Princeton Man Killed Following Motorcycle Crash in Pine County
On June 2, 2023, at approximately 17:31 hours, the Pine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a personal injury accident involving a motor vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection of County Highway 61 and Beroun Crossing Road in Pine City. Deputies arrived on scene and found...
Grand Casinos to be recognized as Beyond the Yellow Ribbon employer, and more news
The Grand Casinos of Mille Lacs and Hinckley is on track to become a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon recognized company later this month. Brandon Schmidt, Talent Communications Manager for Grand Casinos, says this project has been years in the making. “We partnered with MLCV and both Grand Casino Hinckley and Mille Lacs, and over the last two years, we’ve been doing things to recognize our associates that are current veterans and also active military members, and also doing some work in the community,” Schmidt said.
Pine County Approves Revised Corrections Pay Scale, and more news
The Pine County Board approved a revised pay scale for corrections officers and dispatchers during a meeting last month. This comes as the county is looking to recruit new staff as well as reward existing corrections staff for their longevity. Commissioner Josh Mohr says this change will make pine county...
For the First Time in Ogilvie Raceway History, the World of Outlaw Sprints Make Their Debut!
Ogilvie, MN (June 3) – For the first time in Ogilvie Raceway history, the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars invaded the town of Ogilvie and raced the surface of the Big O. A record breaking, standing room only crowd covered the track grounds and watched 27 of the best of the best Sprints put on a great show. The WISSOTA Midwest Modifieds and Micro Winged Sprints were also in attendance and helped complete the race program.
Man dies after 2-vehicle crash in north metro
EAST BETHEL, Minn. — Authorities report a man has died after being involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday in the north metro. The Anoka County Sheriff said deputies responded to the scene just before 1:30 p.m. on the 2700 block of Viking Boulevard Northeast in East Bethel. Their preliminary...
Air quality alert expanded and extended for Minnesota and Wisconsin
MINNEAPOLIS — State health officials have expanded and extended an Air Quality Alert issued for a large portion of Minnesota and Wisconsin due to smoke from wildfires burning in Quebec, combined with sunny skies and warm temps. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) expanded the air quality alert for...
Warring will reach for the stars after graduating from Rush City
Those who know Emily Warring know she is fascinated by space. “My brother [Patrick] got a telescope about 10 years ago, and I always loved looking at the skies with him,” the Rush City senior said. “I’ve visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida a few times, and after every visit I get more and more fascinated by what space is and what it entails. “It started when I learned...
Carson Macedo Rolls to Victory in World of Outlaws Ogilvie Debut
OGILVIE, MN – After a 19-race gap between his first and second wins of the season, Carson Macedo had no intentions of waiting as long for a third. Aside from a couple missteps here and there, Macedo and his Jason Johnson Racing crew’s consistency hasn’t slipped this year. But while the podiums and top fives have been nice, they want to win.
Zearfoss scores top ten in first Outlaws visit to Ogilvie; Knoxville Raceway doubleheader on horizon
JONESTOWN, Pa. (June 5, 2023) - A pair of races through the upper Midwest resulted in a pair of successful outcomes for Jonestown, Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss and Brock Zearfoss Racing, concluding the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series swing through North Dakota and Minnesota with one top-ten appearance, just missing the top-ten in the other. Zearfoss’ 2023 World of Outlaws top-ten count now stands at four, still ranked ninth in the Series’ overall driver standings.
Rush City City Council looks at airport projects
The Rush City City Council worked on several projects involving the Rush City Airport at its May 22 meeting. Jacque Zerbes of Short Elliott Hendrickson, who attended the meeting via Zoom, presented an architect/engineer agreement for an Environmental Review that asked to remove some trees that are blocking the view of the runway at the airport. The trees are on private property, but in the air space easement. The land...
Pine Technical and Community College receives state funding, and more news
The end of the 2023 legislative session brought exciting news for Pine Technical and Community College as a last-minute bonding bill brought the college over 20 million dollars. PTCC President Joe Mulford said the money will fund an expansion project that began in 2018. “Almost all of our core technical...
