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The Mystery Mountain Boys will be performing at Country Fest on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Central Park in North Branch. The event will include live music from the popular Mystery Mountain Boys, music from Stix-n-Trix, and a light meal. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Grab your lawn chair and [...]

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Friends and family of Richard Thiel – the former board chairman of the Rush City Food Shelf who passed away in February – gathered at the Chisago County Fairgrounds in Rush City Aug. 18 for the unveiling of a bench dedicated to him.  The bench was placed near a garden by the historical building, where [...]

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Sixty-four pints of blood were collected at the Sept. 17 blood drive in Rush City. Thank you to volunteers and donors who made this significant gift of blood:  First Lutheran Church, Women’s Club, Margaret McDonald, Cindy Koepp, Shirley Kubow, Janice Lind, Shirley Jones, Rush City Bakery, WCMP, Post Review, Ray Schoeberl. Many thanks to the [...]

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The North Branch High School Class of 1982 has planned a weekend of fun events to celebrate its 30-year reunion. A “pre-reunion” is planned for Friday, Oct. 5 at the NBAHS Homecoming game. After the game the class will gather at JJ’s Bowl and Lounge. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the official reunion will be held [...]

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The Lakes Area Chorus of Sweet Adelines is preparing for their upcoming show, “Lucky Day” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Immanuel Church, 9511 West Broadway Avenue near Forest Lake (one mile west of I-35 in Columbus Township). The performance follows a group of friends reuniting at a local county fair. Mixed in throughout [...]

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These two Minnesota Texans were part of a recent Elks Lodge fundraiser for the Lodge Lady Elks in Denton, Texas. On the left is George Karas, father of David Karas and cousin of the late Don and Lenore Karas, and a noted performer at the Sandstone Country Western theater. On the right is Archie Peers, [...]

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