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Theresa Malloy The Laker As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally, Minnesota ranks 47th in fire investment, even though the state is 21st in population and 20th in land mass, Eden Prairie [...]

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Jonathan Young Stillwater Gazette Working for the Red Cross wasn’t a job for Jan George. It was a way of life. When she was nine months pregnant with her first child, she responded to a fire scene in the middle of the night. She also responded to Hurricane Camille, the Sept. 11 attacks, and countless [...]

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The haunting of Jason Avenue in Forest Lake will resume on Friday and Saturday night. In a Halloween event that dates some three decades, Chris Costello will open his home at 21969 Jason Ave. N. to ghosts, goblins and monsters that are sure to provide a Halloween scare. More than a dozen “live” actors will [...]

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The drive-in restaurant is mostly a thing of the past, but there is a similar option is available for Chisago County residents who want to vote but cannot walk into their polling place. Delores Weeda discovered that despite a broken foot, she could vote in person in the August primary election.  She called Chisago County [...]

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American Legion to give $1000 in scholarships The annual American Legion High School Oratorical Contest will be held Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Forest Lake Legion Post. Students have the opportunity to receive a portion of $1,000 scholarship money. The contest is open to all ninth to 12th grade students in the Forest Lake area. [...]

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