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Just five years ago, if a person were asked, “What is an e-cigarette?” he or she probably wouldn’t have been able to come up with the correct answer. Now the electronic devices, which produce vapors of nicotine- and non-nicotine-laced liquids that are then inhaled by their users, are available at shops that specialize in them, [...]

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Earlier last month, the Rush City Council learned how busy county deputies were in keeping the community safe last year. As important as public safety is, however, can policing in such roles as traffic patrol go overboard in a city of about 3,000 people? During public comment time at the Jan. 28 council meeting, long-time [...]

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It was a tight squeeze into a room rented by Tiller Corporation and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency at the North Branch Area Library Dec. 3. Around 100 people showed up for the meeting, which was organized to discuss the MPCA air quality permit Tiller has yet to obtain. Tiller needs that permit in order [...]

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