A Forest Lake family is dealing with the aftermath of losing its house to a fire on May 18. For Brian and Becky Richert and their two children, that already-difficult process has been complicated by gawkers at the site of the fire.
Forest Lake Fire Department
A large house built six years ago near the shore of Forest Lake was lost to fire Sunday afternoon. The Forest Lake Fire Department took a call to 21034 Karoline Court at 3:30 p.m. and spent three hours fighting the blaze. Though no one was injured, the fire proved too far along for firefighters to salvage the residence.
The Forest Lake Fire Department will holds its annual Firemen’s Ball this Saturday, March 29 at American Legion Post 225. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the band Uncle Chunk will entertain from 8 p.m. to midnight. Dance tickets are $10 and can be bought at the door. Currently serving military personnel will get in [...]
The City Council last week addressed two more positions of the wide-ranging city staff reorganization plan approved last fall. To date, the four-phase plan has been implemented on a reactive basis through retirements and resignations. The latest action stems from the resignation of Park Director Renae Reedy and the retirement of building secretary Caroline Norelius.
Two city of Forest Lake positions were filled as the City Council signed off on recommendations at its Feb. 24 meeting. Chad Payment will fill the city’s first building official and firefighter position, while Dan Undem is the choice for the recently modified deputy city clerk position. Both men will report on Monday, March 24.
Dan Mike was recently honored as the 2013 Firefighter of the Year during the Forest Lake Fire Department’s annual dinner. Chief Gary Sigfrinius lauded Mike’s significant contributions to the organization in 2013 and said Mike is a talented and dedicated firefighter. Mike’s emergency response percentage is among the highest in the department. The following [...]