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Charges: Man brought knife into Forest Lake High School

FOREST LAKE, Minn. -- A 42-year-old man is accused of bringing a knife into Forest Lake High School on Tuesday morning.Charging documents say Eric Johnson entered the school around 8:15 a.m. and was seen on surveillance video going into the school restroom. He left the school about 15 minutes later.Officers found a compass and end cap in his pockets, and the documents go on to say they found shirts - some of which were cut up - and a knife tucked into the corner of a stall in the men's bathroom. The knife and compass end cap fit together.Johnson was taken into custody and faces one count of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.
FOREST LAKE, MN
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Illuminate Isanti here to bring holiday cheer

For those looking for a holiday light display with Santa and lots of goodies, you won’t have to travel far. Illuminate Isanti is the newest display of more than 20,000 lights with a 30-foot blue-lighted tree, all featured at Bluebird Park, 201 Isanti Parkway in Isanti. The event starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, and runs each night through Sunday, Dec. 18. ...
ISANTI, MN

Minnesota Woman Hits Deer And SUV Bursts Into Flames

I've become pretty paranoid about driving at night, mostly in lake country, because of deer. Although I've never hit a deer, I've come very close and it can be pretty scary. My step-son has hit a few different species of wildlife including deer and not only is it scary but can be pretty expensive fixing your car.
MINNESOTA STATE

What's happening around Isanti and Chisago counties

Dec. 10-18 >Illuminate Isanti Isanti’s brand new holiday lighting experience, Illuminate Isanti, will be held at Bluebird Park. Enjoy a field of festive lights as you stroll through this winter wonderland on an adventure to find Santa. Event hours are 5-10 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday and 5-9 p.m. on Sunday through Wednesday. Tickets are $12 general admission ages 13-older, $10 for military and seniors, $5 for youths ages 7-12...
CHISAGO COUNTY, MN
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Top 10 events to see holiday lights, Christmas decorations across Minnesota

The Christmas season is here and, for those who celebrate, there are many events across Minnesota to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Minnesotans are gearing up for one of the most festive seasons and although it might be cold out, organizations, towns and companies are making sure their holiday events have lots of options so people are still able to enjoy the Christmas cheer.
MINNESOTA STATE
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Forest Lake man arrested after allegedly bringing knife onto school grounds

A 42-year-old Forest Lake man was arrested Tuesday morning at Forest Lake Area High after he allegedly brought a knife onto school grounds, officials said. The man reportedly entered the school just before 8 a.m. Tuesday as students were arriving. He allegedly went into the restroom by the school’s front office and left behind some spare clothing items and a knife, Principal Jim Caldwell wrote in an email to families.
FOREST LAKE, MN

Hopkins Schoolhouse’s fate is in hands of local interest

Salvation of the schoolhouse could be found in making it a museum and meeting space The fate of northern Hugo’s Hopkins Schoolhouse, a former one-room school just off Highway 61 that belonged to the Forest Lake School District until 1965, will be up for discussion at the Hugo City Council meeting at the end of the month. In an effort to save the building from being torn down, the Hopkins...
HUGO, MN

Girls basketball drops first three games of season

Rangers get a learning experience against Cambridge-Isanti The Forest Lake Rangers girls basketball team played a back-and-forth game in their 48-43 loss to Cambridge-Isanti on Saturday, Dec. 3 at home, losing their first three games of the season. They fell 64-57 to Andover on the road in the season opener on Wednesday, Nov. 30, and 58-40 to Anoka in the home opener on Thursday, Dec. 1. Forest Lake trailed 25-22...
FOREST LAKE, MN

Driver hits guardrail, crashes into bus on Hwy. 10

MnDOT cameras captured back-to-back crashes on Hwy. 10 in Anoka Tuesday night. The first happened when the driver of a car struck a guardrail on eastbound Hwy. 10 near Greenhaven Road and then spun in front of a Metro Transit bus and was struck. Ninety seconds after the initial crash...
ANOKA, MN

Isanti city recount confirms Gordon as mayor

The City of Isanti held a recount to confirm the results of the Isanti mayoral race between James “Jimmy” Gordon and Jeff Johnson on Monday, Dec. 5 at Isanti City Hall. Johnson requested and paid for a recount because the vote total for his opponent was the exact same number in each of Isanti’s two voting precincts. After the recount, the vote totals remained exactly the same following the recount. ...
ISANTI, MN

Forest Lake dance wins kick conference meet

Dance team takes third, fifth at home invite The Forest Lake Rangers dance team won a kick conference meet at Woodbury High School on Friday, Dec. 2, which is a “really good way” to start the kick conference season, Forest Lake coach Rachel Rue said. Forest Lake finished 24 total points ahead of second-place Mounds View and 34 total points above third-place Roseville. All five judges placed Forest Lake in...
FOREST LAKE, MN
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2 hurt following home invasion, assault in Athens Twp.

ATHENS TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A Battle Creek man is in custody following a home invasion in Athens Township. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) says they responded to reports of a man who had broken inside a home Tuesday morning near Mulberry Avenue and Q Drive. We’re told...
BATTLE CREEK, MI

Dozens of volunteers deliver thousands of Christmas gifts to Minnesota seniors

ANOKA, Minn. -- There's a different kind of gift drive going on in the north metro. This one puts seniors in the spotlight.Jane McKay of Anoka is amongst the dozens of volunteers bustling to deliver gifts to seniors."It gives me joy to help the seniors and they appreciate it so much," she said.James Witt and Sharon Kurschner are residents at Whispering Pines. They are getting two of the 3,000 personalized gifts Granny's Closet is giving away through their Christmas Angel program.This year marks the biggest demand they've had for people who need these presents according the the president of Granny's...
ANOKA, MN