Government

The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business at its May 20 meeting. The report is written by Joel Stottrup.   Sale of .45 and .40 caliber ammo The County Board approved Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren’s request to sell his department’s .45-caliber and .40-caliber ammunition to the Princeton and Milaca […]

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Mille Lacs County has approved a new group residence housing contract to keep the 16-unit Belle Haven townhomes in Princeton running to “prevent the homelessness of 16 families,” as stated on the agenda of the Dec. 17 Mille Lacs County Board meeting. The board approved a seven-month group residence housing contract beginning Dec. 1, 2013, […]

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The Mille Lacs County Board completed the following business at its Nov. 19 meeting. Written by Joel Stottrup. Per diem increase for treatment center The board approved a 2.9 percent increase for calendar year 2014 in the rate it pays per client per day at Mille Lacs Academy at Onamia. It will result in a […]

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After two years of work, Mille Lacs County has a new comprehensive plan. The Mille Lacs County Board approved the nearly 100-page document with little discussion on Nov. 19, other than Commissioner Dave Oslin declaring that County Administrator Roxy Traxler went “over and beyond” in her role of helping shepherd the plan’s formation. Oslin also […]

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Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren is hiring four officers to work part-time for his department’s court security and prisoner transport division. The officers, who are licensed as full-time officers, would also be used to fill in as needed when officers are gone for vacation, sickness, scheduled time off and compensatory time off. The officers […]

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Mille Lacs County has signed onto the Project Lifesaver program, which uses electronic tracking equipment to help locate lost individuals with disorders. To make this work, the lost person has to be wearing a special electronic bracelet that transmits its own FM frequency signal to a mobile hand-held receiver that deputiescheck from a squad car.. […]

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The 9-year-old North Central Drug Task Force – composed of the counties of Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Aitkin, plus the Mille Lacs Band’s tribal police – disbanded on Sept. 25. The dissolving of the task force came eight days after Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren requested and received authorization from the Mille Lacs Board […]

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