Government
Among Governor Mark Dayton’s $42 billion budget proposal is more than $100 million in funding for pre-kindergarten programs for 4-year olds in our public schools. I agree that it may be important to improve access to quality pre-kindergarten to close our state’s achievement gap.  However, the G...Read More
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The state’s transportation infrastructure is aging. With roads and bridges 60 to 70 years old and deteriorating, and congestion worsening, U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan understands transportation issues are a concern. Nolan, who represents the 8th Congressional District, encompassing Isanti, Chisago and Mi...Read More
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Princeton City Council members inaugurated the newly renovated city civic center Feb. 5 with its February study session. Among the council’s business was establishing the new rental rates for the center, which had been closed during the multiyear renovation. The standard rental fee for Monday thro...Read More
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If the walls of the ornately oak-trimmed rotunda in the historic Mille Lacs County courthouse could talk, they might be whispering about the proposed new layout of offices there. The county commissioners have talked about reorganizing for nearly a year now. The conversation continued the morning of ...Read More
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Thirty-seven parcels would receive assessments under a planned $1.1 million sewer, water and street project in the West Branch Street area this summer. The Princeton City Council discussed the project Thursday, Feb. 5, when it went through the formality of approving a resolution to have the engineer...Read More
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The union grievance that Mille Lacs County Attorney Mark Herzing filed against the county has reached step 3. The county has not disclosed what the grievance is that Herzing filed through the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union, but it likely has to do with Herzing hav...Read More
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  On February 9, 2015, at 7 p.m., the Mille Lacs County Planning Commission will be conducting the first of two public hearings regarding proposed changes to zoning regulations (the Development Ordinance, also referred to  as “the Code”) and a zoning map.  Zoning regulations govern how la...Read More
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