Chisago County

Just five years ago, if a person were asked, “What is an e-cigarette?” he or she probably wouldn’t have been able to come up with the correct answer. Now the electronic devices, which produce vapors of nicotine- and non-nicotine-laced liquids that are then inhaled by their users, are available at shops that specialize in them, [...]

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Research conducted at South Center Lake gains national attention— Toward the end of the Jan. 15 Chisago County Board of Commissioners meeting, Commissioner George McMahon mentioned, with a little laugh, that “We made the New York Times.” What he was referring is the well-known paper’s coverage of scientific research, also published Jan. 8 in Ecology [...]

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Back in the early 1980s, Chisago County’s Community Partnership with Youth and Families started the same way as other grassroots organizations get off the ground — with an idea and a handful of passionate participants. “There were a couple of teenagers at Rush City High School, not married, the girl was pregnant, and some area [...]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!— by State Rep. Bob Barrett God jul och gott nytt år! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you and your family shared a blessed holiday season in the comfort of loved ones. It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve the great people of Chisago County [...]

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by Rachel Kytonen and Jon Tatting— Several people have been arrested in connection with an undercover drug investigation, including an offender on the Minnesota Department of Correction’s top 10 most wanted list. The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force concluded a four-month investigation late last month into drug trafficking and possession of stolen [...]

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Ever wonder what to do with that balled up, tangled mess of holiday lights that don’t work anymore? Some people might be tempted to just toss them in the trash, but wait!  Chisago County has again partnered with the Recycling Association of Minnesota (RAM) to “Recycle Your Holidays” and is now collecting old and broken [...]

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