Isanti County Board

The Isanti County Board on March 20 learned the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, is projected to have quite the impact on the county’s Family Services department starting this fall. Because the eligibility requirements are going to change under the federal statute, Isanti County is estimated to lead the region — among Chisago, [...]

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As of May 1, Isanti County will have a new sheriff. At the Isanti County Board meeting March 6, the board appointed Isanti County Chief Deputy Bill Guenther sheriff effective May 1. The appointment was made due to the resignation of Isanti County Sheriff Russ Monson effective April 30. Guenther will serve as sheriff until [...]

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Close proximity to job markets in the Twin Cities has led to high levels of commuting in Isanti County. Chief Executive Officer Barb Chaffee and Regional Mananger Rita Borchert from Central Minnesota Jobs and Training Services presented to commissioners during the Isanti County Board meeting Feb. 20. Included in the presentation was demographic and economic [...]

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Chief Deputy Guenther recommended to fill remainder of Monson’s term Starting in May, a new sheriff will be in charge of the Isanti County Sheriff’s Department. Isanti County Sheriff Russ Monson announced his retirement during the Isanti County Board meeting Feb. 6, effective April 30. “It’s my time to go,” he said. “After 28 years of [...]

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An officer will soon stand guard at the Isanti County Government Center during court hours. During the Isanti County Board meeting Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Isanti County Board approved recommendations by the personnel committee, including hiring a jailer to stand at the front entrance of the building, particularly between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. and [...]

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The Isanti County Board approved a 1.5 percent increase to commissioner salaries at a special meeting held Dec. 26. The board had originally budgeted for no change from last year’s salaries and benefits, said Finance Director Chad Struss. The motion to increase the salaries passed four-to-one, with outgoing Commissioner Alan Duff voting against. “The County [...]

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Newly-elected Isanti County Commissioner Greg Anderson was sworn in at during the annual meeting of the Isanti County Board Jan. 8. Auditor-Treasurer Terry Treichel administered the Oath of Office to re-elected commissioners Mike Warring and Larry Southerland as well. The board elected Commissioner Susan Morris as chair for 2013, and Mike Warring as vice chair. [...]

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