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For a long time, schools were viewed as safe places where youth went to learn academics, and experience events that helped them grow into well-rounded adults. Sure, there were the occasional scuffles or hallway fistfights, but the violence usually ended when school staff intervened and someone was sent to detention or suspended. But since 1999—when [...]

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You’ll have tears in your eyes and the children in North Branch schools will have an advantage. Sounds kind of strange? The tears will be of laughter, and you may even be rolling in the aisles at North Branch Area Education Foundation’s (NBAEF) third annual “A Perfect 10” event Sunday, Oct. 7. The advantage to [...]

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It was a big day for students, families and school staff on Tuesday, the first day of the 2012-13 school year at Rush City and North Branch schools. The yellow school busses were hard to see amid the fog as they rolled into Sunrise River Elementary School in North Branch. Some students sprinted off their [...]

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Early childhood screening is mandatory in Minnesota In Minnesota early childhood screening is mandatory before entry into kindergarten.  The North Branch Area Public Schools District offers this service at no cost and screening is scheduled for the second Thursday evening of each month October – May.  Screening is an early look at a child’s development [...]

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A group of new teachers and other recently hired District 138 employees will be starting at North Branch Area High School and Sunrise Elementary School this fall. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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To the Editor: When the North Branch Schools levy didn’t pass, the school board had to think of another way to get the $400,000-plus the levy would have brought in. State Representative Bob Barrett and State Senator Sean Nienow gave the school district the flexibility to use approximately $500,000 (actual amount is a percentage of [...]

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