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North Branch
Chisago County, Minnesota


Page Contents for North Branch, Minnesota

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Minnesota state capital is St. Paul.
The population of North Branch is approximately 8,023 (2000), 10125 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,900 (2000), 3604 (2010).
The amount of land area in North Branch is 4.018 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from North Branch to Washington DC is 958 miles.
The distance to the Minnesota state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
North Branch is positioned 45.51 degrees north of the equator and 92.97 degrees west of the prime meridian.


north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul general area of eastern Minnesota.

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History & History Related Items

North Branch incorporated as a township in 1861. In 1881, North branch incorporated as a township-size village of 36 square miles. But in 1901, a division occurred. An area of just one square mile removed itself from the original village and re-incorporated as North Branch. The rest of the township reverted back to a township and named itself Branch. Much later, in 1961, Branch became a village, surrounding, as earlier, the village of North Branch. Branch remained very rural with large lots and farms. North Branch became more urbanized with business and more densely situated homes. In 1974, both Branch and North Branch became cities. By the mid 1980's, the two cities began to explore unification and a study was done to further this idea. Though this initial proposal failed, there were continued requests for various services, annexations, detachments, etc. between the two cities. Finally, the Minnesota Municipal Board and a citizens' task force studied the mater and approved the consolidation. North Branch approved the move while the Branch city council did not. Even so, enough Branch residents petitioned for the consolidation that the matter was brought to a vote on 13 September 1994. At this time, a large majority voted for consolidation thus creating the new consolidated city of North Branch on 14 November 1994.

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Wild Mountain - Taylors Falls Recreation
37200 Wild Mt Rd
Taylors Falls MN 55084
Twin City Toll Free (651) 257-3550
Local (651) 465-6315 Year round family fun! Summer-Water Park, Alpine Slides, Go-Karts, Taylors Falls Scenic Boat Tours-daily trips, Private Charters, Weddings, Public Dinner Cruises, Canoe Rental & Campground, Winter- Skiing and Snowboarding on the best conditions and terrain around. Ski & Snowboard programs for all ages and abilities. Banquet facility for up to 350 guest.
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North Branch City Government

City of North Branch
6408 Elm Street
North Branch MN 55056
Phone: 651-674-8113
Fax: 651-674-8262

the city government consists of a five member City Council which includes a Mayor and four councilpersons.

North Branch Chamber

North Branch Area Chamber
6372 Main Street
PO Box 577
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: (651) 674-4077
Fax: (651) 674-2600
Serving the communities of North Branch, Stacy, Harris, Sunrise and Almelund, in east central Minnesota.

North Branch Community Events

Winter Fest - 1st Saturday in February
Midsummer Days - mid-June
Stacy Daze - 1st Saturday in August
Almelund Threshing Show - 2nd weekend of August
Apple Fest - 3rd weekend of September
Fall Harvest Festival - last weekend of September
Arts Fest - Saturday before Thanksgiving

North Branch Organizations

North Branch Area Chamber
6372 Main Street
PO Box 577
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: (651) 674-4077
Fax: (651) 674-2600
Serving the communities of North Branch, Stacy, Harris, Sunrise and Almelund, in east central Minnesota.

North Branch Libraries

North Branch Area Library
711 Main St.
North Branch, MN 55056
Phone: 651-674-8443

North Branch Schools

North Branch Area Schools
6644 Main St.
North Branch MN 55056
Phone: (651) 674-1000
Fax: (651) 674-1010 North Branch


The population of North Branch was:
1990 - 1,867
2000 - 8,023

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