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The Kids Town staff and all students would like to thank the United Way for their contribution of $909. Because of their continual support of Kids Town, we are able to make our program what it is today! The United Way’s support has assisted us in the purchasing of supplies, snacks and helped…

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The staff, board, and and volunteers of the Pearl Crisis Center would like to again express our deepest gratitude to the Central Mille Lacs United Way for its generous donation of $1,364 to provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission’s work.

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I promised God I would publicly give Him credit for answered prayers if he would spare us from flooding this spring. The idea I am talking about is the Fairway Ponds addition across the street from the golf course.

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On Behalf of the Milaca Area Pantry Board & Volunteers, we would like to say thank you to the Milaca Area Chamber of Commerce for hosting the March 23rd Business Expo, and help to promote our effort to raise $44,000 as part of our March Campaign.

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I am disappointed with the Union-Times, specifically the Thursday, Feb. 7 edition. My disappointment stems from an article that was tucked way back on Page 15. I’m referring to the “First National Bank of Milaca honored for it’s community involvement” piece.

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Kudos to our local Princeton Public Utilities for the great job they did during the extreme cold spell. We in Princeton are so fortunate to have a generation plant that can keep its residents safe and warm in the winter and if need be, cool in the summer. Because of the excellent management …

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I have been concerned for some time now about an unsafe intersection in downtown Milaca. I am referring to the corner of Central Avenue and Fifth Street. On the east side of the intersection, there is a chiropractic clinic and on the west side of the intersection is where Hobnetti’s Pizza is…

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Some people refer to the present time as the post-Christian era, and for sure many people are leaving the Church. It’s happened before. I figure what ever occurs, it happens under God, so few things really change.

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On behalf of Pearl Crisis Center, and the Mille Lacs County Family Violence Coordinating Council we want to thank the Mille Lacs County Board of Commissioners for supporting the mission of the Mille Lacs County Domestic Violence Court for dangerous repeat felony offenders. The DV Court began…

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About that Christmas story. Many cherished, Christmas notions exist, I suspect, based on children’s Christmas pageants. Because of them, many are convinced that the wise men followed the star they saw in the east, west, curious in itself. But Matthew never said they did.

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As an era and the year come to an end, I felt the need to say thanks to the people of Mille Lacs County and the community of Princeton. It’s been a pleasure being your transit driver the last few years and I thank each and every one of you. I want to send a special thank you to my buddy T-Bo…

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As a former resident of Princeton and taxpayer, it is truly wonderful to be living in a community where Harry Truman is still president. From its cuncurbed streets and sidewalks from the WPA in 1939 and streets that truly don’t need any more seal coating. The City of Princeton needs a major …

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asserted that the Saudi/US war against Yemen has created the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today. Some 17.8 million people do not know where their next meal is coming from and 8.4 million are considered at risk of starvation. Sev…

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This letter is my response to the 10/18 issue of the Union-Times in which a writer claims that I vote against the best interests of the constituents of 15A and the state. Believe me, I would not be honored as a Legislator of the Year/s by the Minnesota School Boards Association, Minnesota Ru…

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I’m one of the hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans who lives in fear of parts of the ACA (“Obamacare”) being rescinded. Without pre-existing conditions protections, my wife and I are either destitute or she is dead.

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While driving along the southwest side of Lake Mille Lacs recently, I was quite surprised to see a large billboard telling us to “Help Sondra Erickson Make Mille Lacs Great Again.” Living in the county for seven years, and working in Onamia, I was under the impression that Mille Lacs was alr…

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One of the most oft-spoken concerns I have heard when speaking to voters in this county is the concern about having affordable health care.

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Jan Jude has earned your vote on November 6. Jan’s extended family has been a respected part of Mille Lacs County for almost 100 years. Jan exemplifies the values passed on to her of integrity, hard work and caring for family and community.

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Sondra Erickson’s voting record is a demonstration of her propensity for voting against her constituents’ best interest. In the 20 years she has represented district 15A, the poverty rating in Kanabec county has gotten worse, not better. She has voted against increasing minimum wage even tho…

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During my law enforcement career I had the pleasure of knowing and working professionally with Jan Jude, candidate for County Attorney and Investigator Don Lorge, candidate for Sheriff. I enthusiastically endorse Jan and Don for the offices they are seeking. My support for both candidates is…

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In the July 25 issue of the Mille Lacs Messenger, Mr. Tellinghuisen said unions give lazy people jobs; this is unbecoming of a (county) commissioner.

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“On Monday, October 1, 2018, I met with four teachers from Milaca for a School Board Screening session. Questions covered the topics of motivation for running for board; my strengths and qualifications in team building, collaboration, and communication; school board meeting attendance; and s…

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With the present. agitating political climate I’m itching to write a “political” letter, but am forcing myself to refrain from doing so, other than to say, I have no idea how to pray for our president.

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On September 26, 2018, the National Right to Life Committee sent a letter of endorsement to U.S. Senatorial Candidate James Newberger. In that letter, the Committee wrote, “You are a strong advocate for life. You support pro-life legislation, including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protectio…