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Comparing differences between Rangers, Vikings and Tigers It’s been more than a year since I started covering athletics in Forest Lake, and I just finished one full season of adding coverage of North Branch and Rush City sports to the mix for the ECM Post Review. Covering three different school districts seemed daunting at first, [...]

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Here at North Branch Area Public Schools we are always looking for new ways to engage students and keep them interested in furthering their education beyond high school. With that in mind, we are proud to announce the addition of a high school college fair this September. As it stands right now, we will have [...]

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If you can’t pick out what’s wrong with that headline, the rest of this column is not for you. I recently read a book loaned to me by my coworker Jon titled “Eats, Shoots & Leaves — The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation.” (Note the dash is not in the title of the book; I [...]

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By Donna Tatting— The Chisago County Master Gardeners held their 15th Annual Spring Gardening Bonanza March 16 at the North Branch Area Senior High School.  We had a great turnout with over 150 people in attendance to take advantage of the 12 classes and listen to this year’s keynote speaker, Stan Tiekela, an author, naturalist [...]

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It’s Christmas all year long for over a thousand metro area teachers and staff who receive free school supplies at a novel, non-profit store called Companies to Classrooms. Seven years ago, Cary Weatherby, a Bloomington mother who has business experience, realized companies and corporations needed to get rid of surplus office supplies and inventory that [...]

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I’m now the owner of a sweater adorned with an ice-skating, Santa-hat-wearing penguin. The sweater is tight, a tad itchy and it rides up on my neck. But I think it’s splendid and I was elated when I found it in the Family Pathways thrift store in Cambridge. When the woman running the register asked [...]

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