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VIDEO: Voters sound off on FL referendum
Published May 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm
ISD 831 referendum fails by more than 1,500 votes
Published May 22, 2014 at 9:11 am
Tallying of ballots from Tuesday’s referendum went into Wednesday morning, and the long wait was not worth it for Forest Lake Area Schools officials. The school district’s $188 million facilities bond request was defeated by a wide margin, 4,520-3,001. Only 39.9 percent of...
Lafean named principal at CLC
Published May 21, 2014 at 11:18 am
Kelly Tschudy-Lafean, assistant principal at Century Junior High, has been named the new principal at the Central Learning Center.
Minnesota offers families a means for tax-free college savings
Published May 21, 2014 at 11:05 am
To make sure their children could attend college, parents in the 1980s and 1990s opened accounts in their kids’ names. Eventually, the growing accounts generated enough income that tax returns had to be filed and income taxes paid. Now there’s a better way.
LILA student wins award in essay contest
Published May 21, 2014 at 10:21 am
Lakes International Language Academy student Alaina Sherman received a third-place award in the statewide 2014 Charter Week Essay Contest. Alaina, a fifth-grader in the Spanish immersion program at Lakes International, read her work at a ceremony on the steps of the Minnesota State Capitol, first...
Referendum update: FL yet to report, but support for measure lagging
Published May 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm
With ballots counted in four communities, ISD 831 will need a wave of support for its $188 million facilities bond request to pass. With Forest Lake’s totals yet to be announced, 1,855 voters have rejected the measure while 1,278 school district residents have voted for it. Scandia also has...
Vote will chart ISD 831’s course
Published May 14, 2014 at 11:39 am
Voters in the Forest Lake Area School District will decide on a major facilities upgrade in a special election to be held Tuesday, May 20.
Largest school bond request in state history has many facets
Published May 14, 2014 at 11:32 am
Q&A recaps important issues relating to May 20 bond request.
Locals choose sides on school facilities bond request
Published May 14, 2014 at 11:26 am
How will you vote on May 20?
Expert explains security benefits of facilities bond
Published May 14, 2014 at 11:22 am
Unannounced, a second-grader decides to go home from school, and walks out the front door. A parent who does not have custody of his kids enters a school building with the intention of taking them with him. A thief slips in undetected and leaves with expensive equipment.