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Mille Lacs County property taxpayers could see as much as a 3 percent increase in the county portion of their property taxes in 2015 in order to levy about $15.17 million. The County Board approved the preliminary levy amount on Sept. 16 to meet the end-of-September deadline to certify what its maximum levy could be [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board Sept. 16 approved County Attorney Jan Jude’s request to fill the assistant county attorney vacancy in her office, created by the departure of Tara Lopez Ferguson, and to promote a staff member to legal secretary. Jude prefaced her request by reviewing her office’s case load, stating that lately some people [...]

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By Nathan Sommer Murphy News Absentee voting has officially opened across the state for the Nov. 4 general election, and for the first time, registered voters are not required to provide a reason for voting early. According to the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, voters have the option to vote prior [...]

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Baldwin Township Board members approved a three-year road improvement plan on Tuesday, Sept. 16. Integral to the plan is the repair and upgrade of 125th 1/2 Street in the Baldwin business district over the next three years. Repairs will improve access to several businesses. LeRoy Anderson, owner of Affordable Storage on 125th 1/2 Street, spoke [...]

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Princeton’s Riverside and Riebe parks would get substantial upgrades if the state approves a $714,230 Legacy funds grant the City Council recently authorized applying for. The money would come out of the Department of Natural Resources’ parks and trails part of the funding that comes from the sales tax that was approved by Minnesota constitutional [...]

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After five years of authorizing a county levy with no increase or a decrease, Sherburne County commissioners have been asked to provide some wiggle room this year. Commissioners went along with a staff recommendation to approve a 2.5 percent increase for the preliminary levy over last year’s levy at its Sept. 8 meeting at the [...]

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The Minnesota Design Team will be in Princeton late next week to tour the city, hear what residents want improved and then offer project ideas to the public on Sept. 27. Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman and the Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce’s downtown committee are organizing the visit. They are funding it with [...]

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