January 26, 2018

Sweeping sceneries of France, rolling hills of California — these are the pictures that come to mind when we think of wineries. But tucked in a cozy corner, currently framed by branches of white, is a Minnesota winery here in Pine County: Northern Hollow Winery, locate...

December 8, 2017

To do unto others as you would have done unto you is the rhythm Karon Schmidt fashions her life after. People are her priority and her dedication to them led to her becoming this year’s Citizen of the Year in Hinckley.

“I don’t know how deserving I am of it, but here I...

December 8, 2017

From the heart, the hands move into action, and there’s no better time for heartwarming — or, rather, hand-warming action than Christmastime.

Northview Bank, which serves 12 locations across the state, kicked off its Hearts to Hands program this year, which director of...

November 8, 2017

Who said reading the newspaper is just for old people?

Students in classes at Hinckley-Finlayson High School are discovering the benefit of local newspaper coverage, thanks to some dedicated teachers and generous donors.

Once a week, Jay Kreger’s civics classes open up t...

October 27, 2017

Many small communities and towns have a focal point were citizens gather with friends, family and neighbors to socialize, perhaps have a meal and a beverage. These locations serve as a gathering place for all manner of events. It may be a birthday party or the celebrat...

October 11, 2017

In the Hinckley Elementary gym on a Tuesday night, one might find a group of energetic athletes. These athletes are members of Paradise Pride, a sports club for special athletes made up of about 22 total members from areas from Sandstone to Rush City.

Lori Patterson co-...

September 29, 2017

With the autumn equinox behind us and cooler weather on everyone’s minds as we try to enjoy the remaining days in the sun, families, couples and adventure-seekers alike are looking for one last outdoor hurrah before hibernating for the winter.

In the midst of changing l...

September 8, 2017

When people around the Hinckley area hear Joshua Benson’s name, they probably know who he is and about the four-wheeling accident a few years ago that rendered him paralyzed. What they maybe don’t know is the young man the doctors said would never walk again is now tak...

September 1, 2017

The Detroit Cowboy, a.k.a. Kid Rock, a.k.a. Robert James Ritchie, spent some time fishing in Pine County after performing in a sold-out show on August 19th at Hinckley Grand Casino. The five time grammy nominee was picked up the following day at the casino by Josh Stev...

August 11, 2017

What would you do if you could accomplish a dream you’ve had since you were six years old? What would it even be? Would you have flown to the moon? Joined the circus? Become an international spy? Competed in your favorite sport on a national scale?

Reuben Gibbs, an 18-y...

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