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By MaryHelen Swanson Two North Branch councilors called a halt to the city council meeting Monday night when the discussion over a liquor license became dragged out and complicated. A council of four was not acceptable to JE North Branch Liquor 2012 LLC (trade name: County Market Liquor) and their c...Read More
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By Victoria Dahlin The Harris City Council met Monday, Aug. 13 with City Treasurer Marlys Balfany presenting the proposed 2013 budget. Council members Randy Carlson, Judy Hammerstrom, John Rossini and Mayor Dianne Miller spent a lengthy time going over first the revenue, and then the expenditures in...Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson Students at North Branch schools generally perform above state average on required tests. Last week, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Alternative Learning Lori Zimmerman gave the school board a report on MCA (Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments) test scores from 2011-12....Read More
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By MaryHelen Swanson The Primary Election was held Tuesday, Aug. 14 and voters in Chisago County came out to select final candidates for the Nov. 6 General Election. Thirteen percent of the 30,935 registered voters turned out for the election. Most of the voting action centered around County Commiss...Read More
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The Almelund Threshing Show is over for another year. Each year a tractor is raffled off and this year’s lucky winner was Duane Damm of Lindstrom, who was very excited with the prize. Slide show of the event coming soon....Read More
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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted confirmatory clinical testing for the organism Naegleria fowleri, and on Monday reported the results to the Minnesota Department of Health. Naegleria fowleri has been confirmed as the cause of the rare illness that claimed the life of 9-y...Read More
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By Clark Natalie In July, Craig Moline, a local resident, spoke to the Harris City Council about the renewal of the upcoming contract with Peoples Service. Moline stressed the need to contact other agencies that are licensed to handle a wastewater treatment plant like Harris’ and could get competi...Read More
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