Government

On Nov. 4, voters in Forest Lake, Wyoming, Columbus, Scandia, Linwood Township and all across the Forest Lake School District will head to the polls to select candidates for municipal government and the School Board. For a full list of local municipal candidates, see the Forest Lake Area Voters Guide in the Oct. 23 issue [...]

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Signs have appeared around the city of Wyoming with the message “Vote YES, to not assess.” The topic is the city referendum question about bond sales in the amount of $3.03 million to fund street reconstruction projects.  Wyoming voters are being asked pick a side this Nov. 4 about whether or not the city should [...]

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The drive-in restaurant is mostly a thing of the past, but there is a similar option is available for Chisago County residents who want to vote but cannot walk into their polling place. Delores Weeda discovered that despite a broken foot, she could vote in person in the August primary election.  She called Chisago County [...]

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Katie Morford Scandia Reporter After receiving nine applications from the public for the Log House Landing Improvements Special Committee, the Scandia City Council appointed Ray Burris, Pam Plowman Smith and Dave Hebert to the committee at the council’s Oct. 21 meeting. The council decided to create this special committee after significant disagreement at the council’s [...]

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Earlier this fall, Wyoming City Council members voted to change the name of Gatzow Park to Railroad Park. If that name sounds familiar to Wyoming residents, that’s no surprise. The park was named Railroad Park until it was changed in 2010. The reversal by the council only four years later left some residents puzzled by [...]

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Forest Lake mayoral candidates Brian Hile Age: 43  Occupation: No response. Previous political/community experience: Ran for city council unsuccessfully in Plymouth in 2010, ran for mayor unsuccessfully in Forest Lake in 2012 What is the biggest issue facing Forest Lake in the next few years, and how would you deal with it? I have a [...]

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