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Thanks for the effort A big ‘thank you’ to those responsible for keeping the Hardwood Creek Trail (or at least parts of it) plowed.  Its true snowfall totals are down this winter, but keeping the trail mostly clear of the snow that has fallen has made it possible to get out and walk or run [......Read More
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A leadership problem In the last Forest Lake Times, Sen. Sean Nienow is quoted as saying how Legislature should address future spending. At the same time, an article in the Star Tribune states how he just  stuck we the taxpayers with a $840,000 debt due to his bankruptcy. He passes it off by saying...Read More
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OHE taking steps The Minnesota Office of Higher Education produces several publications designed to help students and families prepare for and succeed in postsecondary education. It was recently brought to our attention that one publication, “Choosing a College,” is missing some important inform...Read More
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 146 N. Lake St., Suite 125, Forest Lake, or by e-mail to [email protected] Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be signed w...Read More
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Tell your legislators In its Dec. 15, 1995 Doe v. Gomez decision, the Minnesota Supreme Court gave our state the most permissive abortion policy in the nation. The court ruled that women have an absolute “right” to abortion. It also stated that taxpayers must pay for abortions performed on women...Read More
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On hypocrisy Communist China has the worst human rights record in the world, including forced abortions for their one child policy, and we have open trade with them supported by Republican politicians. Communist Vietnam killed over 58,000 Americans in the war, and yet both countries enjoy normalized...Read More
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Good things are happening During the week of Sept. 28, I was one of 25 people at Hosanna Lutheran Church who volunteered to help Pastor Linda Friesen. We were each given a $100 bill (donated by our stewardship committee) as part of a Kingdom Assignment. We were told that the money did not belong to...Read More
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