VFW moves ahead with new home

The Milaca VFW post has received a conditional use permit from Mille Lacs County to construct a bar/supper club on property north of Milaca.

Post commander Dan Sandberg said Monday that plans are to begin construction in 2013 of a 4,800 sq. ft. building.

The Siemers-Hakes Post No. 10794 has purchased a 4 1/2-acre property about four miles north of Milaca on the west side of Highway 169, across the road from Prince Bait.

“We wanted to be on the northbound (east) side but the price on this property dropped considerably,” Sandberg said.

Sandberg said the post looked at buildings and sites in Milaca but there were parking issues and none of the buildings available were deemed large enough.

Financial support for the project will come from various sources, he said.

“It will probably take awhile to put the money together,” he said.

There will be some volunteer work by members who have carpentry and cabinet experience, Sandberg said, but it will mainly be a cash project.