Crime

Authorities on Tuesday arrested three people out of a Rush City home, where a search warrant uncovered a suspected methamphetamine lab and other related contraband. According to a press release from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office: A section of South Frandsen Avenue was closed and neighboring residents were evacuated at the time of the narcotics […]

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Investigation closed in alleged theft from Hay Days Legal counsel for Aaron Jude Schnagl, 30, who was indicted by a Chisago County Grand Jury in December 2013 on third-degree (unintentional) murder in the death of Danielle Mary Jelinek, is arguing the indictment be dismissed. Issues including whether or not the grand jury proceedings were flawed, […]

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From Chisago County Attorney Janet Reiter The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a Shafer woman who is alleged to have distributed a controlled substance that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man from Chisago City. Morgan Leslie Pavey, 20, was charged with a single count of third-degree murder, stemming from the June […]

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Minnesota’s enhanced DWI enforcement and education efforts have been factors in the continued reduction of alcohol related deaths, but impaired driving remains a serious threat, accounting for more than 100 deaths each year, thousands of people injured and 30,000 motorists arrested for DWI. One in seven Minnesota drivers has a DWI on record. Research shows […]

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Nicholas Bassett, the man who briefly eluded police in North Branch by hiding in a cornfield July 17 before being arrested the following day, was sentenced in Isanti County District Court July 24 on warrant charges. Those charges were felony fifth-degree drug possession and misdemeanor fourth-degree property damage. Bassett was supposed to appear in court […]

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Suspect currently in custody in Isanti County   Those who live near 400th Street and Golden Avenue in North Branch likely noticed an increased police presence in the area around 8:30 p.m. Thursday. According to information from the North Branch Police Department, authorities from North Branch, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and even a K-9 […]

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