North Branch

Last year was a good year for building in the city of North Branch. At Monday’s City Council meeting, North Branch building official Rich Meyer told the council 41 single-family units — which include houses and townhomes — were constructed in the city last year. That’s the most the city has seen in a single [...]

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The recent cold in Minnesota and across the nation, according to weather forecasters, was the result of a “polar vortex.” The polar vortex is circulation of strong, upper-level winds that normally surround the northern pole in a counterclockwise direction — a polar low-pressure system, according to online information from meteorologist Brandon Miller. These winds tend [...]

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The Chisago County Community Center, 38790 6th Ave.,  in North Branch will host a Habitat for Humanity volunteer sign-up and informational open house at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11. Habitat has selected a wonderful, deserving and hardworking family for a home in North Branch. Members of the organization will be rehabbing 6784-381 Street in North [...]

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Carla Norelius, a North Branch native, is retiring after a 44-year career with Fairview Lakes Regional Health Care and its predecessor organizations— For many people who live and work in the area, Carla Norelius is the face of Fairview. Whether it’s through mentoring in local schools, planning numerous community health care events or establishing relationships [...]

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Wholesome Health, a new fitness center, is now open in North Branch. Jacob Smith, owner and trainer, said the company’s mission is to empower anyone who wants to be fit through motivation, education and accountability. One-hour small group classes consist of weight training, cardio, core strengthening and flexibility. With four to six people per class, group [...]

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North Branch Boys Hockey The North Branch boys hockey team had a tough week, tallying three losses in three days. Last Thursday, the Vikings fell 10-0 to Princeton at home, then traveled to St. Paul Como Park for the second time in two weeks. In the first matchup, the Vikings lost 9-3 to the Cougars. [...]

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