Special Council Meeting 6-26 at 6pm



Special Council Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:00 P.M.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Wahkon City Council has called for a special meeting to discuss the following with city engineering firm S.E.H:


  • Veterans Park Feasibility Study
  • City Sidewalk Repairs & Replacements


Special Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 6:30 P.M.


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Wahkon City Council, sitting as the Planning Commission, has called for a special meeting to review the following with the Zoning Administrator/Consultant Darrin Welle of NJPA:


  • DNR Shoreland Ordinance Sample


Both special meetings are OPEN to the public and will be held in the Wahkon Community Center located at 151 – 2nd Street E.


Karrie Roeschlein

City Clerk/Treasurer


Posted 6/23/2017 at the following locations:   Wahkon City Hall

Wahkon Post Office

Wahkon Inn


Emailed MLM 6/23/2017

PDF:  20170626 Sp CC & PC Mtgs Notice

Memorial Day Service Held 5-29-17

Mem Day Pix 1

Mem Day Pix 1 Mem Day Pix 3 Mem Day Pix 2

Mille Lacs County Recycling list and curbside schedule

Mille Lacs County Recycling list and curbside schedule

Relay for Life 7-28 in Isle

Northern relay flyer

American Cancer Society Relay for Life 7/28/17


The Wahkon City Council unanimously approved a $1000 donation from the Charitable Gambling (C.G.) Fund to the American Cancer Society 1st Annual Northern Mille Lacs County Relay for Life. This is the first year it will be held in Isle. The C.G. Fund receives 10% of gambling profit from organizations within the city which can be used for park improvements, donations to 501c3 organizations, etc.

The theme is “Getting to know the Relay!” providing a wonderful opportunity to fight cancer and help save more lives. Teams made up of family members, friends, and/or co-workers will camp out at the Isle High School grounds on Fri. 7/28 from 5 p.m. – 1 a.m., taking turns walking a route when the sun goes down with beautiful luminaria lining the track, in honor or memory of those touched by cancer.

Please consider participating in this worthwhile event! Next meeting is Wed. 4/12 at 6:30 pm at Cedarwood Family Restaurant in Onamia. Committee members are needed for advertising, food, luminaria, grounds keepers, silent auction, etc., along with relay teams. Please consider participating and/or helping with this worthwhile event as it can’t be done without dedicated community volunteers!

See PDF’s for more details:

Northern relay flyer

Northern relay sponsor form 1

Northern relay flyer

28 1/2 inch Walleye caught 1/18



Dale Bjornson: 28 1/2 inch Walleye caught 1/18 in Wahkon Bay from Beachside Resort


Scenic Byways for Mille Lacs Lake

Scenic Byway

Scenic Byway

Lake Mille Lacs Region Explores Scenic Byway Designation Press Release

Lake Mille Lacs Scenic Byway one fold brochure



56 Pound Muskie Caught


Marshall Hopp. 56″x28, 56 pounds caught 11-25-16.  WOW!



City of Wahkon Election Results 11-8-2016

Copy of Election Results 20161108


Copy of Election Results 20161108


PDF Version:

Copy of Election Results 20161108


Mille Lacs Economic Relief Package Information

Hello Everyone!

The Economic Relief package if finally complete and Mille Lacs County is ready to administer.

The relief consists of 3.6 million in funds available in loans up to $100,000, grants up to $50,000 (only available if you absolutely can’t qualify for a loan) and up to $5,000 in tourism grants.

Here is a link to the County website where you will find all the necessary documents to start the process – http://www.co.mille-lacs.mn.us/index.asp?SEC=CA0B02DB-CC6C-47E5-BB6E-E47470DDB29E&DE=E070E45A-E0B1-487B-B4D8-E45DE47E2C0B&Type=B_PR

PLEASE do not be discouraged by the language in the application.  Much of the language was required by the State but the County has the full authority as to how it is applied.

Funds are available until June 30, 2017 and are on a first come first serve basis if you qualify.

There are three main criteria that must be met for you to qualify otherwise everything is on the table and it’s locally controlled.  Meaning Mille Lacs County sets the guidelines and structures, not the State of MN and they will do everything in their power to make sure the funds are available to qualified businesses.  The 3 basic eligibility requirements are:

  1. Be a business located within one of the following municipalities surrounding Mille Lacs Lake. Aitkin County:  Hazelton, Wealthwood, Malmo, and Lakeside Townships Crow Wing County: City of Garrison; Garrison and Roosevelt Townships Mille Lacs County:  Cities of Isle, Wahkon, and Onamia; East Side, Isle Harbor, South Harbor, and Kathio Townships
  2. Be an eligible business from the following industries as defined in the North American Industry Classification System: accommodation, restaurants, bars, amusement and recreation, food and beverages retail, general and miscellaneous retail, sporting goods, museums, historical sites, health and personal care, gas stations, general merchandise, business and professional membership, movies, or non-retailer as determined by Mille Lacs County in consultation with the Commissioner of Employee and Economic Development.
  3. Document a reduction of at least ten percent in gross receipts in any two-year period since 2010.  If you have only owned the business for 1-2 years you can use the previous owners financial information if they are willing to provide it to the County.

When making your application you can request the terms that may best suit your business.  Examples:

  • You can propose the interest rate you want to pay which could be 0%.
  • You can request that payments be deferred for 5 years.
  • You can request that 50% of the loan is forgivable if the business remains open for 10 years.
  • You can propose the amortization and loan terms.

Please take some time to read through the documents.  There is assistance available to help you with business plans, etc. if needed.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Pat Oman at Mille Lacs County.  You can also call Tina Chapman #320-676-8664 with questions and if she can’t answer them, she will get the answers for you.

Thanks and feel free to pass this on to anyone you think could qualify/benefit from the program.


Tina Chapman Executive Director, Mille Lacs Area Tourism Council

(320) 676-9972 | tina@millelacs.com | www.millelacs.com | PO Box 286, 630 West Main Street, Isle, MN 56342



Trees for conservation project

Open late poster (3)

Open late poster (3)