The 20th anniversary of the Rush City Correctional Facility was marked with open tours, certificates for long time employees, cake and speeches this week. But the focus was all on the prison staff.
The Chisago County Historical Society is pleased to announce that a new exhibit is now open at the History Center in downtown Lindstrom. “Quilts of the Past” is a collection of 25 quilts covering a time period of 150 years. Some of the quilts are from the CCHS collection and others were loaned to the museum by the Amador Heritage Center...
North Branch dominated Chisago Lakes in gymnastics contests over the last half decade, but starting last year, the Wildcats turned the tide, and continued this on Thursday, January 16 with a CL win in the rivalry.
The County Board last week unanimously offered the job of County Administrator to Chase Burnham; one of about 40 applicants and six finalists who went through interviews earlier this month. The choice of Burnham was no surprise. He’s been deputy administrator and stepped in as interim administrator when Bruce Messelt left late last summer, and has served as clerk of the board in the eight years he has been with Chisago County.
North Branch 6, Gentry Academy 3 If there was ever any doubt how much senior goalie Jake Turek means to the unranked Viking boys’ hockey team, last Thursday’s 6-3 win at home against the seventh-ranked Gentry Academy Stars erased those doubts. The Stars averaged over a shot per minute in the game, outshooting the Vikings 52-32. But Turek allowed just three goals on those 52 shots while his teammates made the most of their opportunities, enabling the Vikings to come away with a win against one of the top teams in the state.
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has announced that North Branch Area Public Schools (NBAPS) Superintendent Deb Henton will be its next Executive Director. Henton will continue to serve as the school district's Superintendent until June 30. and Her work with MASA starts July 1.