Northland Mall

A long and emotional special joint meeting of the City Council and Economic Development Authority ended last Tuesday with a split vote moving a proposed $23.5 million municipal campus another step closer to reality.

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After months of closed-session negotiations, plans to build a new city hall/public safety complex at the Northland Mall site came before the public Nov. 1 at a special meeting of the Economic Development Authority. The plan entails a new complex to house the fire and police departments; it would also serve as city hall. The [...]

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Cliff Buchan News Editor The Forest Lake School Board last 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 [...]

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