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Pine City Sings Sends Two to Statewide Competition - 6-26 News

Minnesota Buffer Law Updated in Pine County

Pine County recently decided to take matters into their own hands when it comes to a new state law.

The Minnesota Buffer Law requires specific sizes of ditches in Minnesota to protect waterways.

The Pine County Board voted to go ahead in favor of enforcing the laws themselves with funds provided by the state.

Pine County land services director Kelly Schroeder explained that it’s been fairly easy to explain to citizens the specifications the law requires regarding the water buffers.

Ultimately the county has an option to change their mind on whether they want to enforce the law or hand it back to the state, as long as they choose before November 1st.

Pine City High School Scholarship Recipients

Pine City High School just released its scholarship winners for the 2017 graduates.

291 thousand dollars is being awarded for the first year of college, and over 71 thousand of that is coming from local sponsors.

Breaking down the class of 2017, 38 percent will attend a four year college, 34 percent will attend a community or technical college/school, 22 percent will work full time, four percent will be in the military, and two percent are undecided.

The full list of graduates receiving scholarships can be found here from the Pine City Pioneer.

Reward for Catching Thief

The Isanti County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

The Long Lake Lutheran Church was robbed and vandalized recently.

An anonymous donor will provide the reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

If you have information regarding the case call the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office.

Pine City Sings Competition

Freedom Fest 2017 was headlined on Saturday by the Pine City Sings singing competition.

The competition pitted six contestants together for the chance to move on to the statewide Minnesota Sings event.

After the performances and some deliberations by the judges, a first place and runner up was decided.

Michaela Engh and Samantha Leger took those spots, respectively.

Now that the winners have been selected, they’ll compete on Sunday, September 24th at Minnesota Sings in St. Paul.

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