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FOREST LAKE — It's hard to cut costs and save the planet at the same time, but a partnership between several Minnesota organizations allows Forest Lake businesses to do just that.

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FOREST LAKE — The community of Forest Lake lost one of its most beloved officers last week when K-9 Ranger died following a traffic stop Feb. 7. 

  • By Wendy S. Hazzard/Contributing Writer
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FOREST LAKE — It was standing room only at the Jan. 23 Forest Lake City Council meeting where Forest Lake community members came forward voicing opposition to council’s personnel committee’s request for proposal (RFP) to contract services, sent to the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.

  • By Ben Winnick/Mayor of Forest Lake
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One of the most fundamental things that local government must always do is find the best way to keep the people who live and work in a community safe. This has always been “job one” for the Forest Lake City Council, but the threats we face today and the challenges we have to resolve are grow…

  • By Loretta Harding/Contributing Writer
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FOREST LAKE — Making budget reductions is a path down which the Forest Lake School Board has been quite a few times, Superintendent Linda Madsen said during the Feb. 2 meeting. 

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FOREST LAKE — Forest Lake City Councilwoman Mara Bain recently released an open letter she sent to the Washington County Board of Commissioners and Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton. The letter addresses the city’s recent decision to request a proposal from the sheriff’s office for the c…

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FOREST LAKE — Students at Forest Lake Area High School competing in the Stock Market Game (SMG) this fall learned both the struggles and the perks of investing. As they navigated their way through the Wall Street’s ups and downs, students came away with from the experience with a good unders…

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