Crime
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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The Forest Lake man who was arrested after a manhunt in east Columbus last fall was sentenced last week to at least six years and eight months in prison for an assault that occurred in Anoka County. Justin Joseph Cardinal, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault for the beating he inflicted on F...Read More
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The Forest Lake Police Department reported the following recent incidents: Two hurt in crash At 5:30 p.m. Feb. 26, officers responded to a traffic accident at the intersection of Scandia Trail North and Everton Avenue North. According to police, a vehicle driven by John Krueger, 52, of Marine on St....Read More
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