University of Minnesota Extension will be offering Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Training at four locations across the state this summer. The youth tractor and farm safety certification program provides youth 14 years and older the opportunity to learn about safe equipment operation and gene…
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have discovered a new species of tiny parasitic wasp that might prove beneficial to managing soybean gall midge, a recently emerged pest in Midwest soybean fields that can have devastating impacts on plant production.
East Central Minnesota Pride will hold the 18th ‘Pride in the Park’ Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Robinson Park, downtown Pine City. The event is a celebration of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) community of Pine, Isanti, Chisag…
Male and female cranes are just called male and female. But the chicks are called colts. The use of horse terminology to refer to Sandhill Cranes seems a bit archaic and many people don’t know these terms now. According to several sources on the Internet, the fact that crane colts, also kno…
Another great meeting of the Pine County Township Officers’ Association at the Hinckley Community Center Saturday, March 25. Representative Nathan Nelson, Barbara Fisher from the Hospital District, Senator Jason Rarick, and Sheriff Jeff Nelson.
The Pine County Dairy Princess Coronation and Ambassador selection was held on March 18, 2023 at the Little Mermaid Cafe in Askov. Each candidate created a display board to highlight their favorite cow on the farm, while the older candidates underwent personal interviews with a judge. Held …
The Sandstone Lions held their annual March Food Drive at Chris’ Food Center on March 10 and 11. Partnering with the community and Chris’ Food Center, the Sandstone Lions raised $1529 in cash and register donations, plus 206 pounds of food for Family Pathways - Sandstone. Pictured are Donna …
Senior Property Appraiser Jennifer Christensen was honored with a plaque and clock for her 31 years of service to Pine County at a recent county board meeting. Pictured with Christensen is board chair, Steve Hallan.
Many anglers removed their fish houses from the ice in advance of last week’s winter storm. People who haven’t yet done so, should make plans to meet upcoming deadlines, and all anglers – whether they’re fishing from a shelter or not – should leave only an imprint in the snow or ice when the…
The picture to the left is of Alice Melin and her father, Zach Melin, of Rush City. While this may look like an ordinary first fish picture, it is actually 114 years in the making. Alice is the 6th generation of two sides of her family to pull a fish out of the waters of the Pine Lakes in …
March 17 is well known across America and other countries as St. Patrick’s Day–the day where the patron saint of Ireland drove the snakes out. However, the day preceding St. Patrick’s Day is St. Urho’s Day.
Learn all about planting for pollinators, mushrooms, garden botany, climate impact on gardening, and spiders in your garden at the 19th Annual Pine County Master Gardener Horticulture Day on Saturday, March 25 at the Pine City High School. The day begins with registration, coffee, and exhibi…
This past weekend, Hinckley-Finlayson elementary students enjoyed a day spending time at the lake learning the ins and outs ice fishing. See page 16 for story and more photos.
“We’ve been trying to reach you about your car’s extended warranty,” says a voice in a familiar phone call that most people have heard. Most of us hang up when hearing this recording. But this is just one of many scams that try to coerce people into getting valuable information to use in mal…
Rock Creek Lions Club presents the Pine County History Society Museum with a check to completely pay for the lighting of the mural on the building (on the Highway 23 side). This will help with advertising of the facility. Lions President is Tom Duffney.
Question: My truck was backed into yesterday and the mirror on the driver’s side broke off mirror. It is dangling by the wire now. Will I be legal to drive if I remove it or do I try to tape it back into position until it can be fixed?
Question: Hi, I was wondering if you are stopped at a stop light and in a left turn lane and an emergency vehicle with lights and sirens come in behind you (either in the turn lane or the lane to your right), what is the proper procedure? Thank you!
A deadly crash occurred on Jan. 14 at about 12:25 p.m. and involved an Express Semi Truck and a Toyota Camry. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the 2016 semi truck driven by Bruce Roy Clark, age 64 of Brook Park, was traveling east on State Highway 23 near Cross Park Road when the 201…
Question: I was driving on the freeway during the worst part of a recent storm. Just had a question—are people supposed to use their emergency flashers when they are driving? So many cars on the freeway were, and it made it impossible to tell if someone was actually stopped or moving slowly …
In accordance with Minnesota State Statues 244.052 and 244.253D, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office is releasing information regarding Jon Patrick Wright, a level three registrant subject to public notification. Mr. Wright may be released to rural Grasston on Jan. 17, 2023
Question: Are yellow speed signs in curves or busy locations enforceable? I’ve seen 60 mph white speed limit signs then a short distance later a yellow 50 mph sign. The yellow signs don’t say “limit” on them, so I would think going 60 mph in a yellow 50 mph zone isn’t illegal but not a good idea.
Question: Last week, I noticed a truck with a snow plow blade on it, it took up the whole traffic lane, it was not a Minnesota Department of Transportation truck. What is the legal length allowed for a snow blade?
Santa made a stop in Finlayson this weekend. He was busy listening to the children’’s wishes. The Willow River Community Club hosted a tree lighting on Friday evening, complete with hot chocolate and doughnuts. Santa is always watching so make sure you are on the nice list and not the naughty one!
• Dec. 10 the WRCC will be hosting Santa at the Willow River School. There will also be a craft fair. See the Willow River news column for more info.
For more than 30 years, the Lions Clubs around the world have sponsored the Lions International Peace Poster contest, which provides youth an opportunity to spread peace through art. Approximately 600,000 children from nearly 100 countries participate in the contest annually.
Snow and ice are a fact of life for us Minnesotans. Generally, harsh winter weather results in more overall traffic crashes than the warmer months because of “fender benders.” The months of December, January and February can see more crashes than other months. Our Homeland Security and Emerg…
The Sandstone Flower Club taught the first and second graders at Harvest Christian School how to plant the pumpkin seeds and care for them over the summer. In October some of the students brought pumpkins in to show their hard work and the fruits of their labor. Everyone enjoyed celebrating …
Shortly before midnight on October 20, law enforcement responded to a report of two males running from one property in Sandstone onto another and appeared to be hiding.
- Longtime Mora doctor, Pine City native to be at Art in the Park for book signing
- Let’s play ball! Pine City ballfields prepped for summer
- Pine County Digital Inclusion survey
- Nature’s Tapestry featured at Pine Center for the Arts
- Editorial cartoon
- About the Town
- Do plants hear us when we talk to them?
- Heard it on the Streets asks: what are you looking most forward to this summer?
- Pine Tech receives some big news!
- Traffic stop leads to drug charges
- Hinckley man threatens assault over use of truck
- Class of 2023 graduates
- David Dronen
- Proud of our graduates!
- Tuxedo Point’s new owners express concern over harassment, use of personal property
- Northern Lights Express receives funding, work begins
- Pine County Jail Roster May 25, 2023
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