North Branch native

NB native Jason VandeKamp making his mark on regional racing circuit— When Jason VandeKamp was a young child, his big goal during the summers was to take a nap when he went to visit his grandparents at their North Branch home. That nap meant something; it meant he was allowed to accompany his grandparents to the […]

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NBHS grad Corey Ploetz leads crews in portable stadium seating, temporary staging jobs from coast to coast including upcoming Hockey City Classic in Minneapolis— One of the largest outdoor hockey events of its kind is coming to Minnesota, and a North Branch native is making sure audiences will enjoy the show. Corey Ploetz, a 1990 graduate […]

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North Branch native Jordan Mold, a member of the football team at Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Fergus Falls, has been recognized as an Academic Award winner by the Minnesota College Athletic Conference for fall semester. Athletes earn MCAC academic recognition if they have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better […]

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North Branch native Hunter Miska will be playing in the inaugural CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sept. 29. At 6 feet tall and 171 lbs., Miska plays goaltender and has seen action with the U.S. National Under-18 Team and USA Hockey‘s National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich. This weekend’s […]

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By Greg Hunt, Isanti County News— Stepping into the cage for his first Mixed Martial Arts fight, Matthew “the Bulldog” Gordon of La Crosse, Wis. came out a winner on a pro/am card held in Rochester March 31. Gordon, a former State champ folkstyle & freestyle wrestler and member of a State champion football team from […]

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