Goodwill means more than stores and donations. Learn how Goodwill prepares people for work through its job training and placement programs – all with support from local shoppers and donors. Also enter the Goodwill Winter Sweepstakes for the chance to win a $250 Visa cash card. ...Read More
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No one was hurt in a car fire that delayed traffic on Interstate Highway 35 south of Forest Lake this morning. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, around 5:45 a.m., Gregory Routh of Chisago City felt that a problem was occurring in his vehicle. He pulled the southbound vehicle over to the side ...Read More
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At 2:15 in the afternoon on Jan. 22, 20 senior citizens splashed into the pool at Southwest Junior High in Forest Lake. They joked with their friends and chatted about recent events, but their eyes faced forward, and their arms and legs imitated the motions of a 61-year-old woman with silver hair an...Read More
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Olson’s Sewer Service and Forest Lake Public Works employees worked Jan. 21 to fix a water main break on 7th Avenue Southwest, just north of Southwest Junior High School. Southwest was closed for the day, reopening the following day....Read More
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Thanks for the effort A big ‘thank you’ to those responsible for keeping the Hardwood Creek Trail (or at least parts of it) plowed.  Its true snowfall totals are down this winter, but keeping the trail mostly clear of the snow that has fallen has made it possible to get out and walk or run [......Read More
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The Tropics Steel Drum Band brought warm Carribean thoughts to a chilly Forest Lake winter on Jan. 25 as the band performed reggae-infused tunes at the Hardwood Creek Library.  ...Read More
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What started with a 2011 news article about an Afton-Lakeland Elementary School volunteer effort has since given way to a unique learning experience for St. Peter’s Catholic School students in Forest Lake and has also provided a welcome opportunity to bridge a divide. “I heard about this school ...Read More
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