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Events this week led me to several questions about Christmas, Easter and Yom Kippur. Most readers are familiar with the first two, but some may not know much about the third. Yom Kippur, celebrated this year on Oct. 4, is the holiest day in the year for Jews. Apparently, Jewish people (and I’m one) have [...]

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A growing percentage of motorists in Minnesota are buckling up, and those that buck the trend jeopardize their lives and the lives of other motorists. Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office is increasing patrols October 10 – 26 to look for violators and is among nearly 400 Minnesota agencies conducting extra seat belt enforcement during the [...]

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Marty Meyer-Gad and her husband, Bruno, live in Santiago Township west of Princeton. She is originally from Pierz, and he is from Chicago. The two met in 1982 in Chicago and married the next year. Marty is retired. Bruno has several part-time jobs, including gatekeeper at St. Cloud’s Quarry Park, Becker Public Works, and assistant [...]

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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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Getting in their second home meet of the season, the Princeton girls swim & dive squad made visiting Chisago Lakes work for a 106-80 win. “This was the most exciting meet to witness this season. Usually, we look at Chisago as a powerhouse team that is next to impossible to beat. But tonight, our girls [...]

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The following individuals in the Princeton and Zimmerman area have been booked into the Sherburne County Jail for the alleged offenses: Tamara Lynn Lindgren, 35, of Zimmerman, for domestic assault. Jade Michael Salmonson, 43, of Zimmerman, for theft. Matthew Scott Snyder, 41, of Zimmerman, for Washington County hold. Zachary Alan Petzel, 22, of Princeton, for [...]

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Resource, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit, has begun operating chemical and mental health recovery services in the former Rum River Health services community health clinic at 1506 First St. in Princeton. Its intended clients are mostly in the counties of Mille Lacs, Chisago, Kanabec, Pine and Isanti.   Kelly Matter, Resource president and CEO, said that Resource [...]

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