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Saturday, August 24, 2019
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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...


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.

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NEWS
Mentzer Trail utilities extension engineer study accepted by council

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.

• Ki Chi Saga Days was awesome, hands free - a work in progress
• Township citizens group to apply for Border to Border grant
• Try one of these mini recipes
• Hallberg Family Foundation provides donation for firefighter safety trailer

SPORTS
Hibbing walks off on Nighthawks 7-6, ending their town ball season in heart breaking fashion on Saturday, Aug. 10

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.


• Nighthawks still navigating region playoffs after thrillers
• Nighthawks earn way into Region 1C playoffs with state in sight
• Bulldogs season ends with back-to-back shutouts in playoffs
• Bulldogs crush Nowthen

OBITUARIES

Harold Thoreen

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. 

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SCHOOLS
North Branch School Board hears should be extra safety money out of state budget

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.

• Fourth grade enrollment closed for non-residents of Chisago Lakes
• Chisago Lakes new school open to students August 28, public tours later
• Phoenix Academy retains sponsor organization; North Branch charter school looks toward 2019-20
• Summer updates on finance, construction for CL School District


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