Pine River News

04/20/2018 06:26 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Memory loss focus of monthly meeting in Pine River18 min ago 

The Pine River Memory Cafe will begin Tuesday, April 24, to provide a safe, supporting, engaging place for people to share experiences about memory loss with their peers, to hear from speakers on topics relating to memory loss, and to learn about resources that can help.

04/19/2018 02:43 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Suspect in double homicide near Perham spent over a year in a mental hospital3 hours ago 

William Hillman, the 21-year-old jailed in the deaths of a rural Perham mother and son this week, was declared mentally ill in 2016 in Cass County, Minn., and hospitalized in the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center for over a year after attacking and threatening to kill his own mother, court documents show.

04/18/2018 03:30 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smith crowned Miss Pine River24 min ago 

Ellie Smith, Pine River-Backus High School junior, was crowned Miss Pine River 2018 Saturday, April 14, at Pine River-Backus School.

04/18/2018 01:06 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Cass County Board: Manifold hired as new environmental services assistant director34 min ago 

She worked for two years on a program to maintain compliance with environmental programs and regulations within Denali National Park in Alaska.

04/17/2018 05:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
21-year-old suspect in custody after two slain in Perham10 min ago 

A 21-year-old Pine River man is custody after two people were killed at a rural Perham home early Tuesday, April 17. Sheriff's deputies responded at 5:17 a.m. to a call of an assault at the home, Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons said in a news release.

04/17/2018 02:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
VIDEO: Ellie Smith crowned Miss Pine River 20184 min ago 

Pine River-Backus junior Ellie Smith sang her way to the title of Miss Pine River 2018 Saturday, April 14, at Pine River-Backus High School.

04/17/2018 02:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County announces "kick-off" of Pine River Watershed "One... 

Crow Wing County, Cass County, the Cass County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Crow Wing Soil and Water Conservation District, announces the beginning of planning for the development of the Pine River watershed "One Watershed, One Plan" Comprehensive Water Plan or "1W1P". As part of planning efforts, we are hosting a public information "kickoff" meeting and open- house on Monday, May 7th, from 8:30am to 12:00 the Ideal Township Community Center located at 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes, Minnesota.

04/16/2018 07:46 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Crosslake: Council tables discussion on rock dam repair project, talks city hall safety 

The Crosslake City Council tabled discussion regarding the use of Big Pine Trail to haul materials for the Pine River Rock Dam repair project after hearing from the Crow Wing County Soil and Water Conservation District and the city's public works department Monday, April 9. Beth Hippert, of the SWCD, asked the council to agree not to hold ... (more)

04/15/2018 01:03 PM  ~~~Source~~~
4. Making the Grade - March 14 

Amanda Brunsberg of Pine River received a $1,000 George W. Neilson Scholarship from Bemidji State University for the 2012-13 academic year.

04/15/2018 08:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
4 min 44 sec ago 

From left are U.S. Bank Vice President Melinda Thein, Backus American Legion Commander Eugene Gagnon and U.S. Bank Regional President Michael Markman.

04/14/2018 02:15 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Crow Wing County to kick off 'One Watershed, One Plan' planning process5 min ago 

A public information meeting and open house is planned from 8:30 a.m. to noon May 7 at the Ideal Township Community Center, 35458 Butternut Point Road, Pequot Lakes.

04/13/2018 07:44 AM  ~~~Source~~~
4. PR-B Community Education classes listed for March 

Pine River-Backus Community Education offers the following classes in March. Register online at or in the Community Education office.

04/12/2018 10:36 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Pages from the Past - April 12, 20181 hour ago 

A 22-year-old Garrison youth is still in serious condition following a car accident shortly after midnight Friday on Highway 84 north of Pine River.

04/12/2018 05:48 AM  ~~~Source~~~
4. Good Samaritan Society-Pine River Riverside Apartments welcomes new manager 

Gilbertson and her husband, Paul, moved to the area about five years ago, but she is not a stranger to the community.

04/10/2018 09:18 PM  ~~~Source~~~
De La Hunt Gets Green Light on Main Studio Waiver 

One small-market broadcaster has won more time from the FCC to build a new studio in the face of an expiring CP -- perhaps giving hope to some other broadcasters in similar situations. In Januar, De La Hunt Broadcasting filed a petition for reconsideration of part of the recent Main Studio Order.