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The Minnesota Department of Public Safety is warning the public about pills containing fentanyl known as “Mexican Oxy” following an apparent fatal overdose linked to the pills. The death is believed to be the first in Minnesota from these pills.

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Olivia Gadberry, Erin Mccleary, Jennifer Parent, and Jacqueline Pothen, of Forest Lake; and Elijah Riesgraf, of Wyoming, made the fall 2018 dean’s list at University of North Dakota.

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FFA members from across Minnesota, which included students from Forest Lake, had the opportunity to see state government in action as they gathered at the Minnesota State Capitol on Thursday, Feb. 28. Minnesota FFA Day at the Capitol is a chance for students to meet their legislators and dis…

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In February and March the 4-H’ers from the Forest Lake Rangers club hosted a pillowcase dress sewing event. During the event they transformed pillowcases into dresses for young girls in other countries. 

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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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A reptile storytime and exhibit will take place on Wednesday, March 13 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Chisago Lakes Library. The event is geared towards kids ages 8 and under, who will have the opportunity to meet a snake named Bacon. Kids will learn about reptiles, amphibians, and snakes n…

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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 Chisago Lakes Masons (Hiram Lodge 287) is hosting its annual “Double Your Donation” fund drive, which benefits the Family Pathways Chisago Lakes Area Food Shelf.  The fundraiser allows financial donations to be matched up to $5,000 by Minnesota Masonic Charities.  In order to qualify for…

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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,…