Cliff Buchan Staff Writer Plumbing has always been in Mike Walker’s blood and his future. As the son of a plumber, working in the trade always seemed like a natural choice. Walker was just 13 when he started tagging along to job sites with his father, Ed Walker, the founder of Walker Plumbing, a b...Read More
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Virginia Lida of Wyoming recently began 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program. FEMA Corps provides a boost to the nation’s ability to assist disaster survivors while expanding career opportunities for young people ages 18 to 24. Ba...Read More
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Forest Lake area residents check out the tentative plans for the Forest Lake YMCA. Official plans for the two-story 54,000 square-foot structure have not yet been finalized, but residents were able to get a general idea about the building, which will feature a splash pad, easy access to community ro...Read More
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Violence is both insidious and deadly in our society. Some of us live with it, even daily. For others it glares though headlines, or it blindsides us when we are least expecting. We think that violence – how it happens, how it affects us and how we can stop it – deserves a closer look. [...]...Read More
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Lakes International Language Academy sixth-grade students Marlee Hawkinson of Hugo, May Kunshier of Scandia, Anna Niles of Forest Lake, and Strom Norcross of Scandia participated in the regional History Day competition sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society recently held at St. Cloud State U...Read More
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Winona Educators visited the Forest Lake Early Childhood Family Education outdoor classroom April 6 for ideas on how to design their own outdoor classroom. They were introduced to the idea of an outdoor classroom via a presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children conf...Read More
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The city of Wyoming filed a federal class action lawsuit earlier this week against the makers of several kinds of wet wipes, alleging that wipes billed “flushable” are clogging the city’s sewer system. The suit, filed April 23, claims that Wyoming is only one of many cities that has this p...Read More
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