Monthly Archives: December 2009

Goodbye 2009!

I’m leaving the year 2009 with some kind of flu or something. So I find it hard to say much that is nice about a year that would attack me in the last few days. But I wanted to offer … Continue reading

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Jan. 2, 2010 is Karen Houle’s last day to deliver mail in Forest Lake

A New Year is about to be ushered in, and as 2009 comes to an end, so will Karen Houle’s nearly four decade long career as a mail carrier at the Forest Lake Post Office. Her last day is this … Continue reading

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Apple Valley is on the road to progress

The past year in the city of Apple Valley has been marked by progress to relieve one of the largest concerns expressed by local residents – rush-hour traffic congestion on Cedar Avenue. Work was completed to expand the Minnesota Valley … Continue reading

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New state laws in effect Jan. 1, 2010

New laws passed during the 2009 Minnesota legislative session take effect Jan. 1, 2010. A recap of some key laws is found in the Caledonia Argus. An asterisk following the bill number denotes the language that became law. A complete … Continue reading

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Alcohol-related events keep Forest Lake police busy

Walking and driving while intoxicated may not mix well and events of the like on the two days after Christmas kept Forest Lake police busy. Two semi-related incidents were investigated on Saturday, Dec. 26 and reportedly involved drinking, an ex-girlfriend … Continue reading

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At 100 years young and going strong, Loretta still enjoys life

In December of 1909 William Howard Taft was just completing his first year as President of the United States. There were only 46 stars on the U.S. flag, as it would be several years before New Mexico and Arizona became … Continue reading

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Federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation extended

St. Paul, MN — The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) announced that federal Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) will begin phasing out on Feb. 28, 2010, instead of Dec. 31, 2009. Recent federal legislation extended the benefits.   … Continue reading

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Judge Gearin issues opinion on Pawlenty unallotments

Gov. Tim Pawlenty issued a brief statement late yesterday (Wednesday, Dec. 30) regarding the Ramsey County District Court’s decision granting a temporary restraining order in the unallotment lawsuit.  “We are disappointed in the judge’s decision.  We are weighing all of … Continue reading

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Police authorites still at scene of standoff in Ham Lake

Police authorities are still at the scene of a standoff between a man and Anoka County Sheriff’s deputies at a home in Ham Lake. The standoff started about 4:25 p.m. Wednesday at a home near 175th Avenue and Concord Drive … Continue reading

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Almelund Seniors meeting

The Almelund Seniors will meet at the Amador Town Hall Friday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy an afternoon of cards and social time. At 3:30 p.m. a truck will be there to distribute … Continue reading

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