Government

Mille Lacs County has set up a computer center with high-speed Internet access in the lower level of the county’s historic courthouse in Milaca for the county’s residents to use for free. The center opened in early March with assistance from a Blandin grant. The computer center hours are noon to 7 p.m. Mondays and [...]

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Mille Lacs County surveyor Warren Delles has pieces of old wooden posts, parts of old rusted barbed wire, and photos in his office of things he has found lying in the ground as part of his surveying job. His update on his work for the Mille Lacs County Board on Feb. 18 was also colorful. [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board conducted the following business at its Feb. 18 meeting. This report was written by Joel Stottrup. Purchase of patrol cars The board authorized Sheriff Brent Lindgren to purchase three 2014 Impala patrol cars through the state bid system, for a total cost with tax and shipping of close to $62,076. [...]

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The agreement is finalized for Mille Lacs County to share its administrator, Roxy Traxler, with Aitkin County until the first week of June or when Aitkin County hires a new administrator. Mille Lacs County commissioners approved the agreement Feb. 18, the contract starting retroactive to Feb. 11. It was reported prior to Feb. 18 that [...]

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Mille Lacs County commissioners unanimously want to opt out of the state building code. The Union-Eagle interviewed the five commissioners about the matter following their Feb. 4 work session discussion on it. The commissioners are board chairman Phil Peterson, Milaca township, Dave Oslin, Isle, Tim Wilhelm, rural Princeton, Genny Reynolds, city of Princeton, and Roger [...]

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Conservation Corps Minnesota is currently accepting applications for young adults, ages 18-25, for summer apprentice positions in 37 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout Minnesota, including Milaca. Apprentices will spend their summer working alongside natural resource professionals to learn hands-on skills in managing soil and water resources. Responsibilities will vary by site and may include [...]

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Paul Warpeha of the Princeton-Milaca area doesn’t like when a YouTube video he is watching is interrupted because the computer has to wait for the streaming connection to catch up. “It gets kind of choppy,” Warpeha said. One day he called his Internet service provider to discuss the signal he gets for his computer. Itwas [...]

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