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Three businesses are slated to come to or upgrade their spaces in Forest Lake this fall, following the planned construction of an 11,000 square foot building in one of the outlots in front of the City Center. At its March 23 meeting, the Forest Lake City Council approved the preliminary subdivision ...Read More
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A partnership between the Forest Lake Area Schools and the YMCA to expand the aquatic center at the incoming Forest Lake nonprofit facility is looking unlikely after a vote by the Forest Lake City Council. Citing concerns about costs, city representation and the ability of the proposed partnership t...Read More
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Forest Lake will come alive for a nine-day stretch of winter fun Feb. 14-22 as the sixth annual Flake Festival takes shape throughout the community. Although some of the events of the past will be missing from this year’s event, organizers promise that a more focused approach to Flake Fest will pr...Read More
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“It’s a horrible bridge.” That was the assessment of Anoka County Engineer Doug Fischer about the State Highway 97/County Road 23 bridge, which links Columbus and Forest Lake over Interstate Highway 35. The bridge is area commuters’ link to the freeway and customers’ link to businesses lik...Read More
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The specific numbers relating to the facilities task force school bond proposal recommendation have been revealed. The new numbers reflect $15 million worth of items removed from the proposal brought to voters in May 2014 and split the proposed $176 million bond into two questions that could be brou...Read More
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The former home of Forest Lake’s downtown bakery will soon have a new occupant. Ross Tappe, owner of Carly’s Cafe, purchased some 4,000 square feet of the former Country Home Bakery & Deli in Town Square from John Lewis on Dec. 30, 2014. By mid-March, Tappe hopes to have Old 61 Deli up and r...Read More
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