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Many of a certain age will remember the feed sack phenomena. I was a farmgirl who grew up during the 1940s. Our country was at war. We did what we could to support the war effort. 

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A total of 159 artists from all over the five county region of East Central Minnesota have entered the IMAGE Art Show. Artists submitted works in seven categories including Painting; Opaque, Painting; Transparent, Drawing, Photography, 3D Functional Sculpture, 3D Non-Functional Sculpture and…

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MnDOT District 1 will be continuing with districtwide culvert repairs through July. A detour on Hwy 18 near Finlayson was set to finish end of day Tuesday, June 2 when the work is complete. Work will be starting on Hwy 23 on culverts near Brook Park this week. Lane closures and bypasses will…

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The Pine City Farmers’ Market is gearing up for a June 12-13 opening weekend at the Pine County Fairgrounds.

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Area greenhouses have been swamped with customers more this spring than in a normal year.  Needless to say, this is not a normal year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are finding it challenging to keep up to the demand for vegetables, flowers and seeds. 

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Before the COVID-19 pandemic the Pine County Facility Committee had been looking to increase space at the County Courthouse in Pine City and phase out use of the South Pine Government Center (SPGC). With the increased need for employees to work from home, the committee has re-evaluated the n…

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Graduation for the Class of 2020 will be held May 29 at the Pine City High School parking lot. Students and their families will report to the lot at 6:30 p.m.., and will tune into the ceremony on WCMP Radio 106.5.  The ceremony will be followed by a parade through Pine City down Main Street …

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The Pine County Sheriff’s Office and the Pine County Board of Commissioners are taking another step toward the use of body cameras and utility squad cameras for Pine County deputies. 

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‘We know those infected with COVID-19 can present with a broad spectrum of illness – some experience few to no symptoms even as others struggle with severe symptoms that last for weeks.’

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The McDaniel brothers both brought down their first turkeys this spring. Sawyer McDaniel, 13, of Pine City got a turkey with an 8 inch beard. Noah McDaniel,  11 of Pine City bagged a turkey with a 9 inch beard.

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Pine County has a new Ag Extension Educator who has firsthand experience in the subject. Rod Greder lives west of Pine City on Pokegama Lake, where and his wife Kelli have 83 acres of mixed use land with 50 acres of pasture, several acres of garden and orchard and the balance of woodlands an…

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The annual Pine City Memorial Day Parade, which had been scheduled for Monday, May 25, has been canceled – with hopes to reschedule the event later on in the year.

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The creativity of local artists knows no bounds, and they’re not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic stop them. Whether it’s Pine City High School art students, a local arts competition or a regional pottery tour, artists and their supporters are finding ways to connect online. 

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In a move designed to provide property tax relief for businesses and property owners struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pine County Board of Commissioners approved a reduced penalty for property taxes due May 15.

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has cancelled this year’s egg take operations due to COVID-19.

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The Minnesota Board of Animal Health reports that its investigation of all herds with connections to a CWD-positive Douglas County farm is complete and revealed a total of six CWD positive deer – including five CWD positive deer in Pine County.

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Though most MnDOT road projects on I-35 are south of Pine City this year – including ramp resurfacing currently underway in Rush City – crews were in town to complete work on the County Road 7/Hillside Avenue bridge.

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Recovery is tough, and the COVID-19 shutdown hasn’t made it any easier – but the leadership team behind Celebrate Recovery is finding innovative ways to help its members make it through to better days.

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When the arthritis in her hands began to interfere with her career as a potter, Barb Dryer initially did her best to ignore, or at least manage, the pain and keep working, but eventually she realized it was time to retire. So she finished customer orders, sold all but a select few of her rem…

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On Monday April 13, during an investigation into a death on Sportsman’s Lane in Brook Park, the East Central Drug and Violent Offenders Task Force took Samuel Charles Skelton, 29, of Cambridge into custody. Skelton is facing 12 felony charges in Pine County Court for possession of narcotics …

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The number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19  in Pine County has jumped from 12 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 last week to 56 this week. Only eight other counties in the state have had more residents sick with the virus. 

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Pine Citians sure kept themselves busy this past week: Daphne Foster got creative with projects, Maddy and Bauer Borchardt found some fun at the fairgrounds, Super Boy Connor did battle against the COVID monster, Pat Brautigan grew out his quarantine beard, and Jim Clune  kept getting in the…

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Surge planning, or the plan for a large increase in cases of COVID-19 was the focus of a recent Pine County Board of Commissioners meeting. The Board of Commissioners was presented with an update on county services and staffing, which have been limited and reduced due to Executive Order 20-1…

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The annual Pine City Garage Sale, which had been scheduled for Saturday, May 9, has been canceled – with hopes to reschedule the event later on in the year.

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Before entering the Pine City Pioneer office, we ask that you please consider doing things like placing your ads, renewing your subscriptions or sending a letter to the editor via the phone or email.

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Damaging or striking a single buried power line can create a dangerous situation, cause injury, or result in repair costs, fines and outages. In Minnesota, homeowners and contractors should call 8-1-1 or submit an online request to Gopher State One Call  (www.gopherstateonecall.org) at least…

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The number of COVID-19 cases in Pine County more than doubled last week, from five to 12, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. There have been no deaths related to COVID-19 reported yet in Pine County.

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While hanging out with grandma, this young fellow said, “I want to read to Rocky(the horse) and Bailey (the mule).” He enjoyed it, and evidently the animals did too.