Opinion
Rob Rapheal Guest Columnist Imagine my surprise when I got home from out of town and read that the Forest Lake City Council had sabotaged the school district’s plan to partner with the YMCA for our aquatic sports and our dance team. I was stunned. This was supposed to be a routine action by the [....Read More
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New ideas, attitudes and opportunities are coming for Minnesota students. That was a central theme at the Feb. 6 “Pathways to Postsecondary” conference, cosponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.  If things work out as state offici...Read More
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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, 146 N. Lake St., Suite 125, Forest Lake, or by e-mail to [email protected] Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed w...Read More
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Karlee Lawrence Guest Columnist Years ago, when I was in my ninth-grade “exploring agriculture” class, I was asked by my teacher what I wanted to be when I grew up. My answer was something in agriculture, food or natural resources, and my teacher suggested I join the Forest Lake FFA, where I wou...Read More
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It was quite a bipartisan celebration. From Brainerd, Crystal, Golden Valley, Forest Lake, Princeton and the Twin Cities, students and adults danced, sang and spoke at a meeting in St. Paul on Jan. 28 about the value of Minnesota’s various forms public school choice. The ceremony was part of Natio...Read More
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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote and The Times published a story about a pending partnership between Forest Lake Area Schools and the YMCA that’s coming to Forest Lake. The day after the story was posted to our website, I received a call from frequent reader and City Council attendee Elvin Norby, wh...Read More
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Last month, my 16-month-old son, Reggie, came down with a high fever. I had to stay home from work, my wife, Kim, had to stay home, and my dad, a family practice doctor, was besieged by phone calls for about five days. “He’s not eating; he’s not drinking,” we would say. “His fever is 102, ...Read More
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