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Sheriff Nelson: Pine City Shooting a 'Tragic Incident'

Update on Homicide w/Sheriff Jeff Nelson

At the one week mark since last week’s shooting of a young Pine City man, new details have come to light, including ones from Pine County Sheriff Jeff Nelson.

Nelson made it clear that the while the situation is still being sorted through legally, it’s a tragic one for the families involved and the community.

The Sheriff also thanked the other agencies involved that helped get a handle on the situation.

The call for that homicide came in just before 5 pm and the suspect was in custody at 7:30.

Patrick James Root, 17, was charged as an adult for second degree murder in the death of Timothy Hughes, 22, of Pine City at Pine Terrace Trailer Park in Pine City.

Economic Study for East Central Minnesota

The MN Department of Employment & Economic Development or DEED just released its look into Minnesota’s economy, including East Central Minnesota Counties.

The study included Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs & Pine Counties along with several others in the Central Minnesota category.

The highest paying jobs were in life, physical, and social sciences, while the most job openings could be found in sales.

68.3% of jobs in the region required a high school degree or less.

You can find the entire study right here.

Lake Mille Lacs back open for Walleye

Things are looking up for anglers in East Central Minnesota this weekend.

The DNR has announced fishing back open for Walleye in Mille Lacs Lake starting today through September 4th.

The prohibition on night fishing will continue however.

The DNR reached into the conservation cap to extend walleye fish on Mille Lacs through Memorial Day.

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