If the city of Wyoming could turn back the clock on the process of finding a site for a YMCA in the Forest Lake area, it would ask the nonprofit organization for a bit more communication. That was the message of Mayor Eric Peterson and Councilwoman Linda Nanko Yeager, who told the Forest Lake Times [...]
After hearing the thoughts of many residents before a packed house on Sept. 8, the Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 to take the next steps in bringing a YMCA to town. However, Councilwoman Susan Young, the potential swing vote on the project, told the audience that the decision doesn’t necessarily mean the project is [...]
The Forest Lake City Council voted 3-2 on Sept. 8 to start the official process of issuing bonds to pay for a $9 million share in bringing a YMCA to the city. However, potential swing voter on the project Susan Young assured residents that the final approval of a deal is not yet a sure thing. [...]
Chris Johnson Guest Columnist We all know that this county is aging and that our obesity levels are increasing across all age groups. We also know that parents’ busy schedules and the realities of getting older make staying connected within our community more difficult. Those factors are leading to higher health care costs and a [...]
If YMCA comes to town, it would likely cost the city $9 million.
At the Forest Lake City Council’s Aug. 25 meeting, City Administrator Aaron Parrish announced that he had been contacted by the YMCA earlier in the day and that the organization had determined that it would prefer to locate in Forest Lake instead of in Wyoming. If the council voted to support the establishment of a [...]