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.
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.
A 66-year-old man has died from injuries sustained when the car he was driving crashed into another vehicle 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An 81-year-old Chisago County man was found dead after a tractor accident Sunday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.
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.
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?