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Pine Technical and Community College has a new tenant in its Innovation Center on the corner of Main Street and Hillside Avenue S, and is planning roughly $500,000 in improvements to the seven-year-old building this summer. 

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Spring has finally arrived! I hope you and your family have been out enjoying some of the nice weather. As a farmer, I know many of us are getting ready for the planting season ahead. Just a reminder, as farmers start their work in the fields more farm equipment will be on our roads, almost …

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Vibrant red, sunny yellow and bright pink petunias, pansies and other favorite flowers are ready for customers to take them home. Local greenhouses are stocked and ready for winter weary residents to stop in for bright spring colors and nose tingling scents. 

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The Pine Center for the Arts welcomes the Northern Exposures Photography Club to its gallery space this May with the Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, May 14th from 4 - 7 PM. With 18 members who are exhibiting 35 pieces of art, the show promises a wide variety of subject matter.“Most o…

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The Lady Jags Varsity softball traveled to Sod Field (a real place) last Friday, April 30, to play the Milaca Wolves. The Jags were hungry for competition after having a rainout Monday and a Covid-out on Tuesday, and came out swinging. 

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Michelle Luana Johnson passed away on April 18, 2021, while living in Los Fresnos, Texas. She was born in Minnesota June 21, 1971, to Roger Elton Johnson and Joan Edna Johnson (Hancock). She has now joined her mom, Joan Edna Johnson (Hancock) and her sister, Jacqueline Ann Johnson in heaven.

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Thelma Scott passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the age of 87.

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Julie Dooley passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021 at her home in Pine City at the age of 57.

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Wesley Charles Bramer, age 92, of Hinckley, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at the Sandstone Healthcare Center. 

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In Week 3 results of  the Pine City High School Trap Shooting season,  84 shooters ventured out in rainy conditions to compete in Section 9A of the Minnesota State High School Trap League.  

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The first stretch of extended warm weather this spring came just in time for the Pine City tennis team as the netters put together one of their busiest weeks of the season. A midweek trip to the Litchfield tourney was followed by a resounding win in Mora and a split decision against Litchfie…

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The Pine City High School softball team continues to work hard, but dropped two more games this past week to Isle and Barnum.

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The Dragon baseball squad had a pair of huge wins this past week, walloping Isle in a 23-1 victory and combining coolheaded pitching with hot bats for a 13-0 shutout of Onamia on May 4.

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The Pine City High School track squad has started strong, with the girls varsity taking first place and the boys varsity taking second place in the Chengwatana Invite on their home track.

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Seniors, veterans, disabled residents and other groups are invited to make fun memories this summer on a fishing cruise provided by Let’s Go Fishing.

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Take a Mom Fishing Weekend — when Minnesota-resident moms can fish without purchasing a license — is Saturday, May 8, to Sunday, May 9. This special weekend is defined in Minnesota statutes as the weekend that coincides with Mother’s Day.

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A pickup driver suffered life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 35 in northern Pine County on May 2.

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Unemployment in Pine County fell more than a full percentage point between February and March 2021, dropping from 8.8% in February to 7.7% in March, according to a recent report released by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). With a labor force of 14,008, …

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In a normal year, the Hinckley-Finlayson School Resource Officer has a presence at after school sports and events such as dances as well as in the school.

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A North Branch man is facing felony drug charges after six pounds of methamphetamine were discovered in his possession – three pounds in his vehicle in Pine City and three pounds in a safe in house in Stacy.

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Sirens, lights, smoke and a fiery glow turned a pleasant fall evening into a sadly memorable one for Harvest Christian School. The historic Depot building, which housed the elementary portion of the school, was on fire. 

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Escape to a secluded rustic log lodge complete with swimming pond and yard, reads one advertisement. This beautiful house was built in 1912 and refurbished back to its original glory with an updated kitchen, says another.

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The Chapter 4 Disabled American Veterans of Pine County have six remaining green DAV boxes scattered around the county, including Willow River, Askov, Sandstone, Hinckley and Finlayson. 

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