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An effort is underway in the Minnesota State House of Representatives to rename St. Croix State Park to “Walter F. Mondale State Park” and is part of an omnibus bill. This comes after an initial effort was made to rename Interstate State Park, near Taylors Falls, after...

March 15, 2019

The goal of “counting everyone once, only once, and in the right place” is now underway through 2020 Census outreach and promotion efforts.

Jim Accurso, partnership specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, highlighted the importance of public awareness and engagement as...

March 15, 2019

The two candidates for State House of Representative District 11B, Tim Burkhardt (DFL) of Hinckley and Nathan Nelson (R) of Hinckley, were asked a series of questions which are shared here as part of our voters’ guide. Each of the candidates were given a word limit of...

February 21, 2019

Nathan Nelson, of Hinckley, earned the Republican endorsement for the special election District 11B State House of Representatives seat on Tuesday, February 19. District 11B includes most of Pine and Kanabec County. The endorsement convention was held in Mora.


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February 21, 2019

Tim Burkhardt, current Hinckley City Councilor and former Executive Director of the Seven County Senior Federation, has decided to run for state representative in the upcoming house district 11B special election.  House district 11B covers most of Pine and Kanabec Coun...

January 30, 2019

Pine County will be seeing a new face to help strengthen and expand existing community efforts focused on addressing the opioid epidemic. Three new opioid prevention positions have been created and filled by the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Devel...

January 18, 2019

What has been the longest government shutdown in the history of the United States is now contributing to the normal stressors of a federal prison employee. Long hours of working with inmates ranging from murderers to white collar criminals just got compounded as prison...

December 14, 2018

When Dylan Altendorf, United States Army Corporal and 2013 graduate of Braham High School, first enlisted in the Army, he never imagined he would be in the company of dignitaries and world leaders. But that is the honor he was given when placed on the Honor Guard Compa...

November 24, 2018

“Predators live among us” is something Predator Hunters USA wants parents to start recognizing. Predator Hunters USA is a newly assembled sexual predator hunting group which recently busted a predator in Pine City and provided evidence which lead to his arrest. “Keepin...

November 8, 2018

An Isanti man, Randy Lee McCray, 53, is being charged with two felony counts of soliciting a child to engage in sexual conduct and soliciting a child or believed to be a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct.

On October 29, the Pine County S...

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