Government

There will be a new county attorney in Mille Lacs County come January. Jan Jude, who has held the the county attorney position since 2002, has lost in a three-way primary run-off to Assistant County Attorney Mark Herzing and private law attorney Joe Walsh. Herzing and Walsh will now square off in the November election [...]

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Today, August 12, is the primary elections. Find out what races are on the ballot, learn about the candidates, and find your polling place with our election section. And stay with us through the evening as we report on results as they come in. Visit the ELECTION SITE now!

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The filing period for election to city and school seats opened July 29 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. The city of Princeton has three positions up for election: the two-year mayor position now held by Paul Whitcomb and two four-year council positions occupied by Jules Zimmer and Thom Walker. Zimmer was [...]

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Chatfield, Minnesota, area native Joe Walsh, an attorney with the Curott & Associates law firm in Milaca, turns 33 today (July 30) as he works to convince voters that he would make the best Mille Lacs County attorney. Walsh and his wife, Brooke, and their three children Truman, 6, Keen, 3, and Tesla, 3 months, live [...]

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Experience, hometown pride, longtime relationships, continuity and a commitment to the office of Mille Lacs County attorney are a few of the things incumbent Jan Jude says sets her apart from her opponents in the Aug. 12 primary election. Jude, who lives in Foreston, is married and has two grown children. She grew up in [...]

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By Tyler Ohman Mille Lacs Assistant County Attorney Mark Herzing threw his hat into the ring as a candidate for county attorney for a variety of reasons. Not the least of which was people asked him to. “People made the request that I run after they saw the candidate pool,” Herzing said. “I believe they [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board has placed Assistant County Attorney Mark Herzing on unpaid administrative leave until he is no longer a candidate for the Mille Lacs County Attorney job held by his supervisor, Jan Jude. The County Board took the action July 15, unanimously passing the motion that concurred with a recommendation by the [...]

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