Congratulations to Emilie Grindahl for being recognized by Grand Canyon University for earning the distinction of Dean's List, Fall Semester. Emilie is a 2017 alum of Forest Lake Area High School who is working toward her Bachelor of Nursing from GCU in Phoenix, AZ.

60th Wedding Anniversary Open House Sunday, August 19 from 12 - 3 p.m. Please join us at the bike shop to celebrate Fran and Dede’s 60th wedding anniversary - 60 years pedaling together! At Forest Lake Cycle & Skate, 455 North Lake St, Forest Lake, MN 55025. No gifts please.

60th Wedding Anniversary June 28, 1958 William and Janet Cree Love and Best Wishes from your children and grandchildren.

Keri Leigh Aljets and Adam Daniel Grams were married on December 2, 2017 at Big Sandy Lodge & Resort in McGregor, MN. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Wes Pederson of Eagle Brook Church. Jamie Aljets was maid of honor for her sister and Jon Ramey served as best man. The bride is the …

Ben and Julie Stream of North Branch announce the birth of their son, Canon James Stream, born October 18, 2017 at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 21 inches long. He is welcomed home by brothers Mason, 9 and Tanner, 7. Grandparents are Rich and L…

Susie Corbo Webb and Chris and Terry Webb of Forest Lake, MN proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Mae Webb to Jonathan Harris, son of Kathy and Dan Buccigrossi of Pittsburgh, PA. The couple is planning a December wedding in Denver, Colorado.

Bernice E. “Bunny” Sederholm, of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully at home on September 27, 2017 at the age of 90.Bunny was born in St. Paul Park, Minnesota on March 18, 1927 to William and Constance Stankeivicz. She was the youngest of four children. The family moved to Forest Lake in the…

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sisterDiana Lynn (Houle) Parson, age 62 of Forest Lake, was greeted in heaven by parents Gene and Lorraine Houle, mother and father-in-law Jim and Alice Parson and brother-in-law Doug Spielman on Sept. 23, 2017.She was a cherished and beloved wife to he…

Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Son, Brother, UncleSteve J. Bergum, age 45 of Blaine, formerly of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully and courageously in the arms of the Lord on Sept. 22, 2017.Steve enjoyed hiking, camping, and woodworking. He took pleasure in participating in his men’s church…

Aaron Joseph (Jeff) Aadland, age 59, of Isle died Monday, September 18, 2017 at his residence after a long battle with diabetes complications.

Izabella Rasmussen Happy 6th Birthday Izzy! Love Grandma Deb and Grandpa Ron.

Janice Nadine (Elhardt) Nault, age 74, of North Branch, MN passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her husband, three daughters and son on Sunday, September 17, 2017.

Incredible Dad, Beloved Grandpa, Great Grandpa, WWII Sub Vet & Friend.Harold Lang, age 92 of Forest Lake, formerly of St. Paul, went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2017, while surrounded by his family.Preceded in death by wife, Dolores; son, Jeff; parents, Charles and Franceska Lan…

Arnold and Judy Rudenick of Forest Lake are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Flensburg, Minnesota on September 23, 1967.

George W. Bowers passed away on September 9, 2017 at the age of 93, at his home in Wayzata with his daughters present. His wife of 65 years, Opal Bowers, preceded him in death on February 26, 2013. They will be laid to rest together as was their desire.

Mary "Midge" Nelson, 95 of Wyoming, MN, formerly of Stacy, MN, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2017.She worked at Minne Mine Credit Union, now known as Novation. She then continued employment at Whirlpool Credit Union until retirement.Preceded in death by parents; first husband, Edwa…

Mar. 22, 1953-Sept. 16, 2015It has been two years now since you left us. You will always be in our hearts and in our prayers.We love you.

Loving Sister, Aunt and FriendPatricia Steichen, age 70 of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017.Patricia was born in Hibbing and attended Hibbing schools. She attended UMD and came to Linwood Elementary as a young teacher. After retirement, Patricia went to Lakes Internat…

Archie Lessard, age 66 of Linwood Township, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017. His loss will be felt by all who knew him.

On September 3, 2017, our beautiful Colleene “Colly” Kauls went into the hands of her beloved Lord. Her greatest love was her family and grandchildren. She treasured her friends, music, gardening, tennis and pickle ball.She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 49 years, Andris; c…

Donald A. Frenning, International Union of Operating Engineers, Age 89, of Chisago City, formerly of Stacy, passed away on September 1, 2017. Don was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War, having earned several decorations. When he retired from St. Paul Public Works with his pension and his …

Robert “Bob” Beckman, age 82 of Linwood Township, Minnesota, died August 31, 2017.He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Karen; children, Bart (Terry), Lisa (Mike) Sowers, Tammie (Thomas) Lukkonen; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, F. Alan; other family and friends.Grav…

Robert “Bob” Neeser, age 68, of Columbus, passed away on August 30, 2017, after a valiant battle with cancer.

