Council protests continue

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Around 70 people gathered the evening March 27 on the edge of U.S. Highway 61, at the entrance to the Forest Lake City Center parking lot, to protest the city’s request for a proposal for contract law enforcement from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. During the subsequent City Council meeting inside the center, well over 100 people attended, with many, some angrily, asking the council to halt the process and stick with the Forest Lake Police Department (one resident, Ron Schaffer, encouraged the council to continue the request process). Nothing related to the request was on the council’s agenda, and the council did not comment on the issue.