Chisago County

Provided by the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office— The East Central Drug and Violent Offender Task Force recently concluded a four-month investigation into drug trafficking and possession of stolen property cases that occurred in Chisago and Isanti counties. Of the four search warrants executed on Nov. 26, the first occurred along the 30 block of East [...]

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When discussion of constructing a new jail in Center City started more than eight years ago, the proposed cost was around $42 million. Since that time, that estimated figure has been pared down significantly — by about half — and now Chisago County is looking to reduce the amount even further. At the Nov. 20 [...]

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People enjoying the holiday season can avoid a merry little time in jail if they plan ahead for a sober ride. The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Lakes Area Police Department, North Branch Police Department and the Wyoming Police Department will increase drunk driving enforcement during a statewide and nationwide Drive Sober [...]

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According to a survey of residents in Chisago County, inactivity, poor eating and obesity are perceived as moderate to severe problems countywide. Deborah Schumacher, Chisago County community health services administrator, and Ruthie Koelsch, Chisago County public health supervisor, relayed the results of that survey to the Chisago County Board of Commissioners Nov. 6. Koelsch explained [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the Oct. 21 Harris City Council meeting. Roads were once again on the agenda at the Harris City Council meeting. This time it had to do with the county turning back roads to the city. It is part of a 20-year plan in which the county [...]

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Toward the end of the Chisago County Board of Commissioner’s meeting Oct. 2, County Administrator Bruce Messelt gave the board an update on the possible effects on the county if the government shutdown isn’t resolved in the coming weeks. Thankfully, he said, the county is fairly “well insulated” against a federal shutdown because it doesn’t [...]

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