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Harris residents Randy and Karen Carlson, sitting at their kitchen table last week, recalled the time when a strong storm swept through the area in 2004, knocking over 13 of their trees but leaving their 1882 home unscathed. They have a myriad of memories about raising five daughters on their farm a...Read More
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  For youth nowadays, YOLO is a popular acronym. It’s also the class motto of the North Branch Area High School Class of 2013. Simple and straightforward, “you only live once” is an apt way to think about one’s life. It was easy to see many of those from the Class of 2013 had that [...]...Read More
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Fifty-three seniors received their diplomas on graduation Sunday, June 2 at Rush City High School. A packed gymnasium full of family and friends learned a little about the class of 2013 and the Rush City community through speeches, music, scholarship and awards recognitions and a special video prese...Read More
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Those who walked through the doors of North Branch Area High School Thursday or Friday last week could likely tell something was amiss shortly after entering the building. It seemed as though the air had just been taken out of the school; the sense of loss was palpable. Students and staff navigating...Read More
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Immanuel Lutheran welcomes new pastor When the Rev. Brian Bergin retired as pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Almelund last year, the congregation took time to draft a mission statement before calling a new pastor: “A welcoming community, rooted in Christ, growing in faith and serving with joy...Read More
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The body of missing 27-year-old Danielle Jelinek, of Oakdale, was found by authorities near the area of 261st Street and Kodiak Avenue in Chisago Lakes Township May 10 around 3 p.m., according to a press release from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office. A Minnesota State Patrol Helicopter along wi...Read More
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