Millinocket Town Office
197 Penobscot Ave,
Millinocket, Maine 04462
Phone: (207) 723-7000
Fax: (207) 723-7002

News Room

Thousands flock to downtown Millinocket for annual marathon

Thousands participate in Millinocket Marathon and Half

Millinocket businesses discuss town’s growth

New bridge will connect popular Millinocket off-road trails

Unlike coastal towns, Millinocket is welcoming a fish farm

Former Mill Town Reinvents Itself

Millinocket can once again be ‘on the cutting edge’ with plans for a data center

Former Millinocket paper mill site will host $300 million data center

You can borrow a canoe at this Maine library

Sebastopol family of six completes Appalachian Trail

Could Millinocket become the next mountain bike mecca?

A Park and Rec Kid Comes Full Circle

Study says Maine among the places to find the last pristine skies in the U.S.

Millinocket mill site owner says it’s settled $1.5M tax debt to IRS

Mass. business expansion to Katahdin region will add 30 jobs

BDN “Former reality TV stars help Millinocket with a temporary home for its Library”

Newscenter Maine “Broadband or bust: Why poor access to high-speed internet is leaving Maine in the dust”

WABI TV5 “Millinocket Memorial Library offering free outdoors gear”

WGME “Wired for Future: How broadband bridges gaps between countryside and city”

Maine Public “Rural Maine Communities Fear Effects Of Land-Use Commission’s Proposed Development Rules”

Q 106.5 “Millinocket Library Isn’t Just for Books”

Mainebiz “Plan for historic downtown Millinocket building moves forward”

WABI TV5 “Tax lien on former Millinocket Mill halts plan for factory promising 100 new jobs”

My Best Runs “Millinocket Marathon and Half”

Fox22 “Millinocket Marathon expected to bring thousands to the area”

BDN “Millinocket Marathon expected to draw 2,600 runners in its fourth year”

The Maine Edge “Run a mile (or 26.2 of them) in their shoes: Millinocket Marathon & Half prepares for fourth year”

BDN “Katahdin-area resort looks to expand with $1M events center”

BDN “National Monument will cover part of the cost for new Katahdin-region economic director”

Portland Press Herald Bill Nemitz: “Town of Millinocket reinvents itself – and its Memorial Library”

BDN “Young Employee to buy Millinocket Whitewater Rafting Company”

WABI TV5 “Local capital campaign underway for Millinocket library”

WABI TV5 “Katahdin Motors in Millinocket Celebrating 70 Years”

Mainebiz “Redevelopment of shuttered Millinocket mill gets $5.3M boost”

BDN “$5.3 million grant to help revitalize Katahdin region mill site”

Portland Press Herald “Grant promises to spark new life at former Great Northern mill site in Millinocket”

BDN “Peyton Manning, Riddell award Stearns football team $10,000 equipment grant”

WABI TV5 “Stearns earns Riddell equipment grant”

Mainebiz “With its paper mill long gone, Millinocket has a new story to tell”

Mainebiz “SBA’s regional director touts programs to boost rural Maine”

WABITV5 “Towns in Katahdin region eye high-speed future”

Mainebiz “Millinocket Housing initiative making progress”

Mainebiz “Millinocket Marathon looks at the long run as it organizes non-profit”

WABI TV5 “New ice cream shop opens in downtown Millinocket”

WABI TV5 “Baxter State Park appoints new director”

WABI 5 “New shuttle service and map to make it easier for Katahdin tourists”

WABI 5 “Motorcycle convoy to ride from Portland to Millinocket to honor fallen heroes”

Newscenter Maine “Million dollar makeover for Katahdin region homes”

WABI TV5 Stearns High School plays host to Maine Drama Festival

WABI TV5 “Pamola Motor Lodge Project A Part Of Millinocket’s Economic Recovery”

Mainebiz “Pamola Motor Lodge project another piece in Millinocket’s recovery”

WABI TV5 “Winter Tourism: Part II”

WABI TV5 “Winter Tourism: Part 1”

Mainebiz “Anchor tenant signs on at Millinocket’s shuttered paper mill”

WABI TV5 “Millinocket Will Be Future Home Of New Wood Manufacturing Facility”

Maine Public “Company Says It Will Bring 100 Jobs To Former Millinocket Paper Mill Site”

The Maine “Timber products company to launch operations in Millinocket”

Sun Journal “Investors look to bring new technology, jobs to closed Millinocket mill”

BDN “Latest bid to revive shuttered Katahdin mill promises 100 jobs”

Boston Globe “In Maine, a town on the brink of extinction plots a comeback”

WABITV5 “Baxter State Park Director Retiring After 31 Years in Millinocket

Mainebiz “Millinocket Marathon: A race where runners pay their own way”

WABITV5 “Millinocket Marathon Draws Thousands To Katahdin Region”

Maine Public “Millinocket Marathon & Half Draws More than 1000 Runners to Katahdin Region”

