Government

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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Congressman Rick Nolan (DFL) and challengers Stewart Mills (R) and Ray Sandman (Green) squared off in an 8th District Congressional debate in Duluth Oct. 7.   The video is provided courtesy of our partner The UpTake.    

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  The city of Princeton has two new ordinances, one on fences and one on transient merchants. Community Development Director/Zoning Administrator Carie Fuhrman briefly talked to the  council about the wording in the new fence ordinance before the council approved it on Sept. 25. The biggest change was in the commercial/industrial zones. Instead of requiring […]

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The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business at its Sept. 16 meeting. Shooting range item tabled The county Planning Commission has tabled acting on a request by David Mahady for a conditional use permit for a public shooting and archery range, plus a retail antique store, at 28353 Highway 169, Onamia. […]

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