Mille Lacs County Board

Mille Lacs County public works will begin mowing ditches earlier than normal this spring in the southern part of Mille Lacs because of a new program to control leafy spurge, a noxious weed. The plan is also to use less chemical spraying. Leafy spurge is a difficult-to-eradicate perennial that has a bitter taste and is […]

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he board approved the purchase of two state-bid squad cars for the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department from Polar Chevrolet, White Bear Lake, at a per car cost of $20,400.45.

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Having a solid waste hauler license in Mille Lacs County has become considerably cheaper because of county board action on March 6. The county board reduced it from its current $500 to $250 when the new fee schedule takes effect this coming April 1. Commissioner Phil Peterson had called for decreasing the fee even more […]

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Reese Hultman, funeral director for Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca, told county commissioners at their Jan. 17 meeting that the four funeral homes in the county will decrease their services for county-funded funerals. Noting that the county turned down a request for an increase for professional services in 2011, while approving a small increase for […]

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The Mille Lacs County tax levy for 2012 will go down a half percent from 2011. Back in September the Mille Lacs County Board approved a preliminary levy of $14.948 million, a one percent increase over the 2011 levy. But, after a Dec. 6 meeting at which public comment was taken, a half-percent decrease to […]

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