LOCAL

New ARMER radio contract discussed County Board decides fees next month

A gathering of some of the local public safety players was held in the government center Friday afternoon, February 16, to review upcoming contract issues having to do with how Chisago County responding departments and agencies are able to communicate. The emergency services contract for radio equipment and systemwide expenses …

Highway 95 water main project is detailed

North Branch residents and anybody who travels Highway 95 (Main Street) through town, should plan on dealing with at least one detour this coming summer.

Chisago library now access point for naloxone, test strips

The East Central Regional Library Board recently authorized its Chisago Lakes branch to be a naloxone access point (NAP) and has partnered with the non-profit Steve Rummler Hope Network for supplies of the overdose reversal medication.

Stacy City Council tackles water issues

Stacy City Council met February 13 for a regular meeting, all members were present.

Saying goodbye to a good friend

It is with a heavy heart that I write about the passing of a good friend and community staple for decades Pastor George Cruys. If you have lived in the area for some time, you may recognize the name. George was the pastor at Trinity Lutheran here in Lindstrom for …

A fondness for potatoes

Aly and I were discussing what was going to be on our menu this week, and we got to talking about sides because I seem to always default to some kind of potato.

North Branch Council not ready to revise urban service area, or reinstate primary balloting

Developer Larry Beach saw his request to have the North Branch City Council revise the urban service area and amend the Comp Plan tabled last week, due to a council member being absent. Mayor Kevin Schieber recommended the votes be delayed until Kelly Neider could participate. The actions should have …

Law Enforcement

February 18 there was a report of unwanted subject videotaping females at Goodview Park, Wyoming, about 10 p.m. Police squad responded and cleared area. A suspected white Nissan sedan was not located.

North Branch council sets public hearing on more complaints about Neider

North Branch City Council met for about an hour in closed session February 20 to consider setting a public hearing to review complaints alleging a fellow council member had violated the council code of conduct. The council entered open session and agreed the allegations constitute a legitimate complaint under the …

Caucus night Feb. 27 throughout county

The 2024 election caucus events for the Republican and Democrat parties have been announced for Chisago County. Caucus gatherings are open to the public, and you attend a caucus for the voting precinct where you live.

No ice? No problem!

The Celebration of Lakes featured no lake ice activity due to the mild winter and it couldn’t offer much activity that calls for a snow base— but people did enjoy inside events and the prize raffle was a hit.

Wyoming Council gets complaint on exterior lights

The bright lights illuminating the newly-built Gregory Contracting facility on Hwy. 8 are too bright and are on for too many hours, the city council heard last week.

Bike trail lots stay zoned for business, for now

Members of the Center City Council last week were not eager to take parcels off the tax rolls, which are situated where a bike trailhead project may be developed someday. A measure to rezone the lots from business district to public open space failed on a split vote.

Taylors Falls Council fully supports Ironworks; other industrial park concepts tabled for now

Taylors Falls Council members this week, fully supported proceeding on the sale of lots the city owns in the business park, west of downtown, to Hursh Ironworks. The east side of the area laid out for business/industrial uses is sought by the company, which is seeking to move from the …

Caucus night Feb. 27 throughout county

The 2024 election caucus events for the Republican and Democrat parties have been announced for Chisago County. Caucus gatherings are open to the public, and you attend a caucus for the voting precinct where you live.

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