Government

Scandia city employees will no longer be allowed to wash their cars in the fire hall. At the Aug. 6 work session, the council passed, 3-2, a new policy ending that long-standing practice. The addition to the city’s personnel policy prohibits use of city vehicles, equipment and tools for private or unauthorized purposes.  Washing non-city [...]

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Aaron Brom ECM Newspapers One-time hopeful governor Tom Emmer is now looking very hopeful for Congress as he soundly defeated Anoka County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Rhonda Sivarajah in the Aug. 12 primary for the 6th District Republican nomination, with 19,557 votes (73.3 percent) to Sivarajah’s 7,125 (26.7 percent). After four terms, Republican Congresswoman Michele [...]

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In an effort to improve the city’s transit system, the Forest Lake City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting a grant application to help bring a dial-a-ride service to town. How much the service would cost the city, however, is still unknown. “We’ve started to explore [dial-a-ride] as an option,” said Park and Recreation [...]

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