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On Dec. 6, 2011, Edward L. Wentzlaff traveled to Hawaii to commemorate the start of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. It was the ninth visit to the USS Arizona Memorial for the Milaca veteran, who said in an interview a day earlier that the trip would be the last while he was living. “The [...]

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Milaca Public Schools may be tapping into some additional levy funding thanks to legislative changes during the last regular session. The School Board met last week to discuss the option of passing a board-approved referendum that would generate $300 per pupil in additional revenues. Unlike most referendums, this option does not need voter approval. And [...]

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Milaca high school students saw improvements in their math and science scores on their 2013 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments, while elementary school students saw improvements in science. Results of the annual tests were released last Wednesday. High school students saw a seven percent increase in their math proficiency, from 42.3 percent in 2012 to 49.3 percent [...]

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The summer of property damage, both public and private, continued this past week as more vandalism was discovered in Milaca parks. The spray-painting spree has become so rampant it attracted the attention of the Milaca City Council, which agreed to offer a $1,000 reward to the arrest and conviction of those responsible at its last [...]

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By Joel Stottrup Amanda Grimm, 9, of rural Milaca, is doing much better now since the mishap in her yard on May 28 that caused her burns, some severe. The Milo Lamplighter 4-H’er talked about her condition as she sat on a bench at the Mille Lacs County Fair in Princeton last Thursday. She was [...]

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Milaca Airport patrons and guests expect anywhere from 100 to 150 airplanes to land between next Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, during the annual Fly-In. In its 45th year, the Fly-In attracts planes big and small, reconstructed or built by hand, old and new. The two-day event offers camping and a hearty breakfast served Sunday [...]

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Those planning on attending the Mille Lacs County Fair, slated for Aug. 8-11, are in for new treats this year. Along with the all-new bull riding event scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, to wrap up festivities, fair-goers can expect something new each day of the annual celebration. Animal Fest, which will take place [...]

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