A former priest who worked in the Forest Lake area and reportedly still lives in town is on a new list of Roman Catholic priests that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says have had allegations of sexual abuse of a minor filed against them. John Owens, 85, provided what the archdiocese called “temporary [...]

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Download coupon for 50% off one item – then head to your favorite Goodwill store and brew up an awesome costume for less. By Sarah Carlson Editor, Real Housewives of Minnesota Every year, I tell myself that I’m going to top last year’s Halloween costumes. I aim to be craftier, trendier – and most importantly, [...]

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Lisa Kaczke Sun Current Newspapers Fairview has begun preparations at its clinics and hospitals in light of recent cases of Ebola in the United States. Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids from someone who has Ebola, or from exposure to contaminated objects like needles. The virus can’t be spread via air, according [...]

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Eric Hagen ABC Newspapers Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs have been brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called the [...]

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A Brooklyn Center man who assaulted a man in Forest Lake earlier this year has been convicted of attempted murder, first-degree assault and kidnapping. Boon Wa Thao, 40, will be sentenced on Dec. 22. He was first arrested on March 19, five days after Forest Lake police were called to the 23400 block of Itasca [...]

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Fall colors are out in full force in the area, including on 165th Avenue NE, Columbus City Park and the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area.

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