Paul Rignell Columbus Reporter The city of Columbus owns separate parcels of buildable land totaling 45 acres in its freeway corridor, and continuing debt service on the land has forced council members recently to set annual tax levies higher than they would prefer. In effort to alleviate that burden, city officials are eager to identify […]

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Tabata is a form of high intensity interval training that utilizes a variety of training techniques and equipment and is designed to burn the maximum amount of calories and fat in the shortest amount of time. A bootcamp for those interested in putting the technique into practice will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:15 […]

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Alicia Lebens Stillwater Gazette While the majority of voters headed to the polls on Nov. 4, there was a significant increase to the number of absentee ballots in this election year. That’s largely because it’s the first year residents can vote absentee without an excuse. According to Jennifer Wagenius, Washington County’s director of property records […]

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  The faint ring of a jingle bell off in the distance is signaling the arrival of the man with the little round belly that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly. Area residents should plan to be on their best behavior this holiday season as the jolly old man in red […]

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Thank you, mayor A note of public thanks to Mayor Chris Johnson for the four years of progressive leadership he has provided to Forest Lake. While most of us were comfortably at home with our families, dedicated public servants like Mayor Johnson were spending endless hours working on the business of keeping Forest Lake a […]

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When last we left the tale of my mighty hiking club adventure, I and my fiancee, Kristina, had just completed the first of what would ultimately be 67 trails in 67 different state parks all across Minnesota. Interstate Park in Taylors Falls was a craggy, rocky, hilly experience that was a bit of a shock […]

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