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The Forest Lake Area School District will move out of its current education model that has primary school students, grades K-6, doing in-person learning, and transitioning them to a hybrid model starting on Nov. 10. Secondary students in grades 7-12 will not see a change in their school mode…
The Forest Lake Area School District had the first reading for the plan of the new Rangers sports complex. The complex will include a new football field, bleachers, track, softball field, and soccer field.
Forest Lake Area School District moves forward with new hybrid schedule
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…
Anoka County Commissioners approved a little over $4.6 million in new spending from the federal coronavirus relief bill Sept. 8.
Anoka County and the state of Minnesota have approved funding through the CARES Act. Through the CARES Act, the city of Columbus has received $2,400.04 and the Columbus City Council voted to accept the funding on Sept. 9.
A Ramsey County judge last week roundly rejected the arguments by a group of businesses and state legislators who sued Gov. Tim Walz over his COVID-19 executive orders.
Businesses and nonprofits can use funds to recoup revenue losses
Help with rent, utility payments available
To support businesses impacted by COVID-19, Anoka County is offering a business and nonprofit relief grant program. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
Anoka County will use coronavirus relief funds to support businesses, nonprofits and public safety.
The Chisago County Board of Commissioners set in motion a means for businesses around the county to receive aid to cover losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of its meeting held Wednesday, Aug. 5.
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…
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office said last week it will not enforce Gov. Tim Walz’s mask mandate.
Columbus opts for drive-through voting while other area cities prepare for in-person voting safety
MSHSL votes football, volleyball move to “spring” as traditional spring sports will play in summer of 2021
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…
Four sites in Twin Cities encourage preregistration
Masks must be worn in county buildings