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 By Tim Franklin    News    April 17, 2014 

Religious leader sought by police

The leader of a religious group that was formerly based in Finlayson is facing 59 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct after being officially charged by local authorities on Friday. Victor Arden...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 10, 2014

Investigation into Riverwood finances planned

The state of Minnesota is investigating why Riverwood abruptly closed two weeks ago. The agency served mental health patients in four counties, including Pine, which led to other counties scrambling to supply services. “The attorney general is...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    March 13, 2014

Flood project nears completion

Pine County is moving closer to completing the 2012 flood project. Last week, the county approved the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) payment to the county, which is approximately $4.1 million. This will cover 75 percent of the flood...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    February 13, 2014

Pine County supports AMC proposal to put more legals online, not in newspapers

The Pine County Board of Commissioners, in a unanimous vote last Tuesday, supported a resolution put forward by County Administrator David Minke in behest of the Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) that would allow more notices to be taken out...

 
 By Tim Franklin    Sports    February 6, 2014

MLA girls start playoffs

In their last regular season game, the Moose Lake Area Rebels girls defeated Princeton 3-1 in Princeton on Friday night. Moose Lake Area will host Eveleth-Gilbert at home on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    January 16, 2014

Pine County wary about community sign

The Pine County board could have heated meetings in the months ahead, according to one commissioner, if it allows an electronic sign on land owned by the county. Commissioner Stephen Hallan of Pine City brought forward a request for a group to lease...

 
 By Tim Franklin    Sports    December 19, 2013

Rebels defeat Tigers

The Moose Lake Area Rebels girls hockey team fell behind 2-0 to Princeton on Saturday, before coming back and defeating the Tigers 4-3 in overtime. It was a very physical game on both ends of the...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    November 21, 2013

Man shot dead in home invasion

A conversation at a party in Hinckley last Wednesday led to a decision to go to a Sandstone home in the middle of the night in search of prescription drugs and money. That decision paved the way for...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    November 14, 2013

County to save with new medical examiners

Pine County is expected to save quite a bit of money in the next two years by getting a new offer for medical examiners. Last Tuesday afternoon, the county board unanimously approved a switch to Midwest Medical Examiners, which are owned by Anoka...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    October 10, 2013

PCHS asks county for more support

The Pine County Historical Society will be asking for more financial support from the county in 2014. About 12 historical society members appeared before the county board last week to ask for more financial support. Last year, the group received...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    May 16, 2013

Pine County pushing for economic development

Pine County is moving closer to hiring a person to lead economic development efforts. At last week’s county board meeting in Sandstone, county board chair Stephen Hallan of Pine City noted this effort was very “near and dear” to the heart of...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 25, 2013

Commissioner's death brings end to decades of service

Long-time county commissioner and former state legislator Doug Carlson, 74, of Sandstone, died Monday evening. Carlson was found deceased around 6:30 p.m. in the men’s restroom on the second floor...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    April 18, 2013

Flood relief coming soon to Pine County

Flood relief will soon be coming to Pine County residents from damage inflicted on their homes in July 2012. Tuesday, the Pine County Board of Commissioners approved a payment of $2.25 million to help those people who had homes damaged by the...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    January 24, 2013

Sheriff takes stand on gun regulations

Pine County received some national media attention this past week after Sheriff Robin Cole said he would not be enforcing any new gun mandates from the federal government. Cole shared his views sent out to over 20 media organizations late last...

 
 By Tim Franklin    News    October 25, 2012

County to lead in buyout program

Pine County is expected to be the lead agency to assist in the flood recovery buying program for those people hit hard by the record July flooding in the northern part of the county. Last Tuesday afternoon, the meeting room in Sandstone was packed...