Government

Mille Lacs County Commissioners gave a nod to changing the county’s tax abatement policy that would compete with Sherburne County’s policy in order to entice Coin-Tainer, whose plant in Milaca was destroyed by fire Jan. 15, to rebuild in Milaca. The Mille Lacs commissioners, along with County Administrator Roxy Traxler and county Development Coordinator Richard [...]

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Area public transit agencies Timber Trails and Heartland Express are looking into merging as the two begin a move to have a shared upper administrative position. The idea is to increase efficiency, said Helen Pieper, director of Timber Trails Public Transit. Timber Trails is run by Kanabec County and provides public bus service for Kanabec [...]

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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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