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During the May 9 Columbus City Council meeting, a representative from the city’s Planning Commission spoke to the council about the property at 6502 Broadway Ave. According to City Administrator Elizabeth Mursko, a buyer’s agent applied for a septic system variance at the property. The buyer…

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I am a self-proclaimed music geek (though in high school I was reticent to admit that) and though I have always had an affinity for grandiose compositions filled with harmony and sweeping excitement, I can admit that classical music doesn’t conjure up a positive reaction for most. But there …

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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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When Minnesota artist Sean Connaughty began collecting litter along the shore of Lake Hiawatha in 2013, he quickly amassed an eclectic collection of rubber duckies, pens, swimming goggles, aerosol cans, and other gunky ephemera. Curious about where all this garbage was coming from, Connaught…

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In spite of recent budget reductions, I would like to take a moment to validate your decision to enroll your child in Forest Lake Area Schools and why we remain the best choice in the area. As you understand, we face significant financial challenges as a school district, and I have articulat…

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In recent years, a lack of concern about bonded debt has become prevalent in the political class, particularly at the federal level. The national debt was $5.6 trillion on Sept. 30, 2000 (the end of the government’s fiscal year) and now is estimated to be $21 trillion and increasing $1 trill…

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UPDATE: Since the deadline for the print edition, the Rangers suffered their first loss of the season, 7-4 at Park on Tuesday. The Rangers bounced back with a 4-3 eight-inning win over Woodbury at home Thursday to run their record to 18-1. The loss to Park prevented the Rangers from taking t…