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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team welcomes new member, Aflac - Deb Dubina and Samantha Jean - providing protection for life’s speed bumps. Pictured are Melissa Collins, MJ Collins Photography; Samantha Jean and Deb Dubina, Aflac; Julia Gervais, North Branch Area Chamb…

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team welcomes new member, Chisago County Historical Society - collecting and sharing stories and artifacts about the county, located in the east-central region of Minnesota, for more than 74 years. Pictured are Nathan Keech, Keech Media; R…

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The IMAGE Art Show 2019 will be held at the East Central Regional Arts Council at the office and gallery located in downtown Braham. The Call for Entry form for artists is available online and is due by the deadline date of April 1, 2019: https://tinyurl.com/image2019.

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team welcomes new member the Josh Leonhardt Team - Coldwell Banker Burnet - Your local Real Estate connection. Pictured are Julia Gervais, North Branch Area Chamber; Josh Leonhardt, Coldwell Banker Burnet; and Jim Antolik, RE/MAX Results a…

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North Branch Area High School assistant wrestling coach Kyle Kahl was recently named the section 4AA assistant coach of the year by his section peers. Kahl, who teaches fourth grade at the Sunrise River School, was recognized for all of the “behind the scenes” work he performs for the wrestl…

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Regardless of the weather and its recent drastic changes, it hasn’t stopped gardeners from thinking and planning for this season’s gardens. One sure sign is the number of people that are signing up for our Spring Series of classes and or the Saturday, March 2 Spring Expo that will be held at…

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Fitness Fever 2019 was another success! We really try to encourage all the students to really try to eat five fruits and five vegetables, along with 60 minutes of activity every day. our slogan we have here at the Sunrise River Elementary School is “Reach for the sky and strive for 5”. It’s …

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The Spring Series of classes presented by the Chisago County Master Gardeners on scheduled Tuesday nights has been going well and have been well attended. One of the upcoming classes will be on Growing Onions, Garlic, Shallots and Leeks on Tuesday March 19th at 6:00 p.m. at the Senior Center…

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I think most people believe that the climate is changing around the world. The argument is what’s causing it. A few years ago I wrote an article on the effects climate change is having on our forests and I don’t think the change is slowing down. The EPA reported that for the Great Lake Regio…

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You are invited to a very special Scout & Morgan Books event on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Cambridge. True Crime Authors, Allison Mann and Michael Brodkorb will join us to share their intriguing book, “The Girls are Gone.” On April 19, 2013, sisters, Samantha and Giann…

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The Post has been part of the community for many years. The names have changed over the years, but quality reporting of community life has not. In a new series, the Post Review will look into the archives at interesting news stories from years past. For this article, we will look at happenin…

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Though winter seems to be holding us into its strong, firm grip, starting both flower and vegetable seeds indoors can help with the winter blahs. Yes, there are some plants that need this early start and it isn’t nearly as difficult or expensive as you might think. In addition, starting your…

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes new member, Torin Construction - a leading tile contractor in Minnesota, committed to its clients’ needs and satisfaction. Pictured are Lucas Gaughan and Charlie Wagner of Torin Construction, and Evette Wissler of the North Branch Area Chamb…

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The 34th annual Chisago County chapter of Pheasants Forever banquet will again be held at Lent Town Hall just north of Stacy on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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The St. Cloud office of Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid has received 2019 Older Americans Act funds from the Central Minnesota Council on Aging to provide legal services for seniors residing in Chisago County. The funds will be used to provide legal advice, counseling and representation in court and…

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The following article is taken from the January/February issue of Northern Gardener magazine which is published by the Minnesota State Horticultural Society. It features our own Chisago County Master Gardener program and a project called “Garden-in-a-Box” which is sponsored by the Minnesota …

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The Northern Lights 4-H Club, of North Branch, would like to thank 4-H Alumni Tanika B. and Glenette S. from Floral Creations, of Lindstrom, for teaching our 4-H’ers about floral designs. The 4-H members learned how to make a simple floral design that resembled an ice cream sundae with a che…

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On Friday, Jan. 25, members of the community, Summit Development and Walker Methodist gathered at the Rush City Community Center for the ground breaking for Rushseba Station. The new senior living community will feature 52 independent living, assisted living, and memory care apartment homes.…

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Since many of my articles deal with critters and insects I will start with an article I wrote in 2007. I came across an article by John Myers from the Dept. of Natural Resources writing about a disease in bats called White-Nose syndrome (WNS).

