Mille Lacs County Courthouse

A “no trespass notice” has been placed by the Mille Lacs County Board effective July 16 on a Mille Lacs County resident, Michael Henderson, and applies to the Mille Lacs County campus to include the Justice Center, the historic courthouse and community/veterans facility (CVS) building. An earlier no trespass notice was served on Henderson for the courthouse and CVS building.

In an earlier meeting, County Administrator Pat Oman said, “This is someone who has been affecting services in veterans services and has been served a ‘no trespass’ for the courthouse, but this is for the whole campus now.” He added after serving him with the “no trespass” notice, Henderson proceeded to enter the sheriff’s office, “yelling and screaming” and affecting citizens utilizing the county’s services. “He has walked around many times with a stick or a bat and has done a lot of yelling and concerned our vulnerable clients.”

At the regular board meeting July 16, County Attorney Joe Walsh said of the notice, “No trespassing notices are a fairly common law which requires if someone is told to leave and not return, they cannot return for one year or it will be a misdemeanor. We are trying to strike a balance between not taking away access to government services and making sure someone can’t continue to harass government employees.”

The measure was passed unanimously by the county board.

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