Government

Voters in the Princeton School District will have five choices on the ballot for the school board when they head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4. And if those voters live in the city of Princeton, they’ll be casting ballots in a mayoral race, too. Another local race of interest to Mille Lacs County [...]

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Mille Lacs County, in a split vote, has approved a controversial conditional use permit to allow the operation of a public trap and rifle shooting range in Onamia Township. The County Board gave its approval on Oct. 21 at the end of a three-month process of looking into the issue. It included the county Planning [...]

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The Princeton City Council and Princeton Public Utilities are reducing sewer and water access fees assessed to two people. The two receiving the reductions are Thomas Rogers and Sharon Osborn, each having a separate case. Sewer access charges are the city’s jurisdiction, while water access charges come under the control of the Princeton Public Utilities [...]

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Give a short biography of yourself.   My family’s connections to Mille Lacs County date back to the late 1940’s when my dad and uncle moved to the Milaca area to begin a farming business that is still in operation today. Personally, I am a Mille Lacs County and life-long Milaca area native. I was born [...]

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Give us a short biography of yourself. I grew up on a farm in rural Southeastern Minnesota as the youngest of five children in an Irish-Catholic family.  My mother was a Director of Religious Education, and my father was a maintenance man for Dayton-Hudson Corporation.  Together, they farmed two Century Farms registered with the Minnesota [...]

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After being on the Princeton City Council nearly 16 years, of which the last two years have been as mayor, Paul Whitcomb is being challenged by Bob Guptil in Whitcomb’s bid for re-election. Whitcomb is a maintenance worker for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Guptil owns and operates Central Minnesota Plumbing. The candidates were asked [...]

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Mille Lacs County’s list of problem ditches has lengthened. Just as a team from the Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association is to study Mille Lacs County Ditch No. 14 in the Long Siding area to recommend how property owners should be assessed for its maintenance, the county is looking into doing the same for Ditch No. [...]

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