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The region we know today as Isanti County was originally settled by lumberjacks from New England, migrating westward with their families in search of fresh trees to harvest.

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.