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Pine City’s Summer Rec program has a rich history of serving its community, and doing so in an affordable way for families. The six-week summer program offers a wide range of sports for various ages, including T-ball, rookie league baseball, golf, track and field, flag-football, and softball…

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Look for tractor pull results in next week’s Pioneer.

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Pine City High School will welcome a brand new hockey team to the fold in 2020, when, for the first time, a Dragon girls varsity hockey squad will hit the ice.

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The Pine City boys basketball varsity picked up five wins for the championship of the Pacesetter Minnesota Invitational Tournament on Saturday and Sunday.

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Pine County Probation Supervisor Kevin Glass said he, “took the fishing pole and cast it,” by organizing an afternoon of fishing on Sturgeon Lake for 17 youth on Monday. Participating students and their friends attend school in the East Central, Hinckley-Finlayson and Pine City school districts.

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The 10th Annual Beau Berglund Fishing Tournament had about 50 participants.  Winners were Mary Jo Gurney with the smallest sheepshead and Jeremy Michaels with the largest walleye.  This is a fun community event that culminates at the Village Bar and Grill for some fun afterward.

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Caroline Lacitinola said her love for vintage camper trailers isn’t about just the restorations, travel or investments. For her, it’s about the emotional connection of looking back at past times spent with family and friends.

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Minnesota may be the “Land of 10,000 lakes,” but according to Ted Dick, a DNR Forest gamebird coordinator and Ruffed Grouse Society consultant, the state also has 11 million acres of public land that can be hunted. To help manage forests, and support grouse and woodcock populations, the Ruff…

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The 2019 Grandma’s Marathon, Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon and William A. Irvin 5K races were held June 21-22 in Duluth. Area participants, according to the Grandma’s Marathon website, are listed below, with their name, hometown and time.

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A number of Pine City pedal pullers made their way into the winners’ circle at the Dairy Day Pedal Pull at Burnett Dairy Cooperative on Friday, June 14 in Grantsburg.  Pine County Dairy Princesses handed out the medallions and trophies. Princesses are: Ellen Harth, Leah Nelson, Veronica Bork…

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The Pine City Knights of Columbus were happy to make a $500 donation to the Pine City Summer Rec program to help cover expenses for equipment and uniforms for the kids. Pictured receiving the check are the boys and girls and coaches for this year’s T-ball program.

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The Dragon boys tennis team lost to Breck on June 4 and also fell to Hibbing High School. They went on to send the doubles team of Jake Adams and Dusty Bergstrom, and individual player Parker Sell, to the State Tournament held June 4 -7 at the Reed Sweatt Center.

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The Pine City Athletic Hall of Fame Committee members – Kris Clementson, Wally Connaker, Elisa Mill, Loren Samuelson, Lenny Stoffel, Jared Clementson and Jena Dennis – are now accepting nominations of former Dragons for possible induction into the Hall of Fame.

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This weekend Bob Nelson will bike his 27th MS 150. Nelson said biking the MS 150 started as something fun to do with his 12-year-old son, but it has turned into much more.

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Justin Matson was a 220 lb. silver medalist at the 2019 Northern Plains Regional Freestyle wrestling tournament this past weekend at the RCTC Regional Sports Center in Rochester, Minnesota. The Northern Plains Regionals attracts State placers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Da…

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Pine City High School Trap Team seniors shot in regular season competition for the last time.  Most of them have been on the team since its inception five years ago. 

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The Great River Conference Championship meet in Braham on Tuesday, May 14 provided the best weather the track and field teams have had all season. This aided in many great performances and led to GRC Championships for both the Dragon boys and girls teams.

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Some catches might have been bigger, but few fishermen were prouder than Lenny Ames, son of Andy and Leah Ames, who reeled in  a  smallmouth bass on Saturday, May 11 on Cross Lake.

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Harter Memorial Field Day is a spring tradition in Pine City. The families of young Dragons come out to cheer on all the competitors, and stroll the halls of Pine City Elementary looking at the familiar names holding past records.  Field Day 2019 will be held on May 17.

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Pine City faced a lot of heavy competition, as most of the competing schools are from the larger Class AA, during the True Team Meet in Esko on Tuesday, May 7. The Dragons were ready to compete, after 11 days of workouts due to a canceled Tigerama Meet in Rush City.

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The Dragons traveled to Litchfield on Monday, April 29 to play in the Litchfield Quad. The Dragons swept all three matches to move to 6-1 on the season.

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The PCHS trap shooting team entered week two of competitive shooting. The team has 18 females and 75 males. Team members are hitting 60% of the clays each round.

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A moment of silence was observed before the National Anthem, and blue-ribbon pins were passed out to all 12 teams to be worn during the competition to honor fallen Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn prior to the 62nd annual Chengwatana Track Invitational on Friday, April 26.

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The 2019 Pine City High School Trap Team has a team record 93 shooters, an increase of 16 from last year. Because of the high number of participants, the team will again be placed in one of the top classes in the state.

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The Dragons track and field team traveled to Foley on Thursday, April 18 for the Foley Invite. Pine City tested themselves against some very strong competition and had six performances that made it into the top 10 list in Pine City School History.

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The Dragons traveled to Rush City on Tuesday, April 9 to participate in the Rush City Invite. Pine City did great despite the cold and windy weather. The athletes performed well, but they will improve once the weather gets nicer. Despite the weather, both the girls and boys track and field t…

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Weather held off for Pine City to host the Cool Dragon Invite on Tuesday, April 5. Pine City brought in schools that they don’t compete against much during the regular season with many of the teams bringing good competition for the Dragons.