Local grads shine at in-state programs In recent years, numerous athletes from the North Branch and Rush City area have gone on to play college athletics. Now that the school year is over, summer is the perfect time to look back on the 2013-14 seasons that those athletes had in their respective programs. While this [...]

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A good turnout for the annual Loppet run A sultry morning didn’t deter 444 runners and walkers from crossing the finish line at Fairview Lakes Medical Center’s 26th annual Lindstrom Loppet 5K Saturday, July 12, in Lindstrom. More than 30 local businesses helped sponsor the annual event. Proceeds of the Loppet went to Virginia Elizabeth [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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Sean McComb, recently named 2014 National Teacher of the Year, has given one of the best speeches I’ve ever read about what teachers can and often do accomplish. As he told thousands of other educators gathered at the National Education Association conference: “When those children come through the school doors, teachers are the decisive element. [...]

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