Government

Karen Morehead is running for re-election to the ISD 831 School Board. She has filed for one of three four-year board seats in the district up for election this year. She released the following statement: “I have served on the Forest Lake School Board for 15 years. I’m a Forest Lake rotarian and presently serve [...]

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Luke Odegaard is running for the ISD 831 School Board. He has filed for one of three four-year board seats in the district up for election this year. He released the following statement: “I am pleased to announce my candidacy for Independent School District 831 School Board. I am a lifelong resident of Forest Lake [...]

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Jon Tatting ECM Post Review A district court judge has ruled a petition taking Rep. Bob Barrett to task over a residency dispute did not present enough proof to remove the Republican from the election ballot in November. As a result, Chisago City resident and District 32B voter Valerie Mondor withdrew her petition on Aug. [...]

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Paul Rignell Columbus reporter After a split council vote at an Aug. 13 city meeting, Columbus is joining Anoka County to plan construction of a traffic roundabout at Broadway Avenue and Kettle River Boulevard next year. An official joint powers agreement is pending minor amendments that are being drafted by City Attorney Bill Griffith. County [...]

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Residents came to the Linwood Township Board Meeting Aug. 12 requesting consideration of extending natural gas lines into the Shadow Hills Development near Ryan Lake. Hard-hit by propane prices the past winter, many residents are ready and willing to pay assessments to have utilities extended into their community, according to John Zacher, who presented the [...]

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Michael Freer is running for re-election to the Forest Lake City Council. He has filed for one of two four-year council seats in the city up for election this year. He released the following statement:  “I truly appreciate the trust the voters placed in me when they elected me to serve a four-year term on [...]

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