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At 2:15 in the afternoon on Jan. 22, 20 senior citizens splashed into the pool at Southwest Junior High in Forest Lake. They joked with their friends and chatted about recent events, but their eyes faced forward, and their arms and legs imitated the motions of a 61-year-old woman with silver hair an...Read More
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Olson’s Sewer Service and Forest Lake Public Works employees worked Jan. 21 to fix a water main break on 7th Avenue Southwest, just north of Southwest Junior High School. Southwest was closed for the day, reopening the following day....Read More
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The Tropics Steel Drum Band brought warm Carribean thoughts to a chilly Forest Lake winter on Jan. 25 as the band performed reggae-infused tunes at the Hardwood Creek Library.  ...Read More
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What started with a 2011 news article about an Afton-Lakeland Elementary School volunteer effort has since given way to a unique learning experience for St. Peter’s Catholic School students in Forest Lake and has also provided a welcome opportunity to bridge a divide. “I heard about this school ...Read More
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Sara Franc Scandia Reporter After sparring with residents over the future of the Log House Landing site, the Scandia City Council approved an amended version of the Log House Landing Improvements Special Committee’s preliminary design recommendation for improvements to the area. The recommendation...Read More
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Derrick Knutson ECM Post Review Lani Freeman lives her life by three mottos: This too shall pass, live in the present, and do what comes next. The third aphorism might be the one she’ll be utilizing the most soon, as she transitions into the next stage of her life. A few years short of 50 [...]...Read More
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Students at Lino Lakes Elementary School were challenged to collect 1,500 food items during the first two weeks of December to help Second Harvest Heartland and Centennial Community Food Shelf in Circle Pines. Within two days, the students collected about 3,000 items, which filled up four vans. “I...Read More
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