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Delivering a stillborn baby or losing an infant within the first 28 days (fetal loss) is devastating to parents. Many parents wish to have time to hold and say goodbye to their infant in the comfort of their hospital room. The Cuddle Cot, a cooled bassinet that helps preserve the baby’s body…

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Lori and Jerome Plessel were among the many music lovers enjoying the Art in the Park performance by Church of Cash on June 14. Rain concerns caused the event to be relocated to the Pine County Fair Event Center, but the event proved to be dry and cool – perfect for sitting in the open air e…

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Abuse of the recycling shed program in Pine City, with locations near Chris’ Foods and the Pine City Car Wash, has caused the program to move to a supervised location still pending final approval. Pine County and Pine City have made an agreement to have recyclables brought to the Pine City c…

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With summer boating and fishing season underway, aquatic invasive species (AIS) are in their peak travel season. In response, Pine County is taking preventative measures through a state grant.

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This year’s state legislative session yielded no funds for the $550 million high speed passenger rail service Northern Lights Express (NLX).

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The Pine Center for the Arts is excited to welcome Kevin Malone as the featured artist for June.

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Pokegama Township’s free clean-up day on Saturday, June 8 netted 8,120 electrical items, 65 mattresses, 550 tires and 9-1/2 tons of trash overall.

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For someone with the right knowledge and eye for detail, a quilt has qualities that are similar to DNA or forensic evidence. This was demonstrated recently when the Pine City library hosted Bev Proulx, a quilt collector and appraiser from North Branch.

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Eric Jason Yankovec, 41, of Woodville, Wisconsin, is facing three felony charges, a misdemeanor and two petty misdemeanors. The charges include two counts of fifth degree  possession of a controlled substance, one count of fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, one count of driving aft…

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Paula J. Hadler, 55, of Sandstone, was killed on Saturday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Henriette Road (County Road 11) west of Pine City.

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A Mora woman, 42-year-old Stacy Renee Gariepy, died today in a collision with a semi on Highway 65 near the intersection of 160th Ave. south of Mora.

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The late winter, cold and wet spring have had area farmers scrambling to get their wheat, corn and soybeans planted. Recent warmer and drier weather this past week has finally allowed them to get back into their fields.

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Volunteers of the New Horizon Thrift Store are celebrating a new milestone this month.  The thrift store has now given over $151,000 back to the community since its opening five years ago. The volunteers offered thanks to the Pine City community for the support they have received.

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Members of the Pine Area Lions served up a tasty meal of walking tacos to Art in the Park visitors in Robinson Park on May 31.

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On Thursday, June 13, 2019, Pine City Schools, in conjunction with Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Law Enforcement, will be taking part in an active shooter training.  This training will take place at Pine City High School with a reunification site of the Pine City Civic Center. Most o…

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Pine City Elementary School choir students took the stage on May 14 for their last concert of the year, sharing a selection of favorite songs with an appreciative audience of family and friends.

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Tom Sauter and his wife Sue along with Ed Sauter and his wife Shelly visited Havana, Cuba on April 23. They reported having fun visiting and talking with the locals. Readers can show their Pine City pride by submitting pictures of themselves in exotic locations throughout the world. Send all…

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Tim Franklin’s group of northern Minnesota print and digital news publications are now part of neighboring Northstar Media, Inc., a company owned by Gene and Carter Johnson.

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Chad Hughes knew what he was getting into 20 years ago when the Wings North hunting club opened in Pine City. His father, Jeff Hughes has been running Wild Wings of Oneka in Hugo for many years, and the family had a cabin near Pine City since the early 1980s, so Chad was familiar with both h…

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Kathleen Kaye Johnstone of Mora died in a motor vehicle crash Monday, June 3 at the intersection of 250th Ave. and Rainbow Street in Kanabec County.

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Pine County is seeing a new, but familiar, face in the role of Pine County assessor/recorder. Lorri Houtsma, who began in Pine County in 2012 as a residential property appraiser, took on the position of county assessor/recorder this January as former county assessor/recorder, Kelly Schroeder…

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Peyton Allen, Mallory Clepper, Cheyenne Dixon, Alana Linnell and Noah McDaniel represented Pine City Elementary School in the 5th grade Math Master’s Challenge in Prior Lake earlier this month. Noah achieved 9th place and Alana achieved 5th place in the fact drill. Alana also placed 7th in t…

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The Pine County Sheriff’s Office reports that the main suspect in a May 25 shooting near Hinckley was found dead on May 30.

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“Pine County foster parents are amazing,” said Pine County Health and Human Services Director Becky Foss as she addressed the state of foster care in the county.

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Held at the Pine County Fairgrounds and VFW, the annual Pokegama Lake Association Freshwater Fair featured 16 learning stations covering a variety of topics on environmental and wildlife stewardship, emphasizing water quality and aquatic invasive species. Presenters included Pine and Kanabec…

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Pine City’s Girl Scout Brownies laid flowers at the veteran’s monument on Main Street as marchers took the streets and parade-goers lined the sidewalks for the May 27 Memorial Day parade.

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Q: When on a freeway, and emergency vehicle is approaching from the rear but not the same lane, is it the law to pull over and stop? Stopping on the freeway can be very dangerous.

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Clever scammers have been playing on people’s fears lately with phone calls impersonating the Social Security Administration, leading the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota and the Federal Trade Commission to warn people about these suspicious calls.

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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Moose Lake, Minnesota, man convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact of a child under twelve years was sentenced on May 13, 2019, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

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This year, June belongs to Jupiter. Earth has been gaining on the giant planet, and on the 10th we lap it in the orbital race. At that moment, Jupiter and the sun occupy opposite corners of the sky. Befitting its position, Jupiter rises in the southeast at about the same time the sun sets in…

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A thirst to understand his Ojibwe heritage and a passion for reporting local news have landed a Pine City native the assignment of his dreams.

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Deputies are searching for Allen W. Hasser, 60, of Hinckley after another man was shot in the Hinckley area.

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Heroes will rise, magical animals will speak and the bonds of family will be tested in the Pine City High School Auditorium this weekend as the drama department presents “The Lion, The Witch & the Wardrobe.”

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Pine City High School graduation rates were way above the Minnesota average in 2018.

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Pine City Elementary students had their heads in the clouds on a warm, mild May 17 as they headed out to the track for a day of exercise and fun.

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Pine City Public Works employees will be flushing hydrants around the city through June 6. If a crew is spotted in the area, the city recommends that residents do not wash white clothes until after washing a load of darks first.

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In 2013, the City of Pine City acquired land from the developer of the Cross Lake Preserve neighborhood and the land was dedicated to remain a park for the residents to enjoy. In October 2017, city council members Gina Pettie and Mary Kay Sloan, along with City staff and the members of the P…

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Feeling that tug on the line, an angler sets the hook and reels in a small sunfish, then asks the perennial question: Should I keep it?

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East Central Minnesota Pride will present the 15th ‘Pride in the Park’, Sunday, June 2, 2019, from noon to 4 p.m. in Robinson Park, downtown Pine City.   The event is a celebration of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning) community of Pine, Isanti, Chisago…