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Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm confines of their homes to fight [...]

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Fiddler Paul Blondell, and pennywhistle player Karie Oberg, with the Irish-music band, Ring of Kerry, in performance during the Tuesdays in the Park concert series July 2 on the grounds of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society depot museum.   

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Former Miss Princeton Ambassador Hailey Wheeler will travel to Minneapolis to participate in the Aquatennial Candidate Program and pageant. Wheeler will spend a busy, but exciting week, capped by the 75th Anniversary Queen of the Lakes Coronation at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 25, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the University of Minnesota [...]

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NAPA Central MN is filling the vacancy in the NAPA Auto Parts store in downtown Princeton. The vacancy was created by the closing of the NAPA store that had been operating for about 16 years under the name Neft Auto Supply. Dean and Don Neft closed that business June 27. Dean Neft said last week [...]

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Rudie Jorgenson, of the Princeton area, is all Norwegian, noting that all four of his grandparents came from Norway. Jorgenson is also a veteran of the Korean War, having served 16 months and 22 days in Korea, the first four months behind the front lines. “We could hear the artillery all the time,” he said. [...]

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A lone figure with his kite used much of the athletic field south of the high school in Princeton the afternoon of July 3.   Using such a large space made sense when the kite operator, John Peters, explained the sport he was engaged in. Peters, 47, of Princeton, was power kiting, a sport that [...]

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A 7-year-old rural Milaca girl has died from injuries sustained in a Tuesday, July 9, 2014 crash near her home west of Pease. Alyssa M. Grimm, daughter of Marty Grimm and Heidi Schaefer, died Wednesday morning at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale where she was airlifted following the collision, which occurred at about 10:15 p.m. [...]

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