Mille Lacs County

Mille Lacs County will be joining a number of other Minnesota counties in imposing a tax of $10 per motorized vehicle per year starting in 2014. There was one road bump on the way to the five Mille Lacs commissioners – chairman Phil Peterson and Tim Wilhelm, Genny Reynolds, Dave Oslin and Roger Tellinghuisen passing [...]

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The following incidents were reported to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department between July 8-14. The times printed are when a complaint was received, not necessarily when it occurred. The report was compiled by Jeff Hage. Monday, July 8 1:46 p.m. Responded to an accident in which a car hit a tree on Brickton Road [...]

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Mille Lacs County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office summer apprentice Brianna Winterhalter is armed with a GPS unit as part of what one could say is a county attack team against some unpleasant foes. The foes have names like wild parsnip,leafy spurge, knapweed and purple loosestrife. All of those weeds are invasive and [...]

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Demolishing the concrete bridge on Mille Lacs County Road 12, west of Mille Lacs County Road 1, was temporarily halted in late June due to high water on the Rum River, according to Mille Lacs Public Works Director Bruce Cochran. The demolition precedes the construction of a replacement bridge. The high water followed the big [...]

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Loaded consent agenda The consent agenda, which the board approved with one motion and without discussion, included a jail report, auto-theft prevention grant, veterans services respite care policy, Soo Line trail right of way permit, final payment of gravel contract, acceptance of pavement markings project, and approval of bid to review appraisals. Jail report for [...]

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On Memorial Day, when people under 21 were allegedly drinking and becoming intoxicated on property owned by Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Jude, there was no law on the books in Mille Lacs County holding Jude and her police-officer husband Russ Jude accountable for the activity, had the couple been aware of the party. The [...]

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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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