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City of Harris

Harris is a city in Chisago County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,132 at the 2010 census. There is a restaurant named Kaffe Stuga, a post office, a bar and grill, and tattoo shop, among other businesses. Interstate 35 serves as a main route for the community.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 20.06 square miles (51.96 km2), of which 19.94 square miles (51.64 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.31 km2) is water.

Harris was platted in 1873, and incorporated as a city in 1882. It was named after Philip S. Harris, an officer of the St. Paul and Duluth Railroad Company. A post office has been in operation in Harris since 1874.

Notable people

  • Charles A. Peterson, Wisconsin State Assemblyman, was born in Harris.
  • Lonnie Hammargren, famed neurosurgeon and former Lt. Governor of the State of Nevada

Our city is defined less by boundaries on a map than by the sense of shared values our residents hold dear. We take pride in maintaining a wholesome lifestyle, rich in cultural history, along with a deep commitment to the preservation of our environment and a progressive approach to local business.


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