Government

The city of Forest Lake released today recommendations from City Administrator Aaron Parrish on how the City Council could reduce $1 million from its 2015 budget. Of the budget cuts, about half of the dollars come from eliminating or reducing the hours of staff positions, including eliminating the positions of two police patrol officers and […]

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With Molly Bonnett off the City Council, a new council majority in Forest Lake wasted no time in looking for a change in the city’s financial direction. In a Nov. 10 motion backed by Councilman Michael Freer and new Councilman Richard Weber, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to come back to the council with […]

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By the time the city of Forest Lake holds an open house for its new city center, no council member who voted to build the structure will still be office. That’s thanks to a vote at the City Council’s Nov. 10 meeting, one of the first votes of the council after the newly elected Richard […]

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Katie Morford Scandia Reporter The Scandia City Council decided to advertise for citizens to sit on the Capital Improvement Committee at the council’s Nov. 12 work session, thus reviving the committee the council disbanded in 2012. This committee will prepare annual updates to the city’s capital improvement plan and will have three to four meetings […]

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At its Nov. 5 meeting, the Wyoming City Council passed a resolution closing several city funds because projects are completed. Balances will be transferred to other funds. The final payment for general obligation bonds in Fund 335 was made in 2012. The balance of $39,130.76 will be transferred to street replacements. The Highway 61 improvement […]

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After a two-year stretch of split City Council votes that brought many a debate on the role of local government to the public square, Forest Lake residents went to the polls on Nov. 11 and picked sides. The results were decisive. The winners of the three open council seats and the open mayoral seat were […]

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