North Branch history

by Debbie Griffin— When it was incorporated in 1881, North Branch consisted of 149 families in 139 homes; it was a town that had a boarding house, two grain elevators, a sawmill, a three-story flouring mill, a tin shop, four general stores, two hotels and a warehouse. As the Lake Superior and Mississippi Railroad companies […]

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Road construction crews working on the Highway 95/County Road 30 intersection in North Branch unearthed a bit of history Friday, July 20. While digging under the sidewalk near Pizza Hut, they came across an old wagon wheel. Randy Houle, superintendent for C.W. Houle out of Shoreview, said workers found the wheel about three feet down. […]

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