A three-judge panel from the state Court of Appeals heard oral arguments this morning, Nov. 13, in the case regarding the approval of the Forest Lake City Center, the city hall and public safety facility being constructed at the former Northland Mall site.
Judges John R. Rodenberg, Margaret H. Chutich and Michelle A. Larkin will render their decision within 90 days.
Fritz Knaak, attorney for appellants Lakes Area Business Association, Cameron Piper, Cassandra Piper and William Anderson, was given 15 minutes to state his case to open the hearing at the Minnesota Judicial Center in St. Paul. James Thomson, representing the city of Forest Lake and the Forest Lake Economic Development Corporation, followed with the respondents’ case. Knaak was allotted a five-minute rebuttal to end the proceeding.
Look for further coverage to be posted online this week.