City of Forest Lake

The Forest Lake City Council did not make any official decisions Nov. 24 on the city staff recommendations for $1 million to be cut from the city budget, but members did give preferences about what parts they would like to keep and what parts they would accept giving up. Though council members disagreed on some […]

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Editor’s note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday and its accelerated press deadlines, this article was written before the Forest Lake City Council discusses the proposed budget cuts. The council is still  mulling some of the proposed cuts, but they want to keep most of the police budget intact. Read more here. A proposed $1 million in […]

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The city of Forest Lake released today recommendations from City Administrator Aaron Parrish on how the City Council could reduce $1 million from its 2015 budget. Of the budget cuts, about half of the dollars come from eliminating or reducing the hours of staff positions, including eliminating the positions of two police patrol officers and […]

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With Molly Bonnett off the City Council, a new council majority in Forest Lake wasted no time in looking for a change in the city’s financial direction. In a Nov. 10 motion backed by Councilman Michael Freer and new Councilman Richard Weber, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to come back to the council with […]

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By the time the city of Forest Lake holds an open house for its new city center, no council member who voted to build the structure will still be office. That’s thanks to a vote at the City Council’s Nov. 10 meeting, one of the first votes of the council after the newly elected Richard […]

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After a two-year stretch of split City Council votes that brought many a debate on the role of local government to the public square, Forest Lake residents went to the polls on Nov. 11 and picked sides. The results were decisive. The winners of the three open council seats and the open mayoral seat were […]

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