Artist Dolores Peterson Opens June Gallery at Pine Center for the Arts
For 45 years as an artist, Dolores (Lorrie) Peterson has done crafts and sewing, experimenting with different materials. “Seeing the reaction on people’s faces of enjoyment for my creativity is my inspiration for continuing all these years,” Peterson said. Peterson enjoys searching for interesting subjects and objects to...
Motorcycle Crash in Hazel Green
On Saturday around 5pm, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a one motorcycle crash on Logan Road with one person injured. 40 year old Floyd Rarick of Pine City, Minnesota was southbound on Logan Road on his Harley Davidson. Rarick approached a sharp corner to the east and was unable to negotiate the curve. Rarick put the motorcycle down on its side. Rarick was taken to MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center for his injuries. Rarick was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Hazel Green EMS and the Hazel Green Police Department.
OPPORTUNITY: Pine County Digital Inclusion Survey
Here’s an opportunity for folks in Pine County and an idea for other communities as Pine County News reports…. The Pine County Digital Connection Committee is conducting a digital inclusion survey in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development’s Office of Broadband Development (OBD), to gather information to inform the digital equity plan that the OBD is preparing as part of the federal Digital Equity Act.
2023 Braham graduates celebrate a milestone
Braham Area High School celebrated the Graduating Class of 2023 in a ceremony on Friday, May 26 in the high school gym. Nikki Hallman was there to capture the ceremony -- and more. And click here to read the story about Brett Lund and his difficult journey to graduation.
Pine City Defeats Milaca in Round One of Playoffs
The Dragons hosted the Wolves yesterday in the first round of section 7AA playoffs. Isaiah Hasz got the start on the mound for the Dragons and it was a bit of a rough start. Milaca's first three batters would reach on two walks and a base hit to lead the bases with zero outs. The Wolves had a prime opportunity to not only score first but open the flood gates early. Hasz though slammed the door striking out the next three batters to end the inning and escape the jam. The Dragons wouldn't have much luck at the plate as the Wolves starter Porter Meyer struck out 2 of the 4 batters he faced. The 2nd inning started well for the Wolves as Hasz walked the first three batters and was pulled for Nick Plasek. He was able to help the Dragons get the outs needed to get back to the plate. They would score the first run of the game after four runners walked. The Wolves early momentum slipped away as they couldn't get anyone on base the next two innings. But for Pine City they were able to cross another three runners and take a in the third and added one more in the fourth to take a 5-0 lead.
WoO Sprints Prep For Northern Swing
GRAND FORKS, ND- For the first time in 2023, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars are northbound. After two consecutive weekends in Ohio followed by a Monday visit to Indiana, nearly 15 hours of driving will bring the tour to its next destination. The Greatest Show on...
Braham Appreciation Day is set for Saturday, June 3
The Braham Chamber of Commerce presents Braham Appreciation Day on Saturday, June 3 at Freedom Park. The event will begin fun and games for kids starting at 10 a.m. There will be a petting zoo, pony rides, a bounce house and kids games until 2 p.m. The annual parade will begin at 11 a.m.; lineup will take place at the Braham High School parking lot starting at 10 a.m. ...
East Central Energy (ECE) starts fiber construction in Dalbo, Ogilvie, Braham and Pine City (Isanti and Kanabec Counties)
East Central Energy is proud to announce that construction for ECE Fiber started on May 8, 2023. Construction will consist of installing both overhead and underground fiber lines, starting in the Dalbo area before moving to Ogilvie, Braham, and Pine City throughout the remainder of the year. The cooperative first...
Doing their part for future generations
Sandelands Realty, a local brokerage in Garrison, is aiding in land and water preservation for future generations. For 2023, the brokerage has donated 200 trees from the Mille Lacs Soil & Water District (MLSWD) for the inaugural Sandelands Realty Tree Planting, in honor of Earth/Arbor Days. With the help of Willow Shields, Father Hennepin Assistant Manager, 100 trees were planted on Sunday, May 7 by Sandelands Realty’s broker, agents and their families at Father Hennepin State Park in Isle. An additional 100 trees will be...
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