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Joint Powers Agreement Maintains Wildlife Areas in Pine County - 6-21 News

Joint Powers Agreement Saves and Maintains Wildlife Areas

(The Matthew Lourey State Trail as seen in autumn. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota DNR)

Pine County recently approved a joint powers agreement that would preserve wildlife areas.

The agreement is a partnership between the Pine County Land Department and the DNR.

Mark Wester of the DNR updated the public on some of the progress for those sides working with one another.

"We've had a real good discussion, we have crews in there. We're working good with the county. And that's what the joint powers agreement is all about: so that we can keep that good relationship with the county, keep that trail system open, and go forward."

The joint powers agreement centers around maintaining access across county managed lands to the Storlie and McGowan Lake Wildlife Management Areas.

The areas approved included the Matthew Lourey Trail as well.

Chisago County Sheriff's Office Gives Away Beanie Babies

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office recently received an uncommon donation.

A large collection of old, unwanted beanie babies were turned in from a family.

The stuffed animals will be used by the department in various scenarios involving children, helping in different ways to calm or comfort them.

Chisago County Deputies will now be armed with 340 of the stuffed animals to give away throughout their jurisdiction.

(The 340 beanie babies that were donated to the department. Photo courtesy of the Chisago County Sheriff's Office Facebook page)

Ruby’s Pantry

Ruby’s Pantry in Pine City is continuing to give back to the community.

They’ll be distributing food from 5-6:30 tomorrow night at the Armory in Pine City.

A $20 cash donation at the door is appreciated.

St. Croix State Park Offers Canoe Guided Trip

Your chance to traverse the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway is this weekend.

A guided canoe trip down the river will take place at St. Croix State Park on Saturday.

You can rent canoes and kayaks at Parduns located at the Nature Store building.

Renting your boat in advance is advised, and the meeting point is outside the Nature Store at 1 pm.

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