Government

The Princeton City Council and Princeton Public Utilities are reducing sewer and water access fees assessed to two people. The two receiving the reductions are Thomas Rogers and Sharon Osborn, each having a separate case. Sewer access charges are the city’s jurisdiction, while water access charges come under the control of the Princeton Public Utilities […]

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Give a short biography of yourself.   My family’s connections to Mille Lacs County date back to the late 1940’s when my dad and uncle moved to the Milaca area to begin a farming business that is still in operation today. Personally, I am a Mille Lacs County and life-long Milaca area native. I was born […]

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Give us a short biography of yourself. I grew up on a farm in rural Southeastern Minnesota as the youngest of five children in an Irish-Catholic family.  My mother was a Director of Religious Education, and my father was a maintenance man for Dayton-Hudson Corporation.  Together, they farmed two Century Farms registered with the Minnesota […]

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After being on the Princeton City Council nearly 16 years, of which the last two years have been as mayor, Paul Whitcomb is being challenged by Bob Guptil in Whitcomb’s bid for re-election. Whitcomb is a maintenance worker for the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Guptil owns and operates Central Minnesota Plumbing. The candidates were asked […]

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Mille Lacs County’s list of problem ditches has lengthened. Just as a team from the Minnesota Drainage Viewers Association is to study Mille Lacs County Ditch No. 14 in the Long Siding area to recommend how property owners should be assessed for its maintenance, the county is looking into doing the same for Ditch No. […]

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File cabinets have been disappearing from the probation department at the Sherburne County Government Center. No one is worried, though. The culprit has been the department’s successful transition to a paperless document management system, which was approved last November by the Sherburne County Board and has resulted in mass shreddings ever since. Eventually, all old […]

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By about this time next year, Mille Lacs County will have installed 45 new mound-style septic systems for low-income residents using three grants totaling $489,700 and distributed by the state’s Board of Water and Soil Resources, BWSR. The grant money is to replace septic systems that pose an “imminent public health threat,” said Michele McPherson, […]

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