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Sandy Olson has always been a fixer. There is not a time she can remember when she wasn’t taking something old and seemingly unwanted and turning it into a thing that would garner a second look from passers by. Recycling, upcycling, refurbishing, renovating, call it what you will – Olson has always had a passion […]

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Submitted photo Linwood resident Joe Grafft was recently recognized by the National Association of EMS Educators with a NAEMSE Lifetime Achievement Award. Grafft, who has worked at various state organizations over the years in EMS leadership positions, was recognized for his leadership and contributions to EMS work. He thanked his wife, Kathy, for her support.

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Forest Lake organist Matt Haider will hold a free concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Forest Lake Church of St. Peter, 1250 South Shore Dr. This is Haider’s first concert in Forest Lake since he moved to Chicago in January of 2011. The recital will feature works that are themed around faith. Some […]

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The Forest Lake Lions Club recently announced the 2014 winners of their annual poster contest. This year’s theme was peace, love, and understanding. The first prize winner recieved $50 and a chance to move on to the district competition, and the three-way tie for second place winners each received $30. Pictured is Lion Lou Trudeau […]

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Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau held a fall open house Nov. 5. The bureau was orignally created in conjunction with law enforcement in 1976 as a diversion service to keep first-time young offenders from re-offending. The program has since evolved to include youth enrichment and leadership and family support in addition to early intervention for […]

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Gander Mountain in Forest Lake will host the fifth annual First Ice Expo at 8 a.m. Nov. 22. The event is free and open to the public. Chip Leer from Fishing the Wild Side will serve as host. The event includes an ice shack truckload sale, showcasing hundreds of ice fishing shelters from top brands. […]

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