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Man, 30, Arrested After Shooting At Fish Lake Township Home

The Chisago County SWAT Team helped arrest a 30-year-old man after he shot multiple rounds off inside a home in Fish Lake Township. Nicholas Leefeddick Villella, 30, was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and second degree assault.

06/29/2015

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1 Arrested After Shots Fired At North Branch Home

One man is in custody after a shooting in a North Branch home Thursday evening. Nicolas Goulette, 48, was charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm.

04/24/2015

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Dry Conditions Spark Wildfires Across Northern, Eastern Minnesota

Although the streak of warm, dry days has come to an end with small thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday morning, two grass fires burned through northern and eastern Minnesota Saturday afternoon.

04/18/2015

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Sheriff: Man Killed While Walking Down Chisago Co. Road

A man was struck and killed by a vehicle on a rural county road Friday night. The Chisago County Sheriff’s office says the incident happened at about 10:22 p.m. on Stark Road in Fish Lake Township.

04/18/2015

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Sheriff: 3-Year-Old Found Underneath Child-Sized ATV Dies

An investigation is underway after a 3-year-old died after being found under a child-sized ATV Sunday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.

04/06/2015

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Chisago County Crash

At least one person is death after a crash in Chisago County Thursday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The crash happened at about 6 p.m. just south of Harris on Interstate 35.

04/02/2015

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Empty Truck Goes Through Ice In Chisago County

An unoccupied truck went through the ice in Chisago County Tuesday afternoon.

03/17/2015

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3 Arrested After Alleged Home Invasion In Chisago County

Police arrested three people early Thursday morning after they allegedly invaded a Chisago Lakes Township home and held its owner and renters against their will.

02/26/2015

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Sheriff: Fifth Grader Arrested After Writing Threatening Message

Officials in Chisago County say a fifth grader was arrested Wednesday after an investigation showed he or she wrote a threatening message on the wall of the school’s time out room.

01/29/2015

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2 Winning Mega Millions Tickets Sold In Minnesota

If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night’s drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.

01/14/2015

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Wintry Weather Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Winter weather has arrived with a bang and ahead of schedule with more than a foot of snow on the ground in some parts of Minnesota. Rush City in Chisago County is buried under 15 inches of fresh snow. Princeton in Isanti County is dealing with 14½ inches and St. Cloud in Stearns County has a foot.

11/11/2014

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Police: Drunk Driver Arrested Driving Front End Loader

A driver was arrested after taking a front end loader out onto the streets over the weekend in Chisago County. According to the county sheriff’s office, the driver took the piece of equipment out and was arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday.

11/10/2014

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Man Dead In Two-Vehicle Crash In Chisago County

A 66-year-old man has died from injuries sustained when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle in Chisago County.

10/25/2014

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Sheriff: Meth Lab Raided In Chisago County

Regional and local drug agents say three people are in custody after they raided a methamphetamine lab in Chisago County. Sheriff’s officials say the East Central Drug and Violent Offenders Task Force, SWAT officers and deputies executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in Rush City Tuesday.

09/24/2014

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Horse Rider Injured After Being Thrown From Mount

Chisago County authorities say a horse rider who was thrown from her mount after it was spooked by another horse has been hospitalized in serious condition.

09/13/2014

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Missing Fisherman Found Safe

A missing fisherman in Chisago County has been found safe. Family members called the sheriff’s department when the 51-year-old man failed to return from fishing on East Rush Lake Thursday.

08/22/2014

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Authorities Investigate Report Of Missing Angler

Chisago County authorities are investigating a report of a missing fisherman from Austin. The sheriff’s office says in a statement that it received a report around noon Thursday of a 16-foot fishing boat washing ashore on the north end of East Rush Lake.

08/21/2014

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This Minn. Farm Is Bringing Solar Power To Its Community

A Minnesota farm is helping people power their homes and businesses with solar energy without having to put panels on their roof. Eichten’s Cheese Farm in Chisago County is about to become one of Minnesota’s biggest community solar gardens.

08/07/2014

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2-Year-Old Found After Going Missing In Chisago Co.

Crews have located a 2-year-old child who went missing in Chisago County Friday afternoon. According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office Facebook, the toddler went missing from Rush City, Minn. around noon.

05/30/2014

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Body Of Coon Rapids Man Recovered From St. Croix River

The body of a 21-year-old Coon Rapids man has been recovered five days after he jumped into the St. Croix River to try to save his nephew. According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office, crews found the body of Tou Hu Vang Friday at 9:51 a.m. just south of the Osceola Landing.

05/30/2014

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High Water Levels On Green Lake Threaten Isanti Co. Residents

Lake residents in parts of east central Minnesota are hoping for drier weather soon as high water remains a big problem for many near Green Lake in Isanti County. High water is typical of many lakes in Isanti, Chisago and Anoka Counties. Heavy spring rains and snowmelt have swollen lake levels, putting a pinch in the start of the boating season.

05/19/2014

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State Patrol: 1 Dead In Chisago County Head-On Crash

At least one person was killed in a head-on crash with a semi-truck in Chisago County Monday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:38 p.m. on Highway 8 at County Road 14.

02/25/2014

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1 Dead In Chisago Co. Tractor Accident

An 81-year-old Chisago County man was found dead after a tractor accident Sunday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.

02/02/2014

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Chisago Grand Jury Indicts Man In Jelinek’s Death

A Chisago County grand jury has indicted 29-year-old Aaron Jude Schnagl on third-degree murder charges in the death of Danielle Jelinek. Jelinek was 27 years old when she went missing on Dec. 9, 2012.

12/16/2013

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Why Is Snow White?

Early Wednesday morning, a 29-year-old man from Chisago County died after swerving to hit a deer on I-35. That had Taryn from Red Wing wanting to know: What should we do if we see a deer?

11/08/2013

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