Christmas season will begin in Forest Lake with a tree-lighting event at Lakeside Memorial Park on Sunday. The fifth-annual Light up our City program, put on by the city and the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, starts at 3:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive on a fire engine at 4 p.m. and [...]
West of Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia lies Gammelgården (Swedish for Old Farm). The 11-acre museum includes a log house, barn and church that tell the story of Swedish immigrants who settled in Scandia. East of the church is Ruth Anderson’s place. It’s not a museum, but it could be. Here Ruth lives in a house her grandparents built.
The Forest Lake park system will get a cool upgrade this winter: The Park Board in September approved an agreement with Washington County that will result in Castlewood Golf Course being groomed for nordic skiing. County crews will groom the looped trail whenever they are in the area to do the same at Big Marine [...]
Kaylee McCollough will advance to district level in the VFW Voice of Democracy essay competition. A senior at Forest Lake High School, McCollough wrote the top essay for the 2013-2014 theme, “Why I’m Optimistic about our Nation’s Future.” The essays are judged for originality, content and delivery. After advancing through local, district and state contests, [...]