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As a part of Severe Weather Awareness Week April 16-20, a statewide tornado drill will take place Thursday, April 19 at 1:45 p.m. A second drill will take place in the evening at 6:55 p.m. in most Minnesota counties. “We’ll hear a grand total of four [sirens] that day,” said Forest Lake Fire Chief Gary […]

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Series of crimes in FL, Scandia prompt last Friday’s alert Cliff Buchan News Editor An arrest of a Wisconsin man in connection with a series of daytime burglaries in Forest Lake and Scandia has followed a CodeRed alert issued last Friday. At 1 p.m. on Monday, county deputies, acting on a tip from a Scandia […]

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Full school board reviews sports center options Cliff Buchan News Editor Operation of the Forest Lake Area Athletic Association Sports Center by ISD 831 should not result in a general fund drain for the school district. A pro forma completed by Ehlers, the district’s fiscal consultant, concludes that by the 2015-16 school year, the ice […]

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By T.W. Budig ECM Capitol Reporter A Vikings’ stadium bill and means for the state to fund its share of the proposed $1 billion, so-called “People’s Stadium” in downtown Minneapolis was approved by a House committee on Monday, April 2. Rep. Morrie Lanning, R-Moorhead, saw his stadium legislation pass the House Commerce and Regulatory Reform […]

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Robyn Dettling Madson, an English teacher at Forest Lake High School, is one of 10  teachers from across the state named a finalist in the 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year program. A selection panel of 22 leaders in the areas of education, business, government and non-profits selected the finalists from a group of 34 […]

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The Forest Lake School Board on Thursday night joined other area governmental agencies in supporting a city of Forest Lake request for a 10-year extension of a city tax-increment financing district that is set to decertify in 2015. Mayor Chris Johnson went before the school board and received a 7-0 vote to support the move. […]

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