North Branch City Council

The possibility of a power plant in Lent Township was an issue that fell flat a few years ago, but North Branch Mayor Ron Lindquist wants to revive the matter. In an impromptu discussion toward the end of Monday’s council meeting that was not on the agenda, Lindquist said a power plant in North Branch [...]

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The North Branch City Council Monday unanimously voted to enact a one-year moratorium on asphalt plants, but before that action was taken, Mayor Ron Lindquist informed the crowd of residents present for the discussion about a recent conversation he had with Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt. Lindquist said he asked Messelt if the county would [...]

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Council approves updates to ordinance The chicken dance is over in North Branch. At its May 13 meeting, the North Branch City Council approved an update to its animal ordinance that allows residents to own chickens on parcels of land 1 acre or larger. The previous ordinance required at least 5 acres to house chickens. [...]

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NB mayor says disbanding  police department might not be a big cost saver Disbanding the North Branch Police Department and contracting for law enforcement services with the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office might not save the city as much money as initially thought. At the May 13 North Branch City Council meeting, Mayor Ron Lindquist said [...]

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The North Branch City Council chambers were filled with dozens of residents Monday night who turned out to support their police department. At the council’s work session Thursday, Mayor Ron Lindquist suggested the city look at disbanding its police department and contracting with the county, which could potentially be a money-saving venture that could help [...]

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The North Branch City Council at a work session Thursday came to a consensus it would approach the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office about contracting for law enforcement services. If a contract with the county were approved, it would mean the disbandment of the city’s police force. The city has been searching for ways to reduce [...]

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