Minn. Lawmakers To Debate Growing State Prison PopulationMinnesota's top corrections experts are looking at ways to ease the strain on the state's overcrowded prisons. Minnesota has one of the fastest-growing prison populations in the country, despite a drop in the crime rate.
4H Students Settle In To Reality Of Bird-Free FairsPeople visiting county fairs this summer are starting to notice something is missing: birds. The Chisago County Fair opens Thursday in Rush City. And like every other fair in the state, it has been directed to cancel its live poultry exhibits to prevent the possible spread of bird flu.
Sheriff: Fifth Grader Arrested After Writing Threatening MessageOfficials 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.
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.
Pilot Suffers Non-Life Threatening Injuries In Rush City Plane CrashAuthorities said a pilot suffered non-life threatening injuries after a plane crashed at the Rush City Airport Saturday night. The Chisago County Sheriff's Office received a report of a plane crash at the airport at about 7:13 p.m.
Sheriff: 1 Dead In St. Croix River DrowningA 28-year-old man died Saturday night after drowning in the St. Croix River, according to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office. Authorities were called at about 8:05 p.m. on a report of a drowning in the St. Croix River east of Rush City near Frandsen Landing.
Finding Minnesota: High-Speed Racing On Frozen LakesAt a time when most drivers become more cautious and more attentive to their brakes, there are others who prefer to hit the gas. They're the ones who create race tracks on frozen lakes so they can take slippery turns over and over again.
Minnesota Born 'Oz' Munchkin Dies At 95Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz," has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie remains alive.
Canine Pals Make Prison Life Easier For Rush City InmatesRush City's prison is a level-four security facility that houses some of the most dangerous criminals in Minnesota. It's the last place you'd expect an organization to turn to in order to save a life Rush City's prison houses inmates like Richard Patterson and Clayton Keister - two men who've been convicted of murder. "I've been in prison for, you know, close to seven years now," Patterson said. “I got 10 more years left to do and I feel this is a way of me giving back."
Warrant Issued For Predatory Offender Who Allegedly Violated Release TermsAuthorities are searching for a Level 3 predatory offender, who has been on fugitive status since Sunday for allegedly violating the terms of his supervised release. Rommel Heinrich Fritz is on intensive supervised release for first-degree criminal sexual conduct against an underage female and was released into the Sandstone, Minn., area on June 11 from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Rush City.
$5K Reward Offered To Catch Bank Robbery SuspectAuthorities said Wednesday they’re offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect after a bank north of the Twin Cities was robbed back on Feb. 19.
Police Looking For Man In Rush City Bank RobberyAuthorities are looking for a man who is believed to be a suspect in a bank robbery on Tuesday north of the Twin Cities.