Mille Lacs County Board

The Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners conducted the following business at its Oct. 15 meeting. Written by Joel Stottrup.   Grievance settlement The board approved a memorandum of agreement between the county and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local Union 2889 to give additional pay to Lynn Goldbloom and Darlyn [...]

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County commissioners have approved spending about $50,000 to install a new skylight at the courthouse and demolish the previous one. Earlier this year, glass panels fell from the skylight, and much of the rotunda at the courthouse has been roped off since. Only two companies in the state do that kind of work, and W.L. [...]

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Should Mille Lacs County spray for noxious and invasive weeds on its rights of way or should it just mow the weeds, as it did in 2012? That was part of the  discussion at a Mille Lacs County Board work session, following an April 16 board meeting. Susan Shaw, district administrator for the Mille Lacs [...]

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Mille Lacs County commissioners are debating what to do about the skylight atop the roof of the county courthouse. A glass panel broke and crashed in little pieces onto the stained-glass panels in the ceiling of the rotunda below. Mille Lacs Land Services Director Michele McPherson, whose office is in one of the rooms just [...]

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The Mille Lacs County Board has approved the city of Princeton’s request to allow the city to investigate possible environmental hazards at a former gas station property at 903 Ninth Ave. N. in Princeton. Princeton has been trying to acquire the property, which has an abandoned and dilapidated gas station building. The city’s next planned [...]

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  The discussion by the Mille Lacs County Board about the county’s new recycling contractor apparently isn’t over. Back in December, when the contract was awarded to a different contractor from the one that had served the county for 18 years, there was some debate between commissioners about who should get the bid. The contract [...]

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The following news items are from the Dec. 18 meeting of the Mille Lacs County Board. They were compiled by reporter Luther Dorr. Funeral homes rate increase approved County funeral homes requested an increase in the wholesale cost of caskets ($30) and vaults ($20), as well as an increase of $50 for professional services. Robert [...]

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