The community is invited to join North Lakes Academy in collaboration with the Minnesota State Patrol at 12:45 p.m. Oct. 15 at the NLA Upper Campus at 308 15th St. in Forest Lake for a presentation designed to raise awareness, prevent tragedy, and build community through a conversation about decision-making. State Patrol Officer Curt Thurmes [...]

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Jeffrey Hage Mille Lacs County Times Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm [...]

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Three schools in the Forest Lake Area School District received designation from the state as part of the Multiple Measurement Ratings data released Oct. 1. Linwood and Wyoming elementary schools were deemed eligible to apply for “Celebration” status, while Central Montessori Elementary fell into the “Focus” category, which means that school will be eligible for [...]

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Photos by Madi Anderson Wyoming photographer Madi Anderson won big in the St. Croix River Association’s annual photo contest, which showcases the beauty of the St. Croix River Watershed. Anderson won first and second place in the youth competiton’s people category, second in the close-up category and third in the wildlife category. Pictured are her [...]

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As the new executive director of the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, Ted Blank sees his role as something like the glue. The volunteer organization of local businesses has a board and around 200 members, each with their own concerns and agendas. Blank sees it as his job to process those ideas and synthesize [...]

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Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake has recently undergone a transition in which it acquired a new pastor and congregants armed themselves with a plan to recommit to their mantra of “Living, Loving and Serving.” Pastor Linda Friesen took time during services Sept. 28 and Oct. 1 to introduce a new stewardship program meant to [...]

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