City of Forest Lake
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
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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 ...Read More
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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 [...]...Read More
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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 ...Read More
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The Nov. 11 meeting of the Forest Lake City Council was an eventful one. In addition to Richard Weber’s swearing in to take the place of appointed Councilwoman Molly Bonnett, Councilman Ben Winnick asked city staff to look for $1 million in budget cuts and to delay the open house for the new city ...Read More
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After a whirlwind month-and-a-half process of debate, the Forest Lake City Council has approved the development agreement and bond sale to bring a YMCA facility to town. The 3-2 vote secured $9 million in city funding for the $14 million structure on Forest Road North, but residents are left waiting...Read More
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