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The Hinckley-Finlayson Lady Jaguars took their four-game winning streak on the road to take on the Hill City/Northland Storm last Tuesday.  The Storm were yet another team that had a size advantage over the Jaguars. However, the Jaguars have been working hard with defensive positioning and r…

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At the last school board meeting, the school board talked about e-learning days. Hinckley-Finlayson School District has used five e-learning days this school year. Per MDE rules, school districts are only allowed to use five e-learning days in a school year.

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There was a common theme for the three losses the Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars boy’s basketball team had this week: the Jags fought hard, but their lack of size made things difficult.

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Lady Jaguars are on a roll. This week they won all three games, putting them on a four game winning streak. Coming up this week for the Jaguars: Friday they will host the Pine City Dragons and then they will travel to Ogilvie on Tuesday and Braham on Thursday. 

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Lady Jaguarshad just one game this past week after their Tuesday game vs. Rush City was postponed to February 2 due to snow.  

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars boys’ basketball team had a pair of Great River Conference games last week, and the Jaguars won one and lost one.  Hinckley-Finlayson is now currently tied for 2nd place in the conference.

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars boys’ basketball team traveled to Esko on December 27 and 28 to participate in their annual Coaches Classic Holiday Tournament.  In the first round the Jaguars fell to the host school, the Esko Eskomos, but the Jags were able to turn it around and defeated the …

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Lady Jaguars played in the annual Chisholm Holiday Tournament this past week.  They drew Chisholm in the first round of the tournament, and the BlueStreaks returned two great scorers and have tremendous size and speed.  The Jags struggled greatly versus their full cour…

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Last Saturday, the Hinckley American Legion Post #388, held their annual turkey bingo fundraiser at the Hinckley Community Center. The post reports a record turnout and wanted to express their gratitude to the community and local sponsors for their support. Forty turkeys and an abundance of …

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I was talking on the phone with my husband when I heard the telltale thump against one of our windows. It was louder than most and so I imagined it was a larger bird that hit. I said goodbye and headed out onto the deck to find the unfortunate bird. It was nowhere to be seen. However, our do…

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Through the winding, picturesque roads just west of Finlayson, there is a small lake community on Big Pine Lake that have taken their love of lake life to join together to help make life a little easier for others in the Finlayson area. 

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The Hinckley Fire Relief Association hosted the annual “Hogs and Hoses” event on Saturday, Oct. 1 outside the Hinckley Public Safety Building. The event was a huge success with well over 1200 people attending. Admission was free-will offering.

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Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars cross country runners participated in the Great River Conference meet on Tuesday, October 18, on the Pine City Golf Course. For the girls, Pine City placed first, Hinckley-Finlayson was second, and East Central third. For the boys, Pine City was first, Rush City se…

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Hinckley-Finlayson High School celebrated the beginning of Homecoming week with their coronation. Randy Barrett was named 2022 king and Corrina Tvedt was crowned queen. Junior Attendants were selected from both Hinckley Elementary and Finlayson Elementary. 

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The committee had over 30 total nominations for the first class to be inducted into the newly created Hinckley-Finlayson Schools Hall of Fame, which speaks loudly on how special this community is and the appreciation we have for all those who have made such a positive impact.

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Here’s your opportunity to learn how to grow backyard fruit and preserve it for later enjoyment. You can do this at a Backyard Fruit Growing and Preserving Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sapsucker Farms located between Mora and Henriette at 2752 – 215th Ave, Mora, M…

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Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores have been released to the public and can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Website at https://rc.education.mn.gov/

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Congratulations to the Jaguar Varsity Football Team! They opened their 2022 season with an impressive 54-0 team win over the Mille Lacs Raiders. The Jags were able to take advantage of early Raider errors and score 41 points in the first 14 minutes of the game. The breakdown of scoring is be…

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The Hinckley-Finlayson Jaguars’ volleyball team came out hitting this season. Their first game was against the Moose Lake/Willow River Rebels on Tuesday Aug. 30. They fought hard, but lost to the Rebels 3-0. 

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Do you have an interest in gardening? Would you like to take a basic University of Minnesota horticulture online course? Would you be willing to share your gardening knowledge and experience in your community? If you can answer yes to these questions, then you should apply to become a U of M…

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The Hinckley Fire Museum recently acquired a first edition print of this book titled ‘Minnesota Forest Fires”. It was written by, Rev. Wilkinson in 1895, just one year after the Great Hinckley Fire. It relates memorials of Minnesota fires of 1894, a great deal of the book is about the Hinckl…

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Here’s your opportunity to learn how to grow backyard fruit and preserve it for later enjoyment. You can do this at a Backyard Fruit Growing and Preserving Workshop on Saturday, September 24th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at Sapsucker Farms located between Mora and Henriette at 2752 – 215th Ave, M…

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The Hinckley Knights men’s amateur baseball team came into last weekend’s Minnesota Baseball Association Class ‘C’ tournament as the second seed from Region 1, and faced off against the Richmond Royals, fourth seed from Region 15.

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The Hinckley Knights townball club earned a berth in the Minnesota Baseball Association’s Class ‘C’ State Tournament, winning its way to the Region 1C Tournament title game over the weekend. It will be the team’s 24th appearance in the state tournament, and its first since 2015. The Knights …

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Four Sandstone Quarry Lions attended the International Lions Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 22-29.  They were there with other District 5M Lions to support newly elected Lions International President, Brian Sheehan of Bird Island, MN.   Lions, an international service organization, has…

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Kelsey (Edwards) Borchert was chosen as one of three teachers nationwide who won the More Than A Teacher award which gives three special education teachers sensory equipment for their schools. Borchert has been employed by Northland Learning Center in Virginia for seven years, and this year …

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Pine County 4-H has traditionally had a strong showing of youth in a variety of clubs, with broad interests ranging from art to livestock. And one Hinckley 4-H’er is doing her best to ensure the 4-H tradition continues. 

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The Pine County Fair will be happening Wednesday, Aug. 3 through Sunday, Aug. 7, and the fair organizers “look forward to seeing you at the Greater Minnesota Get-Together!”

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A deer hunter is found dead from a single gunshot wound in a cabin outside of Beroun during hunting season. The Askov businessman was hunting with his family and didn’t return to camp from his deer stand one evening. His family alerted the authorities, who later found him about a mile from t…

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