February 2, 2018

It’s a plotline many are familiar with: a parent or parents living in rural communities push themselves to the limit, working hard to make a better life for their children — often juggling more than one job. The children grow up, go to a four-year school, just as their...

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...

October 13, 2017

Thanks to a generous donation to Hinckley American Legion Post 388 by long time American Legion member Don Opsahl and his wife Lucy, the Hinckley Elementary School has a new flagpole and flag for their athletic field.

Hinckley American Legion Commander John Rostberg sai...

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 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...

August 4, 2017

Hinckley High School graduate, Brenda (Berquist) Fischer was recently named Dean of the School of Education at St. Scholastica in Duluth.

Fischer is the daughter of Florence and the late Jim Berquist. She graduated from Hinckley in 1990 and went on to get her B.S. in El...

July 28, 2017

Members of Hinckley’s township spoke frankly at July’s monthly meeting about the proposed propane gas distribution facility, where an estimated 720,000 gallons of propane could be housed.

With a previously reported July construction date that was then pushed back to sta...

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