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Beginning Thursday, July 31, Forest Lake shoppers will have another place to buy groceries. ALDI will open in the former Rainbow site at 289 SW 12th St. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Calling itself “the nation’s low-price [...]

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The Edina Realty Foundation announced that the Forest Lake office recently awarded grants to Community Helping Hand, Family Pathways, and Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau Inc. “Our primary purpose is to help people buy and sell homes,” said Bob Fedderly, Foundation representative at Edina Realty in Forest Lake. “But adequate shelter and other basic needs [...]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 880 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, or by e-mail to editor.forestlaketimes@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone [...]

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  From Scandia to Braham, a 47-mile walk On Wednesday, July 30, Gammelgården Museum intern Reece Almendinger began a three-day, 47-mile walk from the museum grounds in Scandia to Braham, Minnesota. The walk is intended to show people that if an immigrant in the 1860s needed to get somewhere important, he might need to walk, even [...]

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  Janie O’Connor has been raising monarch butterflies since she was a member of the Birch Lake 4-H Club in White Bear Lake. The passion that began as a 4-H “adventure in insects” in the 1950s still has her putting bugs in jars and pounding holes in the lids. Scandia’s butterfly lady will be answering [...]

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Interested in helping a good cause and clearing some space on your bookshelf? The Hay Lake School Museum in Scandia is accepting donated books for a book sale to be held from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 as part of the annual Hay Lake Day Celebration. The Hay Lake School and the [...]

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