2014 Election

In 1936, at age 22, in St. Paul, while working for Montgomery Wards, Henrietta Olsen participated in the democratic process for the very first time. She voted for Franklin D. Roosevelt in the most lop-sided presidential election in the history of the United States. From that day on, she cast her ballot every time she […]

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The candidates for Forest Lake City Council and mayoral seats will face the public together at two candidate forums this month. On Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m., the Lakes Area Business Association is hosting a candidate forum, and the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a candidate forum at 7 […]

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A voter in House District 32B is petitioning the Minnesota Supreme Court to have Rep. Bob Barrett removed from the election ballot in November due to a residency conflict. Filing the claim in late July was Valerie Mondor, who claims the lawmaker’s primary residence is not the Lindstrom address that Barrett has listed with the […]

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With two and a half business days left to file for office, a number of local government races remain uncontested in the Forest Lake area. Meanwhile, other races are beginning to fill up with candidates. As of late morning Friday, Aug. 8, no one had filed for Forest Lake’s mayoral seat, currently held by Chris […]

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Voter defeat of the $176 million school facilities bond proposal on May 20 put a stop to the Forest Lake School Board’s plan to start repairing and improving all schools in the district in 2015. But repairs still need to be made.

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