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The arrival of the railroad to Isanti County in 1899 would bring major change to the poor area.

Definition of Crimes


Petty Misdemeanor: Any offense punishable by a fine not to exceed $300.

Misdemeanor: Any offense punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.

Gross Misdemeanor: Any offense punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine up to $3,000.

Felony: Any offense punishable by imprisonment for more than one year

*Juveniles cannot not be convicted of a crime unless they are prosecuted as an adult. They are instead adjudicated delinquent. If the offense is a misdemeanor, they are adjudicated for a misdemeanor-level offense. If the offense is a felony, they are adjudicated for a felony-level offense.