City of Forest Lake

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 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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For 18 years the city of Forest Lake and the Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau have enjoyed a convenient relationship as neighbors on city-owned land downtown.

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Discussion about garbage is seldom as interesting and controversial as it was before a packed chambers at Monday’s Forest Lake City Council meeting. After several motions and a brief tabling of the issue, a 3-2 vote put Forest Lake Sanitation’s parent company, SRC Inc., in position to continue its decades-long run as the city’s lone residential refuse hauler.

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For the first time, the city of Forest Lake has a full-time employee to oversee parks, trails and recreation. The City Council on Monday approved the hiring of Nicole Schossow as park and recreation coordinator.

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