The Milaca swimming and diving team is optimistic about the upcoming section tournament after a fifth-place showing at the Saturday, Oct. 11, True Team sectional meet at Becker High School. Eighth-grader Chloe Hendrickson led the girls with four medals while sisters Rachel and Tara Airhart earned three medals each. Ashley Cassens and Breanna Mehrwerth were [...]

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Over the past six months, the ECM Editorial Board presented a series of editorials focusing on major health issues. We also zeroed in on some solutions and recommendations. Here is a recap of our positions and conclusions: Health insurance and the Affordable Care Act — ACA’s potential long-term benefits were clouded by a short-term focus [...]

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Congressman Rick Nolan (DFL) and challengers Stewart Mills (R) and Ray Sandman (Green) squared off in an 8th District Congressional debate in Duluth Oct. 7.   The video is provided courtesy of our partner The UpTake.    

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Bullying declined by about 33 percent between April 2013 and May 2014, according to a survey of Milaca High School students. The statistic was revealed Tuesday, Oct. 7, during the fall kickoff of the school’s Olweus bullying prevention program. Much of the reduction in perceived bullying, officials said,  can be attributed to the Olweus program, [...]

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A guitar chord broke the silence Monday, Oct. 6, on the footbridge crossing the Rum River in Milaca’s Recreation Park. “She was confused and abused in this life,” sang Glenda Rittenour, sitting with her guitar on the deck of the bridge, as about two dozen onlookers listened to her voice accompany the guitar. “Every night [...]

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Jon Hall might only be a ninth-grader at Milaca High School, but he has some lofty goals. As a member of the Milaca High School cross-country team, his most pressing goal these days is to win at sections and earn a berth in the state cross-country tournament. But he had a greater goal three weeks [...]

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Mark Herzing is the right choice for the new Mille Lacs County attorney. What excites me about Mark Herzing is not only his current community involvement; but more importantly, his plans to increase the county attorney’s office involvement throughout Mille Lacs County. Mark Herzing has the energy, passion and desire to not only reach out [...]

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