Downtown Princeton’s throwing a party — and you’re invited for an evening of fun. The fifth annual Princeton Block Party will liven up Rum River Drive on Friday, July 25, from 4-10 p.m. Originally planned in 2010 to help combat the adverse effects on downtown of the roundabout and bridge construction projects on Rum River [...]

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A fun tradition celebrated its golden anniversary when the Five Star women’s golf tournament was hosted on a chilly Monday, July 14 on the Purple Hawk layout north of Cambridge. The Five Star Tourney began in 1965 as the Four Star, pitting women’s teams from Elk River, Princeton, Mora and Milaca golf clubs in a [...]

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If you like American Legion baseball games played between rivals who faced each other for decades, Solheim Veterans Field was the place to be on July 8. Throw in the fact that it was a perfect night for baseball, and you have an enjoyable evening. And then factor in that each of the two games [...]

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OUTDOORS NEWS:   People can learn the basics of deer hunting at an event being offered by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources on Saturday, Aug. 9. In hands-on stations, participants can learn how to track deer, find hunting land, safely place a deer stand, learn to shoot shotguns, rifles and bows, and about deer [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board placed Assistant County Attorney Mark Herzing on unpaid administrative leave July 15 until he is no longer a candidate in the race for Mille Lacs County attorney. The county board’s motion (made by Dave Oslin and seconded by Genny Reynolds) concurred with the recommendation by the county’s personnel board of [...]

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Princeton Police Chief Brian Payne has announced his resignation effective Sept. 30. Payne, 55, is retiring from law enforcement after 35 years in the profession. The City Council on July 10 accepted the resignation and passed a motion to take applications from only within the Princeton Police Department. The council did not pass a motion [...]

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