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Pine County Veterans Service Officer Mindy Sandell said grants are available through Minnesota Assistance Counsel for Veterans, MACV,  are for veterans that have fallen behind in their rent or mortgage payments. It is stressed that this is a grant, which means that the monies do not have to …

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The Dragon boys hockey team had a lot to be proud of during the 2020-2021 season. After starting the season losing their first four games the Dragons finished the season winning 11 of their last 17 games to finish with an 11-10 record.

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With the warmer weather and summer storms, roofing scams become more common. This spring, BBB Scam Tracker is already receiving reports of shady “free” roof inspections. Homeowners should be on the lookout for these cons.

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April marks the beginning of the high-risk season for oak wilt, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds people not to prune oaks from April through July. This is the best way Minnesotans can prevent the spread of the deadly oak wilt disease.

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The 2021 Pine City High School Trap Team has 90 participants.  This year’s team has 50 returning shooters, and 40 new athletes.   There are 17 females and 73 males on the team.  The Dragons are the third largest team in Minnesota and the fifth largest team in the entire United States.  

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The Pioneer’s Easter coloring contest winners celebrated receiving their $10 gift card courtesy of Walmart. Pictured are Bristol Schumacher, Ellie Patzold, Kate Patzold and Kate Unverzagt.

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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.