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$2,500 reward offered The North Branch Police Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down the person or persons responsible for a burglary and arson fire at the Main Street Center building in North Branch. Deb Heggerston, the landlord of the complex, at 6448 Main St., which has […]

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Another fire, possibly by arson, has occurred near Rush City. The Rush City Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire around 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, on County Road 7, just west of Dogwood Avenue, in Nessel Township. The vehicle, a 1999 Mercury Mystique, had been listed for sale, and “we believe it (the fire) […]

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$2,500 rewards offered for information leading to who intentionally started the early morning Sept. 7 fires Authorities are offering rewards of up to $2,500 to anyone with information about who is responsible for igniting two grass fires early Saturday, Sept. 7, a few miles east of Rush City. According to Rush City Fire Chief Bob Carlson, the […]

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The 21-year-old North Branch man who was charged in connection with the Nov. 4 arson fire at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital has been sentenced following his guilty plea to second degree arson in Chisago County District Court. Ryan Keith Ortlepp pleaded guilty to the top count, while a second charge, deemed a gross misdemeanor, […]

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To the editor On Sunday, Nov. 4, our business suffered a major arson fire, and we would like to send out a huge thank you to the entire community for its rapid action and support. The first responders on the scene to the early morning fire, including North Branch Fire, Harris Fire, Rush City Fire, […]

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