Hay Lake School in Scandia was used from 1896 to 1963, but the historians who visited the museum for Hay Lake Day on Aug. 9 took visitors back even further. Mark Johnston of Historic Design Consulting in Vadnais Heights showed woodworking tools from the Civil War era, and Pat Thibado, buildings and grounds superindent for [...]

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In an effort to improve the city’s transit system, the Forest Lake City Council approved at its Aug. 11 meeting a grant application to help bring a dial-a-ride service to town. How much the service would cost the city, however, is still unknown. “We’ve started to explore [dial-a-ride] as an option,” said Park and Recreation [...]

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With its annual Strut Your Stuff car show and tire burnout on Saturday, Aug. 16, Maranatha Assembly of God Church aims to draw a large crowd. The car show is open to all, the tire burnout contest appeals to the adventurous, and for the last few years, another motorized vehicle has joined the fun with [...]

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The ISD 831 School Board intends to return to the voters with a second request for bonding approval after the May 20 proposal was defeated. If the board acts quickly, it could include a new facilities bond referendum in the upcoming November election. Separating the failed bond package into parts would give voters the chance [...]

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City Administrator Kristina Handt proposed a 2015 levy of $2,244,974 at the Scandia Council work session Aug. 6. This amount would be $73,900 higher than the 2014 levy, a 3.19 percent increase. The Aug. 6 meeting was the first of three budget work sessions. Scandia will certify its maximum property tax levy to Washington County [...]

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