Rumor is true
The Briscoes (of Onamia) were pursuing the long un-used Onamia Creamery as a show room and living quarters. After finding that Mille Lacs County would not pursue a sale on any tax-forfeited properties for 2018, we worked in conjunction with the City of Onamia in purchasing the property.
After some careful and meticulous planning on our part, the city’s proposal to purchase the Onamia Creamery as a blighted property was rejected by Mille Lacs County.
It appears the county has plans for a Sheriff’s Station of the North. Versus putting a long tax-delinquent property back on the tax rolls, the tax payers of Mille Lacs County will now have to fund a project for the county. A readily recognizable landmark will be lost to the City of Onamia.
We had not discussed our plans with folks while hoping our efforts would succeed. Many people heard rumors about our efforts so now you know that they were true.
The project would have been financed locally along with work performed by local contractors and supplies purchased within the county.
Tom and Josefina Briscoe, Onamia