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Tuesday, March 10 was election night in Blue Hill Township, a night that saw the incumbents return to office. Both were running unopposed. Roger Nelson was re-elected supervisor with 17 votes. His seat carries a 3-year term. Marlene Nelson was re-elected as treasurer with 16 votes. Her term is for t...Read More
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Baldwin Township has a new supervisor. Brad Schumacher, the only candidate to file in District A, fought off a write-in campaign by current board member Larry Handshoe to win the election 129-97. In District E, incumbent Jay Swanson, the current board chairman, defeated challenger Chuck Nagle 149-60...Read More
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Residents affected by a proposed $1.25 million sewer, water and street project along a quarter-mile section of West Branch Street expressed worries about the proposal during a Feb. 26 public hearing. At the end of the hearing, the Princeton City Council said it would decide at its March 12 meeting w...Read More
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Mille Lacs County Administrator Roxy Traxler has been offered the position of Sibley County administrator, with formal action expected by the Sibley County Board on Tuesday, March 10, Traxler confirmed March 3. Traxler was originally hired as Mille Lacs County coordinator in 2006 and made Mille Lacs...Read More
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Mille Lacs County Assessor Al Heim gave a presentation on how his office goes about setting assessments for properties in the county.  The state requires the median sales ratios in the assessments to be between 90 and 105 percent.  The sales ratio is determined by dividing the estimated market val...Read More
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The board approved a resolution for a five-year bridge replacement plan. The resolution refers to seven bridges in the county as being “deficient” that would require rehabilitation or replacement and also that the county doesn’t have the necessary funding, and that work wouldn’t start until ...Read More
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Commissioners Dave Oslin and Roger Tellinghuisen talked briefly about what they learned while attending with Cochran Transportation Day at the state capitol on Feb. 12. Oslin pointed out the three transportation budget proposals at the capitol – one from the Republicans, one from the Democrats and...Read More
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The board again tabled action on a proposal for making the Mille Lacs County auditor-treasurer’s position be appointed rather than elected. The county had  the topic on its Feb. 3 meeting agenda, but continued the meeting until a special meeting on Feb. 11 to discuss it. After a long discussion o...Read More
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