May 11, 2018

Battle between Pine County and adjacent landowners over Munch Township memorial forest easement continues

A battle has come to a crescendo regarding an easement to access a public memorial forest in Hinckley’s Munch Township. During the May 1 county board meeting at the...

April 27, 2018

Above and Beyond: A new feature recognizing area citizens who go above and beyond in our community

To Char Gafkjen, home is the word that best defines Hinckley, Minnesota.

“One thing I can say about the community is that this area has felt like home since I was a child....

April 27, 2018

Senator Tina Smith got to dig up some dirt in an excavator as part of her visit to the Local 49 Training Center in Hinckley, on Friday, April 13. While that was the fun part of her tour, Smith also discussed the importance of the center’s apprenticeship training progra...

April 27, 2018

Brandon Kellerman, senior project manager with ICS consulting, presented the Hinckley-Finlayson School Board with updates on the facilities project. At April’s regular school board meeting, Kellerman told the board even though they were a little behind the initial sche...

April 27, 2018

Last week, we heard from local ranchers who shared their encounters with wolves, as well as what the local Minnesota Department of Natural Resource officials are saying about their observations. This week, the increasing wolf population will be addressed, as well as th...

April 27, 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. – As farmers wait for the snow to melt and finalize planting plans, the Minnesota Department of Transportation invites them to consider leaving standing corn rows to help control blowing and drifting snow on state highways next winter.

MnDOT pays farmers...

April 27, 2018

At the April 9 Finlayson City Council meeting, Fire Chief Wyatt Lucht gave the monthly fire report. He stated that in March, they only had 10 runs, all of which were medical and one involved a motor vehicle accident, for a total of 31.5 hours.

Regarding obtaining prices...

April 18, 2018

It was dawn and the first new calf of the year had been born the day before at the Wolf Tooth Ranch west of Hinckley owned by Dave and Dana Jensen. The Jensens fittingly named the ranch “Wolf Tooth Ranch” because of abundance of wolves they would see on their 540-acre...

April 18, 2018

A two-year, major resurfacing and bridge replacement project begins Monday,

April 16 on I-35 between Pine City and the Pine/Chisago County line. Motorists traveling

through the project area will encounter single lane closures from April 16 to

the end of May 2018. During t...

April 6, 2018

Statistics show that one in four women will be affected by domestic violence in their lifetime. Last Wednesday, WINDOW Victim Services held a Domestic Violence Awareness event at the Pine County Courthouse. This event was part of a statewide day of action entitled, "We...

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