Trash and recycling in Forest Lake will soon be picked up by a new company. In a special meeting July 17, the Forest Lake City Council approved a contract for city-wide refuse and recycling hauling with Republic service, which it selected in a 4-1 vote (with Councilmember Sam Husnik against)…
Saturday, July 20, marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. On that day, in 1969, the Lunar Module Eagle, which carried Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, made contact with the surface of the moon while Michael Collins piloted the command module, Columbia, in lunar orbit. As Ar…
The City of Forest Lake is inviting the public to a community input session 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 17. The meeting will focus on the city's strategic plan and is intended to "allow for the free flow of ideas and exchange of information," according to a city e-mail.
Following reports from concerned Minnesotans, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is warning consumers to beware of false claims, deceptive sales pitches, inaccurate water quality data and scare tactics used by some water treatment companies to sell expensive and unnecessary home water …
Police have arrested a second man for his suspected involvement in the kidnapping and shooting of a St. Paul woman who was found in a May Township roadway earlier this month.
By June, the craze of bird migration has slowed down, and Minnesota’s birds are settling in for nesting season. This is the time of year to take advantage of the habitat in our backyards that provide nesting habitat for the spectacular species that will stay with us throughout the summer.
Larry Martini, Director of Business Services for Forest Lake Area Schools was recently honored as School Business Official of the Year by the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO).
The Washington County Historical Society will welcome Victor Wanchena at the Historic Warden’s House Museum 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23. This free presentation will dive into the evolution of corrections in Minnesota.
LINO LAKES — As many as 100 K-9s and their handlers from all over the state and surrounding states — including Wisconsin and North Dakota — will visit Lino Lakes this month to be certified and compete for awards.
A group of northern Minnesota print and digital news publications are now part of neighboring Northstar Media, Inc., a company owned by Gene and Carter Johnson.
BAYPORT—Xcel Energy announced on Monday, May 20 that it will retire the Allen S. King coal plant in Bayport by 2028, more than a decade ahead of schedule.
Eastbound Hwy. 36 from Century Avenue to Interstate 694 will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday, June 7, through 5 a.m. Monday, June 10. The closure is necessary to allow construction crews to install storm sewer under the highway.
FOREST LAKE — A group of veterans is experiencing the healing power of therapy, thanks to a caring team comprised of both two- and four-legged therapists.
FOREST LAKE — The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Forest Lake Area High School has been designated as a 2019 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award honoree, the only school in Minnesota to receive this recognition.
Sharon DeRaad never got to meet her Uncle Dante; he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor years before she was born. But this Memorial Day weekend, she'll drive from Forest Lake to Virginia, Minnesota, to attend his funeral and witness his remains buried alongside those of her gran…