Central Park

At the beginning of the North Branch Parks, Trails and Open Space Commission meeting Monday night, Commission Chairperson Charles Heinzel said he had “never seen this many people” at a meeting. And he’s been on the commission for 10 years. The issue that brought a roomful of citizens to the meeting was the possible relocation […]

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The following article is from Volume 1 of “Prairie Chicken and Potatoes … to Houses,” by Max Malmquist. North Branch resident Phyllis Alvin submitted the article, noting it gives a good historical perspective about how Central Park came into being.  Before another spring has passed by North Branch will have one of the prettiest and […]

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Kids of all ages and their families took advantage of a beautiful autumn day and many free activities at the 14th annual North Branch Community Kids’ Carnival on Saturday at Central Park. The carnival, which is sponsored by Living Branch Lutheran Church in North Branch and supported by area businesses, offered games and prizes, pony […]

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Kids up to grade 6 and their families can enjoy a day of fun with lots of free activities including games and prizes, pony rides, a dunk tank, free food, petting zoo, music, face painting and more. The 14th annual North Branch Community Kids’ Carnival will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to […]

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Multiple authorities responded to Central Park on Thursday, Aug. 16 when a passerby on North Branch Main Street reported seeing people in possible possession of a firearm under the park’s gazebo. According to North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer, a police officer responded to the park around 2 p.m. and was eventually joined by fellow […]

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