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Less than two full weeks into the school year, students and staff at Wyoming Elementary School will be transitioning to distance learning for a period of at least two weeks beginning Monday, Sept. 21 following four recently-reported cases of COVID-19 at the elementary school. The decision to…

Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Director Nannette LaNasa distributes masks on July 30 to Steve Whitaker of Whitaker Buick GMC provided by the state for businesses following Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order requiring masks be worn indoors. The chamber received a shipment of 20,000 masks l…

The Hallberg Center for the Arts hosted Tim Cheesebro, Doug Collins and Becky Kapell as part of its “Songwriters in the Round” on Thursday, July 30. The bimonthly concert series, which features songwriters from across Minnesota and Wisconsin performing original music, was held in a tent outs…

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MSHSL votes football, volleyball move to “spring” as traditional spring sports will play in summer of 2021

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Government officials around the state have been facing a daunting task: making preparations for safe voting during the COVID-19 pandemic for the primary election on Aug. 11 and the general election on Nov. 3. It’s a situation that has caused city government officials to think outside the box…

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…