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At its Feb. 9 meeting, the Forest Lake City Council passed a change to its financial policies that would require a citywide referendum on any non-infrastructure project that costs more than 80 percent of the city’s annual budget, provided that the project has a bonding option that allows for a ref...Read More
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At its Feb. 17 meeting, the Forest Lake Area School Board voted unanimously to accept an agreement with the incoming YMCA that would expand the facility’s aquatic center for school use. However, the YMCA’s obligations under the school agreement are contingent upon the City Council’s Feb. 23 ap...Read More
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Sara Franc Scandia Reporter Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton said Scandia can expect longer response times and no enforcement of ordinance violations if the city discontinues its contract with Sheriff’s Office. Hutton spoke before the Scandia City Council at its Feb. 3 work session after a bu...Read More
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The council authorized the purchase of a 2016 Mack truck for the Public Works Department. Purchase price through the state contract, including tax and license, is $89,117. The equipment-build from Towmaster, also on state contract, is $101,757. Total with attachments and setup is $190,874. Trucks ar...Read More
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UPDATE: The school board did not discuss the YMCA during its Thursday night meeting. The discussion is now set for Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. Either tonight, next Tuesday or both days, the Forest Lake Area School Board plans on considering the approval of a shared use agreement between the board an...Read More
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“It’s a horrible bridge.” That was the assessment of Anoka County Engineer Doug Fischer about the State Highway 97/County Road 23 bridge, which links Columbus and Forest Lake over Interstate Highway 35. The bridge is area commuters’ link to the freeway and customers’ link to businesses lik...Read More
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The Linwood Town Board accepted the terms offered by Crown Castle related to the extension of its cell tower lease agreement with the township. Township Attorney Mike Haag reviewed recommendations made by consulting firm Steel in the Air about the lease offer. Haag believes the township received sou...Read More
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