Simply burning wood, the EPA cautions, has the short term (hours or days of exposure) effects of a number of lung diseases, respiratory infections and asthma. Long term effects may include cancer and reproductive/developmental effects, according to their website.

But wh...

Dying for one’s country is honorable, but dying because of one’s country is reprehensible. This is exactly how those who shared testimony of disease caused by burn pit exposure feel. They shared their feelings of abandonment and despair in a documentary, titled “Delay,...

November 10, 2017

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky,

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and n...

October 27, 2017

The Pine County Veterans and county board seem to have come to an agreement on the future Veterans Services Office/Health and Human Services building in Sandstone. A facilities committee report was given at the October 10 regular county board meeting stating that Count...

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...

August 11, 2017

The Hinckley American Legion post will have a new decoration on its front lawn this week. It’s a disposal box for “tattered and tired” flags. The disposal box will be a place for people to dispose of flags properly, according to Legion member and project coordinator Al...

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