Aaron Brom ECM Newspapers One-time hopeful governor Tom Emmer is now looking very hopeful for Congress as he soundly defeated Anoka County Board of Commissioners Chairperson Rhonda Sivarajah in the race for the 6th District Republican nomination. After four terms, Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not running for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives. The two [...]

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Hay Lake School in Scandia was used from 1896 to 1963, but the historians who visited the museum for Hay Lake Day on Aug. 9 took visitors back even further. Mark Johnston of Historic Design Consulting in Vadnais Heights showed woodworking tools from the Civil War era, and Pat Thibado, buildings and grounds superindent for [...]

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In an effort to improve the city’s transit system, the Forest Lake City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting a grant application to help bring a dial-a-ride service to town. How much the service would cost the city, however, is still unknown. “We’ve started to explore [dial-a-ride] as an option,” said Park and Recreation [...]

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With its annual Strut Your Stuff car show and tire burnout on Saturday, Aug. 16, Maranatha Assembly of God Church aims to draw a large crowd. The car show is open to all, the tire burnout contest appeals to the adventurous, and for the last few years, another motorized vehicle has joined the fun with [...]

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