Federated Co-ops Inc. general manager Tim Kavanaugh has a constant reminder of the history of the century-old cooperative he works for every time he goes to his office in downtown Princeton. His office is like a museum with memorabilia of the co-op, displaying  pictures from bygone days and co-op souvenirs, lining his bookshelves. His office [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board has placed Assistant County Attorney Mark Herzing on unpaid administrative leave until he is no longer a candidate for the Mille Lacs County Attorney job held by his supervisor, Jan Jude. The County Board took the action July 15, unanimously passing the motion that concurred with a recommendation by the [...]

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A Princeton man remained in custody Tuesday as the result of a standoff in an apartment complex a block off Main Street near downtown Princeton. On Friday afternoon, Troy G. Quale, 43, with a firearm in hand, barricaded himself in an apartment unit at 204 Sixth Ave. S., the home of a woman with whom [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Historical Society (MLCHS) has signed a contract with Les Jones Roofing, Inc., to begin the renovation of the historical society’s depot center’s badly worn cedar shake roof. Also included in the $245,865 state legacy grant for the project is money to repair brick, stone, mortar and flashing on the building’s roof [...]

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The construction phase had begun in the County State Aid Highway 4 road reconstruction project that lies between Princeton and Milaca in Mille Lacs County. “From what I hear, it is on track,” said Bruce Cochran, county public works engineer, referring to his field reports. A contractor has installed the last of the 12 cross [...]

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Minnesota’s primary election will be held Aug. 12. One of the candidates for Mille Lacs County Attorney is Joe Walsh. Joe started to research this position last fall and decided that running for county attorney was the way he could have the most positive impact on the citizens of Mille Lacs County. During this research, [...]

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This morning (Jul 10) I read Margaret Carlson’s delightful op ed piece in the Strib regarding Warren G. Harding’s lurid correspondence with Carrie Fulton Phillips. Once I had to go to the dictionary, because I did not know what billets doux meant; I was hoping for something a bit more saucy than “love letter.”  Whatever, [...]

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