North Branch City Council

The minimum speed limit for an urban street is 30 mph, unless there is a school in the area, North Branch City Engineer Justin Messner explained at the Monday North Branch City Council meeting. That put the city in a bind when it came to addressing a posted speed reduction request by a resident representing [...]

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The North Branch City Council set the city’s preliminary 2015 budget and property tax levy at its meeting Monday. The proposed levy, $4,094,559, reflects a 5.2 percent increase from the 2014 final levy. The state auditor must certify the city’s final 2015 levy by Dec. 27. Between now and that date, the council can pare [...]

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Residents who live along 410th Street and nearby areas in North Branch will likely have a new, paved road by spring. The North Branch City Council received bids for paving the current dirt roadway at the July 28 council meeting. City engineer Justin Messner said the cost to pave the roadway came in at $734,000 [...]

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A new, 20-lot subdivision will likely be built in North Branch in the not-too-distant future. The City Council, minus members Theresa Furman and Joyce Borchardt, who were absent for the meeting, unanimously approved a preliminary plat for the development at its June 23 meeting. Ken Roberts, city planner, said the development would consist of lots [...]

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North Branch Mayor Ron Lindquist made it very clear at Monday’s City Council meeting that he and other officials from North Branch will be trying to convince Superior Silica Sands to renege on its decision to not build a trans-loading station in the city’s ESSBY Business Park. Superior Silica Sands had been working closely with [...]

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To the editor Here’s your chance. If you want to see a change in the North Branch City Council, consider running or if you know someone encourage them to run. The dates for filing your intentions are: May 20 to June 3 We need more people involved who actually listen to the people. The elected [...]

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