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Chris’ Foods held their annual “Best Bagger” competition last Thursday. The top three winners were Tyler Thorvig, Cassidee Thorvig and Nickolas Dixon. Tyler now moves on to represent Chris’ Foods at the state competition on Aug. 27. The state competition will be at Energy Park Financial Cent…

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The next meeting of the Sandstone City Council is at 6 p.m. Aug. 17, 2022. Meetings are at the Sandstone City Hall.

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Carmen (Gimpl) Carpenter, a 1987 graduate of East Central High School fondly recalls her first day at East Central. She remembers the overwhelming feeling of being home. It was, and still is, she says, the most welcoming rural school she has been in, even to this day. Carpenter has now retur…

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Golfer Ken Connell shot a hole in one at the Sandstone Area Golf Course. He used a driver for 285 yards. The shot was witnessed by Ken’s wife Shannon. Congratulations.

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Minnesota went to “no excuse” absentee voting in 2014. This means that any eligible voter can vote prior during the absentee voting period which begins 46 days prior to the election. Absentee voting is not mail voting. Yes, you can vote absentee by mail, but as previously discussed, actual m…

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Pine County Dispatch received a call about a number of gunshots at a residence on Cedar Creek Road, southeast of Hinckley, Minn. Shortly thereafter, dispatch received a call from a resident of the property, reporting they had been shot. Deputies responded and discovered two adult male victim…

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Whether or not the City of Sandstone should continue with their contract with the Pine County Sheriff’s Office for a deputy to cover the town specifically 50 hours per week is up for discussion by the city council. 

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Walking into the newest business in Askov, you are greeted with a smiling face and a calming, peaceful atmosphere that makes a person feel at ease. 

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Empower Learning Center has opened Empower Hour, a food pantry of non-perishable items for the greater Hinckley area.  

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The American Legion Post 151 of Sandstone, the American Legion Post 563 of Bruno, and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 563 of Bruno have announced the junior students to represent this area at the annual American Legion “Legion Boys State” and “Legion Girls State.”  

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The team at the City of Sandstone and its Park Board members have been working hard to get the Panther Park project going. They have been busy looking at plans, raising money through donations and applying for grants.

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Pine County announced today that it was awarded $5,576,250 of federal funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill. The bill was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives on March 9, by the U.S. Senate on march 10, and then signed into law by President Biden.

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Although he is a familiar face around Hinckley-Finlayson High School, current principal Brian Masterson is looking forward to being a larger part of the community with his new role as superintendent. 

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Spring is springing! While the first official day of spring isn’t until Sunday, March 20, the weather seems to be warming up and the snow and ice are melting! Spring is by far my favorite season. Flowers start blooming and the first hints of green grass will show soon. However, it can’t come…

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