Chisago County Jail
To the editor At an August 2014 County board meeting, some commissioners and the sheriff were adamant they were not building a new jail. Coincidently this was just prior to an election. But less than a year later, the commissioners will be voting on July 1 to spend $300,000 to design a $24 million J...Read More
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To the editor On Wednesday, July 1, the Chisago County Board will discuss/vote on more spending to build a $24 million dollar new jail. No public hearing is planned … so come speak at the public podium at 7 p.m. at the Government Center, 313 N. Main St., Center City. Are we taxed enough? You [...Read More
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Minnesota Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Ron Solheid said in a May 28 letter to the Chisago County administrator and sheriff that his department would postpone reclassifying the Chisago County Jail as a 90-day holding facility if the county moves forward with plans to build a new jail...Read More
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Chisago County Commissioners Ben Montzka and George McMahon, both members of the county’s jail committee, and other county staff met with Minnesota Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Ron Solheid April 30 to talk about the county jail. The county is under sanction by the Department of Co...Read More
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An inmate of the Chisago County Jail was reportedly found to be in possession of slightly more than 40 grams of methamphetamine Sept. 2. According to a criminal complaint from the Chisago Attorney’s Office, an inmate told jail staff that another inmate, Crystal Ann Neihart, 30, had narcotics. The ...Read More
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