Chisago County

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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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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