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Three North Lakes Academy students were honored by the Forest Lake Rotary Club. From left to right are Madelyn Schoenberger, Dylan Good, and Jocelyn Dale.

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The 2019 Forest Lake Lions drug poster contest pulled in a total of 566 entries. With 388 entries, Wyoming Elementary won the award for most entries, which earned it a $500 award. The first place winners photos are above. In order are kindergartener and district-wide winner Mercedes Haseltin…

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The Unexpected Company Chorale will begin rehearsals soon for the spring concert “Made in Minnesota.” Rehearsals for the chorale begin on March 18, and continue on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lindstrom. Those who would like to join the chorale should email unexpectedcompa…

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The Washington County Historical Society is seeking class rings from Washington County High Schools. The rings should also have a story of the person who owned it and a photo, if possible, of that high schooler. Class rings give tangible evidence of the high school experience and tell a lot …

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Financial Peace University, a nine-lesson digital course created by financial expert Dave Ramsey to teach financial literacy, will be held in Forest Lake at the Maranatha Assembly of God located at 24799 Forest Boulevard in Forest Lake. The classes will begin Wednesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m.…

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Two NLA students performed with Minnesota All-State band and orchestra. Senior Elena Getchell and Junior Emma Schaible were the first two students from North Lakes Academy to be selected to perform at the all-state performance. Out of the 1,500 high school students who auditioned for the 201…

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A presentation and panel discussion about youth and vaping will be held on Feb. 26 at 5:45 p.m. at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake. The event, hosted by MOST FL Drug Free Communities Coalition and Hosanna Lutheran Church, will hold a panelist discussion about youth and vaping, includi…

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The American Legion Post 225, Auxiliary, and Sons of the American Legion will sponsor 11th grade students from our area to attend the State Program. The American Legion Post 225 is currently seeking junior boys & girls who exhibit the qualities of leadership, good character, scholarship,…

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Lakes Center 4 Youth and Families has openings for its tried and true small engines program. The program offers experience with a professional mechanic. Applications are available at lc4yf.org.

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Three students were recognized by the Forest Lake Rotary at the most recent meeting. From left to right: Emily Dironca, rotary member Linda Nanko-Yaeger, Mathias Waskey, and Hailee Leipzig. The students were recognized for outstanding achievement and community service.

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Kaitlyn Culver, Kayla Kasel, and Paige Thurnbeck of Forest Lake; Krista Boudewyns, and Samantha Henderson of Wyoming were named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at The College of St. Scholastica.

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Senator Karin Housley (R-St. Marys Point) and Representative Bob Dettmer (R-Forest Lake) announced a set of town hall meetings during the month of February. The town hall meetings are an opportunity for constituents to interact with legislators and discuss issues while the legislature is in …

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Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping in Forest Lake sponsored a collection event to support Rangers Supporting Rangers, a local non-profit dedicated to feeding hungry students in the Forest Lake Area School District. During the business’s self-defense workshop, taught by founder Lance Farrell, on W…