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Weather Related Community Announcements

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Grantsburg Schools- afternoon and evening activites cancelled.

Hinckley/Finlayson Schools-no after school activities.

Henriette Community Church is cancelling all evening Bible Studies.

Cambridge/Isanti Schools-afternoon classes are cancelled.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pine City-all education classes cancelled.

Christ The King Catholic Church in Cambridge-Stations of the Cross cancelled.

Saints Peter and PaulCatholic Church in Braham-Stations of the Cross cancelled.

First Lutheran Church in Hinckley-7pm Worship Service is cancelled.

Nationwide Warrant Issued For Arrest Of Victor Barnard

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014


A religious leader has been charged with 59 counts of criminal sexual conduct involving two members of a “Maidens Group” within a Pine County-based church he led called the River Road Fellowship. The church had owned properties near Finlayson, before selling them and moving out of state.

Pine County authorities announced Tuesday an arrest warrant has been issued for 52-year-old Victor Arden Barnard. The sheriff’s office says he was last known to be in the Spokane, Wash., area, and police are looking for him there.

Burnett County Sheriff’s Report

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Burnett County Sheriff Dean Roland reports several deaths, a harassment complaint, drug overdose and more on the Tuesday Sheriff’s Report.

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Burning Restrictions Go Into Effect

Monday, April 14th, 2014

 

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is putting burning restrictions in place beginning Monday.

The restrictions will affect the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Chisago, Dakota, Douglas, Hennepin, Isanti, Otter Tail, Pope, Ramsey, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd, Washington and Wright.

On Monday, April 21, these counties will also be under restrictions: Aitkin, Becker, Cass, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Kanabec, Mahnomen, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, Polk and Wadena.

The burning restrictions mean the state won’t give out burning permits for burning brush or yard waste, but campfires are still allowed.

Rep. Tim Faust Speaks At East Central Energy’s 78th Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

East Central Energy hosted the Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting on Saturday and WCMP was live on-location. We spoke with Rep. Tim Faust about recent energy legislation and it’s effect on ECE members.

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ECE Annual Meeting In Rush City This Saturday

Friday, April 11th, 2014


Join East Central Energy for the Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting this Saturday, April 12th at Rush City High School. It all begins with a complimentary “pancake breakfast” at 8am. Popular activities such as bingo and those “bucket truck” rides will return. The Business Meeting begins at 10:15am.
WCMP will broadcast live during the event Saturday morning.

Gainor On The Pioneer Report

Thursday, April 10th, 2014


Pine City Pioneer Editor Mike Gainor stopped by for this week’s Pioneer report. He gives us a preview of this week’s edition of the paper.

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