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Mary Tracy

Mary Pamela (Lidbom) Tracy, age 67, of Coon Rapids, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family March 12, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband Thomas; parents Vee and Don; sisters Wendy and Robin; brothers John and Donald. … Continue reading

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Rebecca M. Rice

Rebecca Maudine Rice, 58, of St. Francis died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at home. She is survived by her husband Daniel; children Philip (Jessica) Dahl of St. Francis, April Rice of Shoreview, Brent (Tonia) Rice of Blaine, Caroline … Continue reading

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Teri Macko

Teri E. Macko, age 50, of Ogilvie, Minn. (formerly of Princeton, Minn.), died Thursday, March 10, 2011, at her home. Teri was born on October 18, 1960, to Allan and Wanda (Murphy) Schufman in Davenport, Iowa. She served in the … Continue reading

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Birth announcements, March 17, 2011

A son, Troy Markus, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, was born March 7, 2011, to Billy and Jamie Ross, Princeton, at Cambridge Medical Center. Grandparents are Mark and Mary Anderson, Isanti, and Bill and Barb Ross, Zimmerman. Great-grandmother is Rose Marie … Continue reading

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Minnesota Zoo officials making the rounds at Capitol

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Minnesota Zoo Director Lee Ehmke warned of the potential for the zoo entering a tailspin should state funding cuts hit double-digits. “And (it could) produce a spiral effect that it will be pretty hard … Continue reading

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Sen. Gerlach’s ticket bill advances in the Senate

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter The Senate commerce committee today (Wednesday, March 9) approved legislation that prohibits a ticket issuer from restricting for resale or the offering for resale an event ticket held by the lawful possessor. Committee Chairman … Continue reading

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Elk River school officials look to plug a hole

By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter Elk River School officials appeared before the Senate education committee today (Tuesday, March 8) looking for a way to plug a hole. A bill carried by Sen. David Brown, R-Becker, would allow school district … Continue reading

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Top math scorers

Princeton High School seniors Melania Meyer and Tanner Neubauer were the school’s top scorers in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II math test that they took as juniors last April. The results weren’t announced until recently and they show Meyer coming … Continue reading

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Top three in spelling bee

Princeton Middle School instructor Joan Farmer takes a photo on Feb. 9 of the three top spellers in the spelling bee that she coordinated and which had just been completed in 15 rounds. Seventh-grader, Blake Struther, right, was the champion, … Continue reading

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Sherburne Refuge names Hix volunteer of the year

Sue Hix, Princeton, was named Volunteer of the Year for the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge by Refuge Manager Anne Sittauer at an awards dinner held at the Carousell Works in Big Lake March 3. Hix was recognized with this honor … Continue reading

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Eichinger places third at state meet

By Chris Schafer Two years ago Princeton heavyweight Billy Frank won a state wrestling title. This year Princeton’s Karl Eichinger carried on the tradition of notable finishes by Princeton wrestlers in the state’s biggest bracket, with a third-place finish. Eichinger … Continue reading

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Swimmers finish state meet, Kottke third

By Chris Schafer Swimming against the fastest swimmers in the state, the Tigers proved their mettle at the state meet held at the University of Minnesota last weekend. Princeton qualified for state in six events and the Tigers made it … Continue reading

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Tigers fall to Knights, Spartans next

By Chris Schafer The Tigers played with St. Michael-Albertville for a half but in the end the depth of the Knights won out during Princeton’s 77-60 loss March 1. “They’re good,” Princeton coach Eric Bjurman said. “We were happy to … Continue reading

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Season ends with loss to Rogers

By Chris Schafer “Some things you can expect and some things you can’t.” Princeton coach Aaron Johnson’s comment sums it up after the Tigers’ season ended with a 61-50 loss to Rogers March 5 in the section semifinals. The unexpected … Continue reading

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Historical society building still endangered

By Joel Stottrup The roof of one of the 10 most endangered historic places in Minnesota is leaking, and that place happens to be the Mille Lacs County Historical Society’s Great Northern Railway Depot Museum in Princeton. The Preservation Alliance … Continue reading

