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Chisago City MN is a town of 5,000 about 35 miles north of St. Paul. Nestled between Green, Wallmark, Chisago and Comfort Lakes, it was settled in the 1850s by Swedish immigrants. 

The land that today comprises Chisago county was detached from Washington and Ramsey counties on September 1, 1851. Chisago City was one of the first communities to form within the county, having been settled by Swedish immigrants in the early 1850s. Since that time Chisago City has gone from a agrculture based economy (lumber, barrel staves and potatoes) only, to welcoming resort visitors with the coming of the railroad in 1880, to becoming an exurb of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.


Chisago City postcard circa 1905