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Posted on: September 17, 2020

DNR Confiscated Hunting & Fishing Equipment Auctions

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๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€
 
The DNR will be holding two confiscated equipment auctions this fall. Due to COVID-19 concerns, both auctions will be held online at www.hillerauction.com. The auctions are scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020, and October 24, 202...
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Posted on: September 4, 2020

Equipment Grants Available for Access to Healthy Foods

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๐—˜๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—”๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐˜€
Applications for Good Food Access Program Grant due by November 19, 2020.
Funding for equipment that increases availability and access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to underserved communities is now available.
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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Mille Lacs County COVID-19 Dashboard

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View the most recent COVID-19 statistics on the Mille Lacs County COVID-19 Dashboard

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Mille Lacs County Economic Relief Grant Now Available

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Mille Lacs County Economic Relief Grant Now Available

The Mille Lacs County Economic Relief Grant program is now accepting applications from for-profit small businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of the Mille Lacs County...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

COVID-19 and Masks

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Just a reminder that COVID-19 contacts still have to quarantine even if they were wearing a mask.

  • Cloth face coverings, masks, and face shields are an additional step to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when used in combination with other strategies, includ...
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Posted on: August 24, 2020

Funds Available to Improve Safety on Minnesotan Farms

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Funds Available to Improve Safety on MN Farms

New program can make grain bin safety more affordable

Minnesota farmers who want to add safety equipment to their on-farm grain storage facilities can now apply for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture&rs...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program

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The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program Has Launched!

Minnesota Housing is pleased to announce that the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications from individuals and families impacted by COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Pro...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

Resolution No. 08-18-2020-02, Constitutional Rights of Mille Lacs County Citizens

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The Mille Lacs County Board passed Resolution 08-18-2020-02, Constitutional Rights of Mille Lacs County Citizens, at the regular County Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020. The County of Mille Lacs is dedicated to preserving the rights of Mille Lacs...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

Coronavirus Relief Funding for Mille Lacs County Cities & Townships

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Local governments may be eligible for a share of federal aid Minnesota received from the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF). The Minnesota Department of Revenue will distribute this aid. Please review the CARES Act Funding letter from the Mille Lacs County Boa...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

Online Auction: Farm Equipment

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Mille Lacs County currently has Farm Equipment for sale via online auction site PublicSurplus until September 7, 2020! Contact the Environmental Resources office at 320-983-8232 with any questions or for additional information. View the online auction at&...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Rural Broadband Coalition: MN Broadband Speed Test

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The Minnesota Rural Broadband Coalition is asking residents across the state to participate in the Minnesota Broadband Speed Test Initiative. The goal of this project is to create an accurate statewide map of where internet service is available and what i...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

Save back-to-school shopping receipts to claim valuable tax benefits

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Save back-to-school shopping receipts to claim valuable tax benefits 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The school year may look and feel a little different this fall, but parents can still claim valuable K-12 tax benefits by saving receipts on school s...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

P-EBT Update

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Background: In addition to keeping people away from work, shelter-in-place orders across the country have kept children away from school for nearly two months. This has been particularly devastating for the millions of children who receive free a...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Pandemic EBT Benefits Extended

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Pandemic EBT Benefits Extended

Minnesota is now offering an additional $100 in Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for families of children who received free or reduced-price meals in the 2019-2020 school year. These benefits can hel...

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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Minnesota Department of Revenue Offers Tips for Property Tax Refund Filers

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With the August 15 deadline on the horizon, the Minnesota Department of Revenue offers tips for property tax refund filers 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Revenue reminds homeowners and renters to file for their 2018 prope...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

EBT Online Purchasing Program Information

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EBT online purchasing program information

On May 1, 2020, the federal government approved Minnesota’s request to allow households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFI...

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

How to Get a Mask

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Mask Resources: How to Get a Mask

To ease the burden on Minnesotans who may be unable to afford a mask or easily obtain one, the State is partnering with organizations to distribute more than 300,000 reusable, cloth masks. Masks are being distributed acros...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

Mask Up, Minnesota: Minnesotans Required to Wear Masks in All Public Indoor Spaces

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Gov. Tim Walz today signed Executive Order 20-81, which requires Minnesotans to wear a face covering in indoor businesses and indoor public settings starting this Saturday, July 25. Researchers have advocated for masking, calling it a simple and effective...

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Posted on: July 27, 2020

MDA Receives Farm to School Grant from USDA

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MDA Receives Farm to School Grant from USDA

Nearly $100,000 grant will launch Minnesota Harvest of the Month

St. Paul, MN: Efforts to continue supporting Farm to School initiatives in Minnesota will get a boost from a nearly $100,000 grant the Minnesota Dep...

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Posted on: July 16, 2020

$100 Million in Housing Assistance Announced

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$100 Million in Housing Assistance AnnouncedGov. Tim Walz announced $100 million in housing assistance to help homeowners and renters who have been affected by COVID-19. The housing assistance can be used to cover rent, mortgage payments, or utility costs...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

A Campaign to Promote Multiple Career Pathways

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Today, Tuesday, July 14, the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, co-chaired by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, launched the “Find Something New” advertising campaign to raise awareness...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

MDH Case Update

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MDH Case Update Today’s figures from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH):

  • Positive COVID-19 cases in the state now total 57,779 (+629 from yesterday). 11,720 tests were processed yesterday, bringing the total to 1,...
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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mille Lacs County Preparedness Plan

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Mille Lacs County is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all workers. To ensure that, Mille Lacs County has developed the following Preparedness Plan in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The County Administrator, staff, and County Boa...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

CARES Act Funding Available to Local Governments

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Governor Walz announces plan to distribute CARES Act funding to local governments, using the agreement outlined in Senate File 47.

