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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.

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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?

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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!

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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…

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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 …

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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

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 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.

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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?

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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!

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• 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.

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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.  

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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…

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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 …

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Question: I see school buses that do not use their flashing lights or extend the stop arm as they’re picking up kids. Cars are passing them from behind and from the front. What are the requirements for bus drivers to use their safety lights? Thank you for your time.

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Be prepared to be transported to Agrabah when you attend this year’s fall musical, Aladdin Jr.,at East Central High School. 

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Deer hunting is a favorite past time for many northland residents. Howerver, this year the warmer weather can create a problem for  hunters  as the deer need to be processed faster than in colder seasons. It’s a good idea to know who the local proccessing businesses are, what they do  and wh…

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Lion District 5M8 Governor Vince Thiel and Lion Trish Thiel visited the Sandstone Lions and Quarry Lions Club on Monday, Oct. 24 at the Sandstone Golf Course.

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This weekend is the Minnesota firearms deer season opener, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources estimates over 400,000 hunters will be in the woods this season. Whether you are new to hunting or have been hunting for years, it never hurts to brush up on your firearms safety.

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Things are toning down out there. But fear not, fellow leaf peepers, we have some colors left. Drift toward southeastern Minnesota and enjoy everything the Driftless region has to offer, including spectacular bluffs, scenic drives and, of course, the last of the brilliant fall colors.

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137 artists from all over the five county region have entered the 2022 IMAGE Art Show with a variety of mediums, including but not limited to; watercolor, acrylic and oil painting, drawing, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, photography and mixed media.

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On Halloween, members of the East Central National Honor Society are going trick-or-treating in the Askov and Sandstone communities. Instead of asking for candy, they will be asking for non-perishable food items that will be donated to the local food shelf. Groups of NHS students will be goi…

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Question: Is it legal for me to have a blue soft lighted “RAM” lettering logo on the front grill of my truck? It’s not flashing, but always illuminated. Any answer is appreciated.

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If you enjoy a Honeycrisp, Haralson, SweeTango or First Kiss apple at your local orchard or farm stand this fall, you can thank the University of Minnesota apple breeding program for putting it there.

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Question: I have recently noticed several semi-trucks with lug nuts on their front tires that are pointed and stick out beyond the edge of the cab.  I’m concerned that they could cause damage to other vehicles. Is there a law about this?   

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On Aug. 18, at 5:50 a.m., the Pine County Sheriff’s office received a report that a woman had been woken by her four year-old child who informed her that there was a stranger sitting on the couch in their Brook Park home.

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Welia Health has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Welia Health is in the top 6 percent of 4,728 U.S. hospitals offering emergency care services. 

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Question: Is it legal for farmers to load hay on a state highway? Our neighbor bales several miles of state highway ditches.  To load the round bales he drives down the highway with a pickup and bale wagon.  His son is in the ditch with a tractor and loader.  The son gets a bale on the loade…

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