The Forest Lake City Council did not make any official decisions Nov. 24 on the city staff recommendations for $1 million to be cut from the city budget, but members did give preferences about what parts they would like to keep and what parts they would accept giving up. Though council members disagreed on some […]

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Chuck and Don’s in Forest Lake is hosting their annual Grateful and Giving Back event from 7 to 9 a.m. Nov. 28. The store, located at 1960 W. Broadway Ave.,  will donate one pound of pet food for every person that comes into the store and two pounds if that person brings a pet. All […]

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After the November elections saw Republicans take over the Minnesota House of Representatives, the state GOP announced last week its reorganized committee structure and the chairmen and chairwomen for each committee. Among the committee chairs is local District 39A Rep. Bob Dettmer, who will head up the Veterans Affairs Division of the State Government Finance […]

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Katie Morford Scandia Reporter The council chamber at Scandia City Hall was brimming over at the Nov. 18 City Council meeting as area residents expressed concern about the city’s tree trimming policy and use of the city’s flail mower. Approximately 40 citizens were in attendance. Dave Bakke submitted a letter to the council requesting an […]

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For the first time in recent memory, Lake Street businesses in Forest Lake will team up for a sales event to highlight shopping locally and to provide a lead into the city’s annual tree-lighting ceremony 3:30-5:30 p.m. (tree to be lit at 5) Nov. 30 in Lakeside Park. “We have a very quaint and historic […]

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The first storm of the season resulted in a snowfall much heavier than what was expected in many places. In Linwood there were calls about the plowing being very late, incomplete or blocking cul-de-sacs. Some residents brought their questions to the Nov. 11 Township Board meeting. Among them was the concern of which streets were […]

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Photos by Kat Ladwig Eighty-seven-year-old Maurine Gruening of Linwood checks her card at Turkey Bingo Night Nov. 21 at Columbus Elementary School.

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