How to pay for improvements is the big question Streets in two areas of Wyoming are going to be repaired in 2015, but it still remains uncertain how the repairs will be funded. One thing is certain. Voters will have a say in the November election to decide if the city should bond for the [...]

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October 17 is closing date First Resource Bank, the Savage financial institution that picked up the pieces when Patriot Bank Minnesota failed in 2012, is now having second thoughts on the Forest Lake market. First Resource Bank, via a letter to banking customers on Friday, July 18, announced plans to close the Forest Lake office [...]

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Lee Bakewell’s latest effort pays off Bird enthusiast Lee Bakewell is enjoying the presence of a new addition to the ecosystem of Forest Lake. In his fifth year of trying, he has drawn occupants to nest in an osprey platform in his backyard on the southwest shore of Second Lake. Bakewell has built habitats for [...]

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New group appears before Scandia Council Some residents who live near Scandia’s boat launch on the St. Croix River believe the proposed changes for the landing area are extreme. During the Tuesday, July 15 council meeting’s open forum time, they informed the city that, under the auspices of the Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails, [...]

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Loved ‘Footloose’ We love being in “Footloose” being put on by Masquers Theatre Company. We play the Bomont town children. Never heard of Bomont? Come to “Footloose” and, like us, you might find you can relate to what is happening in Bomont. Is it some kind of fate that we are in a musical that [...]

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Public meetings set in late July, early August Linda Madsen, District 831 Superintendent As I’m sure you all know, last May the voters of our school district decided not to approve our school district’s bond request. Despite our best efforts to reach out to the community and provide information, the majority of voters apparently felt that [...]

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