North Branch City Council

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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Taxpayers in North Branch likely won’t notice much of a change in the city portion of their property tax statements next year. By a 4-0 vote — Mayor Ron Lindquist was absent for the meeting — the council on Monday approved the preliminary budget and property tax levy for 2014. The total levy is $3,879,860, [...]

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Residents who live in the Lucht’s Crossing development in North Branch approached the North Branch City Council Aug. 26 with a list of complaints about a mound of rubble that has been in the area since the Green Acres County Care Center was demolished two years ago. Resident Stephanie Johnson said it’s more than just [...]

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While proactive in the community, Police Department seeing increase in accidents, domestic assaults and thefts of gas North Branch has agreed to give drivers of less serious traffic offenses an alternative to prosecution and conviction by offering a class that may keep driving records clean while generating revenue for the city. It’s called the Chisago [...]

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District 32B State Sen. Sean Nienow stopped by the North Branch City Council meeting Monday, and council members asked him about topics of particular interest to the city: school funding and tax impact on businesses. Councilmember Joyce Borchardt asked Nienow about the changes in the state school funding formula and the new ability for school [...]

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