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 Two people died in a head-on vehicle collision that occurred around 5:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 9700 block of 140th Street in Milaca, according to information received from the office of Mille Lacs County Sheriff Brent Lindgren the afternoon of Feb. 14.

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From the Department of Homeland Security to the FBI to the cover of Time magazine, Leah Phifer has had quite the career and she’s only 33. Now she’s trying to add U.S. Congresswoman to that list of achievements.

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A 53-year-old Princeton man was charged with felony first-degree drug possession after a deputy found over 400 grams of narcotics in his vehicle.

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The following reports were filed by DNR conservation officers and last updated Feb. 5.

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The following incidents were reported to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Times listed are when incident calls are received, not necessarily when incidents occurred. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department Jan. 29-Feb. 4. Times listed are when incident calls are received, not necessarily when incidents occurred. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Milaca Police Department Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Times listed are when incident calls are received, not necessarily when incidents occurred. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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Many fairy tales and other children’s stories include monsters or frightening situations. Is it wise to read these stories to children? Are we causing nightmares and planting seeds of fear? Wouldn’t it be better to show children a world without danger or pain?

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A champion and cheerleader of the Princeton Pantry food shelf, Pastor Bob Hasinfelt, said the campaign to raise money to build a new pantry structure beside Family Pathways on Rum River Drive marches forward at the same time one part of the food shelf has moved twice this year. 

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Milaca named its top 11 Sno Dayz candidates at a pepfet the morning of Feb. 2; the kind and queen were selected from the candidates at the Feb. 10 Sno Dayz dance. Clockwise from left: Kate Manoleff, Ellie Banks, Jade Berg, Kendall Rensenbrink, Jaelin Veurink, DJ Carpenter-Miller, Joselito Er…

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Young robotics teams from Princeton trekked to a state-tournament competition for the first time Feb. 3 and came away with nice honors for young, first-timers at a robotics competition: Five teams, two awards, and it was the young teams’ first year to compete in robotics. 

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A lot of people have wondered during the past week or so what the activity at 202 Rum River Drive N. means, exactly. Many recognize it as the former Steven’s restaurant and catering business or the building that the local American Legion originally built. 

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U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan of Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District, D-Minn., announced Feb. 9 via a statement on Facebook he does not intend to run for re-election when his term ends this year. 

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The following incidents were reported to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 22-28. Times listed are when incident calls were received, not necessarily when an incident happened. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department Jan. 22 - Jan. 28. Times listed are when incident calls were received, not necessarily when an incident happened The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department through Jan. 29. The times listed are when an incident was reported, not necessarily when it occurred. Report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The Democratic-Farmers-Labor (DFL) party of Senate District 15A holds its precinct caucuses 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, in several locations across the region. Address-specific information is available through the Secretary of State’s website under the ‘caucus finder’ tab: http://caucusfinder.so…

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The following incidents were reported to the Milaca Police Department Jan. 19-25. Times listed are when incident calls were received, not necessarily when an incident happened. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The City of Princeton paused during its Jan. 25 meeting to appreciate retiring volunteer firefighters Steve Lundeen (left) and Brian Bittner (center), who have each served the department for 25 years and trained many new department recruits. Presenting the plaques of honor is at left, Mayor …

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Princeton Schools staff members involved in music and choir, as well as several graduates of the school, gathered the evening of Jan. 26 to present a light-and-fun variety show featuring music, singing, skits and various other performances. Among the highlights were math teacher Alex Murkve …

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The local Build A Plane program calls Princeton home but draws and is open to kids ages 11-18 from anywhere, and not only does the new, fourth-year session start Feb. 6, the local Flight Expo has just begun raising funds to construct a building to house the program. 

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No residents attended a meeting held by the Princeton Police Department and Minnesota Department of Corrections Jan. 25 at the public safety building as the officials stood ready to inform the public about a level 3 predatory offender moving from rural Princeton into the city. 

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Superintendent of Princeton Schools Julia Espe confirmed that she has announced her intent to retire as of June 30. Espe said Monday she had first shared the news Jan. 26 and then made a Facebook post Jan. 29: 

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Passersby along First Street in Princeton may have noticed an unusual banner hanging from the fence in front of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society’s museum at the former Great Northern train depot in Princeton. The banner reads: “Top Secret: Seven Secrets of Princeton.”

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PVT Reece Amery Sandberg, 19, of Milaca graduated Jan. 5 from United States Marine Corps boot camp at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego. PVT Sandberg successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 78 recruits in Training Platoon 1031. While …

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The following incidents were reported to the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Department through Jan. 16. The times listed are when an incident was reported, not necessarily when it occurred. report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Department Jan. 15-21. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Princeton Police Department Jan. 15-21. The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin.

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The following incidents were reported to the Milaca Police Department Jan. 12-18 The report was compiled by Debbie Griffin. Times given are when an incident was called in, not necessarily when it occurred.

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Home-building construction crews were on the job Jan. 18 on Third Avenue NE in Milaca, where for several hours one day, workers affixed roof trusses to the top of a dwelling. They stood atop the structure and waited for a crane hoist each truss from the ground to the roof, where they would c…

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Middle School students from Princeton traveled Jan. 20 to the Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, where teams engaged in friendly competitions to build a model city. 

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The City of Milaca honored Don Stobb at its Jan. 18 meeting in appreciation of his outstanding achievements in community service with the Recreation Park baseball fields. Left to right are Milaca Mayor Pete Pedersen, Don Stobb and Milaca City Manager Tammy Pfaff. 

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The Milaca National Honor Society held its 2017-2018 induction ceremony Sunday, Jan. 21, in the high school’s Dahlager Theater, where current members of the local NHS inducted 32 new members.