Today, Governor Walz announced plans to use executive authority to disburse federal CARES Act dollars to local governments us...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

DEED Launches Small Business Relief Grant Program on June 23rd

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The Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) is launching the Small Business Relief Grant program on June 23. The program will make available $10,000 grants to Minnesotan owned and operated businesses that can demonstrate finan...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 Updates from the Governor's Office

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Updates from the Governor

Minnesotans are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. Below is a list of financial, mental and physical health, and family resources available for support.

Testing: Minnesotans with COVID-19 symptoms are always ...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

USDA Extends Foreclosure & Eviction Relief on Single Family Housing Direct Loans

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๐—จ๐—ฆ๐——๐—” ๐—˜๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—˜๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ณ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—›๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced extended foreclosure and eviction moratorium for all Single-Family Housing Direct Home Loans through Aug. 31, 2020.

The moratorium applies to:• Initiation of foreclosures or completion of fo...

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mortgage-Relief Options Available During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Minnesota families have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, Governor Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced a commitment by 31 Minnesota financial institutions to provide mortgage-re...

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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Would You Like Help Ordering Groceries Online?

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Over-the-phone assistance and step-by-step guides for those learning how to order groceries online are available. The Gopher Grocery Assistance Project can help! Call 612-626-3663 for phone assistance. Visit z.umn.edu/ggap for additional information.&...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

THE OPENING OF MILLE LACS COUNTY BUILDINGS TO THE PUBLIC

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pat Oman, County Administrator

635 2nd Street SE

Milaca, MN 56353

320-983-8218

June 19, 2020

THE OPENING OF MILLE LACS COUNTY BUILDINGS TO THE PUBLIC

Mille Lacs County is starting a phased approach to reopening all County facilities. Reside...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

CSAH 2 and 32 Street Reconstruction Project

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PROJECT INTRODUCTION

Mille Lacs County and the City of Milaca are preparing for the reconstruction of CSAH 2 (2nd Street SW/SE) and CSAH 32 (3rd Avenue SW) in the City of Milaca. This approximately one mile stretch of roadway is in need of reconstruction t...

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Posted on: June 18, 2020

MDA Informs Farmers of New COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements

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MDA Informs Farmers of New COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements

Plans are required to be developed and implemented by June 29, 2020

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Farms, farmers’ markets, and other agricultural businesses were designated critical businesses...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

DHS Response to COVID-19

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Property Tax Payment Period Extended to June 30, 2020

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The Mille Lacs County Auditor – Treasurer’s office is currently closed to the public. 1st half Property Taxes are still due on May 15, 2020, however at the County Board meeting on May 5, 2020, the County Board of Commissioners voted to...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

4-H Outdoor Adventures Summer At-Home Program

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๐Ÿ’-๐‡ ๐Ž๐ฎ๐ญ๐๐จ๐จ๐ซ ๐€๐๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐€๐ญ-๐‡๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ

Families and youth of all ages are invited to join this FREE 4-H learning experience. On Mondays at 7 p.m. throughout the summer, a new outdoor adventure will be introduced...

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Posted on: June 10, 2020

Notice of New Voting Equipment

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NOTICE OF NEW EQUIPMENT

To the Clerks and voters of (All) Townships and Cities in the County of Mille Lacs, State of Minnesota:

The State of Minnesota provided counties an opportunity to receive a Voting Equipment Grant (VEGAโ€2)

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

Minnesota Farmers: Resources for Managing Stress

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Farming can be a stressful industry to be in, especially these days of high input costs, low commodity prices and volitivity. Please know that there are many resources out there to assist farmers through this difficult time, outlined below. Please share t...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

Outdoor Dining Beginning June 1st

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Outdoor dining beginning June 1:Answers to commonly asked questions

On June 1, Minnesota moves into Phase 2 of the #StaySafeMN Plan, which includes the option for restaurants and bars to re-open for outdoor dining.

We know that there are many questions from...

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Posted on: May 26, 2020

Minnesota State Archives continues to collect historic vital records

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Records moved to Minnesota State Archives

Image courtesy of Laura Slaughter.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Minnesota's Stay Safe Plan

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Minnesota has made good progress on slowing the spread of COVID-19. As we continue the process of reopening our economy and returning to work and activities we enjoy, we must continue social distancing practices to save lives and stay safe. See the chart ...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

How COVID-19 Affects Farmers Markets

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COVID-19 changes some ways shoppers will interact at the farmers market

COVID-19 affects some of the ways shoppers can safely move around at farmers markets this season. As with any other essential trip, farmers market customers will want to plan ahead to ...

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Posted on: May 7, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Measures Passed by the Mille Lacs County Board

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COVID-19 Relief Measures Passed by the Mille Lacs County Board

45 Day Penalty Abatement for Taxes Paid LateThe deadline to pay 1st half property taxes is May 15, however, on Tuesday the Board approved a 45 day penalty abatement for taxes paid late. This me...

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