Government
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 Mila...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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 hi...Read More
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Voters in the Milaca School District will have three choices for four open spots on the School Board when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4. That means a write-in candidate will have an opportunity to be elected to the Milaca Board of Education. And voters who live in the city of Milaca [......Read More
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Mille Lacs County, in a split vote, has approved a controversial conditional use permit to allow the operation of a public trap and rifle shooting range in Onamia Township. The County Board gave its approval on Oct. 21 at the end of a three-month process of looking into the issue. It included the co...Read More
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