Chisago County

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Chisago County, Minnesota

313 N Main St Rm 174
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: (651) 213-1300
Fax: (651) 213-0359

On the central eastern border of MN, northeast of Minneapolis; established Sep 1, 1851 (prior to statehood) from Washington County. Name Origin: For Chisago Lake, largest in the county; from Ojibway kichi 'large' and saga 'fair' or 'beautiful.' The first syllable was omitted and a clerical error changed a to o.

Area (sq mi):: 442.49 (land 417.63; water 24.86) Population per square mile: 118.30
Population 2005: 49,400 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 20.20%; 1990-2000 34.70% Population 2000: 41,101 (White 96.40%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.70%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,013; median household $52,012; Population below poverty level: 5.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,827-$28,448
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 31.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.80%

Cities with population over 10,000:

  • North Branch (10,016)

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    Tenders are invited for Storm Drain Video Inspection on I-35 in Chisago County.
    Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Roach faced a personal trauma in February 1985 when he had a minor auto accident near his cabin in rural Chisago County, Minn.
    The Minneapolis banking market is approximated by Anoka, Hennepin, Ramsey, Washington, Carver, Scott, and Dakota Counties in Minnesota; Lent, Chisago Lake, Shafer, Wyoming and Franconia Townships in Chisago County, Minnesota; Blue Hill, Baldwin, Orrock, Livonia, and Big Lake Townships and the City of Elk River in Sherburne County, Minnesota; Monticello, Otsego, Buffalo, Frankfort, Rockford, and Franklin Townships in Wright County, Minnesota; Lanesburgh Township in Le Sueur County, Minnesota; and the Town of Hudson in St.
    GREATER MSP, the region's economic development partnership, coordinated the involvement of Polaris, Chisago County, the City of Wyoming, and DEED, to compile a package of financial incentives to help Polaris expand.
    The alternative energy company in the procedure of allowing four proposed solar farms in Chisago County, is planning an extra site five times the size of the biggest solar farm in their earlier plan.
    William Lawrence Juneau, a former officer with the Chisago County (Minn.
    North Las Vegas and the Chisago County Sheriff's Office.
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies' claims personnel continue on the scene in Minnesota today following new powerful hailstorms that swept through the state Wednesday evening June 20, striking the Chisago County towns of Harris and Stark and other communities north and west of the Twin Cities with softball-sized hail.
    Croix county Burschville, MN To enhance coverage around the city of Rockford Cambridge, MN To improve in building coverage in eastern part of Cambridge and also to improve coverage along SR 95, CR 2, CR 12 & CR 10 in eastern part of Isanti County Center City, MN To improve coverage and provide in building coverage in the Center City area and also to improve coverage along US 8, CR 20, CR 25, CR 14 & CR 19 in Chisago County Center City, MN To improve coverage and provide in building coverage in the northern part of Center City area and also to improve coverage along SR 95, CR 9 & CR 14 in Chisago County Champlin, MN This site is intended to help increase residential coverage around Elm Creek Park as well as provide better coverage along US Hwy.
    North Branch Chisago County Senior Center (38790 6th St.
    Polaris' expansion in the region will create a significant positive economic impact on Chisago County and the City of Wyoming, including the employment of 143 engineers and 54 managers, administration and other staff at the facility by the end of 2005.
    Last week, a jury in Chisago County found the state's blood alcohol testing procedure flawed, acquitting David Turner of Wyoming, Minnesota, of drunk driving charges.