Chisago Lakes Area Community Resources

Chisago Lakes Local Resources:

Chisago City Hall: City Offices and DMV closed to the Public. In keeping with the Governor’s directives to limit human to human contact as much as possible, the Chisago City Council has closed Chisago City Hall and the License Bureau to the public starting Wednesday, March 18th through Monday, April 6th. At this time, the License Bureau (DMV) is run by the State of MN and is still open at the Arden Hills office. For information on tabs, etc. DVS.DPS.MN.GOV or call (651) 284-1234. As for questions regarding tickets, etc., we cannot speak to that as each jurisdiction is different. However, we suggest to keep proof of tab purchases in your vehicle.

Center City City Hall will be closed to the public effective at 6am on Friday March 20th until April 1. Essential city services will continue to be provided including clean drinking water, flushing toilets, snow and ice removal and public safety response. We will continue to provide services (e.g. credit card transactions, building permits, responding to questions) via phone 651-257-5284 or online We will provide very limited in person services at city happy. At this time, that includes accepting deliveries and allowing contractors to pick up water meters or other permits by appointment only. Payments and correspondence to the City can be mailed to: City of Center City, 300 Center City Avenue, Center City, MN 55012 or you can drop in the City mail drop box located on the building next to the Clerk’s office.

Lindstrom City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday, March 23. There are many ways you can reach us if needed: Phone: 651-257-0620 Email:
Facebook Messenger, You can visit our website: Pay Utility Bill online, or by mail, or by utilizing the drop box outside of the City Hall entrance. Public Works- Call Public Works Director at 651-625-1769 or Chisago County Dispatch at 651-257-4100. They will dispatch our City Public Works crew to assess the situation. Police non-emergencies: Call 651-257-0622, after 4:30pm call 651-257-4100 Police Emergencies: Call 911

Shafer City Hall: Effective Tuesday March 17th until further notice Shafer City Hall will be closed to outside personnel. To contact City Hall, call  651-257-4726, ext 0 Or Email

Chisago County: Effective on Thursday, March 19, 2020, public access to all County buildings is closed for all non-essential services until further notice.


Heartland Express Bus Service: As of 3/19 Heartland Express local public transit WILL remain in operation. For the next week and a half, they will not be charging for rides. Call them for a ride: 651-213-5790.

The Chisago Lakes Chamber Luncheon will be suspended until May (atleast)The Board of Directors will still meet via Zoom on April 2nd.

St Croix Regional Medical Center: Visitors who are not feeling well will not be allowed to visit patients. All patients are limited to one visitor per day. Exceptions may be granted on patient condition. Children are not permitted to visit. For patients who may have COVID-19 or have confirmed COVID-19 visitors are not allowed. Due to an outpouring of community support and desire to donate needed protective equipment, St. Croix Regional Medical Center is asking for donations of factory-made N95 and ear loop masks, as well as hand sewn ear loop masks. We are only able to accept the following types of fabrics, 100% cotton that is tightly woven such as twill, canvas, duck cloth, or denim. Health care organizations, including SCRMC, are in need of additional masks to help meet ongoing health care needs and to help conserve existing personal protective equipment (PPE) for providers engaged in the coronavirus (COVID-19) response. Additionally, SCRMC welcomes notes of gratitude and encouragement that will be shared with front line staff to lift their spirits.

Masks can be safely donated Monday to Friday starting Friday, March 27 through April 3, from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. When you come to donate masks there will be a Mask Donation sign and a bin right outside the main door at each of the locations, please place masks in that bin.

Donation Locations:

Lindstrom Clinic:

12375 Lindstrom Lane

Lindstrom, MN 55045


Pine Street Business Office:

911 Pine Street

St. Croix Falls, WI 54024


Unity Clinic:

1504 190th Avenue

Balsam Lake, WI 54810


Additional information can be found at


Chisago City:

Brink’s Market, 11460 Brink Avenue, Chisago City, MN 55013 Open daily 7am-10pm. Seniors and high risk customers are welcome to shop 7-8 am. All others are asked to wait to shop until after 8am.

The Northern Lake Tavern & Grill, 10470 South Ave, Chisago City, MN 55013 To-go orders are available. Call call 651-257-0100 to place an order. Take Out Hours for This Week:

3/23-3/26 M-THURS: 11am to 8pm
3/27 Friday: 11am to 8:30pm
3/28 Saturday: Noon to 8:30pm
3/29Sunday: Noon to 8pm

Winehaven Winery, 10020 Deer Garden Ln, Chisago City, MN 55013 Winehaven will only be open for bottle purchases Thursdays – Saturdays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sundays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Winehaven will be closed Mondays through Wednesdays. All wine sampling and onsite consumption has been suspended until further notice

Wagon Wheel Cafe & Pizza, 29331 Main St, Chisago City, MN 55013 Open for delivery, curbside, and takeout 7 days a week. Hours are Sunday-Tuesday11am-8pm and Wednesday-Saturday 11am-9pm. Breakfast will not be served at this time. You can check their facebook page for daily specials.

Uncommon Loon Brewing Company, 10825 Lake Blvd, Chisago City, MN 55013 selling growlers and crowlers to go. – Carryout hours will be Wed-Fri 4-8 pm, Sat-Sun noon-6 pm. To place an order you can call (651)321-4468

VietThai Cuisine, 11506 Brink Avenue, Chisago City, MN 55013 Open for takeout.

The Stone Inn 10805 Lake Blvd Chisago City, Minnesota 55013 Order On-Line at or call 651-213-3178 and pick up curbside.

