North Branch City Council

The owners of Tower Liquors in North Branch have been attempting to sell the business and transfer its liquor license for more than two years. At the Monday North Branch City Council meeting, those efforts finally came to fruition. The council voted 4-0—Councilmember Kathy Blomquist was absent—to allow owners Kathy Peterson and her husband to [...]

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Just two months ago, the owners of Tower Liquors in North Branch didn’t seem interested in selling the business after a deal to transfer ownership of the store fell through, but now the owners are again approaching the city with another prospective buyer in tow. At Monday’s North Branch City Council meeting, Sergey Nazaranka, CEO [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Feb. 25 North Branch City Council meeting: Teen Center opening date nearing Richard Smith, executive director of Family Pathways, and Sarah Peterson, Family Pathways youth services coordinator, told the council a teen center will be opening in North Branch April 1 at the used book [...]

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In last week’s article “NB council discusses impact of four-day school week on city,” members of the city council made misleading statements about the four-day week. One such comment implied that because of the four-day week teachers “have to work twice as hard” to get students to retain information. According to a survey crafted by [...]

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  Trent Jensen, who served on the North Branch Area Public Schools School Board last year, was sworn in as the city’s newest council member Monday. He was appointed by the council to fill the rest of the council term left vacant when former council member Ron Lindquist was sworn in as mayor at the [...]

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With the North Branch Area Public Schools School Board set to host a series of public meetings about the district’s four-day week, the North Branch City Council felt its Monday meeting was a good time to start discussing how the school board’s decision on the matter could affect the city. Mayor Ron Lindquist brought up [...]

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