North Branch Rotary

January trip focused on forming a sister park relationship— Bob and Jeanne Walz and Dan and Nancy DeWan got to miss a portion of Minnesota’s extra-frigid winter this year when they traveled to Costa Rica Jan. 9-19. Costa Rica is undoubtedly a great place to escape weeks of subzero temperatures, but this trip was not simply [...]

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Pedro Lisboa, North Branch Rotary’s foreign exchange student from Brazil, is getting a taste of what it means to be a Minnesotan. He just completed his first term at North Branch Area High School — he earned straight A’s — and he’s quickly learning about American culture from his experiences at school, at the homes [...]

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Nearing graduation can be a daunting time in any student’s life, especially if that student has experienced struggles throughout high school. There are numerous reasons why grades aren’t as high as they could be for some students. Perhaps life at home is a distraction, or maybe school isn’t challenging enough. Some students might just need [...]

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    Dozens of people braved the seven-degree temperatures at Fish Lake Saturday to partake in the fourth-annual North Branch Rotary Polar Plunge. The event was organized as a fundraiser for numerous local organizations. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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The fourth annual North Branch Rotary Polar Plunge is scheduled for noon Feb. 2 at Fish Lake. Those interested in participating can show up at Fish Lake an hour beforehand to register on-site, or stop by the North Branch Chamber of Commerce office, 6063 Main Street, to pre-register. The cost to plunge is $50 per [...]

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On Wednesday, Aug. 15, the North Branch Rotarians hosted District Governor Joe Kovarik at their weekly meeting. Kovarik spoke on the challenges that lie ahead for Rotary and mapped out his strategic plan for his term as governor. The new Rotary year started July 1.  The North Branch Rotary invites anyone who is interested in [...]

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