Black bears have damaged bird feeders, gotten into garages and worked up the anxieties of a few Princeton area residents recently. During the spring some residents in Baldwin Township saw a young black bear ambling along the edge of a field on the Jerry Mueller property. From there the bear visited three neighbors, its first [...]

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Joe and Kristene Gafkjen have five dogs, and the dogs can get a bit excited when visitors come into their rural Princeton home. But being a foster couple for rescue dogs can lead to more than a little excitement. Their dogs include three German shepherds, a Samoyed, and a small Yorkshire-mix dog. The Gafkjens, who [...]

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The Belle Haven townhome complex in Princeton that has been providing “sober housing for families with support services,” has not closed and RS Eden is committed to continuing its management of it, according to RS Eden president Dan Cain. His statement last week seemed to be prompted by an incident at a Princeton grocery store [...]

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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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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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