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Chisago County Sheriff's Office starts homicide investigation after fire, and more news

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office has started a homicide investigation after an apparent arson fire left a man deceased in Fish Lake Township.

According to a press release, deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of Cambridge Drive at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday after receiving 911 calls about an intentionally set fire.

The Cambridge Fire Department extinguished the blaze with assistance from Rush City and Braham fire departments.

A male victim was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he later died. A female victim is in critical but stable condition at Regions Hospital.

A suspect has been taken into custody and awaiting charges.

MnDOT shares survey results for Mora Highway 65 and 23 corridor study

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has highlighted key takeaways from its public survey about the Mora Highway 65 and 23 corridor study.

According to MnDOT, survey participants said more vehicle safety at intersections, smoother traffic flow, and access to 65 and 23 from side streets were the three most necessary improvements for the corridor.

Safety concerns near Coborns, Dollar General, and Dairy Queen were also expressed in the survey results. Pedestrians said they didn’t feel safe crossing the highways.

351 people participated in the survey. 85% of participants drive on 65 and 23, and 62% live near the corridor.

MnDOT’s current project phase, focusing on establishing design alternatives, will go into November.

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