Smittys Bar and Grill10695 Railroad Ave Chisago City, Minnesota 55013 Currently closed.


Lake Area Bank 12790 N 1st Ave, Lindstrom MN 55045 As of March 19th lobby access is limited until further notice but drive-thrus remain open and staffed. Appoitments are available if needed but please call to discuss and schedule ahead of time.

US Bank Chisago City: Drive through open, Lobby closed, available by appointment if needed. Call 651.257.9074

Northwoods Roasterie, 12710 N 1st Ave, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Drive up and carry out options only.

Gustaf’s On Main Eatery, 13045 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 as of 3/17 open for to go orders or curbside pick up. Hours are Monday-Wednesday 11-3, Thursday 9-7, Friday/Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4 You may go to or call 651 263 0737. Drive up to curb and call to let them know you have arrived.  They will bring food out to you. Have cash or card ready to process.

Pizza Man, 13145 St Croix Ave, Lindstrom, MN 55045  Hours – 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Kids pizza kits available. Contact at 651-257-3022! Please inform the order taker if you would like a no-contact delivery!

Deutschland Meats, 12825 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 open for pick up, curbside or delivery (10 mile radius)

Lindstrom Hardware Do it Best, 30482 Park St, Lindstrom, MN 55045 as of 3/17 open with regular hours

Picket Fence Gals, 13075 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Will not be open in April, next sale is May 6-10th

Swedish Inn, 12678 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 As of 3/18 they have opted to do a deep clean of the restaurant for the next 10 days and will be unable to have dine in during that time.

Nick and Drew’s Discount Foods, 30660 Lincoln Rd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Current hours are10am to 6pm 7 days a week. We will be limiting the number of customers in our store to 10 at a time. There will be an employee out front to assist with the following process: 1. 10 carts will be corralled outside the front door. 2. When you arrive at the store, you can enter the store if a cart is parked in the cart corral. If there isn’t a cart in the corral, you will need to wait until there is one to enter the store. Before you enter the store, please use the sanitizing wipes to wipe the cart down as best you can. NOTE: in order to make this procedure work, we need everyone to use a cart to shop in the store, even if you are only grabbing one or two things. 3. When you leave the store, please park the cart back in the corral. Before you park it, please use the sanitizing wipes to wipe the cart down as best you can. 4. If possible, please limit the number of people shopping with you.. We understand that it is not always possible to shop alone, whether it be a family with young children, someone assisting the disabled or elderly, etc. If you are not able to shop alone, that’s 100% okay. We will ensure that you are able to shop by temporarily modifying our procedure for those times it is necessary while we still attempt to adhere to a limit of 10 customers in the store at a time.

Arby’s, 12400 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Drive through is open.

Anderson’s Ice Cream Shoppe, 12710 Lake Blvd, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Closed until further notice.

Lindstrom Thrifty White Pharmacy 30699 Lincoln Rd Lindstrom, Minnesota 55045 Call ahead for prescription refills. If you don’t want to come inside the store CALL or TEXT 651-257-4074 & they will make arrangements for pickup or delivery. Hours as of 3/25 Monday-Friday: 8:30-7:00, Saturdays: 9:00-4:00, Sunday: CLOSED

Floral Creations by Tanika Boutique: Updated hours March 18th – 30th M-F 9:30-4, Sat 9:30-1

Chisago Lakes Grill, 12975 292nd St, Lindstrom, MN 55045 Beginning Friday (3/20) and Saturday they will be offering curbside pick-up/ to go orders from 11-7pm. They will not be able to offer the entire menu but a majority of it be available. If able and needed, they will continue to offer the same services throughout the week (tues-thurs). Please call (651.257.0973) with your order, allowing 30 minutes before picking up, and as always feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Delivery offered within 5 mile radius starting 3/24

The Oven Mitt 12780 Lake Blvd Lindstrom, Minnesota 55045 Currently open. If you don’t want to go in to shop you can call them at 651.213.3310 to set up a time to virtually shop via phone, facetime or skype and they will ship it to you.

Center City:

The Grumpy Minnow Center City, 300 Andrews Ave, Center City, MN 55012 Will continue to stay open just for TOGO orders! You can reach them at 651-257-6446, place your order, pay with your credit card over the phone, tell them the make/model of your car & they’ll run the food out to you. Also selling off sale. Hours: Monday 430-10, Tues-Thurs 4:30-8, Fri, Sat 11-8, Sun 9-8.

Phil’s Grill, 280 Andrews Ave, Center City, MN 55012 Open as of Tuesday 3/24. Walk up window only.

Pizza Pub of Center City, 345 Summit Ave, Center City, MN 55012 Open for takeout and delivery. New hours as of 3/26 for the time being they will be closing at 9pm Sundays through Thursday’s and at 10pm on Friday’s and Saturdays.

Al’s Center saloon 325 Summit Ave Center City MN 55012 Open for take out daily 11am-9pm. See the menu at Order at 651-257-5757

Eichten’s Market, 16440 Lake Blvd, Center City, MN 55012 Eichten’s Market will continue to be open Friday-Sunday. They will not be offering food service or sampling until further notice.

Don Julio, 11347 North Ave, Chisago City, MN 55013 Open for takeout.


Shafer Saloon Bar & Grill: Closed as of 7pm March 21st. Will remain closed until restaurants are cleared to open after the pandemic.

Ole’s Crossroads Bar & Grill 17530 Lake Blvd Shafer, Minnesota 55074 Closed as of 3/22. Will be open when restaurants are allowed to re-open by the state.