Opinion

Spring is here and as summertime rolls around, the community looks for fun activities for the whole family and one of those places is the speedway located on the Mille Lacs County Fairgrounds. Mille Lacs County 4-H has had the privilege of serving those families at the speedway in Princeton for over 50 years at [...]

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“Simple Choices” is one of the wisest, most humble and helpful books for parents that I’ve read in a long time. It’s written by Lisa Graham Keegan, a nationally recognized educator and political leader who has had to deal with her father’s desertion of the family, discovery that she is carrying a genetic disorder and [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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A terrific new movie describes Cesar Chavez, a remarkable American whose influence continues to help Americans – and Minnesotans. Having seen the movie, talked with people who knew Chavez and had a tiny role in his work, I strongly recommend the picture. The movie “Cesar Chavez” was released March 28 and is rated PG-13. Here’s [...]

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Catholic Charities Senior Dining wishes to acknowledge the grant of $1,276 made to our senior dining site in Milaca by the Central Mille Lacs United Way. This grant will support congregate dining and Meals on Wheels in Milaca, which in 2013 served over 300 local seniors. In an effort to help senior citizens live healthy, [...]

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Six high school students spoke out last week, and legislators listened. As college costs rise, families are looking for ways to help youngsters be better prepared and earn college credits while still in high school. Richfield High School students Sam Petrov, Beisite Wang, Henry Hoang, Wendy Hughes, Michelle Nguyen and Cherish Kovach – most of [...]

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While serving this community as mayor over the last few years, I have tried to keep what is best for all citizens of Milaca in mind and tried to encourage people to be civic minded in their actions.  It is with these things in mind that I was happy to see people coming together for [...]

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