North Branch City Council

The North Branch City Council Monday night unanimously approved the first component of a project that would result in the paving of 410th Street. Justin Messner, an engineer with WSB and Associates, presented the project to the council. He explained the area for the paving would be 410th Street from Forest Boulevard to approximately 1,000 [...]

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North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer told the City Council Monday night that he thinks the city should suspend its Driver Awareness Program until the Minnesota Legislature can review the program to determine its legality. The Sheriff’s Office implemented the Chisago County Driver Awareness Program in May 2013, a citation diversion effort that also received [...]

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Approving the 2014 city budget and property tax levy at the North Branch City Council meeting Monday was just a formality, as the legwork had been done at numerous meetings starting in July. Following a discussion that took less than five minutes, the council approved the budget and levy. The levy is nearly identical to [...]

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In a brief meeting Monday night, the North Branch City Council reviewed the city’s proposed 2014 budget and property tax levy for the second to last time. The budget and property tax levy are both nearly identical to the amounts approved last year. The 2013 final property tax levy was $4,115,811, and the proposed 2014 [...]

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Not often does a decision by the North Branch City Council elicit a round of applause and cheers, but that was the case Monday night. The vote that had the crowd clapping: a unanimous decision to ban asphalt plants, both permanent and temporary, within city limits. The Planning Commission and the council had been researching [...]

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If the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources deems North Branch’s trail application to be its top candidate, a 3.75-mile trail extension from North Branch and Harris would be constructed. At the North Branch City Council meeting Monday, the council unanimously voted to pursue $1.2 million in Legacy grant funds, which would be used to lengthen [...]

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