October 16, 2019

The Pine County K-9 team of Deputy Aaron Boarchardt and his partner Chaos are up for a unique opportunity. They have been selected as finalists to win a brand new Chevrolet Tahoe squad car. There are 28 other departments throughout the country that are competing for th...

April 17, 2019

A well-known and growing entity in Kanabec and Pine Counties is undergoing a rebranding process. FirstLight Health System will soon be known by a different name.

Randy Ulseth, CEO of FirstLight, shared in a phone interview about the process.

Formerly Kanabec Hospital, Fi...

The community has responded to potential name change legislation of St. Croix State Park to Walter F. Mondale State Park, and a petition to save the name of the St. Croix State Park has been making its rounds. The petition, started by a group of people who live and wor...

April 17, 2019

The position of Hinckley Elementary (HE) Principal is still open after the April meeting of the Hinckley-Finlayson School Board.

A hiring committee was put together by the board to interview potential replacements for Jeff Wilson, whose position was left vacant in late...

November 8, 2018

Update:

According to a press release from the Pine County Sheriff’s Department the official search efforts for missing hunter David Lee Peltier were suspended at dark on November 7. Peltier had been reported missing on November 4 by members of his deer hunting party. Th...

September 24, 2018

Student safety during construction was discussed at the regular Hinckley-Finlayson School Board meeting last Monday. Superintendent Rob Prater told the board that the School Resource Officer (SRO) Zach Libra is back again this year and doing a great job. He has been wo...

September 24, 2018

Northview Bank has purchased the old Hinckley Co-operative Creamery Building on Highway 61. The plans for the building are to create a new Northview location on the site. A quick inquiry to the Hinckley Fire Museum revealed much about the long history of creameries in...

September 24, 2018

Joe France, from the Hinckley-Finlayson School District, was present at the September regular Hinckley City Council meeting last week. He was requesting right-of-way (ROW) access for district property on Brennan Ave. near Flagstad Field. There is currently a house and...

September 24, 2018

Former Hinckley Elementary student, Shelley Chollett Pierce, pens middle-grade fiction series, "The Crumberry Chronicles." Pierce’s first middle-level speculative fiction and first book in The Crumberry Chronicles, “The Wish I Wished Last Night” was released October 20...

September 24, 2018

Editor's Note

This is the fourth installment of a series on the volunteers at the Hinckley Fire Museum. Watch next week's issue for the next profile.

Barb and Greg Loiselle are this week’s featured volunteers at the Hinckley Fire Museum. The Loiselles currently live in C...

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