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MNsure’s seventh open enrollment period began Friday, Nov. 1. Minnesotans looking for coverage should visit MNsure.org to shop and compare plans. MNsure’s seven-week open enrollment period runs until Dec. 23, 2019.

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Having grown up on a family farm in Minnesota, Joleen Hadrich went on to get a doctorate in economics from Michigan State University.  She currently works for the University of Minnesota Extension Service and on Oct. 29 gave a presentation about Pine County agriculture and its impacts on oth…

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Pine County will be giving juveniles on probation who are at risk for detention or residential treatment some intensive intervention come December. That is roughly the start of a new program called the Evening Reporting Center (ERC).

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November 21, 2019 is the annual National and Minnesota Rural Health Day. The focus this year is on the “Power of Rural,” couldn’t be more appropriate for the North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District). We are accomplishing much more than many other rural communities because of the…

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Little Everlee tried to hedge- “hog” up all the cuteness this Halloween, but little stinker Jemma Rose and Madeline the crazy cat (or is it kitten?) lady scooped up their share too, along with plenty of treats.

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Q: I have a rather random, but seasonally appropriate question: with harvest season upon us and with slow moving farm vehicles/implements on roadways, is it permissible to pass a slow-moving farm implement on Minnesota highways in a delineated no-passing zone?

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Readers can show their Pine City pride by submitting pictures of themselves in exotic locations throughout the world. Send all photos to editor@pinecitymn.com.

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Pine City High School eighth grade choir students have been invited to perform at the 2019 ACDA-MN State Conference, representing the Northeast section of the state. The Pine City students will be performing at the beautiful St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota on Friday, Nov.…

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The Snake River, smooth as glass, offered a mirror to reflect a beautiful, golden autumn morning in Pine City.

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When Alec Stark and his duck-hunting buddies pushed off from shore in the predawn darkness of a brisk Saturday, they weren’t thinking about much beyond their collective hope the birds would be flying. Their blind was tucked out of the wind, so they spent the next few hours in relative comfor…

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In 1917, George Vaughn Seibold, a 23-year-old American boy, volunteered for WWI. At that time, the United States did not have an air force and George wanted to fly. He trained in Canada learning to fly British airplanes and was assigned to the British Royal Flying Corps, 148th Aero Squadron.…

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Pine City’s newest massage therapist is the first to admit that he has traveled a bumpy road filled with challenges, mistakes and life lessons. For the past several years he’s been doing a lot of soul-searching, learning and healing while working hard to strengthen relationships and continue…

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About 5% of the U.S. population experiences seasonal depression — also known as the “winter blues” — a subtype of depression that typically occurs when the seasons change. It most commonly affects people starting in the fall and continues into the winter months.

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The unemployment rate in Pine County fell to 3.2% in September,  according to the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).

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As the ground freezes and more snowfall approaches you may think that this is the end of gardening for the year. However, that does not have to be the case because indoor plants can be incredibly rewarding!  They can also help ward off seasonal depression with a bright burst of color reminis…

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On the 11th day, of the 11th month, we pay a special tribute to our veterans—honoring those who served in every war since our nation was founded. Whether it was the beaches of Normandy, the hills of Korea, the mountains of Afghanistan, the deserts of Iraq or right here at home—these extraord…

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Fall is the ideal time of year to have your furnace serviced, but Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns homeowners to beware of contractors who use scare tactics to convince people into authorizing unnecessary repairs.

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Vikings on dinosaurs, traffic cones, Care Bears, beauty school dropouts, Addams Family members, 1980s refugees and many, many more costumed funseekers took part in the .320k Run/Walk/Crawl event on Saturday, Oct. 26 – all to raise funds for the Amie Muller Foundation, which offers financial …

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Memories of growing up in a farmhouse have been recreated by Margaret Kiehn of Moose Lake. She built a replica of that farmhouse and recreated miniature furniture just like the furniture that once occupied the house.

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About 15 years ago a pastor in a Twin Cities suburb chose the topic of domestic violence for a Sunday sermon. During the following week the pastor received phone calls from some parishioners who were upset with the sermon because “that just doesn’t happen in our town.” Anyone who feels the s…

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With a mother who is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines and a father who is a pilot for the same company, it’s not especially surprising that Joseph Novak has plans to earn a Bachelor’s in aviation and pursue a career as a commercial pilot himself. What is remarkable is that by the ti…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 4,740 new cases of breast cancer in Minnesota in 2019.  Douglas Yee with the University of Minnesota answers questions on the symptoms, treatment and screening for breast cancer.

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MnDOT is putting the final touches on the County State Aid Highway 7 (Hillside Avenue/Pokegama Lake Road) bridge over Interstate 35 this week, and Pine County is finishing up the last stages of their project along Hillside Avenue.

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The Minnesota Pharmacy Association (MPhA) recognized Patty Lind, Julie Schumacher and Joe Dvorak of Welia Health at the 2019 MPhA Annual Learning and Networking Event that was held on Oct. 3-5.

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Pine City High School senior Alaina Steele is on her way again to the MSHSL State Cross-Country Meet this Saturday. She is being joined by eighth-grader Eva Johnson.  Pictured with them are their proud coaches Jared Clementson, Brietta Clementson and Sherry Graber, who all also ran for the Dragons.

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America’s Newspapers – formed from the merger of Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association – was ceremonially launched this month in Chicago.

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Pine Technical and Community College has received $2.2 million in state and federal grants to renovate and update student leisure and learning spaces, including its library, lounge and cafeteria.

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Cal Price, resident of Pine City, was the lucky winner of the 2019 Ford Escape at Immaculate Conception’s Fall Festival.

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Test results are in from the first year of a multi-state study on West Nile virus in ruffed grouse in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin. These first-year results are showing that, while the virus is present in the region, exposed grouse can survive.

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Pine City has approved a loan to Don Julio Pine City Inc., with the stipulation that the new restaurant provide employment for 10 full-time workers.

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Exuberance for life and helping others shines from the face of Barbara (Osborn) Mattison who was born and grew up in St. Paul. She worked as civil lead for the State Judicial Information System for about eight years. She became a transplant to Pine City when she married her husband David. Th…

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Shawnda Schelinder and Kristen Webster shared their beautiful paintings and glasswork with visitors to Pine Center for the Arts on Oct. 11.

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Pine County will be looking for a new property tax and computer aided mass appraisal system. At its meeting Oct. 15, the board of commissioners voted to opt out of the current contract.

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Fall colors can be magnificent in October, and fall color drives are a great addition to watching the fall bird migration.

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Pine City Elementary students made the most of a beautiful autumn morning for Walk to School Day, and got a little exercise under the watchful eye of Pine City High School guides.

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Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the season that opens Saturday, Nov. 9, and offers opportunity to spend time with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer.

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As the seasons begin to change, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture encourages farmers and applicators to be patient if they plan to apply fertilizer this fall. Check the soil temperatures and delay application of anhydrous ammonia and urea fertilizer, as well as manure, in areas of the …