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No one should be surprised by the need for redevelopment of the Northland Mall site on south US-61 in Forest Lake. The 30-year-old mall has never been a bonanza for its owners and today the mall sits 90 percent vacant. Plans by PACE Development to anchor the mall with a new MarketPlace Foods have no...Read More
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By Cliff Buchan It’s only been in recent years that I’ve become fully aware of the need and personal responsibility to say thanks to Vietnam veterans. It’s the war of my generation and in the years that it raged to its most brutal levels, I was safely removed, a college student watching from a...Read More
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At a time when more people than ever are using their community libraries, the funding gradually is being reduced. A good library is essential in a community now more than ever when people cannot afford to buy books and more people are using its computers, downloading E-books and checking out audio m...Read More
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Dale Swanson Guest Columnist Those who are determined to hide or do not know the history of seniority for teachers and principals are doomed to relive it. In 1942, the Duluth School District looking for budget savings adopted a “juniority” policy which targeted more experienced and better paid t...Read More
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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 [email protected] Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed w...Read More
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How teachers with tenure should be evaluated and laid off in a school system are hot topics at the Minnesota Legislature. Republicans, who are in the majority in both houses, seem to favor a measure that would use test scores and teacher effectiveness along with seniority in terminating teachers. No...Read More
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FL resident responds to letter from Rep. Dettmer’s wife. Michael Lafave Guest Columnist I’m writing in response to Colleen Dettmer’s column “Legislator’s wife defends her husband” whose comments were directed at me. First and foremost I would like to be clear about her comment “Som...Read More
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