A bolt of lightning associated with the thunderstorms that rolled through the area on Monday afternoon, Sept. 17, struck a streetlight in Isanti, causing a small fire and the closure of 8th Avenue NE and part of Cajima Street.
Minnesotans can begin to vote early via absentee ballot by mail or in person for the Nov. 6 General Election beginning Friday, Sept. 21.
The Chisago County League of Women Voters and North Branch Area Community Education are cosponsoring two public candidate forums: Monday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Board Room at North Branch Education Center, 38705 Grand Avenue, North Branch.
I heard of a pastor who put sanitary hot air hand dryers in the restrooms at his church and after two weeks took them out. He was asked why, and he confessed that they worked fine but when he went into the bathroom he saw a sign that read, “For a sample of this week’s sermon, push the button.”
This is not a particularly savory topic, but one that needs to be discussed nonetheless. Municipalities around the world are facing a growing problem: the “flushable” wipe.
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, North Branch Area Public Schools, together with the city of North Branch, will again join with communities across the state to host “Walk to School Day” for students and parents/guardians.