Shooting range item tabled The county Planning Commission has tabled acting on a request by David Mahady for a conditional use permit for a public shooting and archery range, plus a retail antique store, at 28353 Highway 169, Onamia. The commission conducted a public hearing on the request on Aug. 11 in which nearly two [...]

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Mille Lacs County has reached the end of its 10 public-input meetings on what kind of new land-use ordinance it should enact. Attendance at the meetings, which began Sept. 2, has varied considerably. The more heavily attended meetings were in the townships of Borgholm, which sits east of the city of Milaca; East Side, which [...]

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November 4 is a very important day for the future of Milaca parks. That’s the day the City of Milaca will turn to city voters seeking money to improve the city’s park facilities. This summer the Milaca City Council authorized going out to referendum, asking voters to authorize the issuing of bonds not to exceed [...]

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If you’re causing mischief in Milaca’s Recreation Park, beware. Big Brother might be watching you. The Milaca City Council on Sept. 18 authorized installing a series of video cameras in the park to help combat vandalism in one of the city’s most visited gathering places. The Lion’s Shelter in Rec Park will be the focal [...]

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By Lisa Wagner October has arrived! Autumn is in full swing, bringing us sweater weather, pumpkins and Halloween. Have fun making trips to the pumpkin patch, shopping for costumes and taking in the last of the red, gold and orange leaves. Enjoy October, everyone, and take care. New titles to check out this month (all [...]

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As the Nov. 4 election approaches, we again share some guidelines for submitting letters to the editor in support or opposition of candidates for state and local offices. ECM Publishers Inc., the parent company of this newspaper, believes coverage of elections from start to finish is important. Following are some of the guidelines we embrace [...]

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When was the last time you tested the smoke alarms in your home? If you’re like many people, you may not even remember. Smoke alarms have become such a common feature of U.S. households that they’re often taken for granted and aren’t tested and maintained. Data from 776 Minnesota fire departments showed that four people [...]

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