Today, Election Day 2014, was a day of proud remembrances for Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie who was monitoring his last Minnesota election as Secretary of State. He chose not to seek re-election in 2014. It was bittersweet for the two-term elected state official, bitter in that it was his last election as Secretary […]

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Voters in the Milaca School District will have three choices for four open spots on the School Board when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4. That means a write-in candidate will have an opportunity to be elected to the Milaca Board of Education. And voters who live in the city of Milaca […]

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Mille Lacs County, in a split vote, has approved a controversial conditional use permit to allow the operation of a public trap and rifle shooting range in Onamia Township. The County Board gave its approval on Oct. 21 at the end of a three-month process of looking into the issue. It included the county Planning […]

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I was disappointed and let down when the County Commissioners voted 4-1 in favor of a rifle range and trap shoot in our neighborhood of Dailey and Mudgett townships. The public was not allowed to speak at this meeting on Oct. 21, 2014. The commissioners asked if there was any reason to oppose it. The […]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 […]

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Here are five questions you might want to ask school board candidates or members running for re-election this fall. Because schools play a huge role in making communities attractive places to live and work, you might also talk with the other board members, whose seats aren’t up for election, about these issues. –Are you committed […]

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