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Pine County Wolf Population on the Rise

Since the Minnesota State ban on hunting wolves, the animal’s population in Pine County has risen according to this year’s survey.

The range of where wolves lived didn’t extend down into Pine County until the late 1990’s.

According to the newly released survey, their range is now past Sandstone, stretching in some parts near Hinckley and east towards Wisconsin.

The DNR explained the rise of the wolf population in that it mirrors the density of deer in those areas.

Wolves are currently considered “threatened” in Minnesota, and endangered in the Great Lakes region.

This map is updated as of 2013, per the Minnesota DNR.

Mora Fire Department Fundraiser / Fire Prevention Week

This week is fire prevention week, and the Mora Fire Department is doing their part to keep citizens prepared and informed.

Mark Cannon of the department said they’ll be visiting area schools throughout this week, with different demonstrations and presentations to students.

They’ll also be hosting an annual Chili Feed Fundraiser this weekend with a raffle, silent auction, and more.

The fundraiser will be held at the Mora Area Fire Department starting at 4 pm this Saturday.

Benefit for PC Senior Center

An upcoming benefit will go toward keeping the Pine City Senior Center in order.

The senior center will be holding a soup, sandwich, and bake sale, Saturday October 28th from 11 am to 1:30 pm at the Senior Center.

All proceeds will be used for maintenance and upkeep of the center.

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