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Waste Management at Public Hearing

Growing frustration over waste collection in Pine City reached a turning point last night at City Council.

The city’s garbage hauler Waste Management sent representatives to field questions and grievances from community members in a public forum.

Waste Management sent four of their officials to the City Council meeting.

Director of Collection Operations Peter VanDussen promised change, and acknowledged two critical mistakes made involving their computer system that routes trucks, and a large turnover of drivers.

Pine County Commissioner Steve Hallan was present at the meeting, and hinted that residents might have more options when it comes to who hauls their garbage in the immediate future.

Pine City Administrator Ken Cammilleri pressed the representatives from Waste Management on the community's concerns, and stressed that recent issues could not persist.

The Pine City Council has promised to further discussion with Waste Management on these issues.

Volunteer Weekend at Audubon Center

You can enjoy a weekend outdoors at the Audubon Center this weekend.

The Center is holding its Volunteer weekend, where guests will trade in a free stay with lodging and meals included, in exchange for volunteer work.

The weekend will have participants engage in different service projects around the center, and also gives them free time to hike, canoe, swim, and more.

The event begins on Friday and runs through Sunday, tickets are available online by clicking here.

Pyro Borealis Fireworks Show

The 4th of July may have gone past, but another fireworks event is going on this weekend.

Pyro Borealis in Hinckley is scheduled for this Saturday from 10-10:30.

The fireworks show is put on in downtown Hinckley.

FirstLight Health System a Top Workplace in Minnesota

A local business has been named one of the top 150 workplaces for 2017.

Firstlight Health System in Mora received that honor, coming in at number 23 for mid-sized businesses.

Firstlight employs 464 people in the region.

For the full list of top workplaces in 2017, click here.

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