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Larson leads the way for Tigers The Rush City cross-country team had two top-10 finishers at the North Branch meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, while the Tiger boys took fourth place of five teams with 67 points. Senior Garrett Larson led his team with an eighth-place finish out of 34 runners on the boys side [...]

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Crowell finishes in top 10 for boys The North Branch girls cross-country team earned high placements during its home meet on Thursday, Sept. 12, finishing in first place of three complete schools with runners representing seven schools. Freshman Rhianna Rinke kicked up dust on the course by taking first place for the second year in [...]

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I love my wife and I’m sure we’ll have a good Valentine’s Day. But with this “holiday” nearing, I got to thinking about there being no man equivalent to Valentine’s Day. I’ll come right out and say it: Valentine’s Day is a day for the ladies (shocking assertion, I know). They get flowers, cards, candy, [...]

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On June 28, Adam Weber, current Denver Bronco and former U of M football star spoke to the  North Branch Area High School football players while in town to prepare for the upcoming NFL season. Weber spent the afternoon with the squad talking about what it takes to be successful. He spoke to the players [...]

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( Left) First place winners in the women’s division at the North Branch Lions 3rd Annual Golf Tournament at Bulrush Golf Club in Rush City on Saturday, July 28, include this smiling foursome. Shown (l to r): Holly Fairbanks, Teresa Scherer, Cheryl Ramberg and Trudy Fairbanks.    (Right) First place winners in the men’s division [...]

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The North Branch #2 Lionette softball squad, dubbed “Purple Dynamite,” finished second in a two-day tournament held in Stacy July 27-28. Coach Cindy Hult commended her seventh-to-ninth-grade girls for their heady play that lead to the impressive finish. Eight teams were entered in the tournament and Purple Dynamite played six games to secure second place. [...]

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