The hills at Paradise Park in Chisago City were filled with outdoor fun last weekend. Mild temps and snow cover are luring people outdoors for activities that ranged from snowboarding (perfect slope near the lake for youngsters) to full blown speed racer sledding.
Shafer City Council met for their first council meeting of 2021 January 5. The meeting began with the swearing in of newly elected members Dianne Chmielewski and Brad Swenson.
January 10 the sheriff’s snowmobile patrol was stationed in Harris, near the trail at 425th and Old 61. Six violations of no certificate, no registration number displayed, speed and no stop at sign, were issued.
Taylors Falls City Council had a couple of guests in the meeting room Monday night this week, as Chisago County Sheriff Brandon Thyen and Sgt. Cliff Sheppeck were on the agenda for a discussion about Taylors Falls’ sheriff patrol contract. Sheppeck succeeds Shane Carroll in 2021 as the primary “south-end” officer and will be the person assigned to Taylors Falls, Center City and Shafer. Sheriff Thyen said having multiple contracts lets him schedule and support wages for a fulltime person in the basic Highway 8 region and he’d be disappointed to lose any of the agreements.