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Grants, waived co-pays and free COVID-19 vaccinations were just a few of the items presented by Pine County Veterans Service Officer Mindy Sandell at the monthly meeting. 

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Pine County commissioners have passed a resolution supporting the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, but have stopped short – for now – from declaring Pine County a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”

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The East Central School Resource Officer enjoys getting to know students of all ages in the school. Some days the SRO chaperones school events, while other days he educates students on the realities of life if they begin to stray towards undesirable behavior.

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A young Pine City artist’s work was a big hit in the Pine Center for the Arts “Black & White” gallery show and competition. 

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The Dragon boys basketball squad had a lot to be proud of this past season, ending with a varsity record of 13-5 (11-2 in conference), their fourth conference title in a row, and having earned a home playoff game for the sixth time in the last seven years.

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There are few people I despise more than scammers. What makes me especially  angry are the people who use fear and love to rip other people off. 

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Thanks to East Central Regional Library’s continued partnership with Xcel Energy’s Power Check and Draft Check program, library cardholders can now check out two new, handheld devices that will help conserve energy and ultimately save money on energy bills.

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The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced that cable median safety barriers will be installed on I-35 this summer from Beroun in Pine County north to Scanlon in Carlton County.  Construction is expected to start in May and end in July.

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Congratulations to all the winners of the Pioneer’s Easter coloring contest, and thanks all participants for sharing their beautiful pictures. Winners celebrated receiving their $10 gift card courtesy of Walmart.

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Angela Kowalczyk snapped this stunning shot on Sunday, April 11, capturing a moment where the promise of a beautiful spring became reality. 

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The Dragon girls basketball team ended their season with a record of 16-3. They won their first and only playoff game. Unfortunately, COVID protocols ended their season at that point. 

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Pine County has a new no-wake ordinance affecting waterways around the Pine City area during periods of high waters – and county commissioners have approved possible misdemeanor charges against those who violate the ordinance. 

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Pine County commissioners have passed a resolution supporting the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, but have stopped short – for now – from declaring Pine County a “Second Amendment sanctuary.”

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A young Pine City artist’s work was a big hit in the Pine Center for the Arts “Black & White” gallery show and competition. 

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Jean Lois Bramer, age 85, of Hinckley, MN passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at the Sandstone Healthcare Center.

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Gerald “Jerry” Hoefler passed Sunday April 11, 2021 at his home in Pine City just days shy of his 91st birthday. A gathering time is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2021 with an informal service starting at 4 p.m. at the Swanson Chapel in Pine City.  Jerry is survived by wife Mary…

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The family of Sandra K. Johnson would like to extend our thank you to everyone that sent cards, brought food over, stopped by to visit us and prayed for Sandra during her illness and passing. Special thanks to Monsignor Suchan, Deacon Biever, Deacon Pulkrabek, the Cahills for singing, Fairvi…

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Wayne Smith passed away April 5, 2021 at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City at the age of 95.

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Robert “Bob” Baker of Webster, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at his home at the age of 53.

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“I remember grandpa didn’t want to drive too fast because he didn’t want the hubcaps to fly off,” said Joel Hogberg. The 36 year old often rode in parades as a child with his grandparents in their one of a kind car. Joel is the grandson of Marvin C. and Gladys Johnson, the creators of the “w…

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Notice to creditors and claimants of intent to dissolve

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Shredded paper, magazines and waxy covered milk cartons are examples of wishful recycling at local recycling centers, according to Caleb Anderson, Land and Resources Manager for the Pine County Planning, Zoning and Solid Waste Department. He said when residents attempt to recycle items that …

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