The Forest Lake Times http://forestlaketimes.com The Forest Lake Times covers community news, sports, current events and provides advertising and information for Forest Lake, Minnesota. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:23:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Budget cut recommendations include administrator, two police officers http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/21/budget-cut-recommendations-include-administrator-two-police-officers/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/21/budget-cut-recommendations-include-administrator-two-police-officers/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:23:32 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59898 The city of Forest Lake released today recommendations from City Administrator Aaron Parrish on how the City Council could reduce $1 million from its 2015 budget. Of the budget cuts, about half of the dollars come from eliminating or reducing the hours of staff positions, including eliminating the positions of two police patrol officers and Parrish’s own job.

The budget cut recommendations were requested by a 3-2 majority of the council at its Nov. 10 meeting. They will be discussed during the council’s Nov. 24 meeting.

The other positions affected are the elimination of the city fire inspector and the reduction from full time to half time of the park and recreation coordinator position.

Other significant changes are the elimination of the police department’s K9 program and the repurposing of cable franchise fees, potentially reducing or eliminating the city’s participation in the Forest Lake Area Cable Commission (council meetings would still be recorded, however).

More information will be posted as it becomes available. See the proposal in full as part of the council’s Nov. 24 meeting agenda here.

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One arrested after hammer assault (UPDATED) http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/one-arrested-after-hammer-assault/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/one-arrested-after-hammer-assault/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:35:07 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59890 A woman was injured and reportedly covered in blood Nov. 20 after a Forest Lake man allegedly assaulted her with a hammer in Columbus.

Cardinal

Cardinal

According to a report from the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, a witness spotted the altercation around 7 a.m. in the 7200 block of Camp Three Road in Columbus. A vehicle had been stopped in a ditch by the road, and a man in the vehicle allegedly used a hammer to assault a woman in the vehicle. The man, Justin Joseph Cardinal, 33, of Forest Lake, reportedly fled the scene.

After a combined, hours-long search of the area by the sheriff’s office, the Minnesota State Patrol and the Lino Lakes Police Department, Cardinal was found after he hid in the woods near the scene of the assault.

The woman, 25-year-old Whitney Nicole Fansler, also of Forest Lake, was taken to Regions Hospital, where she is expected to survive her injuries. Cardinal, who was not properly dressed for prolonged outdoor activity, was arrested and evaluated for exposure injuries. According to local media reports, the incident may have stemmed from from living situation dispute; the two people involved in the incident were not close acquaintances, but they knew each other from living at the same residence.

