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Mille Lacs County’s Dec. 2 public-input meeting on the county’s proposed 3 percent levy increase for 2015 filled the seating area, with many attendees venting frustration over tax increases and higher assessed property valuations. The County Board is proposing to levy nearly $15.17 million in 20...Read More
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With 35 of 37 precincts reporting, incumbent Sondra Erickson (R-Princeton) had a 6820 to 4250 lead over challenger James Rittenour in the race for the 15A state legislative seat. Ericsson had 61.49 percent of the vote....Read More
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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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