Government

The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners has ruled that a drainage easement, as specified under county ordinance as an extra protection for wetlands, is not needed in a particular plat request in the northern part of the county. Board members indicated that the wetland regulations under state and federal laws are sufficient. The County [...]

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Mille Lacs County has been introduced to a new concept in managing its river watershed. It is to have the county be part of Rum River watershed plan that would include all the counties involved with the Rum River. The county commissioners were tossed the idea during their March 18 workshop. Pitching the Rum River [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business April 1. Written by Joel Stottrup. Permit for auto repair business The board approved a conditional use permit for Charles Cooper IV to have a home-based auto repair business in the Wild and Scenic District on Central Avenue south of the city of Milaca. [...]

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Following community concern about the closing of the regional Riverwood Centers mental health provider based in Braham on March 17, Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude responded with a March 21 press release. Mille Lacs County had been contracting with Riverwood to provide mental health services for residents of the county who were uninsured or [...]

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Mille Lacs County’s non-renewal on Jan. 1 of its contract with the Braham-based regional mental health agency Riverwood Centers brought criticism of the county when Riverwood folded on March 17. Known for decades as the Five County Mental Health Centers because it originally contracted with the counties of Mille Lacs, Isanti, Chisago, Pine and Kanabec, [...]

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The city of Milaca and Mille Lacs County have added a new piece of criteria for tax increment financing and tax abatements to help a business that has to rebuild due to a catastrophic event. The County Board approved the change at its March 18 meeting, which occurred two weeks after the board discussed the [...]

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Princeton native Jim Rittenour, now a resident of Milaca, was endorsed at the DFL district meeting at Milaca High School March 8 to run for the District 15A Minnesota House seat. He would be opposing incumbent State Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, who is endorsed by her party and is seeking re-election. Senate District 15 DFL [...]

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