Today's Top Local Stories
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 12:01 pm
The Freedom Fest Medallion Hunt has a new spin this year, with one lucky contestant that will win $500 next week, courtesy of WCMP! Listen daily to 100.9FM the week of June 24-28 to clues given out during the First Thing in the Morning Show with Mike Hughes. The clues will lead our listeners to one hidden medallion each day – for a total of five hidden medallions throughout the week. Then, on Saturday, June 29, at the Pine County Fair Grounds, each of those five medallion finders will be eligible for the grand prize of $500 to be determined in a random drawing at 11am. You have a 1-in-5 chance of winning this year at the Freedom Festival in Pine City!
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 9:50 am
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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 7:22 am
U.S Sen. Al Franken has been working with businesses and education leaders throughout Minnesota to understand their needs and to come up with legislation that would help them close the skills gap. He’s now going to be introducing a bill to support workforce development and training. Franken discussed that topic, and others, with our Jesse Logan.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 at 6:51 am
The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is on the lookout for a vehicle they believe was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Monday, June 17.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 11:32 am
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland made his weekly radio appearance on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 7:34 am
An update on the Barron County fatality we reported on Monday: an arrest has been made after an 18-year old was struck by a semi and killed. The arrested party is just 17 years old.
Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 1:50 pm
A 32-year-old man is dead after falling out of a boat in Isanti County early Sunday morning.
Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 1:49 pm
The Sandstone daycare provider that was accused of being drunk while a toddler in her care wandered onto a highway is now facing charges.
Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 6:24 am
Tuesday will be a big day at the Pine County Courthouse. During the regular, mid-month Pine County Board meeting, an open discussion on the Northern Lights Express project has been scheduled. The controversial project, also known as NLX, would bring high speed rail through Pine County. The meeting begins at 10am in the board room and residents are invited to attend to express concern or support.
Saturday, June 15th, 2013 at 11:23 am
Officers with the North Branch Police Department and deputies of the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force served a search warrant at King Tobacco in North Branch on Friday.
Friday, June 14th, 2013 at 7:30 am
An in-home daycare in Sandstone has been shut down immediately following an incident with a wandering toddler on Highway 23 and it’s intoxicated caretaker.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 11:12 am
On Wednesday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and the members of a state trade delegation left for a 10-day trip Europe with Sweeden scheduled to be the first stop. Dayton’s adult sons are also going on the trip.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 9:51 am
The MSHSL State Baseball tournament starts on Thursday in various sites around the State. Teams in all three classes will be fighting for the right to play on Monday for a State Championship at Target Field.
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at 8:05 am
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Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 10:48 am
On Wednesday morning, the Pine City School Board voted 5-1 to go forward with the latest round of bids that were submitted on the new auditorium project. In a sweeping action, the board also approved to spend an additional $482,842 to relocate the district offices to the front of the building.
Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 at 5:17 am
The Pine City School Board is set to have a key meeting on the new High School Auditorium on Wednesday morning at 7am in the Media Center at the High School.
The project was approved via public referendum back in Aug of 2012.
The first round of bids came in overbudget.
So a new plan was drafted.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 8:33 am
Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland issued his regular report once again on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 at 5:57 am
A tractor accident in Pine County claimed the life a 50-year old man last Friday.
Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
The State Track and Field meet took place over the weekend at Hamline University. The athletes competed in fairly good weather conditions on Friday and Saturday.
Monday, June 10th, 2013 at 11:39 am
On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken met with a group of Minnesota veterans to thank the group for their service to our country. The group traveled to Washington with the Honor Flight Northland, a non-profit organization that honors veterans from Minnesota by bringing them to Washington, D.C. to visit a number of war memorials.