Isanti County Board

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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A new program designed to prevent drug use and relapse is coming to Isanti County in 2013. Probation Director Tim MacMillan presented on the Positive Change Program during the Dec. 19 Isanti County Board meeting. The program is designed for court-ordered juvenile probationers, MacMillan said. Each two-hour class administered by instructor Charity Allen will include [...]

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Isanti County officials explained the 2013 proposed budget and levy to residents during the Isanti County Board’s truth in taxation hearing Wednesday, Dec. 5. County Administrator Kevin VanHooser said the county is proposing a 0 percent change to the $15.5 million property tax levy. The final 2013 budget and levy will be approved at the [...]

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The Isanti County Board gave its approval for Stanchfield Township to use township park funds to update and maintain their baseball field and playground for $3,380. Stanchfield Township Clerk Valerie Anderson was present at the meeting Nov. 21 and explained the project includes replacing the swings, adding sand under the swings and repairing the fence. [...]

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