Adele A. Vadner, age 87, born August 22, 1930 in Milltown, WI, a 60 year resident of Forest Lake and active member of Faith Lutheran Church died peacefully on August 27, 2017 of congestive heart failure.A hard working, kind Scandinavian who endured hardships and many joys in life. A long tim…

Mike Chester, age 59, of Forest Lake, Minnesota died peacefully in his sleep at home on August 29, 2017 after a hard fought battle with cancer. He was surrounded by family and loved ones.He was an eleven year employee for Kurt Manufacturing.His passion for cars, airplanes, snowmobiles, hunti…

Twin Cities Ironworkers Local 512Jonny Stover, age 47 of North Branch, formerly of Good Thunder, loving husband, dad, grandpa, son and brother, passed away unexpectedly due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Aug. 26, 2017.Jon was a proud member of his Ironworkers Union and wa…

Loving Mother, Daughter, Sister, Granddaughter, GirlfriendCrystal Olson, age 40 of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on August 22, 2017.Preceded in death by grandfathers, Gerald and Leonard.Survived by daughter, Gracie; parents, Steve and Kathy; sisters, Lainie (B.J), Erin (Jesse), Elly (Dre…

Audrey J. Hansen, age 81, of Forest Lake, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on August 20, 2017.

Eldred “Elly” Bowman, age 69, of Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on August 4, 2017.

Joyce Luebbert (Nee Miles), age 83 of Bella Vista, Arkansas, passed away on August 9, 2017 after a long bought with Alzheimer’s.

Todd W. Tipton, age 59, of Forest Lake, passed away Aug. 12, 2017.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Theisen of Forest Lake are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Theisen, to Rico Roman, son of Deb and Harvey Roman of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.Hannah, a graduate of Brown College in radio broadcasting, is a sales manager with The Lumber Exchange Building…

Nancy Jane Docken (Alstrup) was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 5, 1948 and raised in Bloomington, Minnesota. She crossed over on Saturday, August 12, 2017.She is survived by her loving husband, Tom; sons, Chris and Corey; loving daughter-in-law, Sarah; cherished granddaughter, A…

John Elroy Harrington, age 78, of Forest Lake, Minnesota, passed away on August 11, 2017.He is survived by loving wife of 57 years, Marilyn; two daughters, Joan (Pete) TerMaat of North Oaks and Carol Joy (Craig) Paschke of Golden Valley; five grandchildren, Morgan, Ben, Mary, Max, and Tara; …

Paul Tarnowski, age 91, of Forest Lake, formerly of Shoreview, passed away peacefully at home.Survived by Hope, his loving wife of 66 years; children, Mona Spangle, Doug (Ellie) Tarnowski and Karen (Mike) Guindon; grandchildren, Paula (Geoff) Primeau, Amy (Shaun) Lill, Matt Tarnowski, Mike (…

Betty Pliscott, age 90, of Forest Lake, passed away peacefully at her home on August 4, 2017.Preceded in death by husband, Raymond; daughter, Joanne Schroeder; grandson, Andrew Carlson. Survived by children, Cindy (Tim) Larson, Diane (Bruce) Peterson, Cathy (Dave) Pesola, Gary (Sonja), Sharo…

Gary D. Flint, age 77, of Wyoming, died unexpectedly on July 31, 2017.Gary was a 35 year employee of American National Can.Preceded in death by parents, Lloyd and Thelma.He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Sue; children, Debra (Robert) Reitzel, Daniel (Vicki), Dawn (Tim) Matuseski…

Winthrop Lee Bradshaw, Jr., age 83 of Columbus and Forest Lake, passed away peacefully of old age on July 27, 2017.Captain Lee has made his final departure to points unknown. He was well known and respected throughout the aviation community, which was such a big part of his life. Lee was bor…

Maria E. Martin, age 53 of Forest Lake, Minnesota, formerly of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died Saturday, July 29, 2017.She was a loving wife and teacher who will be deeply missed by many.Maria is preceded in death by father, John; aunt, Lena.She is survived by her husband, Danny; mother, An…

Lenora “Sis” Bradshaw, age 74 of Forest Lake passed away on July 24, 2017. Preceded in death by parents John and Theora Halstead, siblings Bud and Mary Lee Murphy, and son-in-law Scott Sabo. Survived by husband Jim, daughter Barb Sabo, son Tim, granddaughter Erin Sabo, brother Johnny and oth…

Catherine “Katie” Rae Larson, 55, of Forest Lake took her final breath on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the Birchwood Care Center in Forest Lake. Katie passed away as a result of complications from kidney and lung failure the day after family and friends gathered around her in a Celebration of Li…

Forest Lake Rangers of ‘97, please join us on August 26th, 2017 for our 20th class reunion at Vanelli’s by the Lake. Tickets are $25 - expect great food, great music, and great company. Tickets can be purchased here:

Joy Autey, age 73, of Wyoming, MN, passed away peacefully at home on July 23, 2017.She is preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Theodore; daughter, Jo Ellen; and grandson, Timothy.She is survived by her sons, John (Heather) and Theodore (Dawn) and grandchildren, Jessica, Brandon, Cor…

Loving Mom, Daughter, Teacher and FriendDawn Soltis, age 48 of Chisago City, passed away unexpectedly on July 20, 2017.Dawn was a beloved teacher at Forest Lake High School where she worked with students and faculty with her service dog, Muppet, by her side. She was an incredible soul who to…