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Are you or someone you know, in need of transportation assistance? Are you interested in learning more about what transportation options are available? Do you have ideas or input that you feel would benefit our Transportation Advisory Board as we move forward in the planning phase of the East Central Regional Transportation Coordinating Council? If you have answered “yes” to any of these questions, please join us in attending one of four public meetings:

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Interstate 35 Road Resurfacing Project Underway

Interstate 35 Road Resurfacing project in Chisago County.  I’m emailing today to provide nearby communities a project update and to also ask for your assistance on getting the word out about the 2019 construction.


An eight-mile section of I-35 between the City of Harris and the Chisago/Pine County line will undergo concrete pavement work beginning April 2019.  The project work will also include replacing cable median barriers, installing rumble strips and updating drainage and lighting.  The improvements will enhance safety, improve traffic flow and provide a smoother riding surface. I’ve attached an I-35 project fact sheet outlining the work for your convenience.


During the construction, I-35 will be restricted to a single lane of traffic in each direction with construction occurring in two stages (see attached fact sheet for anticipated schedule).


The Rush City interchange ramp access will be maintained in both directions with two exceptions.  In June 2019, crews anticipate a 2-4 week closure to reconstruct the southbound exit and entrance ramps.  Additionally, crews anticipate closing the northbound exit and entrance ramps for 2-4 weeks in September 2019 for reconstruction. Detour signage will be posted during the ramp closures. The project is expected to be complete by fall 2019, weather permitting.


Please encourage your employees and residents to stay up-to-date on specific closure dates and traffic impacts by signing up for email updates at the project website:


If you have print or online newsletters and/or a utility bill mailing, please consider including information regarding this construction project.  If you need a short article, I’d be glad to assist.

Thank you for your cooperation and assistance during this much needed work. 

For detailed information please click here Detailed Information

Denise Workcuff :: Metro Communications & Engagement ::

Minnesota Department of Transportation :: Phone-voice: 651.234.7502



Are you interested in serving on the North Branch City Council?

With Jim Swenson’s election as North Branch’s Mayor, there is a City Council vacancy. The Council will appoint a resident to fill the unexpired term which runs until December 2020.

Qualifications for filling this vacancy are:

  • You are eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • You are or will be assuming office in February 2019, and as of that month you are 21 years of age or more
  • You maintained residence in the City of North Branch for at least 30 days before the appointment is made
  • You are not a full-time, permanent employee of the City

Application Deadline is 4:30pm January 30, 2019.  Call Renae Fry with any questions at 651-674-8113 or email

Interviews will be held on February 5, 2019 between the hours of 12:00 pm - 6:00pm.  The Council is expected to appoint the new Council member at their February 12, 2019 meeting.

Application is located on the City’s website: and can be clicked here to access it. Please click on the link Application

2019 City Of North Branch Advisory Commission Vacancies!!!!

Parks, Trails and Open Space Commission (2 Openings)

Please complete the application and submit to the City of North Branch no later than January 31, 2019 by 4:30pm.

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2018 City Of North Branch Winter Parking Restrictions !!!

There is No Parking on any City Street from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. and City Parking Lots from 2:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. from November 1 to April 1.  Thank You for your cooperation during this winter season and drive safe.
Road Closure-Bridge Replacment
Bridge Road will be closed from Hwy. 95 to 380th Street starting September 4, 2018 for the replacement of the bridge structure.
The project is scheduled to be completed by May of 2019.  Thank you for your patience during this process. Please click below to get more details

Detailed Report
NBPD Accepting Applications for Volunteer Police Reserve Officers

The North Branch Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Reserve Officer.  Police Reserve Officers are non-licensed and non-paid volunteers who are willing to provide volunteer hours at the North Branch Police Department on a regular basis.  This position provides for a great opportunity for those considering or currently pursuing a career in law enforcement and for those who are in other careers and wish to serve their community by volunteering.  For More information and how to apply, please click here.  

Useful Tools For City Of North Branch Residents!!
League Of Minnesota Cities publishes reports on a yearly basis. It would be very helpful for residents of North Branch to take a look at these and see where North Branch is in comparison to other cities in Minnesota.
1. Property Tax calculator and comparison by cities/populations and see where City of North Branch is. A Very useful tool that would be appreciated by all residents of North Branch
2. Market Value and tax capacity comparison city by city for 2017
3. Property Tax Reports For Previous Years
Chisago County Tax Search website.
If you are interested in searching Chisago County Taxes by parcel ID or address you can go to the Chisago County website link provided below
Register with CodeRED For Emergency, General Community and Severe Weather Notification

CodeRED is a free community notification system that keeps citizen's informed of emergency notifications, general community notifications, and severe weather warnings. If you want to sign up to receive free texts alerts, please click the link below:

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