North Branch

As of right now, there isn’t a purchase agreement in place for Superior Silica Sand to buy a parcel of land in North Branch’s ESSBY Business Park, but Superior and the city are working toward one, and a purchase could be made by sometime in July, North Branch City Administrator Bridgitte Konrad said. “Staff has [...]

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Chisago County Sheriff Rick Duncan will be at Uptown Maple Commons in North Branch 1-4 p.m. April 24 to present the “Are You OK” program. The “Are You OK?” program offers comfort, security, and autonomy for senior citizens, the disabled and anyone who may lack a support system. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office realizes that [...]

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NB family donates iPads for cancer patients undergoing treatment at Fairview Lakes Medical Center— Steve Obitz and family know what it feels like to lose a wife and a mother to cancer, but they can feel good about giving something back. It’s been just over two months since Elaine Obitz succumbed to the disease. She fought long [...]

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Local gun shop owners weigh in on gun ownership, safety in light of increased permits to carry —This is the final installment of a two-part series appearing in both the ECM Post Review and Isanti County News. Click here for part one. The gun industry can become guilty by association following a senseless crime or major [...]

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A North Branch resident who climbed into bed after a night that included some drinking was surprised to be awakened by police around 2 a.m. Sunday. Turns out, he went to bed in someone else’s townhome, though he believed it was his own. On top of that, he was arrested for trespassing, according to the [...]

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Two women and a man from the Twin Cities metro area have been charged with felony level burglary, robbery and theft crimes stemming from an incident Sunday morning at a North Branch residence. Charged by criminal complaints in Chisago County District Court were Breanna Marie Taylor, 24, of Bloomington; Kirkeisha Shanell Washington, 25, of Robbinsdale; [...]

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