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 By Ailene Croup    News    March 27, 2014

MnDOT to work with limited funds

At the Pine County board’s regular meeting last Tuesday, Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) representative Walter Leu outlined construction and state highway improvements for District 1 over the next four years, 2015 to 2018. Federal...

 By Ailene Croup    News    September 19, 2013

Pine County's spending on track

Pine County Administrator David Minke told the board, at last Tuesday's regular meeting, the county is on track with its 2013 spending. Minke had graphs available which showed the percentage of budgeted funds spent by each department. He said with...

 By Ailene Croup    Lifestyles    September 12, 2013

Doc's ribs win again

RIBS 1st – Doc’s 2nd – Famous Dave’s 3rd – Dickeys Pulled Pork 1st – Famous Dave’s 2nd – Dickey’s 3rd – Doc’s Wings 1st – Doc’s 2nd – Famous Dave’s Brisket 1st –...

 By Ailene Croup    News    May 30, 2013

Petitioners want county out of NLX

Petitions with hundreds of names of residents opposing the county’s involvement in the Northern Lights Express (NLX) were presented at last week’s regular county board meeting in Pine City. County residents spoke during the public forum. Laura...

 By Ailene Croup    News    May 2, 2013

Timeline set to fill vacant seat

With the sudden death of Pine County Commissioner Doug Carlson of Sandstone, the county board has been left with a decision as to when they should set a date for a special election to fill the District 5 position. By law, according to the Secretary...

 By Ailene Croup    News    April 11, 2013

Board supports tax increase for transportation

In a 3-2 vote last week, at the regular Pine County board meeting, the board approved a resolution of support to the state for increased taxes for transportation. County Engineer Mark LeBrun said the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC), who...

 By Ailene Croup    News    December 6, 2012

Region experiencing severe drought

The word drought has not been in the thoughts or conversations of most Pine County residents during the last six months. Northern parts of the county have only just begun to recover from the June flooding. Still, much of the United States suffered...

 By Ailene Croup    News    November 15, 2012

Pine County deputy under investigation

Pine County Sheriff Robin Cole wondered "how this could be" when he received a theft complaint, about two weeks ago, involving one of his deputies. He immediately sent an investigator out to get details of the complaint, which Cole called "very...