Jay Wiggins’ ability to taste the different ingredients of a dish or spirit can transform him into a mad scientist of sorts, especially when it comes to making wine. Enthusiasts of grape, mead and fruit wines are discovering this passion, coupled with Wiggins’ “go big or go home” philosophy in life, for themselves at James [...]

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Educators, parents and members of the community engaged in two recent brainstorming sessions that identified both positives and areas for improvement for Rush City Schools. The meetings, as part of a strategic planning process supported by the Rush City School Board, aimed to generate and prioritize goals to assist the district in making future decisions. [...]

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The Chisago County Board of Commissioners at its Oct. 1 meeting gave formal support to the city of North Branch to extend the Sunrise Prairie Trail north to Harris. Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt said the resolution of support was so North Branch could pursue Legacy Amendment money for the project — state funds that [...]

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Viking hitter breaks NB record and reaches rare milestone Three weeks ago, Courtney Selbitschka solidified her place in the North Branch volleyball record books by becoming the all-time career kill leader with 921 kills. On Saturday, the outside hitter reached a new milestone: her 1,000th kill. And she’s only a junior. Selbitschka surpassed the Viking [...]

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