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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.


Nelson w...

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...

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...

February 27, 2018

School authorities sent out an email to all parents stating that the school had “been made aware of rumors of a threat at the high school today” on Monday evening, February 26th. The email, written by Pine City School Superintendent Annette Freiheit and High School Pri...

October 25, 2017

The East Central Eagles dominated the home field against the Blackduck Drakes on Tuesday night in the first section playoff game. The Eagles, seeded number four in section 7A, dominated both offensively and defensively and took a nice win against the number five seeded...

August 8, 2017

A Pine City juvenile, Patrick James Root, 17, is being charged as an adult with second degree murder for the death of Timothy Hughes, 22, of Pine City. 

According to the petition:

On August 4, at approximately 4:55 p.m., law enforcement was called to Pine Terrace mobile...

July 7, 2017

A Pine City man, Allen Charles Sheppard, 41, was charged with terrorist threats and criminal damage to property, both felonies.


According to charging documents, Pine County deputies responded to a report of an individual "tearing up the road” and going into the ditch o...

June 23, 2017

Three metro-area residents were arrested in Sturgeon Lake on May 18. Charles Dean Medgaarden of Faribault and Alexander James Armstrong of Golden Valley are charged with second-degree drug possession of over 100 marijuana plants. Kristie Mae Bleess is also charged with...

June 23, 2017

The City of Sandstone will have a new permanent administrator starting Aug. 1, 2017.


On Sunday, the Sandstone City Council officially offered the position to former City of Aitkin clerk Kathy George. The  job becomes official after approval of contract language and a r...

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