Government

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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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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