City of Forest Lake

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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The city of Forest Lake has been awarded a 2015-2016 Safe Route to Schools Grant worth $471,795. It will be used for sidewalk construction, with the goal of providing safer student access to Forest Lake High School, Century Junior High, Saint Peter’s Catholic School, and Lakes International Language Academy. Look for coverage in next week’s [...]

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Major players in the Forest Lake area are combining to test the waters regarding a long-contemplated amenity. The city, school district and Fairview Lakes Medical Center are going in on a market study to gauge interest in a YMCA and determine a building project’s feasible scope.

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