Crime
A local woman who last fall pleaded guilty to child endangerment and fifth degree possession charges, following a search warrant that uncovered a suspected meth lab at a Rush City home, was sentenced Jan. 27. Angela Jeanette Zaffke, 37, of Rush City, received a stayed sentence of 13 months prison an...Read More
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A North Branch woman has been charged with one count of criminal vehicular homicide, stemming from the August 21, 2014, crash that claimed the life of 10-year-old Dallas Kasper. An initial court hearing has yet to be scheduled for Noelle Jean Strohecker, 46, whose blood test following the crash reve...Read More
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A woman claiming to be manager of the Asian Massage Spa business in North Branch was arrested on charges of felony solicitation and promotion of prostitution during a search warrant there March 17. She has been identified as 48-year-old Xirong Chen, out of New York, who appeared in Chisago County Di...Read More
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Commissioners agree state should be involved The Chisago County Board of Commissioners doesn’t have a concrete plan yet about how it’s going to address the residency of predatory offenders in the county, but commissioners agreed March 18 that the state should be involved in the process. After ab...Read More
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From the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Three Minnesota men have been fined a total of $3,750 for fishing violations. Gary Hegarty, of Monticello; Ricky Gruebele, of Cambridge; and John Bartholmy, of North Branch, pleaded guilty to possessing more fish than allowed and were each ...Read More
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The three suspects who were arrested in connection with a Feb. 26 home invasion and burglary in Chisago City have made their first appearances in Chisago County District Court. Bail for Keith Michael Vandekamp, 40, of Red Wing, was set at $250,000, while bail of $200,000 was set for Mark Joseph Enge...Read More
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