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Members of the Forest Lake Police Department knew soon after the 2009 hiring of Ashley LaValle that they had a rising star on their hands. Community members have come to the same realization in recent years. Now, the secret is out to all of Minnesota.

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Late April is typically the start of the yard-work season. Warming weather stirs the itch to be outside, Earth Day events promote green thumbs, and sites for compost and yard waste open. The last of those may not be happening in Forest Lake this spring, though.

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Teachers, principals and other District 831 staff entertained an appreciative audience at the inaugural Ranger Review variety show Saturday. Presented by Community Education to celebrate the department’s 40th year, the $5-per-ticket event was also a fundraiser for preschool scholarships. More than $2,000 was raised. The show was directed by Ian Lexvold, a noon duty supervisor [...]

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  A community looks at human rights  In October 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay University of Wyoming student, was kidnapped, beaten and left to die, tied to a fence outside Laramie. Over the next year and a half, the Tectonic Theater Project made six trips to Laramie to conduct more than 200 interviews with residents. The [...]

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Wyoming librarian Rebecca Hostetler will retire at the end of April. She joined the East Central Library system in 2007 and became the Wyoming branch librarian in 2009. An open house will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, to celebrate her years of service. The public is invited to a short presentation [...]

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