Posted on: December 9, 2016

RECYCLE Your Holidays

Recycle Your Holiday Lights

Don’t toss that balled up, tangled mess of nonworking holiday lights into the trash! Chisago County Dept. of Environmental Services/Zoning is again partnering with the Recycling Association of MN to recycle them. The lights and cords are recycle...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Chisago County Approves 2017 Annual Budget and Levy

The County Board approved a 2017 Budget of $63,479,967, slightly down from 2016 spending. This Budget reflects the County’s continued emphasis on major priorities, including: constructing and maintaining County Roads & Bridges ($14.2M), on d...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

Solar Projects

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 . . .