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October 17 is closing date First Resource Bank, the Savage financial institution that picked up the pieces when Patriot Bank Minnesota failed in 2012, is now having second thoughts on the Forest Lake market. First Resource Bank, via a letter to banking customers on Friday, July 18, announced plans to close the Forest Lake office [...]

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Lee Bakewell’s latest effort pays off Bird enthusiast Lee Bakewell is enjoying the presence of a new addition to the ecosystem of Forest Lake. In his fifth year of trying, he has drawn occupants to nest in an osprey platform in his backyard on the southwest shore of Second Lake. Bakewell has built habitats for [...]

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New group appears before Scandia Council Some residents who live near Scandia’s boat launch on the St. Croix River believe the proposed changes for the landing area are extreme. During the Tuesday, July 15 council meeting’s open forum time, they informed the city that, under the auspices of the Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails, [...]

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A proper goodbye after 15 years of care When Nate Riedeman of Wyoming got too old for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Minneapolis, his biggest emotion was gratitude. Riedeman, 20, was diagnosed with Ollier disease when he was 2 and has been a patient at Shriners for 15 years. “Shriners Hospital has taken great [...]

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Deane Morrison University of Minnesota August is a great month for vacations, and even the planets seem to be at play. Take Mars, for example. Last month its eastward motion carried it past its longtime companion, the bright star Spica, in Virgo. As August begins, Mars is in the southwest, almost midway between Spica to [...]

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Robert Roethke of Forest Lake received a master of arts in theological studies at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Zachary Baumtrog of Linwood received an associate in applied science degree in law enforcement at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria. Named to the spring 2014 honor roll at Montana State University in [...]

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