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The city of North Branch addressed its recent bond rating downgrade by national rating agency Moody’s in a press release and at the Monday City Council meeting. From the city of North Branch Despite confirmation earlier this year of the city’s Standard and Poors AA- general obligation bond rating, city officials received word on June 4 […]

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The Rush City Council on Feb. 10 agreed to get preliminary cost estimates for possibly improving Fifth Street in the downtown area. City Administrator Amy Mell said the roadway’s rough condition has been a topic of discussion during the past several years, and she has been receiving questions lately from the public. The roadway particularly […]

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While Rush City’s property tax levy for 2014 is $15,000 more than this year’s levy, city budget planners were able to trim $5,000 from what was proposed in the fall. The impact on many homeowners will be less than $1.75 per month and a lower tax amount paid to the city than what has been […]

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This year might not have mirrored the housing boom of the early 2000s in North Branch, but there was some good news on the new construction front, according to city officials. At the Nov. 26 North Branch City Council meeting, Mayor Amy Oehlers referenced a building activity report that showed 20 new homes had been […]

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By Anne Thom— A gallon of water weighs 8 pounds, but a gallon of drinkable city water can weigh a whole lot more especially when it is on the minds of public officials and citizens in a small community trying to come into compliance with health and safety regulations. Brett Repulske, area specialist with the […]

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By Derrick Knutson— The city of North Branch is on the ball when it comes to its accounting practices. At the North Branch City Council meeting Monday night, Andrew Hering, an audit manager at the accounting firm HLB Tautges Redpath, Ltd., relayed the results of the 2011 audit his firm conducted on the city’s finances. […]

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