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Mille Lacs Band agrees not to net

Governor Mark Dayton visited Isle to hear the public's input on the walleye population decline and the impact its had.

A resounding applause came from the audience when Governor Mark Dayton announced that Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe agreed to forgo netting next year. He said he spoke with Mille Lacs Band Chief Executive Melanie Benjamin just minutes before a public townhall meeting in Isle began on Friday, July 31.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Frederick Switzer - obituary
Posted: July 31, 2015 - 2:30 pm

Frederick Switzer, aka “Phoop Doodle”, used to say “You don’t get out of this life alive.”  Sure enough - he didn’t;  as proven by his departure on July 28, 2015.  Among other Fred-isms were:  “life is far too important to be taken seriously”,  “are we having fun yet?”,  and “I say Holmes, what do you make of this?”

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Jolyon A. Stein - obituary
Posted: July 30, 2015 - 2:45 pm

Jolyon A. Stein, 87, died on July 24, 2015, after living with MDS for a number of years.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Barbara Anderson - death notice
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 9:39 am

Barbara L. Anderson passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at the age of 79, at her  home near Wahkon.

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Mary Cardey - obituary
Posted: July 28, 2015 - 9:38 am

Mary Lilabel Cardey (Munsterteiger), age 88, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2015, at Fairview Hospital, Wyoming.

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