Emergency Management

If you are experiencing a police, fire or medical emergency - Dial 911!

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff's Office administers a county wide program to coordinate emergency preparedness activities to preserve life, property and the well being of our citizens in the event of a natural, man-made or technological disaster.

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

Mille Lacs County Emergency Management is currently in the process of updating the County's Hazard Mitigation Plan. In doing so, it is important to get resident input on the planning process - including:

  • What natural hazards do you feel pose the greatest risk to the community?
  • What concerns do you have about natural hazard planning and response?
  • What actions do you feel would help to reduce damages associated with future natural hazards?

For more information, view the Hazard Mitigation Plan press release; or, contact Mille Lacs County Emergency Manager Andy Beckstrom with your questions, concerns, or input.


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrate emergency planning and preparedness at all levels of government and non-government organizations
  • Respond to emergency scenes when needed to provide assistance and coordinate resources
  • Conduct training to ensure county departments and staff are able to respond effectively in the event of a disaster or emergency
  • Provide public education on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster or emergency.

Be Prepared

We encourage all of our citizens to take action now to prepare your family, your business and your community to be ready in the event of a disaster.

Emergency Propane Hotline

A State Emergency Operations Center has established a public hotline for Minnesotans with propane issues or questions. 

The hotline will operate Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached at 800-657-3504. 

Winter Ice Safety

Early ice is not safe ice. Please wear a life jacket on cold water. Learn more about ice safety.