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In recent years, people who have driven past Albert Tanko’s home off Highway 5 and Zodiac Street between North Branch and Isanti have slowed down take in the view. Some have even stopped, driven up to Tanko’s house and asked him for a tour of the property. “I didn’t initially, but now I’m asking them […]

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Nearly 1,500 people took part in the Half Iron and Sprint Triathlon that started at Paradise Park in Chisago City Sunday. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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Nearly everywhere one looked Friday night at the Threshing Show Grounds in Almelund, there were people wearing purple shirts. These people — cancer survivors — had a simple, yet powerful phrase printed on those shirts: Living Proof. They are certainly proof that the battle with cancer can be won. However, there are many who have […]

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No, this tale was not of a fateful trip; it was about that ever-inquisitive monkey, Curious George. Before the North Branch Concerts in the Park performance at Central Park Thursday, North Branch Police Chief Dan Meyer read “Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery,” and numerous area children grabbed copies of the book that were available and followed along with Meyer. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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RC Fire Chief Bob Carlson joins in the fight against wildfire in central and southern Colorado— Much attention has been directed to the wildfires out West this summer, particularly the fire that killed 19 Granite City Hotshot firefighters in Arizona recently. Fighting wildfire, or any fire for that matter, is perhaps incomprehensible to those who haven’t […]

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By Greg Hunt— A man with local ties has served this country in the Army the past 31 years. Fittingly, he earned the high rank of general the day before Independence Day. Donald G. Fryc will receive his star during a ceremony at Fort Sill, Okla. July 3, 2013. His family base is northeast of […]

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