NB resident and WWII veteran Lloyd Nelson recalls D-Day at Omaha Beach as the nation observes Veterans Day North Branch resident Lloyd Nelson was in his late teens with a wife and child at home when he landed on Omaha Beach in the Normandy Invasion of World War II. His unit was part of the [...]
Local veterans and military organizations, complete with flag-bearing color guards and rifle squads, were well received by a good turnout of people at Memorial Day services held at cemeteries and town squares throughout the area Monday. American Legion Post 85 out of North Branch, Harris Legion Post 139, Rush City’s Grothe-Jacobson VFW Post 6692 and [...]
Investigator Todd Frank named American Legion Post 85 officer of the year When North Branch Police Department Investigator Todd Frank thinks about what drove him to become a police officer, his memories drift back to growing up in Willmar, Minn. “I used to see the local police drive through downtown, and they always caught my [...]
The North Branch High School class of 1982 gathered at the North Branch American Legion Post 85 building Oct. 6 for a 30-year reunion. Here’s a quick bit of trivia about 1982: Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical” topped the music charts that year.
North Branch American Legion Post 85 Commander Jim Johnson and a group of other “offenders” recently served some not-so-hard time. As part of the Bail or Jail fundraiser for Family Pathways Food Shelves held at the Oak Inn Thursday, Johnson agreed to raise money that would serve as his “bail.” All of the money from [...]