10 Years Ago, 2010
Darrick Duaine Williams, 19, of Hinckley has been charged with assault, reckless discharge of a firearm and terroristic threats after a June 20 incident in Hinckley in which a man was allegedly beaten and shot at by Williams.
A crew of explorers from Interstate Divers out of Clear Lake, Iowa sent divers to the bottom of Devil’s Lake in Pine City. The crew was searching for the remains of a train which, according to local legend, went off the tracks and sunk into the lake. The crew used scanners to explore the lake, and sent divers to probe into the sediment at the bottom, but the search led to no definite answers as to whether or not the story of the sunken train is true.
25 Years Ago, 1995
Good, solid baseball spurred the Pine City American Legion team some impressive victories last week. The team now owns a 6-3 overall record and is 3-2 in the Legion conference.
Wild turkey hunters in Minnesota had their highest harvest in history during the recent spring wild turkey hunt, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. A record total of 2,339 wild turkeys were shot during seven separate seasons, which ran from mid-April through mid-May.
50 Years Ago, 1970
Work on the Pine City golf course is continuing as efforts are made to get the fairways and greens in playing condition as soon as possible.
The clubhouse is completed and now in use for parties and special events.
Mayor Ben Boo of Duluth, a former resident of Pine City, was endorsed by acclamation at the Republican State Convention in St. Paul last week to run for lieutenant governor on the GOP ticket.
75 Years Ago, 1945
A pretty wedding was solemnized, Wednesday, June 27, when Cecelia Kryzer and, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kryzer of Beroun, was united in marriage to Elmer L. Karas, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Karas of Pine City.
Construction of a one-story, concrete block and frame dairy farm for the Bureau of Prisons at Sandstone was approved by WPB. Total cost of the project was $19,192.00
100 Years Ago, 1920
Four barns, machine shed, silo, garage, windmill and many smaller buildings were destroyed by the high wind and rain last Sunday evening, in the Pine City region.
125 Years Ago, 1895
The suits of the baseball club arrived on Friday of last week and the boys look fine in them. If they play as well as they look in them, they can scoop anything in the northwest.
John Patrick of Hinckley was in town Tuesday in quest of his team which strayed away from his home on Sunday last. They were caught near Rush City.