Archive | December, 2012

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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The Baldwin Township Board has agreed upon a workable budget for 2013. The agreement came Tuesday, Dec. 18, during the board’s last meeting of 2012. The Baldwin Township Board met for their regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. After an extended, drawn-out, red-eye meeting, the board finally had a plan board members felt was realistic [...]

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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Chip Cravaack (MN) is pleased to report that a modified version of H.R. 5797, the Mill Lacs Lake Freedom to Fish Act of 2012, was passed by the Senate last evening under the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2012.  Initially authored and introduced by Rep. Cravaack on May 12, 2012, the [...]

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