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First day of school at Sunrise (slideshow)
Published September 9, 2015 at 12:09 pm
NBAPS scoreboard project comes to fruition
Published August 21, 2015 at 8:03 am
An effort that began last winter culminated last week in the installation of new scoreboards in the high school and middle school gyms. The centerpiece of the effort, the main scoreboard in the high school’s large gym, includes a roughly 13-foot by 8-foot “jumbotron” monitor to pump up fans...
Memorial bench pays tribute to memory of community leaders
Published August 20, 2015 at 8:00 am
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They found the perfect way to posthumously honor their parents, whose legacy in the North Branch community can now live on through a special addition at Central Park. North Branch resident Jan Ekstrom, along with Pine City sisters Karen Teich and Linda Haug and brother, David Gregor, of...
Upcoming events (posted Aug. 5)
Published August 5, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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Community Appreciation Night in Rush City The Rush City Public Safety Committee invites folks out for free food, entertainment, prizes and more at Community Appreciation Night 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6 at Rush City Park. People are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for the Rush City Food...
Midsummer Ambassadors busy with events
Published July 31, 2015 at 10:25 am
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The 2015-2016 Midsummer Ambassadors are in full swing with summer festivals, coronations and events. Lindsey Kristo Maddy Pantalion and Tina Nelson attended the Scandinavian Summer Festival at Minnehaha Park June 28 in support of Svenskarnas Dag Candidate Kaitlyn Johnson (2013 Midsummer...
Runners take on Duluth race
Published July 4, 2015 at 8:01 am
Numerous North Branch-area runners participated in Grandma’s Marathon and the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon on Saturday, June 20. Listed below are local runners who finished the Duluth event. North Branch Casey Hovland, 19 1:26:24 Half Marathon Amanda Roy, 26 1:48:52 Half Marathon Tricia...
Open house on roundabout held in North Branch
Published June 25, 2015 at 8:01 am
An open house on the proposed Highway 95 and Grand Avenue roundabout was held in North Branch Tuesday at Sunrise River Elementary School. The project construction is anticipated to be May to September, 2016. The intersection of Highway 95 and Grand Avenue is currently a four-way-stop intersection....
Open house June 23 for Hwy. 95, Grand Ave. roundabout plan
Published June 19, 2015 at 10:26 am
The public is invited to learn about the Highway 95 and Grand Avenue roundabout construction project in North Branch at an open house 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, June 23 at Sunrise River Elementary School. The work is scheduled for the summer of 2016. At the meeting, project staff will cover construction...
NB students off to Boys and Girls State
Published June 16, 2015 at 8:08 am
North Branch American Legion Post and Auxiliary Unit 85 are sponsoring two young men and two young women at Minnesota Boys and Girls State. Attending Girls State June 7-12 at St. Thomas University in St. Paul are Tiana Lenzmeier and Dana Olson. Attending Boys State June 14-20 at Southwestern...
Minnesota DNR acquires land near North Branch, Harris
Published June 12, 2015 at 8:01 am
Tim Marion, the area wildlife supervisor for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, came to the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting June 3 to request board approval of DNR land acquisitions near North Branch and Harris. Marion said the DNR has been working on obtaining the parcel...