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The Mille Lacs County Board conducted the following business during its May 5 meeting. The report was compiled by Joel Stottrup. Fourth payment for legal services The board approved a fourth payment to the attorney firm, Ruvelson & Kautzer, Ltd., regarding an ethics complaint that had been made ...Read More
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Princeton’s representative in the Minnesota Senate is calling it quits after the 2016 Legislative session. Dave Brown, R-Becker, has announced that his sixth session representing District 15 in the Minnesota Senate will be his last. Brown’s last Legislative session will begin on March 8, 2016. B...Read More
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Mille Lacs County has approved a new septic service ordinance that, in the words of county Land Services Director Michele McPherson, is a “huge change” for the county. Even with this change, Commissioners Tim Wilhelm and David Oslin voted against the motion to approve the amended ordinance at th...Read More
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Mille Lacs County is sending a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior laying out the county’s objection to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s application to transfer 400 acres of its tax-bearing land into trust status, where it would no longer have to pay those taxes. The letter was drafted b...Read More
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Blandin Foundation announced that it has awarded 29 grants totaling $321,245 that assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use. Mille Lacs County will launch a feasibility study to gather the necessary information to install a Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) broadba...Read More
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The County Board, during a workshop following the April 21 regular business meeting, decided to delay indefinitely transferring engineering and administrative staff from the public works maintenance garage to offices in the historic courthouse. The board had previously voted to make the transfer to ...Read More
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Mille Lacs County residents will get a chance to give input on a proposal for a social host ordinance in the county. The public hearing is tentatively set for the County Board’s May 19 regular meeting beginning at 9 a.m. in the county’s historic courthouse in Milaca. (The date and time had not b...Read More
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