Monthly Archives: October 2009

College grad rate rising faster than U.S.

Only two out of five counties in America–including Pine County–have a rising college graduate share. Source:  Georgeanne Artz: “The Rural Brain Drain: Is It a Reality?” The above map shows the competitive share of the college-educated population as a percent … Continue reading

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Energy Assistance Available

Funding available for Minnesota families (See Red Rock Radio link below) http://redrockonair.com/news/2009/10/27/108-million-in-liheap-funding-for-minnesota-families/

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Reusing bags reduces plastic bag waste

Last year, Walmart announced that it would work to reduce the weight of its global plastic shopping bag waste by an average of 33 percent per store by 2013.  With the millions of dollars they spend each year purchasing plastic … Continue reading

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Scholin to be honored for planning efforts

Pine City Council Member Brian Scholin will receive the City’s third annual “Citizen Planner” award at the third-annual planning open house Wednesday, Oct. 28, to be held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s “National Planning Month”. Scholin will be … Continue reading

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Economic downturn’s affect on housing

Counties shaded in darker colors have higher rates of vacancies. Pine County’s vacancy rate above 30%. According to data collected by ESRI, more than one-third of Pine County homes are considered vacant.  In their recent edition of Government Matters, ESRI … Continue reading

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Bella Café opens in Pine City

Proof that Pine City is becoming more touristy? Bella Café Fudge Shoppe recently opened in Nelson’s Market’s Pine City location (1035 Main Street S.).  Orders can be made online for great, tasty confectionery gifts for friends, families or coworkers.  See … Continue reading

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Downtown Leadership Group yields vision

  The DLG meets the 2nd Wedsnesdays at Sprouts Hometown Market At their meeting Wednesday, the Downtown Leadership Group (DLG) adopted a vision and a mission to carry them forward. Vision:  To support historic downtown Pine City as the proud … Continue reading

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“Little Shop…” tickets on sale

Tickets for “Little Shop of Horrors”, the PCHS fall musical, are on sale.  The show opens Friday the 13th, and runs two weekends.   The cast has been learning lyrics and lines over the past five weeks, as well as lots of dance moves … Continue reading

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Preservation Alliance has local presence

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota has a two-week display in the vestibule of City Hall in Pine City to showcase preservation and protection of Minnesota’s historic resources.   Everyone is encouraged to stop by, sign the guest book and pick up … Continue reading

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Senate Capital Investment Committee to visit Pine City

The Senate Capital Investment Committee will take a tour and meet with people in the coming days to get a firsthand view of projects where a roughly $3 billion of state dollars may be invested.  Tough decisions will surely have … Continue reading

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