Mille Lacs County Board

County Administrator Roxy Traxler asked for, and received, permission to prepay some bonds and that prepayment is expected to save the county about $141,000 in interest payments to bond holders. General obligation bonds, totaling $3.555 million, were sold in 2005, to build a new law enforcement center. Bonds maturing on or after Feb. 1, 2014, [...]

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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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