WABIT TV5 “Designs Released for New Millinocket Square”

BDN “Marathon draws racers, money to rebounding mill town”

WLBZ2 “Local Man Seeks Help Fixing up Town’s Veterans Memorial”

Mainebiz “Renovation of Millinocket health clinic helped by guaranteed federal loan”

Mainebiz “Lakeside Lodge in Millinocket hits the market for 2.4 million”

 Mainebiz “Millinocket housing project aims to attract young workers”

WABI TV5 “Library Receives $500,000 Grant”

Fox22/ABC7 “Millinocket Memorial Library Receives a Generous Grant”

Maine Public “Senator King Sees Economic Growth Potential in Millinocket Visit

Fox22/ABC7 “Senator King tours Millinocket mill and Talks about development of the site”

WABITV5 “Senator King Tours Katahdin Region and Former Mill Site in hopes of Economic Development”

WLBZ2 “Millinocket receives portion of mill site in ‘Our Katahdin’ deal”

WABITV5 “Knights of Columbus Host Annual BBQ”

WABITV5 “New Owners Bring New Life to Old Business”

The Maine Edge “Millinocket mill redevelopment partnership announced”


Newsday “Maine’s new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument welcomes visitors”

Bangor Daily News “1-minute hike: River Pond Nature Trail near Millinocket”

Bangor Daily News “Mark Zuckerberg visits Millinocket; gives shout out to BPD’s Duck of Justice”

WLBZ2 “Millinocket real estate company says national monument is drawing in business”

Bangor Daily News “Stearns High School Announces Valedictorian & Salutatorian”

Bangor Daily News “Millinocket Marathon and Half has 1,500 registrants 11 months before race”

Bangor Daily News “North Light Gallery Call to Artists”

Bangor Daily News “A photo story reflection on running the Millinocket Marathon and Half”

Bangor Daily News “Volunteers to revitalize ‘the worst building’ they could find in Millinocket”

Portland Press Herald “Charles Lawton: Approach taken by Our Katahdin may show the way to prosperity”

Bangor Daily News “Katahdin group buys former Great Northern Paper mill site in Millinocket”

The Hill “Channeling Teddy Roosevelt: How Trump and Interior’s Ryan Zinke can protect public lands”

WCSH6 “Nonprofit inherits $1.5M tax debt along with Millinocket mill property”

Bangor Daily News “LePage refuses to put up road signs for North Woods national monument”

Bangor Daily News “Maine teacher hikes deep into Baxter State Park to create new trail guide”

Bangor Daily News “All signs point to monument being positive addition to Maine, even if LePage tries to hide it”

Maine Public “‘Everything Changed’ — Millinocket-Area Businesses Tout Benefits of National Monument”

Competitor “The Magic of Millinocket: Runners Get Warm Welcome on Cold Maine Weekend”

Down East “Marathon Man”

WLBZ2 “Basketball tournament is more than a game for Millinocket towns”

Bangor Daily News “This week’s big buck: 250-pounder near Millinocket”

Bangor Daily News “Lawsuit settlement clears path for sale of shuttered Great Northern Paper mill property”

Bangor Daily News “Collins, King, Pingree urge LePage to drop fight against North Woods monument”

Maine Wire “What’s going on in the North Woods?”

Bangor Daily News “Has recruiting international students helped balance Maine high school budgets?”

The Washington Post “Proposed National Monument is a multi-million dollar gift wrapped in distrust”

Bangor Daily News “Millinocket woman frees skunk from sticky, and potentially stinky, situation”

WCPO Cincinnati, Ohio “McNicholas High School grad finds magic, grit along Appalachian Trail”

Bangor Daily News “Volunteers eyeing 3,000-acre site for state’s first ATV-snowmobile park”


The New York Times “Review: In ‘Bluebird’ Momentary Distraction Sets Off a Chain of Misery”


The Free Press “Magic City Through The Looking Glass Series”

The New York Times “On the Longest Hiking Trails, a Woman Finds Equal Footing”

Bangor Daily News “Former Millinocket town manager named interim manager of Lincoln”

WLBZ2 “Snow crushes once popular bowling alley in downtown Millinocket”

The Indiana Gazette “Katahdin offers chance for rustic adventures”

Portland Press Herald “Millinocket Marathon’s goal: To get Maine mill town back on its feet”

Hartford Courant “Runners Give Tiny Millinocket, Maine, A Boost And Warm The Hearts Of Community”

The Washington Post “Tiny Maine is getting outside attention from Clinton and Trump”

Portland Press Herald “how much further can Millinocket fall?”

The New York Times “A Paper Mill Goes Quiet and the Community it Built Gropes for a Way Forward”

Seacoast Online “Police summit Katahdin in honor of fallen officer”

Bangor Daily News “New Millinocket councilors sworn in, begin pursuing goals”

Bangor Daily News “Marathon event to benefit struggling Katahdin region”

Down East “Dear Millinocket”

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