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By Elizabeth Sias, Isanti County News Fire hydrants in North Branch will soon have a new look. Nick O’Reilly, a tenth grader at North Branch Area High School and member of Boy Scout Troop 411, is color-coding fire hydrants to help firefighters. Overall, the top half of 164 hydrants in North Branch will be painted blue, […]

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Early Childhood Kid’s Stuff Sale is set for Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 – noon at the North Branch Area Education Center. Families, grandparents, caregivers can shop for or sell “kid’ stuff” at this huge indoor garage sale. Sellers will have lots of space to display their merchandise.  Cost to reserve a space is $25 with […]

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has awarded Pine Technical College (PTC) and three institutional partners a $13.1 million grant to expand educational opportunity in advanced manufacturing. The three-year grant award will enable PTC, Central Lakes College (CLC), St. Cloud Technical and Community College (SCTCC), and the 360 Center of Excellence at Bemidji State University […]

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Each day, roughly 160,000 students don’t go to school because they are bullied, teased or harassed. Student bullying is also a concern in Rush City, according to surveys done earlier this year by students, parents and staff. In an effort to address the issue, Rush City High School is presenting Rachel’s Challenge to students and […]

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The Rush City Homecoming Court: Row 1 (l-r): Cody Johnson (sophomore honor court), Kayla Nelson (sophomore honor court), Adrianna Schroeder (page), Gabriel Widenstrom (page), Samantha Oscarson (junior honor court), Chase Grant (junior honor court). Row 2: Maxwell Maher, Mackenzie Sherrill, Chelsey Mell, Garret Pearson. Row 3: Queen Jennifer Tryon, King Mitchell Mallinger. Row 4: Courtney […]

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Kids up to grade 6 and their families can enjoy a day of fun with lots of free activities including games and prizes, pony rides, a dunk tank, free food, petting zoo, music, face painting and more. The 14th annual North Branch Community Kids’ Carnival will be held Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to […]

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