Chisago County

The closing leaves thousands searching for new mental health providers— by Rachel Kytonen and Jon Tatting The recent closing of Riverwood Centers has left nearly 4,000 residents of East Central Minnesota searching for new mental health service providers. The Braham-based nonprofit was known for decades as Five County Mental Health Centers because it originally contracted [...]

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According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, no injuries were reported to the one person aboard a single engine airplane that flipped over in a landing attempt at 1:19 p.m. Monday, March 10 on Little Green Lake near Chisago City. The pilot, Jeff Rivers of Sven’s Shoes, reported no mechanical issues with the plane, which [...]

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Imagine your favorite lake growing up. Perhaps a family or friend’s cabin hugged its shoreline; when you’d visit this lake as a kid, the water was fairly clear and the fishing was good. After not having visited the lake for decades, you decide to return for an idyllic fishing trip. The lake is not as [...]

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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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