vikettes did not place, but head coach Bobbi Disrud said her squad danced very well. Forest Lake took first place in both the jazz and kick portions. Minnetonka placed second in kick, and 3rd in jazz. ...Read More
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NB gymnasts open season The North Branch gymnastics team competed in their first meet of the season on the road against Mississippi 8 Conference opponent, Cambridge-Isanti, last Thursday. The Vikings defeated the Bluejackest, 135.725-131.725. North Branch traveled to St. Paul Johnson on Tuesday and ...Read More
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