Lawmakers Revive Auditor Critique With County ComplaintsCounty 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.
1 Dead In Chisago Co. RolloverOne 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.
Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Confirmed In Chisago CountyA hungry pest that's destroyed millions of trees could be spreading north in Minnesota.
GOP Calls For Investigation Of State Auditor's Contract TacticsA 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.
Man, 30, Arrested After Shooting At Fish Lake Township HomeThe 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.
1 Arrested After Shots Fired At North Branch HomeOne 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.
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.
Sheriff: Man Killed While Walking Down Chisago Co. RoadA 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.
Sheriff: 3-Year-Old Found Underneath Child-Sized ATV DiesAn 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.
State Patrol: 1 Dead In Chisago County CrashAt 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.
Empty Truck Goes Through Ice In Chisago CountyAn unoccupied truck went through the ice in Chisago County Tuesday afternoon.
3 Arrested After Alleged Home Invasion In Chisago CountyPolice arrested three people early Thursday morning after they allegedly invaded a Chisago Lakes Township home and held its owner and renters against their will.