Chisago County Board of Commissioners

Chisago County Commissioner Mike Robinson asked the same question of both Sen. Sean Nienow and Rep. Bob Barrett when they showed up at the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting Aug. 7 to talk about legislative actions that happened this past session: “What was the best thing that happened in the session, and what was […]

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The State Legislature recently gave Minnesota counties more authority to levy a tax used solely for road maintenance, and Chisago County will be taking advantage of that tax next year. By a 3-2 vote July 17, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners approved a $10 wheelage tax on vehicles kept within Chisago County. Commissioners Mike […]

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Normally consent agendas at government meetings don’t receive much discussion — they’re generally reserved for what are deemed noncontroversial items — but the consent agenda over the course of two Chisago County Board of Commissioners meetings has sparked some heated debate. At the July 3 meeting, there were 15 items on the board’s consent agenda, […]

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Chisago County Administrator Bruce Messelt is soon to don another “hat” — public information officer. By a unanimous vote July 3, the board appointed Messelt as its media liaison. County Board Chairman Ben Montzka said as the public information officer, Messelt will occasionally draft summary reports of board actions that will be available to media […]

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What transpired at the May 15 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting can’t exactly be described as road rage. There weren’t two angry people in a shouting match after one driver cut off the other along a roadway, but there were two perturbed commissioners whose tempers flared because of a postponed road improvement project. County […]

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What transpired at the May 15 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting can’t exactly be described as road rage. There weren’t two angry people in a shouting match after one driver cut off the other along a roadway, but there were two perturbed commissioners whose tempers flared because of a postponed road improvement project. County […]

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