Website-driven Health UP program has many focuses Working out at the gym may not top the to-do list on a beautiful summer day. The idea behind a new initiative in Forest Lake is that it doesn’t need to be. Launched at Lake Fest on June 1, Health UP provides area residents with resources to improve their [...]

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Live simulcast of thoroughbred races could return soon, official says It was a mixed bag of news from Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus this week as the track continued to deal with a negative finding this month by the Office of the Legislative Auditor. Auditor James Nobles on July 14 released a report indicating [...]

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Activity follows time of struggle In the midst of the multiyear reconstruction of Broadway Avenue, commercial development west of the freeway and additions like the library, sports center and residential neighborhoods in the Headwaters Development, Forest Lake’s downtown has been lost in the shuffle in recent years. Throw in the economic downturn of the prior [...]

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Mayor believes facility would be good for city of Wyoming Published reports that the city of Wyoming may be considered a site for a new YMCA have reached this Chisago County community, but discussions have been preliminary at best, officials have said. Wyoming Mayor Eric Peterson, who is also a member of the Wyoming EDA, [...]

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners on July 22 signed off on the final phase of the West Broadway Avenue “mega project” in Forest Lake. Construction on the project began in 2011, with major construction completed in 2012. Work to accommodate the Americans with Disabilities Act and bridge deck work was completed last fall, and [...]

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Kailey Hanson Times Intern Sunday evenings are hectic for Mark Hegquist, coach and owner of the Flyaways Gold gym in Forest Lake, but they hold a special place in his heart. For the past nine years, Hegquist has spent Sunday nights from March through June helping Special Olympics athletes hone their gymnastics skills at his [...]

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