Archive for March, 2014

MNSure CEO Leitz To Testify In Congressional Hearing

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

The interim CEO of the MNSure health insurance marketplace will stand before congress in a Thursday hearing geared at examining Obamacare exchanges throughout the nation. According to the AP, the hearing, which is entitled “Examining ObamaCare’s Problem-Filled State Exchanges” seeks internal documents and communications between state employees, contractors and Obama Administration officials. CEO Scott Leitz […]

DNR: “Think Zero” Campaign To Help Prevent Aquatic Hitchhiking

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

In an effort to reduce the number of invasive species throughout the state’s lakes and river, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is prompting all boaters to “think zero” this summer.

160 Wisconsin National Guard Members Ready To Deploy

Friday, March 28th, 2014

About 160 members of the Wisconsin National Guard are getting ready to leave for a deployment in Afghanistan. The members of the 829th Engineer Company will be sent off with a ceremony Friday morning at Fort McCoy. The unit is usually involved in construction, but its mission this time will be to help break down […]

More Roster Moves By The Twins

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Twins wrap up Spring Training with games against the Boston Red Sox today and tomorrow at 12:05pm on COOL COUNTRY, WCMP-FM 100.9 Meantime, the Twins have made a series of roster moves on the verge of the 2014 MLB regular season. Outfielder Chris Parmalee and pitcher Scott Diamond were released Thursday, the team said. […]

“Asian Carp” To Get A Minnesota Makeover

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The troublesome fish currently known as “Asian carp” may be about to get an image makeover in Minnesota. Bills moving through the Legislature would require official state materials to refer to the fish as “invasive carp” instead. That’s in line with the threat the non-native fish poses to Mississippi River-area ecosystems. Some Minnesota residents of […]

Pioneer Report With Mike Gainor

Thursday, March 27th, 2014


Pine City Pioneer Editor Mike Gainor stopped by for another Pioneer report and visited with our Mike Hughes to discuss the most recent edition of the newspaper.
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Pine County Commissioners Report With Steve Hallan (Audio)

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan stopped by to visit on the most recent board meeting.  Commissioner Hallan had a few items on the agenda this week. He talked about MnDOT’s Highway 70 road plan, the Soil & Water Conservation District and the Township Officers Association Meetings,  the new engineering firm hired by the East Central […]