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Local hockey standout earns spot at Junior Fest, Premier Prep League Dancing didn’t suit her, figure skating was too slow, and she wasn’t flexible enough for gymnastics. At 13 years old, Erynn Downey wanted to find a sport she loved. Downey liked being on ice and knew she wanted to go fast. So her dad, [...]

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Valssi Jokkmokista, Gluggjen, Skrapvalsen: No, these are not characters from a J.R.R. Tolkien book. Those who have some northern European heritage might have correctly identified the aforementioned phrases as hailing from Scandinavia. In fact, they’re songs played by Ole Olsson’s Oldtime Orkestra. The band treated those who stopped by the Relay For Life at the [...]

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Mother, son speak out about car theft, chase that ended in North Branch by Rachel Kytonen Dawn Colbert and her son Adam, of the Cambridge area, were spending a typical Tuesday together. They had gone to the flea market July 16 and then stopped at Cub Foods in Cambridge to pick up a few items [...]

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A 20-year-old female from Princeton is currently in Isanti County Jail following a car-jacking and high-speed chase on Highway 95 from Cambridge to North Branch Tuesday afternoon. She was booked on multiple felony charges including motor vehicle theft, kidnapping and fleeing a police officer. She will make her first appearance in Isanti County District Court [...]

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In the not-too-distant future, colorful, artistically designed banners will line Main Street in North Branch from Grand Avenue to County Market. The “Welcome to North Branch” banners are just one of the many projects the North Branch Beautification Association hopes to complete in an effort to give the community a bit of a face-lift. Christine [...]

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The two brothers who run the King Tobacco store in North Branch have been officially charged with selling and possessing synthetic products deemed illegal or controlled in the state of Minnesota. Binh Van Do, 51, of Little Falls, and Tin Trong Do, 38, of St. Cloud, each have been charged with two counts of felony [...]

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