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 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...


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