Call for Artists: Black & White Gallery

The Pine Center for the Arts is issuing an open call for artists to participate in its third annual Black and White Gallery.  Whether you’re a photographer, painter, potter or anything in between, all mediums are welcome. Both seasoned artists and newcomers are encouraged to enter artwork. Artists are allowed to submit up to four […]

Fueling Growth Online: Getting Found & Making Sales

Small Small Business (SSB) has been helping small businesses throughout rural Minnesota, including Pine County. Among the many struggles facing most businesses is perhaps, the most critical: the need for an effective online presence. Some businesses don’t realize they need it; some know they need it but it’s too intimidating; some believe it will be […]

Currents and Currency: Coalition seeks to build economic strength across St. Croix watershed

In an economy trending toward ever-increasing automation, how can people living in the St. Croix watershed — a region built on lumbering, milling, and farming — ensure a vital economic future? This multifaceted question will inspire discussion when economic and community development groups gather online February 18 from 9:00-10:30, exploring ways to partner for success […]

Lakeside Market Co-op

The owners of the Floppy Crappie Lakeside Pub have opened up a new venture on the property with the Lakeside Market Place. This co-op venue will provide 3,000 sq feet of shopping space for rent. 10 x 10 booth spaces are now available for a monthly rental fee of $75. Interested vendors should contact Sheri […]

Holiday Madness Returns Saturday, December 5th

This Saturday the community will be lighting up with a different experience for our community members to enjoy! There will be Holiday Madness shopping opportunities at a variety of locations across town. Smaller boutique locations have been set-up in order to maintain safe social distancing practices this month. A few locations that we know of […]

Holiday Madness: Drive Thru Lights Display

The Emergency Executive Order 20-99 that goes into effect tonight allows for an exemption for Drive-Thru events to still be held. The Chamber has been planning for the Light-Up Drive activity in our community for the last several weeks, but at this time the participation from businesses and organizations is low. We are asking our […]

Holiday Madness: #ShopPineCity Begins

Holiday Madness planning in Pine City has begun and our first promotion for 2020 begins TODAY! The #ShopPineCity cards are now available for residents to pick up and begin getting their cards stamped at locations throughout Pine City – and a few locations outside of town as well! How does it work? During the entire […]

Small Business Grants Available

Pine County is just one week into the second round of grant applications for the CARES Act (The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) disbursement efforts. Round 2 will close on September 30th at 10:00 PM. Businesses must have a physical presence in Pine County, and have fewer than 50 employees in order to […]

OHV Trail Atlas Now Available

Minnesota State Parks & Trails have updated their OHV Trail Atlas and copies are now available! The magazine publication features a state-wide directory of ATV/OHM/ORV trail locations. The 79-page publication also includes maps for each of the trails locations. Our office received a small quantity of these brochures for distribution locally. They can be picked […]