New Jail/Facilities

County Board Meetings


The Itasca County Board of Commissioners has been holding Special Sessions Re: Jail/Facilities since December 2019.  These meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month, until further notice, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Boardroom of the Itasca County Courthouse.  These meetings can be streamed live or on-demand through ICTV.  

 Agendas and Minutes of these meetings are available at http://www.co.itasca.mn.us/129/Agendas-Minutes.  Approved minutes are also available below. 

Approved Minutes

Town Hall Meetings


Individual Commissioners will be hosting Town Hall meetings regarding Jail/Facilities in their respective districts to gather input and/or answer questions regarding the Jail/Facilities project.  These meetings are not County Board meetings and there will not be action taken at any of these meetings; however, they do have posted notice in the event 3 or more Commissioners are in attendance.

Currently scheduled Town Hall Meetings are as follows:

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner Ives will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Harris Township at the Harris Town Hall, 21998 Airport Road, Grand Rapids, MN.  (Posted 1/9/2020)

Monday, February 3, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. – Commissioner Snyder will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Arbo Township at the Arbo Town Hall, 33292 Arbo Hall Road, Grand Rapids, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. – Commissioner Snyder will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Wabana Township at the Wabana Community Center, 30980 Clearwater Road, Grand Rapids, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Monday, February 10, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. – Commissioner Tinquist will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Squaw Lake at the Squaw Lake Community Center, 51272 State Hwy 46, Squaw Lake, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Monday, February 10, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Marble at the Marble City Hall, 300 Alice Ave, Marble, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. – Commissioner Tinquist will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Deer River in the Commons of the Deer River High School, 101 1st Ave NE, Deer River, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – Commissioner Snyder will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with City of Bigfork at the Bigfork City Hall, 200 Main Ave, Bigfork, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Nashwauk Township at the Nashwauk Town Hall, 38212 Moose Lake Rd, Nashwauk, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Keewatin at the Keewatin City Hall, 127 W 3rd Ave, Keewatin, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – Commissioner Snyder will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the Marcell Township at the Marcell Town Hall, 48705 Town Hall Road, Marcell, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities at MJ’s on the Lake, 28179 East Shore Dr, Pengilly, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Nashwauk at the Nashwauk City Hall, 301 Central Ave, Nashwauk, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities at the Junction Bar & Grill, 15020 US Hwy 1, Togo, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. – Commissioner Tinquist will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Bowstring Township at the Bowstring Town Hall, 45115 Co. Rd. 133, Deer River, MN.  (Posted 1/14/2020)

Monday, February 24, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities at Lawrence Lake Liquor, 33887 Scenic Hwy, Bovey, MN.  (Posted 1/17/2020)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. – Commissioner DeNucci will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Effie at the Effie City Hall, 100 SW State Highway 38, Effie, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 beginning at 7 p.m. – Commissioner Tinquist will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with Wirt Township at the Wirt Town Hall, 52140 Co. Rd. 31, Wirt, MN.  (Posted 1/24/2020)

Monday, March 16, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. – Commissioner Trunt will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Warba at the Warba City Hall, 130 S 2nd Ave, Warba, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Tuesday, March 23, 2020 beginning at 3:30 p.m. – Commissioner Trunt will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Coleraine at the Coleraine City Hall, 302 Roosevelt Street, Coleraine, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 beginning at 5:30 p.m. – Commissioner Trunt will host a Town Hall Meeting Re: Jail/Facilities with the City of Bovey at the Bovey City Hall, 402 2nd Street, Bovey, MN.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Open House Events

Open House events will be hosted by Jail Coordinator Lucas Thompson and Assistant Jail Coordinator Shawn Racine.  These events are not County Board meetings and there will be no action taken at these events; however they do have posted notice in the event 3 or more Commissioners are in attendance.  

The Open House events are scheduled, as follows:

Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. – The Itasca County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an Open House to receive public input regarding Jail/Facilities in the Boardroom of the Itasca County Courthouse.  (Posted 1/6/2020)

Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. – The Itasca County Board of Commissioners has scheduled an Open House to receive public input regarding Jail/Facilities in the Boardroom of the Itasca County Courthouse.  (Posted 1/6/2020)


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