Government

After months of ideological debates on the city’s future and the role of city government, the residents of Forest Lake flocked to the polls Tuesday to show their beliefs at the ballot box. The result was an across the board victory for a slate of candidates that were often grouped together by supporters as a conservative […]

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In a race between a four-term GOP representative and a hopeful carpenter who made his campaign debut, incumbent Rep. Bob Dettmer emerged victorious over DFL challenger Tim Stender to take a fifth term as the Minnesota House District 39A representative. Dettmer will be joined at the Capitol this year by a Republican majority in the […]

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Paul Rignell Contributing Writer Long before even half of all precincts had reported their totals on election night, 6th District Republicans were celebrating a hold on their seat in Congress as candidate Tom Emmer, of Delano, enjoyed a large and steady lead over Democratic challenger Joe Perske, the mayor of Sartell. Emmer’s win will continue […]

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After deciding to sever ties with Forest Lake Compost Site operator Buberl Compost and Recycling, the Forest Lake City Council is looking at the next steps it can take toward cleaning up the site and possibly reopening it with a different contractor. At its Oct. 27 meeting, the council approved a findings of fact for […]

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Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter Neighborhood roads are newly paved in two areas of Columbus, and City Council members approved assessments for more than 50 land owners at a hearing Oct. 23. The bills are lower per single lot than what City Engineer Larry Bohrer estimated they might be last summer for the projects, one involving […]

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At its Oct. 28 meeting, the Linwood Township Board continued its discussion about 205th Avenue along the northern edge of the Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area. The Road and Bridge Committee recommended vacating the road. Kiwi Snowmobile Club contributes $5,000 annually to its maintenance and supports keeping it as a township road. Supervisor Ed Kramer […]

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