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Those who are first to respond when people need help can come away with their own, non-physical injuries. The trauma experienced by first responders was recently recognized after a harrowing fatal crash. The good news: there are services and people ready to step in when these helpers are the…

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A woman faces charges of felony assault of a peace officer and felony assault of hospital emergency personnel – along with DWI and other charges – after a traffic stop led to a biting attack on a state trooper. 

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United States Army Specialist (P) Curley Elliott, has always loved animals, and has been known to find them and rescue them, something that is definitely passed down from his parents, Jennifer and Wayne Elliott.

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The varsity softball team traveled to the dusty fields on Mora On June 4 to take on Mercs of McGregor. Facing a "win or go home" scenario, and under the blistering 93 degree sun. The Jags battled to a 15-5 win! Killeen Prater pitched the way to victory. She pitched all five innings, allowing…

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Mr. Harold Wimmer of Pine City; passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the Sandstone Health Care Center at the age of 87. Funeral services; 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, 2021 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Pine City with a time of visitation and reviewal;  5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Swan…

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A memorial service for Russell Cook will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, June 19 at Swanson Funeral Chapel in Pine City. A memorial visitation for friends and family will be held one hour prior to the service at the chapel.  Inurnment will take place at Birchwood Cemetery in Pine City.

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Area artists of all skill levels are invited to submit their works – for free – to the East Central Regional Arts Council’s IMAGE Art Show on or before June 15.

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Shirley Ann Marion Parrish of Pine City died Friday, May 28, 2021 at her home on Pokegama Lake at the age of 85 years old.

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I was thinking about our graduating class of 2021 (congratulations, seniors!) and how they communicate when it occurred to me that there is an entire generation growing up that will have no idea what it was like not to have a cell phone available to you at all times.

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The Graduate Walk tradition was able to continue in 2021, as seniors  were met by sixth grade representatives and escorted through Pine City Elementary School to reminisce about their own elementary days. They then exited to a playground filled with excited K-6 graders who cheered and applau…

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued a report cautioning residents and visitors in northern Minnesota to be aware of elevated fire conditions through the weekend. An unintentional spark from a campfire or other outdoor activity in the hot, gusty and abnormally dry c…

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A woman faces charges of felony assault of a peace officer and felony assault of hospital emergency personnel – along with DWI and other charges – after a traffic stop led to a biting attack on a state trooper. 

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United States Army Specialist (P) Curley Elliott, has always loved animals, and has been known to find them and rescue them, something that is definitely passed down from his parents, Jennifer and Wayne Elliott.

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The Pine City Dragon baseball squad is rolling onward in the playoffs, after epic victories over tough opponents kept the team on track for the next stage in their journey.

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Darwin Smith of Pine City reeled in a mighty 29 1/4 inch walleye from Cross Lake on June 4. Send photos of your prize catch to editor@pinecitymn.com.

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Ninety-five year old WW II veteran Michas Ohnstad is the Grand Marshall of  The Salute To The Military Parade, at 10:30 a.m. – July 10th.   A 1944 Hinckley High School graduate, he served under General MacArthur as part of the Occupational Force in Japan and was the American Legion’s Nationa…

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During Take a Kid Fishing weekend Friday, June 11, through Sunday, June 13, Minnesota residents can fish without licenses if they take children 15 or younger fishing with them.

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Connor Spinler shot his first turkey on April 17 with his dad Josh while hunting west of Rock Creek. The turkey weighed 23 lbs, with one inch spurs and Connor shot the beard clean off the bird.

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The boys tennis season came to a close last week with the individual section tournament that began in Mora and concluded in Pine City. Each team in the section was able to submit two singles players and two doubles teams. For the locals, Parker Sell and Hunter Danielson were the singles part…

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The temperatures were in the 70’s with sun, low humidity and a light breeze at the Sub-Section 18A meet in Milaca on Tuesday, June 1, and the Pine City Dragon track teams came in determined to warm things up even more. 

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that it will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Grindstone Dam removal project located in Hinckley. The  environmental impact statement will evaluate the potential environmental effects of the project a…

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Several rooms are being added to the Askov water treatment facility as part of the agreement for the new wells project. 

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There is a full range of summer activities at Hinckley-Finlayson. Most sports teams will have summer schedules, swim lessons are scheduled, the summer musical and various community education programs. Please check the community education website and facebook page.

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East Central Eagles’ softball team played a double-header with Pine City at East Central on Tuesday, May 25. Coach Henn said, “The Eagles won the first game 7-4, behind some solid pitching from Junior Aly Huntington.” On the mound was Huntington. She scattered four hits, struck out four, and…

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