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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter For the second consecutive meeting, Columbus council members agreed April 22 to open the city’s bonding authority as a conduit for funding construction in another city. The council approved conduit bonding April 8 for a senior housing project in Richfield with the pr...Read More
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Editor’s note: This is the first part in a series comparing the taxes, spending and services of Forest Lake to other cities in the greater metropolitan area. Ryan Howard News Editor In recent months, public spending and property taxes in Forest Lake have been big topics. However, financial compari...Read More
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Work began Monday, May 4 on the 2015 Wyoming Street Reconstruction Project. Bids for the project were opened April 14. A-1 Excavating, Inc. was awarded the contract for the project at the City Council meeting on April 21. The Wisconsin company’s bid of $4.04 million was the lowest of the five subm...Read More
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After its search for a new fire chief led some firefighters to question the hiring process, the Forest Lake Joint Fire Board voted to appoint Deputy Chief Al Newman as interim fire chief for six to 12 months. The Forest Lake City Council approved the appointment at its March 27 meeting. The move cam...Read More
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Forest Lake area residents check out the tentative plans for the Forest Lake YMCA. Official plans for the two-story 54,000 square-foot structure have not yet been finalized, but residents were able to get a general idea about the building, which will feature a splash pad, easy access to community ro...Read More
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The city of Wyoming filed a federal class action lawsuit earlier this week against the makers of several kinds of wet wipes, alleging that wipes billed “flushable” are clogging the city’s sewer system. The suit, filed April 23, claims that Wyoming is only one of many cities that has this p...Read More
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After confusion about the hiring process led to Forest Lake area firefighters concerned about the open fire chief position, the Forest Lake Joint Fire Board will meet April 23 at 8 p.m. to discuss filling the position with an interim chief for the next six months to a year. The Forest Lake Fire Depa...Read More
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