To the editor It may not be skullduggery, but it feels that way. Our city council and mayor want to solve the city’s debt problem that will require a huge balloon payment soon. They ask: Who will save us from the indebtedness that  previous councils, mayors and city planners brought upon us when they foolishly [...]

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To the editor If the council is so set on going against the majority that has objections to the silica sand project, then let it be put on a referendum so we can decide our futures.  You are compounding a mistake on the ESSBY project by rushing in with another. There is a disease called [...]

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From the Office of  Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson Most sweepstakes scams have a few things in common. They claim that the recipient has won, or is about to win, a large cash prize. And they try to get the recipient to pay money, often supposedly to claim the bogus prize. Don’t play along. The [...]

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The newly crowned Midsummer ambassadors, Ashley Swanson, Grace Olund and Kayla Bulver, started their reign by participating in Midsummer activities.  On June 29, they attended the Pine City Ambassador coronation and met a lot of new friends. They traveled to Forest Lake and participated in the city’s annual 4th of July parade and had a [...]

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The following actions and discussion points were addressed at the July 14 Harris City Council meeting.  Grader purchase possible  The city of Harris continues to move closer to purchasing an updated grader. As one was being considered, the council put a request for bids. The original seller, Ziegler Caterpillar, submitted the bid on its 2000 [...]

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Can home chores sometimes feel overwhelming?  Assistance from local teens ages 12-17 is available in the Forest Lake and surrounding area. The Job Connection program offers a great way for adults to get affordable help and youth to gain work experience. Teens can help with almost any chore. Popular tasks performed are: raking, shoveling, vacuuming, [...]

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