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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What would you do if someone nearby collapsed and was struggling to breathe? You must act quickly because, if the person is undergoing cardiac arrest, for every lost minute, the chance of survival goes down 10 percent. That’s why it’s so important to know the new CPR and how to use the AED defibrillator to [...]

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There are hundreds of beautiful towns in the United States. And each of them has a claim to fame. Whether it’s the Fire Hydrant Capital of the world in Albertville, Alabama, the giant statue of Paul Bunyan welcoming visitors to Brainerd, Minnesota, or the giant ice cream sundae statue in LeMars, Iowa, every city has [...]

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Voters have an opportunity to elect an outstanding member to the Princeton School Board in November. Dale Hurni’s lifetime experience in education offers an invaluable wealth of practical knowledge to the board, with integrity and a professional attitude. With the judgment and guidance of Dale Hurni, we would have more confidence in the school board’s [...]

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Mark Herzing is the right choice for the new Mille Lacs County attorney. What excites me about Mark Herzing is not only his current community involvement; but more importantly, his plans to increase the county attorney’s office involvement throughout Mille Lacs County. Mark Herzing has the energy, passion and desire to not only reach out [...]

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I am an English teacher at Milaca High School and head coach of the speech team.  When Joe Walsh settled into his career in Milaca, he called my classroom inquiring about any needs on the MHS speech team.  He stopped by our first team meeting that year and has been a volunteer coach ever since. [...]

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