Archive | December, 2012

While Washington has been teetering on the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a new book suggests better ways exist to manage the nation’s affairs. “The Parties Versus the People,” by former Oklahoma Congressman Mickey Edwards, points out that the Founding Fathers were generally opposed to political parties. They felt that factionalism would be the undoing of the […]

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In any town, any city, any school and any home, people are trying to make sense of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary. And when sense can’t be found, spirituality can’t console and answers don’t satisfy, people turn to blame. Blame can allow anger, can streamline grief and can force the brain to accept what […]

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Eustaquio Israel Morales-Hernandez stated several times on December 12 that he would rather go to jail than stay with his wife. He got his wish after allegedly throwing a metal food can and a bag of sugar at his wife. Princeton Police responded to 1218 11th Avenue N. that night on a domestic disturbance call. […]

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A Newfoundland dog is home safe with its owner after being dognapped by a woman during a domestic quarrel. Paige Jenson, age 18, of Milaca, was arrested, booked into the Mille Lacs County Jail and charged in Mille Lacs County District Court with second degree burglary – a felony – in connection with the December […]

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With Commissioner Phil Peterson voting against, the Mille Lacs County Board approved a three-year recycling contract with J. Vanderpoel, Inc., at the board’s Dec. 18 meeting. Near the end of a 10-minute discussion about the contract, Peterson asked if it was true that outside funds were used to fund the county’s recycling. Told this was […]

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Outgoing commissioner Dan Whitcomb recommended a change in the commissioner compensation resolution that will allow commissioners to receive per diem payments for attending meetings the same day as board meetings, provided those meetings are not concurrent with the board meeting. For example, there might be a board meeting in the morning and a committee meeting […]

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The value of construction in the city of Princeton was down 14 percent this year from 2011. If it hadn’t been for the construction of the Walmart store, the decline would have been much greater. The estimated value of all construction within the city – including additions, remodeling, fire sprinkler systems, decks and commercial antenna […]

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