Chisago County Sheriff’s Office

The Chisago County Attorney’s Office has reviewed a number of cases stemming from investigative work last fall by the East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force. Seven individuals have been charged with narcotics violations as a result of the Task Force investigation. Two of them, Roger Allen Blahowski, 56, and Catherine Ann Nahl, 51, [...]

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A 63-year-old Shafer man was killed in a snowmobile crash late Saturday morning, Dec. 21 at a residence in Franconia Township near Shafer. According to a press release: The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office received word of a snowmobile crash with injuries through a 911 call at about 11:20 a.m. Deputies, Lakes Region EMS and Shafer [...]

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Sheriff’s Office, defibrillators integral in survival of father, son— The Ellsworth family was relaxing at their home near Rush Lake Feb. 16 when the unthinkable happened: Andy Ellsworth, then 23 years old and in good physical condition, had a sudden cardiac arrest. Joann Ellsworth, Andy’s mom, said the last thing her son said to her [...]

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The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office is reminding motorists to slow down this winter driving season, especially near squad cars that are conducting traffic stops. Recently, a deputy’s squad was struck after he finished conducting a traffic stop near Olinda Trail and 270th Street in Chisago County. He had just finished the stop and had gotten [...]

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Four local men have been awarded for their quick actions and assistance that saved a life in Rush City last July. Michael Locher, Jeff Haugrud, Robert Johnson and Michael Carroll received the Citizen’s Lifesaving Award from the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office during a ceremony Sept. 17 near the scene of the heroic act at Funeral [...]

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Public safety professionals from the North Branch Police Department, Lakes Region EMS and the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office were paired with area youth Thursday morning for a back-to-school shopping spree. The event, organized by the Salvation Army, was held at Shopko in North Branch, one of 11 shopping locations across the metro. The officers, deputies [...]

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