North Branch Veterinary Hospital
Ryan Ortlepp, 21, of North Branch — the man who entered an Alford plea in relation to the November 2012 North Branch Veterinary Clinic arson fire — admitted to violating his probation, Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter said.  In February 2013, Ortlepp entered the plea, which means he admitte...Read More
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The 21-year-old North Branch man who was charged in connection with the Nov. 4 arson fire at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital has been sentenced following his guilty plea to second degree arson in Chisago County District Court. Ryan Keith Ortlepp pleaded guilty to the top count, while a second c...Read More
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A 21-year-old North Branch man has been charged in connection with the Nov. 4 arson fire at the North Branch Veterinary Hospital and a dumpster fire near the downtown Pizza Pub restaurant Nov. 2. Ryan Keith Ortlepp was charged by complaint Tuesday with arson in the second degree, a felony, and fifth...Read More
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To the editor On Sunday, Nov. 4, our business suffered a major arson fire, and we would like to send out a huge thank you to the entire community for its rapid action and support. The first responders on the scene to the early morning fire, including North Branch Fire, Harris Fire, Rush City Fire, [...Read More
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A 21-year-old North Branch man has been arrested in connection with the Nov. 4 arson fire at North Branch Veterinary Hospital, according to a Nov. 12 press release by Sgt. Rick Sapp of the North Branch Police Department. The suspect was arrested and booked for second degree arson, a felony, thanks t...Read More
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