Government

The public will have 30 more days to comment on the proposal by the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe to run a 7.5-mile force main from just south of its Eddy’s Resort on north to a wastewater treatment plant west of the band’s casino. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers originally set the comment period […]

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With 35 of 37 precincts reporting, incumbent Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton) had a 6820 to 4250 lead over challenger James Rittenour in the race for the 15A state legislative seat. Ericsson had 61.49 percent of the vote.

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Milaca private attorney Joe Walsh will be the next Mille Lacs County attorney. Walsh defeated Assistant Mille Lacs County Attorney Mark Herzing by a 4482-3928 margin. Walsh had 53 percent of the vote. Walsh had a big showing in his hometown of the city of Princeton, where he won 768-545. He won Milaca 465-456. In […]

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Milaca will have a new city council member  come January. Challenger Laurie Gahm was the top vote-getter in a four-way race for two council seats. Gahm had 510 voters. Incumbents Norris Johnson and Wayne Bekius finished second and third by the smallest of margins, with just three votes deciding who returned to the council and […]

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Milaca’s Recreation Park will get a refresh in 2015. City voters spoke, and 65 percent voted for a $475,000 improvement package that will include a new community building, splash pad, restroom facilities and new playground equipment. Mayor Pete Pedersen was a vocal supporter of the proposal, saying that the improvements were important in giving young families activities in […]

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Today, Election Day 2014, was a day of proud remembrances for Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who was monitoring his last Minnesota election as Secretary of State. He chose not to seek re-election in 2014. It was bittersweet for the two-term elected state official, bitter in that it was his last election as Secretary […]

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