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Princeton Pantry begins March matching food drive

Princeton Pantry will be benefiting from a 25-percent match of all food and monetary donations it receives during Feb. 28-April 8. It is part of the annual March food drive for food shelves across the state. Princeton Pantry extends the … Continue reading

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Sales improving for Crystal Cabinet Works

By Joel Stottrup Sales at Crystal Cabinet Works, Princeton, indicate that the custom-cabinet manufacturer is emerging from the difficulties brought on by the housing-bubble bust a few years ago, owner Jeff Hammer said last week. The company still has about … Continue reading

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Performance pay initiative envisioned as applicable to most state spending

By T.W. Budig, ECM Capitol reporter Rep. Keith Downey, R-Edina, called the proposed government reform perhaps the only transforming idea he has seen in the Minnesota Legislature. Lawmakers, nonprofit leaders — a gathering of high-profile sorts rarely seen outside of … Continue reading

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Donations ensure county K-9 force will continue

By Luther Dorr Thanks to donations from all around the county, Mille Lacs County will have a K-9 presence again. The county began using a police dog in the 1970s when Russ Iverson was sheriff and has used a number … Continue reading

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Commissioners approve grant money for new Armer radio system

By Luther Dorr County commissioners approved an expenditure of $19,300 in grant money for radios that will be part of a new communication system to be in place by 2013. Two years ago the county began buying radios and equipment … Continue reading

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Dayton’s tax proposal sparks debate but only one vote

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s tax increase proposal received a shellacking in votes in the House and Senate March 3, with only one lawmaker out of the 195 voting backing it. But the governor in … Continue reading

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Drive is on for improvements to veterans rest camp

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Supporters of the Disabled Veterans Rest Camp on Big Marine Lake in Washington County are pushing for $500,000 in legacy funding for improvements at the 85-year-old camp. Rep. Bob Dettmer, R-Forest Lake, is carrying … Continue reading

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Sen. Chris Gerlach’s bill a ticket for controversy

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter A bill prohibiting ticket sellers from restricting the resale of tickets held by lawful ticket holders is expected to get a Senate committee vote next week. “I think this is a good bill,” said … Continue reading

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Minnesota political heavyweights weigh in on redistricting reform

By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter An abridged Who’s Who’s of Minnesota political heavyweights today (Tuesday, March 8) appeared at the State Capitol to push for redistricting reform. Former Vice President Walter Mondale led a tripartisan group of former lawmakers … Continue reading

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Ruff Start Rescue seeks more homes for dogs as service grows

Ruff Start Rescue has rescued nearly 180 dogs and found adoptive homes for most of them since it started in Princeton a year ago, according to its founder, Azure Davis. Ruff Start Rescue, which gained its 503(c)(3) nonprofit status in … Continue reading

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Baldwin Township to create a planning commission

At the regular meeting March 7, the Baldwin Township Board voted to approve Ordinance 200, an ordinance establishing a planning commission. The planning commission’s purpose will be to plan for the future of Baldwin. They will be responsible for making … Continue reading

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Council approves all-night party request, parking lot use, more

A decision to advertise the sale of an unwanted house, the approval of two donation requests and the sharing of a parking lot were part of Princeton City Council business Feb. 24. The council, at the recommendation of the park … Continue reading

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Fire chief recovering after injury

Princeton Fire Chief Jim Roxbury is recovering from a severe injury to a bone in his arm, that he suffered when he fell from a 10-foot ladder Feb. 26. Roxbury said that the accident occurred at about 2 p.m. that … Continue reading

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Fare For All discount food program is open to all

Princeton is among a number of localities that are distribution points in the Fare For All discount bulk food purchasing program. For many years the Princeton distribution point was at New Life Church until its recent move to Christ Our … Continue reading

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LaVonne Larrabee

LaVonne Louise Larrabee, 75, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, at her home. LaVonne Louise Schuett was born Dec. 27, 1935, to August and Anna (Alleman) Schuett in Giese, Minn. She graduated from Finlayson High School in 1953. On Aug. 15, … Continue reading

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