Forest Lake Police

Clint Riese Staff Writer Forest Lake City Council members at Monday’s meeting exercised considerable restraint in an attempt to discuss a proposed animal dispatch policy without getting bogged down once again in the details of a January incident which led to the creation of the proposed policy. They found out, however, that the ramifications of [...]

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Overnight street parking will be allowed in Forest Lake for over half of the year after the city council voted on Monday to change the parking ordinance. Parking will now be allowed on city streets at any hour from April 15-Nov. 1. On-street parking will remain restricted during the hours of 2-6 a.m. during the [...]

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Chris Johnson Jim DuFour Guest Columnists As some may know, the Forest Lake City Council has been asked to consider adopting a policy that restricts our police from entering private property for the purposes of pursuing, killing or capturing (“dispatching”) wild animals. This request followed the Forest Lake Police Department’s dispatch of two deer earlier [...]

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Six months after a Forest Lake police officer acting on a request from the DNR dispatched two deer on the property of a Forest Lake homeowner, the debate rages on regarding the steps that led to the pre-dawn incident on North Shore Trail.

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