Yesteryears column

10 years ago – July 2004 U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pays a visit to Forest Lake Elementary School to speak on behalf of Republican Sixth District Congressman Mark Kennedy…Dairy farmers feel relief as milk prices reach a record high of just over $20 per hundred weight, which is about 11.6 gallons…Chisago Lake […]

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10 years ago – June 2004 Wyoming residents held a public demonstration in Chisago City’s Moberg Park to protest Chisago City’s plans to annex 5,000 acres of the township … A St. Paul man escaped injury after crashing his Cessna 150 into Clear Lake. The plane flipped upon impact in five feet of water … […]

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10 years ago – May 2004 Family Pathways food pantry opens in Schilling Plaza, making itself available to an estimated 250 families and 1,000 individuals…Gas-powered scooters were banned from the city-owned bike paths and trails by the Wyoming City Council…Forest Lake residents Judge David Doyscher and his wife Gena write from Prishtina, Kosovo. The primary […]

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10 years ago – April 2004 An update on the downtown Park Place building led the 2004 Progress Edition. The three-story commercial and residential condominium is filling up with construction complete…Faith Lutheran Church is planning a first-time event: a father-daughter dance…Forest Lake’s speech team, coached by Tim Newcomb, captured its 22nd straight region title…The Wyoming […]

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10 years ago-March 2004 Tom Hefty earned write-in votes to defeat an incumbent in the race for Columbus Town Board. Incumbents Nancy Madden and Blair Joselyn retained seats in New Scandia, while Ron Swenson and Jeffrey Eiffler earned seats on the board in Wyoming. Melvin Pfaffendorf, Dave Tryon kept seats on the Linwood Town Board…Scandia’s […]

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10 years ago – February 2004 Bob Cockburn retired from the Forest Lake Police Department. He is the last of the force’s original six members to retire. Officer Rick Peterson will take over investigative duties…Wyoming’s Kathie and Jess Eliason were elected the Valentine’s royal couple at the Columbus Senior Citizen Center…Forest Lake has changed the […]

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