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Mille Lacs County is sending a letter to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior laying out the county’s objection to the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe’s application to transfer 400 acres of its tax-bearing land into trust status, where it would no longer have to pay those taxes. The letter was drafted b...Read More
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Mille Lacs County has approved a new septic service ordinance that, in the words of county Land Services Director Michele McPherson, is a “huge change” for the county. Even with this change, Commissioners Tim Wilhelm and David Oslin voted against the motion to approve the amended ordinance at th...Read More
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By Joel Stottrup Union-Eagle Reporter Princeton is sending out requests for proposals from attorney firms from which the city will select one to represent it in civil and criminal cases. The city hasn’t sent out RFPs for an attorney firm for 12 years, and the move to do it now was prompted because...Read More
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Princeton Economic Development Director Jolene Foss is urging the city to position itself to attract a data center to increase property tax revenue and skilled jobs. “I was inspired by Elk River’s progress,” Foss said April 23, referring to Elk River having two data centers. Foss brought up th...Read More
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Princeton is itching to get an approximately 1-mile paved trail constructed by June 30 along former railroad right of way the city owns on its south edge in order to use its trail grant for the project, but the supervisors in Baldwin Township, where the trail is to end up, are saying not so fast. [....Read More
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A three-building, mini storage complex has been approved by the city to be constructed inside the city’s northern boundary just east of the Highway 169 right of way. The City Council last Thursday approved an interim use permit to allow the facility in a B-3 commercial district. The city Planning ...Read More
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The board approved the city of Princeton’s request to close sections of the county-owned CSAH 29 (Rum River Drive) and CSAH 31 (First Street) during various events. They are the Rum River Festival parade June 11, the Rum River Street Fair June 13, the Princeton block party July 31, and the Princet...Read More
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The organizer of a planned 10-mile run this fall will be able to rent the Princeton civic center at a reduced fee. Kris Lofgren, Princeton, asked the City Council on April 23 if the city would waive the entire rental fee, since the net proceeds of the Oct. 17 run are to go to the [...]...Read More
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