On September 20th Milaca was the host for the World’s Largest Single Day High School Cross Country Meet, the Milaca Mega Meet. We had over 5,000 high school cross-country runners and thousands of spectators attend Stones Throw Golf Course for a great day of running.  What was on display that day was not only some [...]

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Pastor Beverly Robinson of the Emanuel Lutheran Church of Bock shares a hearty laugh after kissing a llama outside the church on Sunday, Oct. 5. Members of the congregation were challenged to help raise $2,000 for fuel oil to get the church through the upcoming winter.  If the congregation hit the $2,000 benchmark, Robinson had [...]

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The Milaca Scholarship Foundation made a huge error on our thank you ad in the Mille Lacs County Times for the Ultra Golf Classic Tournament. We originally stated that the Foreston Fire Department donated $500 plus other gifts, when their monetary donation was $1,000 plus the additional gifts. The scholarship foundation apologizes to the Foreston [...]

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Minnesota’s 8th District race between incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan and Republican challenger Stewart Mills has been targeted by national political groups.  Most readers have already seen the effect of that targeting with the barrage of negative TV ads that have been airing. We urge readers to discount those ads. Why? Because the 8th District [...]

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There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has [...]

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What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to use the AED defibrillator to [...]

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Events this week led me to several questions about Christmas, Easter and Yom Kippur. Most readers are familiar with the first two, but some may not know much about the third. Yom Kippur, celebrated this year on Oct. 4, is the holiest day in the year for Jews. Apparently, Jewish people (and I’m one) have [...]

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