Kailey Hanson Times Intern Sunday evenings are hectic for Mark Hegquist, coach and owner of the Flyaways Gold gym in Forest Lake, but they hold a special place in his heart. For the past nine years, Hegquist has spent Sunday nights from March through June helping Special Olympics athletes hone their gymnastics skills at his [...]

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Joe Grafft has a long list of accomplishments and has received several honors for his contributions in the emergency medical services field. The Forest Lake Rotary Club added one more when they chose Grafft this summer to receive the 2014 Paul Harris Award. Named for the Chicago attorney who founded the Rotary International service organization [...]

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Was it an old eyesore or a rare piece of history? Should it be removed or preserved? The answer to both questions may be “Both.” The Hilltop Water Company building, located next to the Scandia Café, is being removed and the community well it has sheltered will get a new, smaller building. Workers removing the [...]

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Beginning Thursday, July 31, Forest Lake shoppers will have another place to buy groceries. ALDI will open in the former Rainbow site at 289 SW 12th St. The store will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Calling itself “the nation’s low-price [...]

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The Edina Realty Foundation announced that the Forest Lake office recently awarded grants to Community Helping Hand, Family Pathways, and Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau Inc. “Our primary purpose is to help people buy and sell homes,” said Bob Fedderly, Foundation representative at Edina Realty in Forest Lake. “But adequate shelter and other basic needs [...]

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Marty Seifert is the most traveled of the Republican candidates for governor, having visited all 87 Minnesota counties in the run-up to the Tuesday, Aug. 12, primary election. The former southwestern Minnesota farm kid has also covered a lot of ground in his professional and political careers, from teaching high school history and government to [...]

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