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FOREST LAKE — Students in Forest Lake Area High School's emergency medical technician (EMT) class received a congressional visit May 11 from U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer. Using dummies and medical equipment, the students demonstrated lifesaving skills for Emmer and other classroom visitors. Many stud…

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FOREST LAKE — Muddy ponds and roadside ditches may not look like much, but the folks at the Comfort Lake-Forest Lake Watershed District understand the extreme importance of these innocuous sites and how they play a vital role that can affect lakes that are miles away.

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COLUMBUS – Running Aces Casino and Racetrack will begin its harness racing season on Saturday, May 20, with a summer of fun events planned. The horse races are one of the biggest draws of the season. Harness racing has a more than 200-year history: the sport requires a Standardbred horse to …

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STILLWATER – After multiple hearings, the Washington County Board of Commissioners voted May 9 to change the name of Halfbreed Lake, located on the border of Forest Lake and Scandia, to Keewahtin.

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SCANDIA — Every window in the main building of the Gammelgarden Museum appears to show a scene from the late 1800s. Native prairie grasses slope down to a pond past one-room wood log buildings. Bright provincial colors and traditional dala paintings decorate the doorways and furnishings. 

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STILLWATER TOWNSHIP — In the pursuit of scientific learning, The Outing Lodge in Stillwater Township will serve as the nucleus for a gathering of some of the world’s preeminent minds to discuss the topic of black holes May 17-21 at the 21st annual Seven Pines Symposium.