Buggy-crossing Signs Rejected
August 13, 2014
Milaca, Minnesota - Mille Lacs County commissioners are divided on whether the county should install horse drawn vehicle-crossing signs in parts of the county following a 85-signature petition the board received that requested such signs be put up.
The signatures included non-Amish and Amish names, and comes after a significant number of Amish have settled in the Milaca-Bock area starting about a year ago.
Joel Stottrup / Union-Eagle Two Amish buggies with slow-moving-vehicle signs, sit at a residence along Mille Lacs County Road 1 south of Bock on Aug. 7.
The county commissioners on Aug. 5 voted 2-2 on a motion by commissioner to install the signs. Because of the tie vote the motion failed. Commissioners Genny Reynolds and Roger Tellinghuisen supported the measure. Commissioners Phil Peterson and Dave Oslin voted no and Tim Wilhelm abstained.
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