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New Partnership Will Benefit Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Youth

A position long in the making is finally a reality thanks to a partnership between the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Pine County.

The Band recently donated $25,000 to a community coach position, an amount Pine County matched.

Pine County Attorney Reese Frederickson outlined that the person in the community coach position would essentially be a go-between for county officials and Mille Lacs Band Youth.

Frederickson added that some of their goals are lowering truancy and keeping young people out of the system and in schools.

The position of community coach will be filled in the coming months.

Blood Drive in PC - Win UMD Hockey Tickets!

Not only is giving blood a good cause, but you could win hockey tickets as well.

The Pine City Community Blood Drive will be held outside Chris’ Food Center on October 17th from 10:30 to 6 pm.

You can either go online or call (320) 629-2712 to schedule an appointment time.

By giving blood you could also win tickets to a University of Minnesota Duluth hockey game or tickets to the Crayola experience at Mall of America.

Online signup is right here.

Local Business Owner Workshop

A free local event to benefit anyone who manages employees or runs a local business is being held in North Branch.

The annual GPS 45:93 meeting will host speakers, provide resources, and encourage networking amongst those who run a business in any capacity.

The meeting is being held at Lakes Region EMS in North Branch on Wednesday, October 11th starting at 8:30 am.

A lunch will follow the meeting, and RSVP’s can be made by email, phone, or website and can be by clicking here.

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