Pine Island News


05/19/2018 09:32 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Our View: ICE looks at Pine Island for detention center 

The Karnes County, Texas, Civil Detention Center is privately owned by GEO Group, which contracts with ICE. Another private prison operator, Management and Training Corp., has proposed building a 640-bed detention center in Pine Island for ICE detainees.


05/18/2018 05:58 AM  ~~~Source~~~
End of school year sees longtime teachers closing the books 

Marge Berg, who has taught Family Consumer Science class at Pine Island High School for 39 years, teaches students how to make crA me brA lA©e Tuesday. Berg is retiring at the end of this school year.


05/16/2018 08:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Answer Man: Pioneer building leaves Pine Island intact 

This pioneer-era structure stood for years in Pine Island. The owners have now moved it to an undisclosed location.


05/12/2018 03:19 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Arnold "Ike" Archer 

Please join us on Saturday, May 19, 2018 To remember and celebrate the life of Arnold "IKE" Archer at an Open House Memorial 1-4 pm. Pine Island American Legion Post 184 108 1st.


05/11/2018 06:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Companies propose immigration detention centers for Midwest 

Companies and local governments have proposed building new immigration detention centers in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana, responding to a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials stepping up arrests in the center of the country. The proposals, most by for-profit corrections contractors, were submitted to ICE after it put out a request in October for detention sites near Chicago, Detroit, Salt Lake City and St. Paul, Minnesota.


05/11/2018 06:20 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Companies propose immigration detention centers for Midwest 

Montana rescuers pulled a man from surging floodwaters as authorities issued new evacuation orders and water continued to rise in rivers and streams across the western half of the state. A federal appeals court has reinstated a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation law allowing drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize.


05/05/2018 01:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Heard on the Street: Northwest Rochester animal clinic to open 

A new veterinarian clinic - the Med City Animal Hospital - is opening in northwest Rochester, and it's in a spot already familiar to many local pet owners. Veterinary Dr. Nate Mannix is renovating and updating the former home of the Assisi Drive Animal Hospital at 1111 14th St. NW with plans to open later this month.


05/02/2018 01:04 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Heard on the Street: New flavors on the way to farmers market 

If you become hungry at the Rochester Farmers Market this Saturday, you'll have some new choices for a quick breakfast or lunch along with the wide variety of locally raised produce and meat from dozens of producers. Two new vendors - Infuzn Foods, of Pine Island, and CrAape Jean Luc, of Winona - will join the mix of the three established concession booths at the market from 7:30 a.m. to noon at Fourth Street and Fourth Avenue Southeast.


04/30/2018 02:08 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Winds fan flames across SE Minnesota 

Stewartville firefighters work to extinguish a brush fire near the Stewartville dump at 943 2nd Ave. SW Sunday afternoon. Flames were reported as high as 15 feet.


04/26/2018 10:27 AM  ~~~Source~~~
My favorite Germans: Heisenberg and Sgt. Schultz 

Pine Island Mayor Rod Steele prepares to cut one of several ribbons during ceremonies at Pine Island's new elementary school in this September 2015 file photo. At right are school superintendent Tamara Berg and school board chairman John Champa.