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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…
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…
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…
Pine Technical and Community College hosted the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Alejandra Y. Castillo on Tuesday, April 12. Castillo took part in round table discussions centered around supporting workforce initiatives at the college and later had a tour of the college. The visit includ…
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…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
Editors note: This story was shared from Dell Grove Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The church is doing a monthly spotlight on their members, and Mary Lou Zajicek is the first person interviewed. Mary is an integral part of the church and the Sandstone community as well. Please enjoy learning a li…
This past weekend Hinckley-Finlayson students in grades K-12 had the opportunity to learn about ice fishing. The Finlayson-Giese Sportsman’s Club provided rods for the kids to use during the event which they were also able to take home with them. Kids and guardians alike enjoyed free food a…
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