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A tip was recently sent in about an aggressive cougar in Rock Creek. My first thought went to the more common middle-aged female type that may be spotted walking near the bars of Rock Creek. But this sighting I guess was of the large feline type that are elusive and travel along waterways. 

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A few years ago, I submitted an article about my Uncle Sven’s participation in WWII. How he was the youngest son of immigrant parents, had enlisted at the age of seventeen and became a paratrooper of the 101st Airborne’s Screaming Eagles. The article included excerpts from a letter he wrote …

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My mother-in-law told us she wasn’t up to in-person voting but still wanted to vote. So we started thinking about the best way to do this and about the process of getting an absentee ballot. We’ve done this before but not being sure if things have changed post-COVID, I reached out to the cou…

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EARLY VOTING IS now underway in Minnesota and the in-person Election Day is November 8, 2022. Minnesotans have a good record of election turnout and credibility at the polls. The key is for voters to be informed. Our news staffs have been working hard to provide you voter guides with the can…

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It’s that time of year again when we mail out our free issues of the Pioneer for this week and for two weeks after that on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27. The goal is to give the Pine City community a glimpse of what they would be receiving each week if subscribed. 

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I don’t often express my political views in this forum. Mostly because I’ve learned, through the unfortunate existence of social media, that cat videos and photos of people’s dogs are much more uplifting than their views on politics and social issues. 

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Myself and a few others recently took a bucket list trip to Ireland and Italy. I have never been to Europe and decided I should do it while I’m fairly young and can still move around. My husband had no interest in going, so a couple of us in the family, with some of their friends, decided to…

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Myself and a few others recently took a bucket list trip to Ireland and Italy. I have never been to Europe and decided I should do it while I’m fairly young and can still move around. My husband had no interest in going, so a couple of us in the family, with some of their friends, decided to…

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One of the things I do as publisher of local newspapers is to meet with or talk to people who praise or complain about what they see in the newspaper. During these discussions, I usually learn there is confusion about how a newspaper operates. For example, one person who I spoke with recentl…

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Chasing the aurora borealis has become a pastime for the last several years that was sparked by working in the newspaper business. 

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Question: I really enjoy seeing these on Facebook and I am hoping you can shed some light on bike laws. I work and live around Glendalough State Park where there are quite a few walking/biking paths. I have seen and been verbally accosted by those whom do not seem to “see” the stop and yield…

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If you’re over 50, or even over 40, you’ve likely thought about your heart health. Sometimes I feel like Fred Sanford in “Sanford and Sons” when he says, “This is the big one!” … just waiting around for it to happen. But that’s me, a hypochondriac.

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I AM PLEASED to learn of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline that is now nationwide.

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