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“This is a deal gone bad,” said City Administrator Aaron Parrish. After a spring, summer and fall of residents waiting for an opening that never came, the Forest Lake City Council voted Oct. 13 to terminate its compost site contract with Buberl Recycling and Compost. The 10-year contract is in its third year. The vote [...]

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He lives in a town called Forest Lake, but Blake Brunner hasn’t taken a dip in close to three years. He can’t. Until last week, the 19-year-old has spent the latter part of his teenage years with a left ventricular assist device implanted in his chest. The device, which helps his heart pump blood, was [...]

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After a whirlwind month-and-a-half process of debate, the Forest Lake City Council has approved the development agreement and bond sale to bring a YMCA facility to town. The 3-2 vote secured $9 million in city funding for the $14 million structure on Forest Road North, but residents are left waiting for the next steps in [...]

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A student wearing a horse mask participates in a lively game of Four Corners Oct. 10 at the Forest Lake Area High School gym during the school’s fall homecoming pep fest.

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Meadows on Fairview hosted their monthly pancake breakfast fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 10. This month’s recipient was Fairview Home Care and Hospice. The breakfast raised $242. Pictured left to right; Lori Norman, Meadows on Fairview’s Program\Events Coordinator; Darcy Nelson, Hospice Coordinator; Karen Hagen, Home Care Aide and Ann Gillach, Home Care and Hospice Case Manager. [...]

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Fireman Nate Moats showed youngster Alexander Ruano Lopez the proper technique when using a fire extinguisher. Lopez was one of many kids who learned about fire safety at the Forest Lake Fire Departments open house held Oct. 11.

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