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After hearing the thoughts of many residents before a packed house on Sept. 8, the Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 to take the next steps in bringing a YMCA to town. However, Councilwoman Susan Young, the potential swing vote on the project, told the audience that the decision doesn’t necessarily mean the project is [...]

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The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 on Sept. 8 to start the official process of issuing bonds to pay for a $9 million share in bringing a YMCA to the city. However, potential swing voter on the project Susan Young assured residents that the final approval of a deal is not yet a sure thing. [...]

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Supporters of Forest Lake’s Daniel A. Deponti Airport are hoping that the second time is the charm when it comes to getting a paved runway. According to airport commissioner Rick Ashbach, the city is in prime position to get a grant next year from the Minnesota Department of Transportation to improve the airport’s 2,700-foot landing [...]

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Volunteers handed out free corn during Forest Lake’s last Arts in the Park event of 2014 in Lakeside Park on Aug. 26. Shoppers walked the park’s sidewalks looking for hand-crafted wares and locally-grown produce.

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Cost savings and community togetherness are both behind two upcoming community playground builds in Forest Lake. The city has never attempted to assemble a new playground assisted mostly by city residents before, but locals will have a chance to help out at 7 a.m. Sept. 6 at Cedar Park (at the intersection of Second Avenue [...]

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Rodney and Audrey Pletan of Forest Lake have been married for 53 years. But their connections go back a lot farther: They have the same great-great-great-grandparents. Audrey and Rod are descended from Norwegian immigrants who came to America starting in the 1850s. When the couple wed on Sept. 2, 1961, they did not know they [...]

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