Chisago County, MN


State Patrol to launch high-intensity saturation this weekend

Consider yourself warned. The Minnesota State Patrol is making it clear that drivers in the east metro will be under extra scrutiny this weekend, as troopers conduct the second of five planned high-intensity patrols this summer. Fifteen troopers will patrol freeways in Chisago, Dakota and Washington counties between 2 p.m....
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47 cats rescued at rest stop wait for new homes, adoption

MINNEAPOLIS -- Forty-seven cats removed from a car last week are receiving a happy ending thanks to help from community members and other area animal rescues.The Animal Humane Society took in all 47 cats after rescuing them from a rest stop alongside the Chisago County Sheriff's Office and Minnesota State Patrol.Two of the cats rescued were adopted together just two days after their rescue. Orange and Tabitha are the first to be adopted so far.AHS says St. Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue and New Leash Rescue stepped in to provide help for each animal with the individualized care they needed.Contributions from the community have also made it possible for AHS to cover the cost of care for the cats.Most of the cats were treated for dehydration and minor hair loss and wounds, conditions AHS says are common with high populations of animals.Each cat received vaccinations and medications as part of their treatment and will undergo spay or neuter surgery when ready.The remaining cats will continue to receive the care they need until they are ready for a new home.
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Swenson running for Chisago County District 1

I am Jim Swenson, current two-term mayor of North Branch. I am changing course and running for the office of Chisago County Commissioner District 1- City of North Branch. I am energized by the incredible work that I have been a part of the last four years as your mayor, and I want to continue that work and advocate for North Branch residents at the county level. As a past city councilor and current mayor, I have six years’ worth of vast experiences as an elected city official who knows North Branch inside and out.

Chisago County Court Reports, June 13-17

The following felony charges were filed in Chisago County Court on June 13 - 17. All individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Kevin Michael Desmet-Groseclose (DOB 08/26/1987) of Apple Valley, was charged June 13 with receiving stolen property. Anthony Patrick Quast (DOB 12/14/1988) of Wyoming, was charged June 14...

47 Cats Found Living in Vehicle With Owner in 'Extreme Heat and Unsanitary Conditions'

Forty-seven cats were rescued after they were found inside a vehicle in the sweltering heat, according to the Animal Humane Society. On Jun 14, the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol officers responded to a report about the cats at a rest stop. They found the cats in a vehicle in which their owner had also been living “for some time.”

Update: 3-year-old boy reported missing in Rush City found safe

(FOX 9) - A 3-year-old boy reported missing in Rush City has been found. He was reported missing at 10 a.m. and was found by 10:17 a.m., the Chisago County Sheriff's Office said. He was found safe. The original story is below. Authorities are asking people to check their property...

DNR conservation officer report: June 23

District 10 - Mille Lacs area CO Victoria Griffith (Isle) monitored ATV activity throughout the week. Mille Lacs Lake was also worked, with many anglers enjoying Take a Kid Fishing weekend. Complaints of nuisance animals and litter were followed up on. Enforcement action was taken for multiple boating safety and angling violations. CO Dan Starr (Onamia) worked fishing and boating safety on Mille Lacs Lake, with compliance found to be...