Government

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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The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 today to approve the development agreement and bond sale for the city’s share of a $13 million YMCA facility to be built just west of the Hardwood Creek Library on Forest Road North. As has been the case throughout the YMCA approval process over the last couple of [...]

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If all goes according to plan, Forest Lake city administration, police and fire will be moving into the new city center building at 1408 Lake St. N. in November. An official date has not been set. “In terms of move-in time, we’re actually going to make a call and evaluate the (pace) of construction in [...]

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Lights, siren, ticket. If this is your image of a police officer, you’re not alone. But if you live in Scandia, your image may have changed over the years. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Majeski has served as Scandia’s patrol officer for seven years, ever since New Scandia Township became the city of Scandia. In [...]

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