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Pine Creek Country Treasures & Antiques in North Branch celebrated their Grand Opening with coffee, treats, a gift basket giveaway and a ribbon cutting Saturday, Feb. 19. The ribbon cutting was attended by store owners Anna Cole-Kost, Kathy and Charlie Cole, as well as Chisago County Com…

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team welcomes new member, SPARK Executive Coaching - Inspiring business owners to live extraordinary lives—at work, at home, and in their community. Pictured are Julia Gervais, North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce; Kevin Lovegreen, SPARK …

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Deicing salts do make getting around in the winter safer and easier but we should consider deicers impact on groundwater, surface water, soil, vegetation, concrete, asphalt, metals and even our children and pets.

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Looking for a challenging, low-impact workout program to slenderize and tone your entire body, relieve tension and pain, and enhance physical performance? Learn about and sample the benefits of Essentrics: Stretch, Strengthen, Rebalance, a total body workout from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, F…

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For three years the Rush City Lions Club and Fire Department have come up with a very chilly way to enjoy the winter weather and support local organizations. On Feb. 9, the club will hold their third annual polar lunge at Flickabirds on East Rush Lake.

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Mother and daughter from North Branch, Lisa Bauman and Sue Lunde join with 115 volunteers to serve Christmas dinner to the homeless at the Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities at their St. Paul Men’s Campus.

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The St. Croix Valley Foundation is honored to announce the recipients of our most recent competitive grant program. This fall, the St. Croix Valley Foundation awarded $33,940 to 14 schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota through its Music Education grants program.

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When we think of gardens, we think of spring and summer, and sometimes even fall. But we never think of winter! Sure, some of the wiser gardeners out there plant certain species that will look nice in winter (providing “winter interest” such as berries or bright colored bark), but very few p…

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The SELCO library system of southeast Minnesota started the Hot Reads for Cold Nights adult reading program in 1998. As the name suggests, the program runs through the winter months after Christmas and served as a reminder to adults that reading is still fun.

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New parents Tori and Cody Kosman of Isanti welcomed their first child, Charlotte, into the world Jan. 2 at 4:38 a.m. wieghing 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Charlotte was the first baby born this year at Fairview Lakes Medical Center in Wyoming.

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The holiday season is over and now it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming growing season and the Chisago County Master Gardeners have some great classes and an annual Spring Expo to help you get started with your plans.

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One of the best qualities of East Central Minnesota is the generosity of its citizens when the needs of children are a concern. Since the late 1990’s, communities and individuals have generously supported the Toys for Tots program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Unique to char…

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Winter is the most difficult season of the year for native wildlife. For those animals that don’t hibernate or migrate during winter, finding food is the most important winter activity. The lush green vegetation is buried, leaving little forage available. There are certain trees and shrubs y…

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Among your year round houseplants, you may have added some plants we call holiday plants which include Christmas Cactus, Poinsettias, Cyclamen, Frosty Fern and Amaryllis. Houseplants typically spend their lives indoors but they can easily be brought outside in the warmer months with a dapple…

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The North Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the winner of the 2019 Winter Fest button art contest! Congratulations to Jemma Hicks, a 5th grader at North Branch Middle School. Her penguin drawing will be featured on the 2019 commemorative Winter Fest Buttons; which will b…

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The North Branch Lioness would like to thank everyone for the support of Breakfast with Santa ... the community, Senior Center, Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Walmart. They donate the proceeds from this event to the Senior Center.