Government

Princeton’s 2015 tax levy could rise 2.03 percent. That’s the preliminary direction that came from the Princeton City Council during its Sept. 4 study session discussion on next year’s budget. City Treasurer Steve Jackson offered the council two ways it could budget and levy next year. Jackson first presented an option in which the levy [...]

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Without discussion, the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners appointed an assessor on Aug. 19 to fill the vacancy left by longtime assessor Pat Stotz, who retired from the job last spring. The appointee is Allen “Al” Heim, of rural Sartell. The appointment, which became effective Aug. 25, was one of 20 items on the [...]

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The Princeton City Council conducted the following business at its Aug. 28 meeting. This report was written by Joel Stottrup. Fence ordinance proposed The council gave its first reading to a proposed amended city fence ordinance. City staff, including Zoning Administrator Carie Fuhrman, had worked with the city Planning Commission on producing the draft. The [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business during its Aug. 19 meeting. This report was written by Joel Stottrup. Milaca VFW permit The County Board approved a conditional use permit renewal for the Milaca VFW represented by Danny Sandberg. The Siemer-Hakes VFW Post 10794 in Milaca had made its original conditional [...]

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St. Paul, MN— The five-member State Canvassing Board, chaired by Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, has certified the results of the Aug. 12 Primary Election. The certification is the last step in confirming the federal and state candidates who will appear on the Nov. 4 General Election ballot. View the Primary Election results. The Office of [...]

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Mille Lacs County Assistant Attorney Mark Herzing has filed a grievance through his union against the Mille Lacs County Board for having placed him on an unpaid leave of absence July 15 for what the board decided was a conflict of interest Herzing had in his workplace. The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners’ action [...]

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In a heated debate, Supervisor Tom Rush questioned the almost $10,000 increase in personnel spending for 2014. At their last meeting, the Baldwin Township Board members approved a cost of living increase for office and maintenance employees. In addition, a health care stipend was approved for Cathy Stevens, township clerk. “This is a double standard,” [...]

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