Monthly Archives: June 2008

Ham Lake Fourth of July celebration has food and fun

Ham Lake residents can satisfy their appetite to bite into a juicy hamburger or soak a councilmember in the dunk tank at the seventh annual July 4 celebration at Lions Park. The fun starts at 3 p.m. at Lions Park … Continue reading

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Former Anoka entrepreneur Winslow Chamberlain dies

Winslow Chamberlain, an “entrepreneur extraordinaire” with deep Anoka roots, died June 18. Chamberlain, age 85, passed away in his Sun City, Ariz., home. Building his entrepreneurial status in Anoka and the surrounding area, Chamberlain founded and served as president of … Continue reading

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Forest Lake’s July 4th celebration starts Wednesday

Carnival rides, food, a big parade and fireworks will all be part of the 84th annual Independence Day celebration in Forest Lake. The celebration, sponsored by American Legion Post 225, will span four days this year. The Fourth of July … Continue reading

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Legislative Auditor’s report says charter school test results similar to public results

The Office of the Legislative Auditor issued report today (June 30) on charter schools finding that while charter school students scored lower on academic tests compared to public school students, once demographic factors are weighed the test score difference is … Continue reading

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Columbus Mayor Mel Mettler takes victory lap

It was Mel Mettler by a nose Friday night as the Columbus mayor edged Forest Lake Mayor Stev Stegner in a duel of mayors at Running Aces Harness Park in Columbus. The celebrity, one-lap race was a fund-raiser for the … Continue reading

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Dennis L. Peterson

Dennis L. Peterson passed away on Monday, June 23, 2008 in Minneapolis, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Milaca to Raleigh and Marian Peterson on Dec. 1, 1944. He attended Milaca school. He worked at Cambridge … Continue reading

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Jeana Marie Dunker

Jeana Marie Dunker, age 34, of Foley, died Saturday June 21, 2008 at N. Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale. Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, June 27, 2008 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Foley, MN and 2 :00 pm Saturday, … Continue reading

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Education Commissioner Alice Seagren not pleased with 2008 MCA-II math and reading scores

Minnesota Department of Education Commissioner Alice Seagren isn’t pleased with the 2008 school MCA-II math and reading scores. “We welcome any improvement, of course, year to year,” said Seagren, speaking on Friday (June 27). “But I’m personally not satisfied that … Continue reading

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National BMX race held in Isanti

Rum River BMX hosted their first national race, the ABA Land O‚ÄôLakes Nationals, June 27-29, at their track in Isanti. Some of the top riders in the country were there to test their skills on the track. (Photo by Rachel … Continue reading

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Judith Lynn Anderson

Judith Lynn Anderson, loving known as Judy, of Sparta, Wis., passed away on June 26, 2008 at the age of 45 years. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 2 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham.

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