County officials and state lawmakers aired their grievances Tuesday about the state auditor’s handling of a new law curbing her office’s power. They focused on State Auditor Rebecca Otto’s recent request that counties enter into a three-year contract for annual evaluations — even as they’re allowed to start hiring private firms for the routine financial audits.
One person is dead after a rollover accident in Chisago County Monday night. According to Minnesota State Patrol, a Toyota Tacoma was traveling southbound on Interstate 35 near mile post 160.
A hungry pest that’s destroyed millions of trees could be spreading north in Minnesota.
A top state Republican leader is calling for Minnesota House hearings into the actions of the Democratic state auditor. This is after a WCCO investigation discovered county auditors who accuse State Auditor Rebecca Otto of pressuring them into long-term audit contracts with her office, even though a new state law allows them to hire private audit firms starting next year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An unoccupied truck went through the ice in Chisago County Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
If you purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for Tuesday night’s drawing, you might want to check your numbers before throwing it away.
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.