Yesteryears column

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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10 years ago – January 2004 Jill Teetzel, East Bethel, is the new city administrator in Wyoming…Longtime Washington County judge David Doyscher of Forest Lake will soon leave for Kosovo, where he will work as a judge for the United Nations…Forest Lake High School graduate Courtland Nelson is the DNR’s choice for state parks and [...]

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10 years ago – December 2003 The Chisago City Council voted to attempt to annex more than 11,000 acres of Wyoming Township’s east side. Township supervisors voted unanimously to fight the effort, as the annexation would include more than half the township’s land mass and 75 percent of its households, including the homes of each [...]

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