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Mille Lacs County is budgeting $7,029 less than what the East Central Regional Library (ECRL) has assessed the county for as its portion for supporting the ECRL system. ECRL runs the public libraries in the counties of Mille Lacs, Isanti, Kanabec, Chisago, Pine and Aitkin. Mille Lacs has libraries in Princeton, Milaca, Isle and Onamia. [...]

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One person is dead and two others injured following an early morning crash Thursday, Oct. 23 on Highway 169 at County Road 12 in Mille Lacs County. The accident was first reported to the Minnesota State Patrol at 7:14 a.m. A 2004 Ford Explorer driven by Nanette Minarich, 49, of Foreston, was southbound on Highway [...]

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Marlyn Wolbert turned 80 on Monday, Oct. 13. But it will be another two weeks before he celebrates 80 years of making his presence known in the Milaca community. Wolbert moved northwest of Milaca just two weeks after being born on Oct. 13, 1934 in South Dakota. A few years later his father and mother [...]

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A guitar chord broke the silence Monday, Oct. 6, on the footbridge crossing the Rum River in Milaca’s Recreation Park. “She was confused and abused in this life,” sang Glenda Rittenour, sitting with her guitar on the deck of the bridge, as about two dozen onlookers listened to her voice accompany the guitar. “Every night [...]

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Jon Hall might only be a ninth-grader at Milaca High School, but he has some lofty goals. As a member of the Milaca High School cross-country team, his most pressing goal these days is to win at sections and earn a berth in the state cross-country tournament. But he had a greater goal three weeks [...]

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Mille Lacs County has reached the end of its 10 public-input meetings on what kind of new land-use ordinance it should enact. Attendance at the meetings, which began Sept. 2, has varied considerably. The more heavily attended meetings were in the townships of Borgholm, which sits east of the city of Milaca; East Side, which [...]

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