Pine River, Minnesota Histroy

Heritage Group North, Inc.

Heritage Group North, Inc. (HGN) was established to explore the human and natural history of the greater Pine River area and to share and interpret that heritage in ways that promote public appreciation of the past, stimulate heritage tourism, and fuel local economic development. To promote the development of the Pine River Switchyard and to "switch" that unused space into something exciting and attractive that will "switch" some seemingly lost and disconnected objects (the depot, caboose, and fire engine) into core village icons. To "switch on" public attention to the need for a local history center and organization that can showcase the past and bring hope for the future, and to help "switch" public perception of Pine River as a tired and decaying city to that of a vibrant community where it would be desirable to visit, shop, live, or open a business.