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NB Girls Basketball

The North Branch girls basketball team took fifth place in the Simley Tournament where the Vikings lost to the St. Paul Johnson Governors 58-54 Tuesday, Dec. 27 before defeating the St. Croix Lutheran Crudaders 42-38 Wednesday, Dec. 28 and the … Continue reading

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NB Boys Basketball

The North Branch boys basketball team competed in a tournament at South St. Paul High School and defeated the Park of Cottage Grove Wolfpack 74-69 Tuesday, Dec. 27 before losing to the South St. Paul Packers 58-55 Wednesday, Dec. 28. … Continue reading

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NB Boys Hockey

The North Branch boys hockey team hosted the Windom Area Eagles and lost 5-3 Wednesday, Dec. 28 before traveling to Isanti and losing 6-1 to the Cambridge-Isanti Bluejackets Thursday, Dec. 29. The team has a 3-8 overall and 1-2 Two … Continue reading

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Gov. Mark Dayton leaves tumultuous political year with a smile

T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A confident looking Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton plopped an M & M into his mouth and jokingly fielded a reporter’s question on whether the past year had been tough. “I signed up for tough,” said … Continue reading

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With little or no snow cover, Jack Frost may be nipping at your septic system

It’s beginning to look a lot like potential problems for rural septic systems this holiday season. “It may not be such a happy new year for some households if we don’t get snow cover before temperatures really start to drop,” … Continue reading

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In the Spirit of Giving

Local organizations and schools did their part in making a difference this holiday season by donating goods and funds for those in need.   Fairview Rush City Clinic staff donated over $300 to local food shelves. The staff decided to … Continue reading

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For service beyond the Service

American Legion Post 85 held an awards night Dec. 13 in North Branch. Members who had reached significant milestones in terms of years of service were given pins noting their years with the Legion. Those present receiving awards were, Dale … Continue reading

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Local paramedic receives national honor

Aarron Reinert, a paramedic and the executive director of Lakes Region EMS, has received the prestigious 2011 American Ambulance Association President’s Award.  The award is given to those who have made significant contributions to the field of Emergency Medical Services. … Continue reading

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AmeriCorps VISTA members

The Initiative Foundation is seeking organizations to host full-time, yearlong VISTA members engaged in projects to fight poverty. In partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, the Initiative Foundation will place 20 full-time VISTA members in organizations serving Benton, Cass, Crow … Continue reading

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Education Foundation comes through with Kindles

North Branch Area Public Schools media centers are being outfitted with Kindle Touch e-readers thanks to a fundraiser within a fundraiser. This past Oct. 9 the North Branch Area Education Foundation (NBAEF) hosted its second Perfect 10 event. Not only … Continue reading

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