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Muellner Roger http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/muellner-roger/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/muellner-roger/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:24:22 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59888 NOTICE OF INFORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS (INTESTATE)
STATE OF MINNESOTA
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
DISTRICT COURT
PROBATE DIVISION
Court File No.: 13-PR-14-95
Estate of Roger Allen Muellner,
Decedent
Notice is given that an application for informal appointment of personal representative has been filed with the Registrar. No will has been presented for probate. The application has been granted.
Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Zachary James, whose address is 7109 Calientito Loop, Santa Fe, NM. 87507 as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representative has full power to administer the Estate including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate.
Any objections to the appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing.
Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred.
Dated: November 4, 2014
By: /s/ Barb Peterson
Registrar
Kathleen E. Karnowski
Court Administrator
Attorney for Personal Representative
Robert H. Collins
Collins Law Office
20 Lake Street North, Suite 202
Forest Lake, MN. 55025
Attorney License No: 0237644
Telephone: (651) 464-7400
FAX: (651) 464-1090
Email: rob@rcollinslaw.com
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December 4 http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/december-4/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/december-4/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:23:40 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59886 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
The following tenants merchandise of household goods, tools, furniture, sporting goods and miscellaneous items will be sold at auction from Forest Lake Mini Storage 407 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, MN 55025, 651-464-2361 on Dec. 4, 2014 at 11:00 am.
Chris Pucket
Thomas Franer
Carmen Niles
Theresa Walthen
Carolyn Kennedy
Jason Johnson
Raynee Giba
Rick Hanson
James Karels
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Nov 28 public http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/nov-28-public/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/nov-28-public/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:23:36 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59884 NOTICE OF SALE AND DISPOSAL OF PROPERTY AT FREEWAY MINI-STORAGE 14474 WEST FREEWAY DRIVE FOREST LAKE, MINNESOTA (651) 982-9999
Property will be sold at a live public auction at 11:00 AM on Nov. 28th, 2014.
The description of the goods and name of the person(s) whose property is to be sold is as follows:
David J Houle: unit #848 Rake, shovel, hose, weed whip, garbage can.
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Anoka County Ditch http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/anoka-county-ditch-3/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/anoka-county-ditch-3/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:22:37 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59882 Rice Creek Watershed District Anoka County Ditch 31 Historical Review Public Information Meeting
The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) will be holding an informational meeting Monday, December 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Columbus City Hall council chambers, 16319 Kettle River Blvd., Columbus, MN. Information will be presented regarding the Anoka County Ditch 31 public drainage system including a discussion on how the RCWD is proposing to correct the drainage system record and functional alignment, dimension and grade of this public drainage system. A map of the system can be found at www.ricecreek.org or at the District office at 4325 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Suite 611, Blaine, MN 55449. 763-398-3070
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Anoka County Ditch http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/anoka-county-ditch-2/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/anoka-county-ditch-2/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:22:33 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59880 Rice Creek Watershed District Anoka County Ditch 46 Historical Review Public Information Meeting
The Rice Creek Watershed District (RCWD) will be holding an informational meeting Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the Columbus City Hall council chambers, 16319 Kettle River Blvd., Columbus, MN. Information will be presented regarding the Anoka County Ditch 46 public drainage system including a discussion on how the RCWD is proposing to correct the drainage system record and functional alignment, dimension and grade of this public drainage system. A map of the system can be found at www.ricecreek.org or at the District office at 4325 Pheasant Ridge Dr. NE, Suite 611, Blaine, MN 55449. 763-398-3070
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Summit Avenue http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/summit-avenue/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/summit-avenue/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:19:48 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59878 CITY OF FOREST LAKE
NOTICE OF HEARING ON STREET VACATION
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:
Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Forest Lake in the Council Chambers of the City Hall, 220 North Lake Street, Forest Lake, Minnesota on December 8, 2014 at 7:30 oclock p.m. to hear all persons present upon the proposed vacation of that part of Summit Avenue in the plat of Johnsons Addition, in the City of Forest Lake, Washington County, Minnesota, described as follows:
That part of Summit Avenue originally dedicated in the plat of Johnsons Addition, Washington County, Minnesota lying southeasterly of the southwesterly projection of the northwesterly line of Lot 12 of said Johnsons Addition.
Dated this 10th day of November, 2014.
Aaron Parrish
City Clerk/Administrator
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Truth in http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/truth-in/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/truth-in/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:19:08 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59876 CITY OF WYOMING
NOTICE OF
PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Wyoming, Minnesota will meet on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at the City Hall, 26885 Forest Boulevard, Wyoming, Minnesota, at or after 7:00 p.m., to hold a public hearing for the purpose of holding Truth in Taxation Hearing to establish Tax Levy for 2015. All interested persons may appear and be heard at the public hearing either orally or in writing, or may file written comments with the City Administrator-Clerk before the hearing.
BY ORDER OF THE CITY
COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF WYOMING, MINNESOTA
/s/ Craig Mattson
City Administrator-Clerk
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November 6 http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/november-6-2/ http://forestlaketimes.com/2014/11/20/november-6-2/#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12:17:59 +0000 http://forestlaketimes.com/?p=59874 INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 831
Forest LAkE, MN
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
November 6, 2014
Revised for Publication
The following unapproved minutes have been revised for publication and will be approved at the next School Board Meeting. The full text is posted on the district web site, available by standard or email, and for public inspection at the school district offices during normal business hours.
The regular mtg. of the School Board of ISD No. 831, Forest Lk., MN, was called to order by Rob Rapheal at 7:02 p.m. on 11-6-14, at the School District Offices. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, roll was called and the following members were present: Kathleen Bystrom, Julie Corcoran, Dan Kieger, Karen Morehead, Robert Rapheal, Gail Theisen, Erin Turner and Supt. Linda Madsen, ex officio.
The meeting agenda was reviewed and unchanged.
Members Rapheal and Turner reported two visitors at the Listening Session.
Student Achievement:
Karen Manske, Mmbr of Region 6 Comm Ed Bd of Directors presented Comm Ed Dir J Ohman with Project Awards for Health UP and Ranger Review. The new CE video was shown.
Positive Happenings: Sch Bd Mmbrs rptd on sch prog and events attended the past month including: Lake Fest cmte mtg, music booster mtg, Big Sing, baskeball programs, ALC 25th Anniversary celebration, Curriculum Instruction and Equity mtg, Fun Run/Walk, Hauntcert, honors jazz performance, Ag Dept mtg, Facility Task Force mtg, PTA/PTO mtg, bus garage visit and retired educators gathering.
Reports:
Bldgs. & Grounds Mmbr Corcoran rptd discussion on Facility Task Force update, scheduling athletic fields, and Alt facilities financing.
Communications Mmbr Morehead rptd discussion on equity portrait, Hall of Fame booklets being shared in the community, SHIP update and training for food svc workers.
Finance Mmbr Kieger rptd discussion on the 2015 property taxes, self-insurance topics, bonds-refunding oppy.
Policy Mmbr Bystrom rptd the cmte revwd the 3 policies on the agenda.
Staff Welfare Mmbr Rapheal rptd that the cmte discussed the Gift Ban Law as it applies to SB mmbrs, grading procedures with Dr. Massey and the 2015-16 budget.
City of Forest Lake Mmbr Theisen rptd the next mtg will be 11/10.
EMID Mmbr Morehead rptd programs going well in the districts, Perpich Sch of Arts joined EMID, 2nd edition of all programs being offered will be available soon.
916 Mmbr Theisen rptd they had a presentation from Karner Blue re: enrollment & staffing, a resolution was brought forward to MSBA re: expanding lease levy authority, 11/18 Karner Blue will have an education site visit.
Supt. report: Dr. Madsen congratulated new SB mmbrs Jill Olson and Luke Odegaard. Refreshments will be 1/2 hour before the Dec 4 SB mtg to thank outgoing mmbrs Turner and Bystrom. The Facility Task Force completed their 5th mtg and she thanked them for their time & efforts. The YMCA will present their partnership proposal with the SB on 12/4, the girls cross country team placed 7th at the state meet and will be recognized at the Dec 4 SB meeting, SAC will now be open on days that school is closed due to inclement weather and she thanked the SAC staff, a program honoring veterans will be at the HS on 11/11 at 10:15, HS musical Anything Goes starts this weekend and goes into next weekend.
Consent agenda: Mmbr Kieger moved to appv Consent agenda items 7.1-7.4. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Theisen. All mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Appvd the min. of October 2 & 9, 2014.
Appvd the bills as of November 6 totaling $3,084,731.19 broken into the following funds: General Fund $1,662,172.06; Food $217,277.52; Transp: $237,024.88; Comm. Services $93,966.66; Maroon Gold Spt Ctr $19,524.97; Grants SDE $380.11; Capital $ 700,888.97; Bld Fund $3,452.74; Trust $39,416.21; Debt Svc: $450.00; Pop Fund $8,719.54; Federal prog, $24,733.82; Special Ed $76,723.71
Appvd Classified Personnel: Resign 7; End of Employ 1; Employ 12; Trans.8; LOA 3; Addl position 1; Addl hours 2.
Appvd Licensed Personnel: LOA- 3; Non-Curricular Assign 12; Employ 6; Addl Position 3; Resign – 1
Donations: Mmbr Turner moved, 2nd by Mmbr Morehead, to adopt the resolution accepting donations: $50 from Chris & Barb Farrier, FL, to Century Jr. High music dept; $50 from Tina Stevens & $50 from Lisa Deiman, FL, & $25 from Brenda Freerks, FL to Century Jr. High field trip fund; Snacks valued at $50 from Drolson Family Foundation, FL, to FLAS CE ABE for hungry students; $400 Jo Prahl, Blaine to FLAS CE ABE to purchase GED materials/text books; HP monitor & keyboard valued between $100-$150 from Judith Koll, Stacy, to Linwood Elem for childrens use; $985.40 from Scandia Marine Lions Club, Scandia to Scandia Elem to purchase dictionaries for 3rd grade; $200 from Wyo Area Business Assoc, FL, to Wyo Elem to purchase items for the Wyo 5K Fun Run/Walk; books valued at $300 from Tina Stevens, FL to FL Elem; $50 from Kari Carlson, Wyo, to SW Jr. High orchestra; $965.70 from The Donors Choose, NY, to SW Jr. High science dept for goggle station; $1500 from Cheryl Medock Anderson, Eden Prairie, to FLAS Sped Ed dept. All mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Old Business:
Mmbr Kieger moved to appv the Family and Medical Leave Policy 428. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Theisen, by roll call vote, all mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Mmbr Kieger moved to appv the Mandated Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults Policy 414. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Turner, by roll call vote all mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Mmbr Kieger moved to appv the Mandated Reporting of Child Neglect or Physical or Sexual Abuse Policy 522. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Turner, by roll call vote all mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Mmbr Kieger moved to appv the General Benefits Group Employment Policies Adjustments. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Theisen, by roll call vote all mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
Mmbr Turner moved to appv Superintendents Contract for 2015-2016. The motion was 2nd by Mmbr Theisen, by roll call vote all mmbrs present voted aye and the motion carried.
New Business:
First Readings of: Wellness Policy 546, Student Sex Nondiscrimination Policy 421 and Community Notification of Sex Offenders Policy 707. These policies will be placed on the next agenda for Bd action
As there was no further business, Mmbr Theisen moved, 2nd by Mmbr Corcoran to adjourn. All mmbrs present voted aye and the mtg adjourned at 8:07 pm.
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November 20, 2014
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