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Ice! shouts a person clinging about 50 feet up on a slippery slag of white and opaque aqua colored ice. The shout is followed by the sound of ice shattering as it makes contact with the frozen ground. The quiet chatter stops for a few seconds as people look towards the sound.

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Six Hinckley High School students are preparing for the annual One-Act play competition in Pine City on Saturday, Jan. 29. The play this year is called “Find Me” by Dennis Bush. The students characters sit in a circle and discuss their issues and struggles, from physical abuse to a parents d…

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The KCAA Vasaloppet Art Show is back live and in-person for 2022. We are inviting you to join us for this dynamic art show which is held in conjunction with the ski race, Feb. 11-13. The show will also be held virtually on the Kanabec County Art Association website: kanabeccountyartassociati…

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Charges have been made against the driver who crashed into the Brook Park Post Office late this summer. Andrew Joseph David, 42, of Hinckley was allegedly the driver of a vehicle that crashed into the Brook Park post office. He has been charged with a misdemeanor for traffic collision – fail…

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The Christmas holidays are behind us and many residents are left with a sad, dry tree to dispose of. The local Lions clubs will come to the rescue in the city limits of Hinckley and Sandstone.

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Pine County is bracing for the federally mandated vaccine requirement which goes into effect Jan. 3. Minnesota Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MNOSHA) said last Wednesday that it will adopt the federal order on Jan. 3 as well. 

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The Pine County Board of Commissioners discussed a number of items including an opioid lawsuit settlement and elected official salaries, among other topics.

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The Hinckley City Council approved the final levy for $933,134 or 1.57%, up from the 1.03% increase the year before, said Kyle Morell, city administrator. He explained that the increase is due to the increased value of taxable land in the area. In other words, property values in the county h…

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‘Tis the season where all around our county you will see homes, businesses and lamp posts adorned with its namesake. Garland, trees and wreaths made of pine and other evergreens are draped about declaring the season. For those that value DIY and locally made wares, there is a holiday decorat…

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Once again the Hinckley community came together to prove just how awesome they are. The results of the second annual “Will Light for Food” lighting contest are in. By voting for their favorite decorated houses, the community’s donations raised over $2,600 in cash plus 347 lbs. of food which …

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Many favorite Christmas memories are steeped in tradition and wrapped in the fuzzy warmth of laughter and the soft glow of happiness of times long gone. Some continue traditions from relatives from other countries, such as the Danish Christmas tree dance, baking cookies, or making lefse. The…

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With the COVID-19 numbers rising, reports of hospitals being overwhelmed and people becoming very ill or dying from the virus, the CDC and local hospitals recommend getting vaccinated. 

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An annual truth in taxation hearing was held for the Pine County budget and levy on the evening of Thursday, Dec. 9. A number of budget and levy items were presented by County Administrator David Minke before the board of commissioners. 

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Have you purchased your Christmas tree this year? If not, it could prove to be difficult. Many tree farms/growers in the area are running out of trees for the 2021 season.

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Area residents frustrated with not having high-speed internet access may have a solution in the not-so distant future. The East Central Energy Board of Directors voted to move forward with developing a plan for a full-fiber-to-the-home project. 

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Happy Land Tree Farms has once again won the title of Grand Champion at the Minnesota State Fair. But what goes into growing a tree of that quality? “Ge-net-tiques,” says owner Ken Olson in his best French Canadian accent.

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Minnesota’s rural communities are home to over 1,243,226 residents. To mark National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021, Carrie Henning-Smith, an associate professor in the School of Public Health who specializes in health and healthcare in rural communities, speaks about the unique…

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Literacy, by its simplest definition, is the ability to read and write. But we know that the power of literacy is its ability to help us connect to, engage with, and relate to the world around us through the written word.

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The former, historic Pine County courthouse, located in downtown Pine City at 315 Main Street, was sold by the County to the City of Pine City in December of 2020 for $1 and in exchange for a year-long lease agreement for county spaces, but the transaction became complete on Friday, Nov. 12 …

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When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”

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COVID-19, the Delta variant, seems to be running rampant as cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to rise from this summer in the state and locally. 

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There is a light at the end of the tunnel...let’s send 2021 out in style. Farmers Insurance - Kroschel and Associates, Slims Service, Woodlands National Bank, R&S Hardware and the Hinckley News would like to invite the community to partake in the “Will Light for Food” Contest. These busi…

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The remains of Ashley Miller Carlson, a 33-year-old mother of four who was last seen on Sept. 24 near the Lake Lena Reservation of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, were found in Ogema Township, on lands belonging to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 by Chris…

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The remains of Ashley Miller Carlson, a 33-year-old mother of four who was last seen on Sept. 23 near the Lake Lena Reservation of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, were found on the reservation between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 27 by Christian Aid Ministries volunteer search and rescue team…

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“A possum pie doesn’t  have anything to do with roadkill,” said Bev Patzoldt with a laugh. 

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A Pine County woman is making a difference for veterans recovering from heart surgery. And she has been doing it for a long time now.  

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Twenty-six year old Kaitlyn (LaFrance) Hawkinson sort of fell in to her career as a pilot in the United States Air Force. 

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Three men – two with local ties – have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution ring in east central Minnesota.

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Dale Frye was 20 years old when he volunteered to leave Hinckley and join the United States Army. The Korean War was going on at the time, and Frye knew he would be overseas.

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Strawberries dipped in chocolate, gooey caramel covered apples and red velvet chocolate chip mini bundt cakes covered in delicious cream cheese frosting are just a few of the yummy items listed on Ericka Dolibers Doliber Deserts and More page on Facebook.

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We are met today to pay the impersonal tribute. The name of him whose body lies before us took flight with his imperishable soul. We know not whence he came, but only that his death marks him with the everlasting glory of an American dying for his country.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has announced that it is putting state lands in Pine County – as well as five other Minnesota counties – starting on Dec. 1. 

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Daylight saving time starts each year on the second Sunday in March. The practice involves moving clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months and changing them back again in the fall. This year, daylight saving time ends on Nov. 7.

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The family of Ashley L. Miller (Carlson) is offering a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts and has set up a no-questions-asked anonymous tip line to take calls for anyone who might have information that can bring Ashley home. 

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