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Scandia Elementary sixth-grader Becka Newcomb is a Girl Scout and, like other Girl Scouts, she had boxes of cookies to sell. But for the past six years, Becka has offered her customers who didn’t want to consume the calories the opportunity to buy the boxes for donation. Every year, those bo…

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Scandia Elementary sixth-grader Becka Newcomb is a Girl Scout and, like other Girl Scouts, she had boxes of cookies to sell. But for the past six years, Becka has offered her customers who didn’t want to consume the calories the opportunity to buy the boxes for donation. Every year, those bo…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Letters will be accepted for the Open Forum for publication in the next available issue after receipt. Letters may be sent to Forest Lake Times, 146 N. Lake St., Suite 125, Forest Lake, or by e-mail to ryan.howard@ecm-inc.com. Letters should not exceed 250 words and must be si…

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The snow in my front yard is still deep enough to encase the wooden bench, carefully placed in case anyone has the time to sit and enjoy the sound of bees buzzing in the garden.  Last month, that same deep snow caught me up to mid-thigh when I ventured out of my office in business-casual att…