Shop with a Cop moved to the Target store in Forest Lake with the closing of the Shopko in North Branch. The event matches law enforcement and EMS with area kids who are identified by social services for the annual event. This year 30 kids shopped with Lakes Area Police, North Branch Police, Lakes Region EMS and Washington county and Chisago county...
Ki Chi Saga Days was a beautiful weekend for the Chisago City community to come out and celebrate with each other and enjoy days chock full of activities.
The new Chisago Lakes Community Center’s soft opening started on Monday, August 19 for the public.
Fish Lake Park Beach is CLOSED due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria until further notice...Come out to Ki Chi Saga Days this weekend - fun for all and LOTS to do!..... Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed August 17 Stomp Out Suicide Day. The annual 5K will take place in Wyoming on Saturday beginning at 9:30 a.m.
On the shore of South Lindstrom Lake it wouldn’t be overly dramatic to say there’s been a situation in the vicinity of Mentzer Trail. There are 22 wastewater systems that the county reportedly identifies as functioning in an “unknown” manner, there are four parcels that have no sewer system at all; seven homesites use a holding tank and 22 have a mound system. According to the feasibility study for a project to extend city sewer out into the township, on Mentzer, there are also 12 vacant lots.
North Branch 3, Princeton 1 Jimmy Skroch had another dominant pitching performance, throwing a complete game to lead the North Branch Nighthawks to a 3-1 win over the Princeton Panthers in the Minnesota Baseball Association Region 1C playoffs. The win kept the Nighthawks alive in the playoffs, sending them against Hibbing immediately after this game. The loss eliminated the Panthers from the playoffs. The game was played at Brennan Field in Hinckley – the site of all Region 1C playoff games this year – last Saturday afternoon, August 10.
Harold W. Thoreen, age 75, of Lindstrom, Minnesota died on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Harold was born on March 24, 1944 in Rush City, Minnesota to parents Russell and Mildred Thoreen. He attended and graduated from North Branch High School in 1962. After graduation he entered the Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1965.
The North Branch School Board, with Tim MacMillan absent, heard some good news on the financial front last week. The state legislature dedicated an amount from budget surplus late this summer, to go to schools. The plan is for the supplemental school safety aid to go into a district account to be used as if it were a safe schools levy.