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The Hinckley Knights open the Eastern Minny League playoffs against the Braham Snappers Saturday in Game 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Brennan Field. The winner will play the Quamba Cubs in Game 2 at 7 p.m., with the winner of that game advancing to the region tournament. The losers of the first two gam…

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Pine County is slated to receive roughly $5.7 million in assistance through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), and Pine County officials are putting together a plan to determine how to spend that money in a way that will provide the greatest long-term benefit for Pine County residents. 

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“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” ~ Ferris Bueller

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The Local Journalism Sustainability Act (LJSA) was recently introduced in the House and has now been introduced in the Senate — and will benefit every member of this community! Unlike many issues in Washington, this legislation has bipartisan support and is focused on delivering benefits to …

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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pine County Fair is back in business in 2021. And to mark the occasion, the Fair kicks off a day early – on Tuesday, Aug. 3. 

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After a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pine County Fair is back in business in 2021. And to mark the occasion, the Fair kicks off a day early – on Tuesday, Aug. 3. 

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Interim City Administrator Lynda Woulfe has announced that the Pine City Council will be holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 6, to hold interviews for a new, permanent city administrator for Pine City.

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Deb Wagner has stepped down from her longtime role as administrative assistant for the Pine City School District – her final position in a career with Pine City’s schools that stretches back for more than a quarter of a century.

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James Jahnz scored a hole in one on the 155-yard Par 3 seventh hole of Pine City Country Club on Monday, July 12. Jahnz was golfing with his wife Deanna, sons Tanner and Connor and two neighbors, Erin and Maddi. After taking a swing with his eight iron, the ball disappeared. When they got to…

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A major fish kill on the northeast section of Pokegama Lake has resulted in the death of many hundreds of fish – including numerous game fish.

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Everlee Hosler and Aubrie  Beighley had good luck fishing off their dock this past weekend, managing to reel one in and then carefully inspecting their catch.

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We would like to thank all that offered prayer, support and condolences in the loss of our beloved parents and grandparents Jack and Coleen Long.

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Diane Schultz, 69, of Henriette passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at her son’s home in Grasston.

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Michael “Mike” Olson, 78 of Pine City, passed away peacefully at home with the support of his wife and family on July 20 after battling cancer. 

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Diane Rose Ware , 79, of North Branch passed away Sunday, July 11, 2021, at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis.

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The little Nisse has gone into hiding once again. The mythical creature is historically described as looking similar to a garden gnome. They wear conical or knit hats in gray, red or another bright color, according to Wikipedia. The Nisse are thought to be mischevious and illlulsionists.

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On July 8, 2021 the Judges of the Tenth Judicial District presented Attorney Michael Bjerke with the Honorable Robert Varco Pro Bono Award. Pro Bono Publico means “for the public good.” In the legal profession the phrase refers to providing free legal services.  The award is presented annual…

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The first verified burial at Hinckley’s Rosehill Cemetery dates back to September of 1893, a year before the Great Hinckley Fire. To date there are over 2,000 recorded burials there. 

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 The sound of a jungle cat roar breaks the peaceful Minnesota summer morning in rural Sandstone on a given day. Huge “catios” house a variety of exotic cats in their own fenced areas. Lions lazily lounge on or under large wooden cat walks in fenced in enclosures while a nearby tiger strolls …

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Dean Hovey has published his eighth Pine County mystery. Titled, “Deadly Mixture,” this one has familiar characters in law enforcement attempting to unravel a mystery involving teenage drug use and a missing girl. 

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When you meet Ginger Leach, you are immediately drawn to her stature and her calming welcome. This reporter experienced that in 1989 when she knocked on my door and offered me a kind welcome and a loaf of lemon poppy seed bread. 

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OVER THE LONG Fourth of July holiday, people were getting out of town with a vengeance, traveling to their cabin, their favorite camping park, or visiting with friends and families.

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The Hinckley Knights town ball team will wrap up the regular season Sunday, with a 2 p.m. game against the Mora Blue Devils. The matchup will have playoff seeding implications, as Hinckley, Mora and Quamba are all in contention to win the division. The Knights will play a warm-up exhibition …

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Here’s a chance to learn about beginning grape growing  - both table and wine grapes. Do this at a Beginner Grape Grower Workshop on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (8:30 a.m. check-in) at the Ann River Vineyard and Winery south of Mora. It will be presented by University of Minn…

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Earlier this month, I spent the Fourth of July with Minnesotans in Aurora, Gilbert, Ely, and Duluth. Across our state, we walked in parades, shared meals at picnics, and watched incredible fireworks --— celebrating the great American experiment in democracy as it entered its 245th year.

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Whether it was  homemade crafts or live music, pottery or jewelry, food or face painting, the annual Art Fest on Saturday, July 17 offered a day of sunshine and shopping opportunities for visitors – and a chance just to get out and share a moment of sweet summer goodness with others in the c…

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Volunteers from the Pine City Leos offered their help to the Pine City Public Library for a book sale on the library lawn on July 17, in conjunction with Art Fest in Robinson Park. The Leos made $421.35 for future library programs. 

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