Arts & Entertainment

Forest Lake native Abigale Bodene won the title of Miss Midwest Minnesota 2014 during a competition at Morris Area High School on Saturday. The competition was part of the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant program. Bodene is a 2011 graduate of Forest Lake High School and a student at the University of Minnesota–Morris.

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“Breaking Bad” TV show actor Steven Quezada had several strong messages for about 4,000 educators recently gathered to discuss charter public schools. At a conference sponsored by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, (http://www.publiccharters.org) Quezada began, “Thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing that children learn in different ways.” Then he talked about [...]

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Cami Sells (right) plays Ariel, the local pastor’s daughter, in the Masquers Theatre production of “Footloose” opening at Forest Lake High School on Thursday, July 10. Based on the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon, Lori Singer and John Lithgow, the show tells the story of Ren, a teenager who loves to dance, and the Rev. [...]

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The Swedish midsummer celebration at Gammelgården Museum in Scandia on Saturday included traditional songs and games around the midsummer pole, a Swedish meal and craftmaking with the Junior Guides.

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