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By Deb Henton, Ed.D., Superintendent Spring is generally a time of renewal for families and for our area; trees are in bloom, plants are emerging from the ground, and families are throwing open the windows, eager to renew a relationship with the great outdoors. For North Branch Area Public Schools, spring can also be a time […]

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To the Editor: An article in last week’s edition [online only] titled “Gov. Dayton calls on majority to put kids over corporate interests” purported to interview a “North Branch mother of two school-aged kids,” and may have left readers with the impression that North Branch Area Public Schools is cutting music for students. Far from […]

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By Deb Henton, Ed.D., Superintendent Spring is in the air, and that can only mean one thing – it’s standardized testing season. Yes, April and May are testing months and many students will be taking either a reading, writing, or math test, the results of which are important for each individual student and for the district […]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Thursday night, April 12, the North Branch school board unanimously decided to accept an invitation to join the Mississippi 8 Conference and will be leaving the North Suburban Conference. Superintendent Dr. Deb Henton received the invitation from James Johnson, superintendent of Monticello Public Schools in February. Along with North Branch, others invited […]

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FIRST Robotics Team 3038, from North Branch and Chisago Lakes, competed in the 10,000 Lakes Regional at the Williams Arena over the weekend. The competition began on Friday with the robot taking part in 7 competition rounds.  Competition rounds continued on Saturday morning with two additional rounds. The team was hopeful but didn’t get selected for […]

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SLIDESHOW The North Branch Music Boosters hosted a neat-o time with local teens (and young at heart) sporting slicked back and big hairdos, poodle skirts, nifty hats and other styles from the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s at the Swing Gala Friday night at the high school. The evening included the musical talents of the “Animal […]

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