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Education policy at the Minnesota Capitol will have a Princeton touch. When the 2015 Legislative session opened Tuesday, Jan. 6, education had a powerful ally on its side in Rep Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton. Erickson enters the 2015-16 biennium as chair of the Education Innovation Policy Committee, ...Read More
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Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude made a preemptive move in the last weeks of her term that ended Dec. 31, 2014 by getting the county board to take an assistant attorney off probationary status. The county commissioners on Dec. 16 approved Jude’s request to take assistant county attorney Brian W...Read More
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The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business at its Dec. 22 meeting. Written by Joel Stottrup. The board approved a request to move assessor’s office employee Jackie Struffert to grade H, one grade higher than the property and records clerk position she had been in...Read More
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Mille Lacs County’s levy this year is a 2.97 percent increase over 2014. The county board in a special meeting Dec. 22 approved the increase to produce a levy of close to $15.164 million. The general fund budget of $13.708 million will consume nearly $9.417 million of the levy. The debt service fu...Read More
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Below are summaries of news that occurred during the Dec. 23, 2014 meeting of the Princeton City Council. They were compiled by Jeff Hage. The city has completed wage negotiations with two city employee unions. AFSCME employees, which are non-supervisory city staff members who are not police officer...Read More
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The agenda to give Mille Lacs County Auditor-Treasurer Phil Thompson, and Sheriff Brent Lindgren each a 2 percent salary raise for 2015, changed quickly at the county board of commissioners’ Dec. 22 meeting. And now there is a chance a zero percent increase that board settled on instead, could cha...Read More
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