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- Anglers and lakes 1.4 million licensed anglers. 2 million people fish. Minnesota has 11,842 lakes, 5,400 of which are managed by DNR fisheries. Participation and the economy Fishing contributes $4.7 billion to the state’s economy Minnesota ranks fourth among states with the highest number of anglers. The top three states are Florida, Texas and California. [...]

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By MaryHelen Swanson— Thursday night, April 12, the North Branch school board unanimously decided to accept an invitation to join the Mississippi 8 Conference and will be leaving the North Suburban Conference. Superintendent Dr. Deb Henton received the invitation from James Johnson, superintendent of Monticello Public Schools in February. Along with North Branch, others invited [...]

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Canoeists and kayakers anxious to hit newly-thawed rivers and lakes across the southern part of the state should consider the potential danger of cold waters, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). With temperatures predicted to be in the 70s for the next several days, many paddlers may be coaxed toward the water. [...]

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Our Post Review sports reporter captured the joy her horses found in the Leap Year Day storm Wednesday as they frolicked together in the new-fallen snow. Photos by Victoria Dahlin  

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Ice fishing on local lakes is one of Minnesota’s favorite winter pastimes.  It can be a beautiful scene out on a frozen, snowy lake.  It can also be a dirty mess.  It’s not difficult to find piles of garbage left next to an abandoned fishing hole. While this garbage is ugly and unsightly during the [...]

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By Victoria Dahlin— The Rush City/Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson gymnastic team is not only going to the MSHSL State Gymnastic Championships after taking the Section 4A Team Championship, but Cassidy Dunkley (H-F), Katelyn Meier (RC) and Bailey Murwaski (RC) will be competing individually as well. Also advancing to the state competition are North Branch gymnasts Katy Trunk [...]

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