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Pine City Public Works Supervisor Maury Montbriand understands local drivers are frustrated about the uneven ice that has covered a number of Pine City roads for much of the winter. He’s one of them.

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An ongoing chronic wasting disease (CWD) investigation in Minnesota has led to the discovery of a CWD-confirmed doe on a Pine County farm.

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Q: I was driving on I-35 on a winter night when I saw emergency lights ahead. I moved over and slowed down but I was in the lane of the accident. I could not decipher what side of the road the lights were flashing. There was too much traffic to quickly move over to the other lane safely. Do …

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The family of Ben Neel said farewell on the evening of Jan. 8, soon after the longtime Pine County deputy and K9 handler went into hospice care.

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The percent of the population living below the poverty level has decreased among all of the PICKM counties (Pine, Isanti, Chisago, Kanabec and Mille Lacs) according to data from the United States Census Bureau.

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Jessica Stokes, RN won Nurse of the Year from the March of Dimes for her practice and contribution to behavioral health and chemical dependency within the rural health care realm. More than 300 nurses, nursing students and administrators were nominated from across Minnesota, vetted to sevent…

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Pine County has set a 3% levy increase for 2020, up $563,719 from $18,790,664 in 2019 to $19,354,383 in 2020.

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Conservation officers from the Department of Natural Resources are reminding all snowmobile riders to make safety their priority as the number of fatal crashes around the state has trended upward the past few years.

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Amber Kay Hardy, 30, of Northfield has been charged with two felony counts of robbery after a woman was robbed and dragged through the parking lot of the Pine City Walmart.

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Pine County ninth graders are using e-cigarettes, or vaping, more than twice the state average, according to the results of the Minnesota Student Survey conducted this spring. Eighth graders also reported vaping more than the state average. Usage by 11th graders is just under the state avera…

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December was a busy month for Pine City’s Beyond the Yellow Ribbon committee, with a Dec. 6 fundraiser and – with the help of other local organizations and businesses – Dec. 7 Christmas party at the American Legion for service members.

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Two people were pronounced dead after an accident near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Burnett County dispatch received a call Dec. 28 for a semi versus automobile on Highway 70 at Williams Road in the town of Grantsburg, according to the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

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Christmas 1945: “I can remember it was the nicest Christmas we ever had. The American soldiers came. They gave us a Christmas to remember.”

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One third of all properties in Pine County are assessed by private individuals, not county employees. By 2022, these individuals will need to find a way to pay for state required accreditation.

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A driver involved in a fatal vehicle crash last August in Brunswick has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide after allegedly failing to stop for a stop sign. The crash resulted in multiple severe injuries and one fatality.

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A groundbreaking ceremony for the Timber Pines Summit Development was a step forward for plans to put 103 units of senior housing on the south side of Northridge Avenue just north of Welia Health System (formerly FirstLight) in Pine City.

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The case of a Braham mother who was accused of murdering her two-month-old son has come to a conclusion, with the mother being found guilty of second degree murder, without intent.

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Troop 57479 went to Grand Cinema for a little information about how movies were done in the past before going digital and then got to watch Frozen 2. 

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VFW Post 4258 presented $500 scholarships to two local graduates. Kristina Knutson at University of Minnesota - Rochester is studying Nursing. Kristina’s mom accepted the award due to inclement weather. Emilie Skluzacek at St. Cloud State University is studying for her Social Work major and …

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Rick Oxley cut out a piece of walnut to repair his walnut gun stock. After placing it in the stock, he realized it had a pattern in the grains, which seemed to form the image of mother cradling a child.

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Dennis and Cheryl Klapmeier travelled with 15 others from the Church of God in Grasston to the Western Wall in Israel the last week of October to the first week of November this year. Readers can show their Pine City pride by submitting pictures of themselves in exotic locations throughout t…

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The city of Pine City has approved a levy of $1,561,352 for 2020, up $59,671 from $1,501,681 in 2019 – a total increase of 3.97%.

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Pine City Blue Star Moms offer their gratitude to the community for all their donations and help to package 122 care boxes. These boxes will be shipped overseas to our brave men and women serving our country this holiday season.  Pine City Blue Star Moms wish to thank everyone for their gene…

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Roy Mans of Hinckley was in one of the most decisive battles in the Second World War between December 1944 and January 1945: the “Battle of the Bulge.”  It was a last ditch, all out counter-offensive by Germany.

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Santa Claus (who looks a lot like Pine City’s Randy Fedder, who has been assisting the jolly old elf at the West Towne Mall in Madison, Wisconsin) takes a break after his labors to spend some time catching up on the news in Pine City. Readers can show their Pine City pride by submitting pict…

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Pine City Girl Scouts helped prepare over 100 holiday meal kits and 80+ pounds of dog and cat food at the Pine City Food Shelf.  Santa even surprised them with a visit. Pictured with Santa are Kennedy McKenzie, Emily Brady and Karly Dahlberg.

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In early December, a group of friends and family around the Pokegama area had their annual Christmas party hosted by the Pine City Country Club – an annual fundraiser for Blue Star Moms, which  supports veterans and their families. This year, the event raised $455 to support a local veteran’…

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The new book selected by the Pine City Reads Committee is “The Lager Queen of Minnesota” by J. Ryan Stradal. It is a book set in Minnesota that mixes up a brew of family rivalries, hard work, personal values, the craft of beermaking, and what goes into baking a good pie.