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Milaca High School graduate Amber Manke has a strong sense of giving back. Whether it was that ingrained value that led her to join the Minnesota National Guard or her time in the military that instilled such a sense of duty, she isn’t certain. She is sure that speaking to Milaca Elementary School third-graders Tuesday, […]

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When Milaca High School Principal Damian Patnode noticed far more people planned to attend the first Veterans Day program hosted by the school than he anticipated, he moved the event from the Dalagher Theater to the main gyms. Patnode, a former military service member himself, took the opportunity to try out the school’s new sound […]

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Milaca School Board Member Todd Quaintance removed the item asking for approval to hire an assistant drama coach from the consent agenda at Monday night’s board meeting, after which a discussion ensued. “Why are we rushing to do this now instead of waiting until we make the other adds?” Quaintance questioned. He expressed concerns about […]

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                                Mille Lacs County has signed onto the Project Lifesaver program, which uses electronic tracking equipment to help locate lost individuals with disorders. To make this work, the lost person has to be wearing a special electronic bracelet that transmits […]

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                                Rebecca Yeh never pictured herself as the ‘pageant type.’ As a matter of fact, she had only been in one pageant in her life prior to entering a Detroit Lakes’ Miss Northwest competition a year ago with a goal […]

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Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren is hiring four officers to work part-time for his department’s court security and prisoner transport division. The officers, who are licensed as full-time officers, would also be used to fill in as needed when officers are gone for vacation, sickness, scheduled time off and compensatory time off. The officers […]

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                          Milaca High School drama students performed their own bit of magic in the production of “The Miracle Worker,” the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan. The play took audience members on a journey through Keller’s life — from birth […]

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