Crime
On May 4, shortly after 6 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of an adult male from the St. Croix River, north of Scandia’s Log House Landing. The man was identified as Troy Michael Henry, 41, of Scandia. The cause of death is still being determined by Ramsey ...Read More
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A 19-year-old Forest Lake man was charged April 20 with first degree assault after an alleged incident in which his six-week-old daughter almost died. According to court records, Austin Scott Zembal told police he was changing his daughter’s diaper either in the early morning hours of March 11. He...Read More
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Three people were hospitalized after a two-car crash April 15 on U.S. Highway 61 in Forest Lake. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred around 5:45 p.m. when a southbound Saturn SL-1 driven by Diane Wilson, 77, of Hugo, rear ended a Ford Escape driven by Michelle Neinstadt, 35, ...Read More
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No one was hurt in a large fire that began in the early morning hours Wednesday at Bergen’s Greenhouse and Waldoch Craft in Columbus. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, the fire started at Bergen’s Greenhouse (and some in the area reported hearing an explosion sound). A passer...Read More
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A husband and wife from Forest Lake were charged with a variety of offenses after prosecutors alleged the duo defrauded the welfare system for approximately $115,000. Eric Joseph Vacko, 35, was charged with wrongfully obtaining assistance, theft by swindle, forgery and two counts of perjury, all fel...Read More
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A two vehicle accident that took place at 9:18 a.m. March 27 in Forest Lake appears to have caused no serious injuries to the involved parties. On the date and time listed above, it is reported by the MN State Patrol that a Honda CR-V traveling eastbound on State Highway 97 was slowing to stop [...]...Read More
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In the week and a half between press time and the DWI arrest of former Forest Lake Hockey Association board member Michael Schurrer, The Forest Lake Times has heard no official comment from the leadership of the FLHA other than an email from the association to members dated March 11. The email state...Read More
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