Posted on: April 19, 2017

Spring Clean Up Days

Many local Cities and Townships offer spring clean-up events as a service to residents.
Upcoming dates are posted on the calendar on this page.


Posted on: April 24, 2017

National Infant Immunization Week -- April 22 - 29

NATIONAL INFANT IMMUNIZATION WEEK – APRIL 22-29

During National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), we celebrate the success of immunizations in preventing deadly diseases. Maintaining high immunization rates by vaccinating on time every time is the key...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

America's Best Communitites (ABC) - Grand Prize Event

The Time is Here. We've All Been Waiting For It...

Let's gather & celebrate CHISAGO  LAKES as they announce the winners! The presentation is taking place in Denver, Colorado. Join us at WINEHAVEN Winery - 10020 Deer Garden Lane -...

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ABC Final Celebration Flyer...
Posted on: April 7, 2017

April 2017 Proclaimed as Records and Information Management Month

Did you know that Governor Mark Dayton and Lt Governor Tina Smith officially proclaimed April 2017 as Records and Information Management Month (see attachment below). As the proclamation says, "The authenticity of records and information is critical ...

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Records and Information Management Proclamation
Posted on: April 18, 2017

2017 Road Restrictions

All gravel roads are still under Spring Load Restrictions at 5 ton axle limit. Also any Chisago County road still posted is enforceable under Spring Restrictions until further notice.

Road Restriction Map...
Posted on: February 12, 2016

Solar Projects

To view the solar information that we have compiled, click on the link provided below.

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Solar Information...

Posted on: April 27, 2017

Sheriff's Office Begins Acceptance of Online Payments

In an effort to serve the public better, effective April 27, 2017 the Sheriff's Office has begun accepting Online Payments (credit/debit card or electronic check, also known as eChecks) for the following Items:

  • Civil Process Fees:
    • Additional Person Ser...
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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Largest Solar Energy Project in the Midwest Moves Forward into Contruction

D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments Announces Acquisition of the 100 MW North Star Solar Project from Community Energy.

Additional Info...
Posted on: January 20, 2016

North Star Solar Energy Generating Facility Site Permit Issued

On January 20, 2016 the State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted the site permit and the affiliated transmission line route permit for the 100 megawatt North Star Solar Energy Generating Facility located here in Chisago County. To view a bri...

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Site Permit Maps
Posted on: January 8, 2016

Notice of PUC Meeting - January 20, 2016

2. Details 2015-067 ** IP6943/GS-15-33 North Star Solar PV LLC In the Matter of the Combined Application of North Star Solar PV LLC for a Site Permit and Rout Permit for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and Associated 115 kV High-Volta...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: December 23, 2015

Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendation; RE: 100MW North Star solar project

On December 16, 2015, Administrative Law Judge Barbara J. Case issued Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Recommendation concerning the 100MW North Star solar project proposed in Chisago County. Administrative Law Judge Case finds that the North Sta...

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Full 50 page report...
Posted on: September 24, 2015

MN Dept of Commerce Releases the Environmental Assessment Concerning the North Star Solar Project

Issued: September 24, 2015 NOTICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT In the Matter of the Combined Application of North Star Solar PV LLC for a Site Permit and Route Permit for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and Associated 115 kV High Volta...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: September 16, 2015

Notice of PUC Public Hearing Meeting - October 7, 2015

In the Matter of the Combined Application of North Star Solar PV LLC for a Site Permit and Route Permit for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and Associated 115 kV High-Voltage Transmission Line in Chisago County, Minnesota. Public Util...

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Public Hearing Notice...
Posted on: August 26, 2015

FIRST PREHEARING ORDER from Prehearing Conference held on August 4, 2015

At the bottom of this news item please find an administrative law judge order concerning the large 100MW North Star Solar project being processed by the Public Utilities Commission. We would like to highlight several dates identified on page two of the or...

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Link to the Full Order...
Posted on: May 18, 2015

Notice of PUC Meeting - May 28, 2015

3. Details 2014-213 ** E6928/GS-14-515 Aurora Distributed Solar, LLC In the Matter of the Site Permit Application for the 100 MW Aurora Distributed Solar Energy Project at Multiple Facilities in Minnesota. 1. Should the Commission find that the environmen...

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PUC Agenda...
Posted on: April 20, 2015

North Star PUC Process and Environmental Assessment Scoping Presentation

North Star Solar Project Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Docket Number: IP-6943/GS-15-33

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Posted on: April 13, 2015

Notice of Public Information & Environmental Assessment Scoping Meeting - April 30, 2015

In the Matter of the Combined Application of North Star Solar PV LLC for a Site Permit and Route Permit for the North Star Solar Electric Power Generating Plant and Associated 115 kV High-Voltage Transmission Line in Chisago County, Minnesota. Public Util...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Notice of PUC Meeting - April 9, 2015

The State of Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will meet on Thursday, April 9, 2015 starting at 9:30 a.m. Item #7. Details 2015-067 * IP6943/GS-15-33 North Star Solar PV LLC In the Matter of the Combined Application of North Star Solar PV LLC fo...

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PUC Agenda. . .
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Speak Up! - Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Speak Up is an easy way for you to participate in decisions made by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. New Visitor to their website? Return Visitor? Look for Sign Up or Sign In and then go to discussions, select a case of interest, choose a topic(...

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Speak Up! . . .
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Aurora Solar is a large scale solar farm proposal under consideration of the Minnesota PUC

There are four (4) separate Aurora sites proposed to be located in Chisago County as detailed on the corresponding fact sheets. Pursuant to the Site Permit deadline information provided by the PUC, the public comment period closes on February 25, 2015 at ...

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Aurora Solar Fact Sheets and Pictures . . .
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Aurora Distributed Solar Project

Aurora Distributed Solar, LLC (Aurora) proposes to construct distributed photovoltaic (PV) solar generation systems and associted facilities totaling 100 MW (alternating current nameplate capacity), to be located at up to 24 locations in Minnesota. For ad...

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Project Docket . . .
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Aurora Distributed Solar Project Deadlines

Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Docket Number: E-6928/GS-14-515 Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) Docket Number: 11-2500-31886

Site Permit Deadlines . . .
Posted on: February 24, 2015

North Star Solar Generation and Transmission Project

North Star Solar PV, LLC is filing a Joint Application for a 100 MW solar generating plant site permit and connecting 115 kV transmission line route permit in Chisago County. For additional information a link to the Minnesota Department of Commerce websit...

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Project Docket . . .
Posted on: February 18, 2015

North Star Solar Generation and Transmission Project

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently accepted to move forward in the process a 100 Megawatt solar farm known as “North Star Solar” in Chisago County. The project encompasses 800 +/- acres of land in the areas of the City of North Branc...

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Project Site Permit . . .