Commentary Highlight

What a difference 40 years can make. A look back in time to the Forest Lake High School Class of 1972 reveals a marked change to the class of 2012. It is a change both in the size of the student body and the understanding of the challenges that young people face today as they […]

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Strong American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) posts and their auxiliaries are valuable for enhancing the welfare of veterans, promoting patriotism  and enriching the lives in their local communities. In many communities, Legion and VFW Post headquarters are the centers where many local events take place. Minnesota is fortunate to have 112,000 Legion […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 880 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, or by e-mail to editor.forestlaketimes@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone […]

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Parents are convinced and research shows that students who participate in extra curricular activities do better in school and in life. That’s why seeing school boards increase fees for students to play sports, act, debate and sing is so frustrating to parents who are strapped to pay the fees. Granted school districts are short of […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 880 SW 15th St., Forest Lake, or by e-mail to editor.forestlaketimes@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed with the writer’s name, address and telephone […]

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Hope for a Vikings stadium deal this legislative session waxed and waned this week, the result of irresolute or ornery legislators who seem to reflect the conflicted views of their constituents. But the rush to assemble a stadium funding package did expose a problem that deserves fixing, with or without a stadium package. Minnesota’s charitable […]

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