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FOREST LAKE — A baseball signed by Babe Ruth, artwork created by a prison inmate and a decoy northern pike used for ice fishing were among the items appraised by antiques expert Mark Moran at Hardwood Creek Library last week.

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Whether there’s a horse-crazy kid in the family or an adult has always wanted to get in the saddle, the Hugo area is rife with high-quality riding facilities. Hardwood Creek Farm, Brookside Farm and Woodloch Stable are three local stables offering a variety of equestrian services and experiences. 

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FOREST LAKE – A freak storm that rolled through the Twin Cities on June 10 has left one local berry patch closed for the season. Golf ball-sized hail destroyed the leaves and fruit of the strawberry, raspberry and blueberry plants at the Berry Patch, located just off Manning Trail at 10456 1…

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FOREST LAKE - Take me out to the ballgame is an all familiar tune and summer tradition for Minnesotans across the state. If you didn’t know, we have a gem of a baseball field (and team) right here in Forest Lake.

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FOREST LAKE — Not so long ago in a community not too far away, artist Steve Thomas released his newest series of “Star Wars”-themed graphic arts posters just in time for the 40th anniversary of the first “Star Wars” film. 

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FOREST LAKE — It would have been understandable during a recent Forest Lake Schools containment threat for Superintendent Linda Madsen to ask herself why she didn't retire a year earlier and avoid all the fuss.