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Barb Nelson, the president of the Chisago County Board on Aging, said at the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting June 18 that the North Branch Senior Center about a year ago was in “dire straits for operating funds, to say the least.” “Some of the naysayers said we’d have to close the doors,” she [...]

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By a unanimous vote at its Jan. 7 organizational meeting, the Chisago County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Rick Greene as the board chairperson for 2014. The vice chairperson will be Lora Walker. In his opening remarks about the appointment, Greene said: “I would like to thank you, my colleagues, for electing me chairperson for [...]

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It’s nearly go time in Chisago County and all other counties across the state in relation to the Affordable Care Act. Come Oct. 1, open enrollment under the act starts. Todd McMurray, Chisago County’s financial supervisor, explained at the Sept. 4 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting how county staff are preparing for the exchange. [...]

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Six residents from Chisago County’s District 5 spoke at the board meeting June 19 imploring the board to allocate money to fix the roads in the area, but those pleas weren’t enough to sway the opinion of three of the four commissioners at the meeting. Commissioner Mike Robinson asked the board to fund road improvement [...]

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New transitional shelter serving six counties The face of homelessness is different from what one might expect. “Forty-six percent of all homeless people have full-time jobs,” Gene Biever, a co-chairperson on the board of the A Place For You Transitional Shelter, said at the Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting March 6. The shelter, located [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Feb. 20 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting: Toward Zero Deaths Frank Scherf, northeast Minnesota law enforcement liaison for the state Department of Public Safety—Office of Traffic Safety, addressed the board about how he and law enforcement across the state are working Toward Zero Deaths [...]

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