Jeff Norton

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My favorite summer fruit

Strawberries are by far my favorite summer treat, and it’s time to start picking them and making some sweet, delicious treats. I’ve shared a lot of strawberry recipes over the years, but I have more...
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Magical run fizzles at state for Vikings softball

The postseason magic that carried the North Branch softball team through an unblemished section run came to an abrupt and powerful end at the hands of the Mankato East Tigers in the first round of the state softball tournament on Wednesday, June 5 at Caswell Park in North Mankato.
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Helberg not happy with only being at the state tournament, wins a match

North Branch’s Wyatt Helberg wasn’t satisfied simply being the first North Branch boy to make it to the state tennis tournament.
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Girls lax team shocked by Centennial in semis

This was the season the Chisago Lakes girls lacrosse team was supposed to break through and earn their first ever state tournament bid. Everything was in place for their success. They dominated the regular season with a 13-0 record, they drew the top seed in Section 7 and had some of the top teams from last year vacate from their section.
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Hey Aly, check these out!

I always use this Father’s Day column to give Aly some ideas on what to make me coming up! Here’s some of my current faves that I’m going to maybe hint at for her to make this year!
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UNDERDOG TO  UNDEFEATED

North Branch’s regular season just didn’t go the way they wanted it to.
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Five area golfers headed to state

The boys golf team got two qualifiers to the state tournament and the girls team moved one on after their section meets on Thursday, May 30.
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Boys swept away by Tornadoes

Chisago Lakes boys lacrosse was used to being a high seed in postseason play and having either a bye into the quarterfinals, or at least a favorable match up early on.
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Let’s get back to rhubarb

Rhubarb is always a column topic that’s deserving of two weeks. There are a lot of recipes out there, and they are in season in a unique time when most everything else is just starting to take hold.
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Vikings claim individual M8C crowns, but fall short as a team

The North Branch girls track and field team duked it out with Chisago Lakes for the second spot in the Mississippi 8 Conference championships on Wednesday, May 22, but the Vikings fell just five points short of the ‘Cats, while both finished quite a bit behind M8C champions Monticello.

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