Category Archives: Mille Lacs County Times

Ruby Erickson

Funeral services for Ruby Amelia (Miller) Erickson, 87, of Milaca will be held Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel at the Milaca Elim Home. Visitation will be between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Lunch at the … Continue reading

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Robert Hayes

Memorial services for Robert Hayes, age 78, of Bock, formerly of the Anoka area, will be held at 11 AM on Monday, March 16, 2009 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Princeton.  Visitation will be … Continue reading

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Barbara Schnelle

Barbara J. Schnelle, Passed away on 3/13/09 at Fairview Southdale Hosp. at the age of 80 years.

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UPDATE – arson suspected in Ogilvie school fire

A criminal investigation has been launched into Sunday’s fire at the former Ogilvie High School as arson is suspected. The Minnesota State Fire Marshall’s Office confirmed suspicions on Tuesday. There’s  an initial reward of $2,500 being offered for information leading … Continue reading

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Morals and standards in and out of saddle

Jordan Kurtz will tell you the ag industry has taught her morals, ethics and standards. Not only does she have all three, she’s a driven horse competitor who’s always willing to help others interested in equine.

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Dairy Princess participants

The American Dairy Association’s Mille Lacs County Dairy Princess Banquet is set for Saturday, March 28 at noon at the Princeton Party House. Participants this year include (front row, left to right) Sophie Patten, Denise Winkelman, Morgan Ege, (back row) … Continue reading

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County board finalizes cuts

A week earlier than expected, the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners approved and announced cuts to the county’s budget Tuesday, which includes the elimination of five full-time positions.

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Emanuel Lutheran Church

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Emanuel chimes

When was the last time you heard church bells ringing? Wind your way through the town of Bock and you’ll find a picturesque place of worship, appropriately located on Church Avenue. If you can’t find it, open your car window … Continue reading

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Former Ogilvie High School burns down

An early morning fire Sunday, March 15 left the former Ogilvie High School building in ruins and caused Highways 23 and 47 to be shut down for several hours. A passerby noticed the burning building around 5:15 a.m. The Ogilvie, … Continue reading

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Emmanual Lutheran Church

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Emanual Lutheran Church

Locally, businesses are feeling the pinch of the economic recession, but it’s not all doom and gloom.

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2009 Citizens of Year

The 2009 Citizens of the Year were announced at the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet Wednesday, March 11 at the Milaca American Legion. The winners included (left to right) Dave Dillan, Brianna Hoskins and Thora and Pete Allen. … Continue reading

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Area businesses seeing slight decline

Locally, businesses are feeling the pinch of the economic recession, but it’s not all doom and gloom.

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State’s deficit affects local government

The state’s budget deficit has grown to $6.4 billion, according to the Minnesota Department of Finance. But what does that mean for our local government and its residents?

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County sends letter to DNR about rice gathering

Mille Lacs County commissioners voted unanimously at their March 3 meeting to send a letter to DNR Commissioner Mark Holsten concerning the harvesting of wild rice in the county.

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The happy ending our parents hoped for

Like many who came before, Kao Kalia Yang and her family understand the importance of hard work. Born in Thailand’s Ban Vinai Refugee Camp in 1980, Yang came to Minnesota when she was six years old. Her first book, “The … Continue reading

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Hold onto your Higgs bosons

Last September, there was an article in this very paper about a huge machine called the Large Hadron Collider – or LHC. I thought maybe it might be a good topic for a column, so I cut it out and … Continue reading

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County Board News

Editor’s note: The following news items are from the March 3 meeting of the Mille Lacs County Board.  They were compiled by reporter Luther Dorr.

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New Phoenix hotel opens

Barring any last-minute problems, the new hotel in Milaca will be partially open for business Friday. The building was a beehive of activity Monday as workers scrambled to complete a number of tasks that needed to be done before a … Continue reading

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Stay alert for Mn/DOT’s spring road restrictions

Spring load restrictions will be placed on county roads concurrent with Mn/DOT restrictions. Again this year, Mn/DOT will place restrictions based on thawing degree days and the weather forecast. Typically, if a warm spell is forecasted, restrictions will be imposed … Continue reading

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Livestock scholarships for area 4-H members

Mille Lacs County 4-H has awarded 12 youth with Livestock Scholarships in order to assist the youth in purchasing market livestock to show in 4-H. 

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Hot Thunderhawks roll past Wolves in Section 7AA meet

Milaca ran into a hot, and talented Grand Rapids team and lost at Grand Rapids 67-39 in the quarterfinals of the Section 7AAA Girls Basketball Tournament Tuesday, March 3.

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Ask the Sportswriters

Birk leaves, World Baseball Classic, Love–Mayo deal Following are opinions from Mille Lacs County Times reporter Luther Dorr, former Times intern Logan Marxhausen and Times editor-sports editor Gary Larson. Note: This feature is written on Monday each week.     … Continue reading

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Wolves get first victory, then add another

 It was a long time coming, but, Milaca’s boys basketball team notched its first victory of the season Thursday, March 12, as it trimmed Pine City 64-56 in a non-conference game at Milaca. Times photo by Gary Larson Milaca senior … Continue reading

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Births 3/12

Swanson A boy, Emmett Gregory Ernest, was born Feb. 28, 2009 at Fairview Northland Regional Medical Center in Princeton to Pernell and Jessica Swanson of Princeton. He weighed 8 pounds. Grandparents are Greg and Tammy Anderson and Pete and Dorothy … Continue reading

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Wolves fall in section tourney

Grand Rapids lived up to its No. 1 seeding as it handled No. 8-seeded Milaca 79-33 in the quarterfinals of the Section 7AAA Boys Basketball Tournament Wednesday night at Grand Rapids.

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Girl Scouts celebrate 97 years

Being a Girl Scout today means being part of a worldwide organization that builds leadership skills by providing girls with opportunities to discover their interests, connect with others, and take action.

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Conferences at Milaca schools

Parent conferences for students of Milaca Public Schools take place tonight (Wednesday) and tomorrow. There is no school for students on Thursday or Friday this week.

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Man sentenced for assault on infant daughter

His inability to control his anger resulted in the near death of his five month old baby and a sentence that will put him in prison for almost five years.  Travis Alan Hofford of Princeton pled guilty in December to … Continue reading

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