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This morning (Jul 10) I read Margaret Carlson’s delightful op ed piece in the Strib regarding Warren G. Harding’s lurid correspondence with Carrie Fulton Phillips. Once I had to go to the dictionary, because I did not know what billets doux meant; I was hoping for something a bit more saucy than “love letter.”  Whatever, [...]

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If one could wave a magic wand and reduce the number of tobacco smokers by more than 10 percent, the percentage of adult alcoholics by 12 percent, the percentage of those suffering from chronic depression by more than half, most people would do so. Although no magic wand exists, finally society is getting a grip [...]

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By Eric Hagen • Staff Writer PART 2 OF A 3-PART SERIES   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include [...]

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The city has committed to having a team of architects, planners and artists called the Minnesota Design Team come to Princeton this fall to help develop ideas for city enhancement. Princeton Community Development Director Carie Fuhrman confirmed that she will be sending the first half of the required $5,000 payment to have the Design Team [...]

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The Lend a Hand program – celebrating its 10th year – at Grand Casino Mille Lacs is seeking nominations of deserving families for a one-day home makeover. For the last nine years, the Grand Casino Mille Lacs Lend a Hand program – along with area businesses – have provided families in need with much-needed home [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Department of Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Emergency Management is hosting a “mass dispensing exercise” on Tuesday, July 29 and from 1-3 P.m. at <ilaca High School. The agencies need people to volunteer to walk through the dispensing site, like they would in an actual emergency, where residents would need to [...]

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The Baldwin Township Board at its May 22 meeting passed a motion in a 3-2 vote to eliminate the public forum at its business meetings. The board replaced the forum with a setup in which someone wishing to speak during a  meeting, fills out a form with the name and nature of request and the [...]

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