By Kathy Tomlinson On Wednesday, July 30, Gammelgården Museum intern Reece Almendinger embarked on a three-day, 47-mile journey to attend a special event in a nearby town. He began his walk at the Scandia-based museum with one of the junior guides from the museum, Grace Kunshier, who accompanied him to Panola Valley Gardens. From there, [...]

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By Rachel Kytonen/Isanti County News New Pathways, a local nonprofit organization that serves homeless families with children from Central Minnesota, has recently launched a new fundraising opportunity through the Click for Your Cause website. Mary Westlund, program manager-family educator with New Pathways, explained the organization has partnered with Click for Your Cause as a way [...]

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Residents who live along 410th Street and nearby areas in North Branch will likely have a new, paved road by spring. The North Branch City Council received bids for paving the current dirt roadway at the July 28 council meeting. City engineer Justin Messner said the cost to pave the roadway came in at $734,000 [...]

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Last Thursday evening brought beautiful weather for the North Branch Quarterback Club’s fourth annual “Football, Floats and Fun.” This is a wonderful event that has come to serve as a milestone on the way to the next school year. I know, it’s still summer for a few more weeks, but it’s hard not to start [...]

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Ben Utecht, who excelled for the University of Minnesota and two National Football League teams, is battling a new opponent: the effects of five major documented concussions. At the age of 33, he is experiencing some pockets of memory loss. Utecht has turned a letter he wrote, about his fear that someday he would be [...]

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From Anoka-Hennepin to Richfield, Stillwater, Waconia, International Falls, Houston and all over the state, more than 50 of the 331 Minnesota school districts will have new superintendents in the 2014-15 school year. We hear a lot about student mobility. But outside of professional meetings, there has not been much notice of, or discussion about, what [...]

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