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“This is a deal gone bad,” said City Administrator Aaron Parrish. After a spring, summer and fall of residents waiting for an opening that never came, the Forest Lake City Council voted Oct. 13 to terminate its compost site contract with Buberl Recycling and Compost. The 10-year contract is in its third year. The vote [...]

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After a whirlwind month-and-a-half process of debate, the Forest Lake City Council has approved the development agreement and bond sale to bring a YMCA facility to town. The 3-2 vote secured $9 million in city funding for the $14 million structure on Forest Road North, but residents are left waiting for the next steps in [...]

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The Wyoming City Council authorized up to $29,250 at its Oct. 7 meeting to raze and remove a heavily damaged building at 26795 Forest Blvd. The building is on the east side of the street, south of the Giese Memorial Library and the post office. A bid of $7,000 was the lowest of three bids [...]

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The Washington County Board of Commissioners was presented Oct. 7 with the county’s 28th consecutive certificate of achievement for excellence in financial reporting from the Government Financial Officers Association for the county’s 2012 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. The award recognizes good financial governmental reporting. According to a press release from the county, nationally, 16.7 percent [...]

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Editor’s note: The Forest Lake City Council voted Oct. 7 to approve the bond sale and development agreement to bring a YMCA to town, with a city contribution of $9 million and a land donation. This article was written for the Oct. 9 issue of the Forest Lake Times. Because of the timeline for printing [...]

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The candidates for Forest Lake City Council and mayoral seats will face the public together at two candidate forums this month. On Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Lakes Area Business Association is hosting a candidate forum, and the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum at 7 [...]

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