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A high-speed police chase that started in Blaine and ended just south of Braham concluded with shots being fired by both the suspect and law enforcement, resulting in an Anoka K-9 officer being wounded and one of the two suspects being declared dead at the scene. Another officer, from an unk…

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Grace Balut and Brady Johnson were chosen to compete for Hinckley-Finlayson High School for the Minnesota State High School League 2021 Triple ‘A’.

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Moose Lake Willow River boys’ basketball team (9-1) played in Pequot Lakes on Tuesday, February 16, and Barnum at home on Friday, February 19. The Rebels lost by three in overtime, 84-87 to Pequot Lakes and defeated Barnum by 20, 61-41. 

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On Tuesday February 16, the Lady Jags hosted the North Branch Vikings in an I-35 battle. The Vikings are a 3A school, compared to the Jags at 1A, but the Jags came out with intensity and focus, grabbing the halftime lead, 32-25.

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Parents, students and school staff breathe a collective sigh of relief as the light at the end of the tunnel grows closer. 

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The Hinckley-Finlayson boy’s basketball team once again had two games last week, and the Jaguars again won one game and lost one game.

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This skull of the Bison Occidentalis hangs on display at the Pine County History Museum in Askov. The bison has been extinct for roughly 6,000 years. It was discovered by Virgil Sjodahl of Sandstone while he was working on a project at Rock Creek.

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Members of the Northern Lights Express Alliance hope to convince veterans that the proposed passenger rail line will benefit them, and recruit them to help get the $550 million project built. 

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When I was in the military, I was stationed in Texas. My Lone Star friends loved to recite a myth that Texas had a law on the books, unchanged from the days of the Wild West, where the penalty for horse theft was death by hanging. Horses were valuable and indispensable in the Old West, and t…

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Governor Walz expressed cautious optimism about the progress Minnesotans have made in slowing the spread of COVID-19, and announced that the state will be reducing restrictions in ways that will help businesses. 

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Pine County is one of the worst counties in the state for broadband coverage, but Pine County officials are hoping that a new program will help give broadband a boost in the area. 

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On Monday, February 8 the Lady Jags hosted Pine City in the first of two Great River Conference games for the week. This is second time the Jags had played the Dragons in the span of seven days. They again played a very good game against a very difficult opponent. However, unlike the first g…

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The Duquette native gripped the sled behind her team of enthusiastic dogs as they leapt into action down the snow covered trail. She is the first descendant of John Beargrease to participate in the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon. The rookie musher wearing bib number 414, came in 16…

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On Monday, the Senate passed legislation that would hold cities accountable to pay their mutual aid agreements and prevent Governor Walz from diverting funds away from education and healthcare to cover cities’ public safety costs that defund the police. 

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Now that we’re in the seventh week of the new year – how have things been going with your New Year resolutions so far? 

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The Hinckley-Finlayson boy’s basketball team had two Great River Conference games last week, and the Jaguars won one and lost a very tightly contested second game.

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