Government

Minnesota’s reputation for being one of the healthiest states in the nation is slipping. With obesity and binge drinking standing out as two of the most obvious reasons it fell from third to sixth place nationally in terms of health standards, Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger has set out on a mission of […]

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Sherburne County probation director Jay Hancuch and his counterpart Warren Liepitz in Mille Lacs County say they are finding their job increasingly challenged financially by the state not following its probation-funding obligation. In fact, the state has been cutting back on what it owes the counties for their probation services each year since 1996, according […]

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The Mille Lacs Board of Commissioners took the following action at its July 16 regular meeting in the county courthouse in Milaca. Written by Joel Stottrup. Safe routes to school The board approved two requests from Mille Lacs Public Works Director Bruce Cochran regarding a federal Safe Roads to School infrastructure grant. The grant is […]

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A project will soon begin to soften the water in the closed-loop, radiant heating system in the Mille Lacs County Courthouse and adjoining justice center. Mechanical contractor, Carl E. Johnson, Milaca, will install the water softener, to be located inside the historic courthouse boiler room, at a cost of $3,620.  The work was approved at […]

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The Mille Lacs Board of Commissioners took the following action at its July 16 regular meeting in the county courthouse in Milaca. Written by Joel Stottrup. New fee schedule The board approved a new fee schedule covering service fees in every department. The county attorney’s office, for example, will charge $115 per hour for attorney […]

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