Sunrise Township is the largest township by area in Chisago County, covering 45.7 square miles. Most of the township's population of approximately 2,000 people live on rural acreage or farms. A major feature of the township is its eastern border of approximately 10 miles of St. Croix River frontage, most of which is within Wild River State Park. The north and south branches of the Sunrise River converge in the southern portion of the township.
At the center of the township is the historic village of Sunrise, which straddles the Sunrise River about a mile south of its mouth at the St. Croix River. The village of Sunrise has a church, pottery shop, river tubing venue, ice cream shop, bed-and-breakfast, a major manufacturing enterprise, and residences. Public facilities within the village include a park on the riverbank, ball field, museum, community center, and cemetery.
The community of Kost is a historic village located in southern Sunrise Township. The business center has disappeared and Kost is now comprised of a church, cemetery, and homes. Kost Dam County Park is located on the Sunrise River about a mile south Kost.
NOTICE is hereby given to qualified residents of Sunrise Township, County of Chisago, State of Minnesota, that filing of candidacy for elected positions opens on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and closes at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Contact Clerk Kowalke for Candidacy filing at 651-674-6046.
The positions available include:
Supervisor A position for a term of three (3) years.
Supervisor B position for a term of three (3) years.
Clerk position for a term of two (2) years.
The election of officers will take place at the annual election of officers held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 held at the “Royal Wilcox Community Center” in Sunrise, Minnesota.
Wendy S. Kowalke
Clerk of Sunrise Township
Any mailbox placed within a Sunrise Township right-of-way must have a swinging-arm mailbox support of the type approved by the Minnesota Department of Transportation, which will not protrude into the traveled surface of the right-of-way and will comply with all U.S. Postal Service mailbox regulations. These are available for purchase from the Township.
If you are having concerns regarding River Road and Tiller Corporation hauling, please call Mike Caron at 763-315-6004 or Christina at 763-315-6018. Always feel free to contact a Sunrise Board Supervisor if your concerns are not being addressed.