North Branch City Council
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 fu...Read More
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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 Br...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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