Government

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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Aitkin County commissioners have voted to have Mille Lacs County Administrator Roxy Traxler work part-time for Aitkin County as an interim administrator for as much as 16-20 hours per week the next four to five months. The Aitkin County Board has  approved the arrangement to have Traxler serve as an interim administrator for Aitkin County [...]

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A coffee shop near the corner of Highway 23 and Central Avenue is a step closer to reality after plans gained the approval of the Milaca Planning Commission on Monday, Feb. 11. Scott and Cheryl Minks, of Foley, doing business as Cherscot Inc. and owners of the Coffee Corner at 502 S. Second St., Princeton, [...]

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John Klein, of Isle, will be able to store a limited number of fish houses on Doe Island in the Isle area of Mille Lacs Lake and to generally develop the island. The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners on Feb. 4 approved an interim use permit for Klein to allow it. The board gave [...]

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State Representative Sondra Erickson (District 15A) addresses a gathering at a town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Hi-Way Cafe in Milaca. Erickson and State Senator Dave Brown (District 15), at right, hosted the meeting. The Republicans said many vital issues will be on the table at this year’s legislative session, including bullying mandates, bonding [...]

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