Forest Lake’s Arts in the Park, a summer entertainment and shop gathering which takes place every Tuesday evening at Lakeside Memorial Park, has been canceled for the remainder of the summer. Citing concerns over COVID-19 and considerations over the number of people allowed congregating in o…

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors for the Washington County Agricultural Society voted this week to cancel the 2020 Washington County Fair which was to be held July 29 – August 2.

While cities around the state have canceled all Independence Day celebrations, Forest Lake's celebrations are still unknown. The Forest Lake American Legion, who hosts and sponsors the activities, including the parade and firework show, are still in discussions along with the city of Forest …

It’s difficult to get an accurate read on the nations psychological state right now. It depends on the day, on what’s read or seen in the news. On one hand, we are all experiencing a powerful movement of national solidarity. Millions are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with grace and gen…

I recently came across a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson where he said, “Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”  I find this quote to be especially poignant given that we are now facing a world full of uncertainty and unknowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Students won’t be returning to school. While many parents knew in the back of their mind that this was likely to happen, it still came as a shock. Most had hoped that miraculously their children would return to school and then they could work – even if it was from home.

The Washington County Board of Commissioners voted during its meeting on April 28 to allow certain property owners additional time to pay the first half of their 2020 property tax without penalty due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.