Open Forum for Jan. 5, 2017

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History vs.;
At 9 a.m., Jan. 24, before the Washington County commissioners is the issue of changing the long standing historical name of a small lake in the city of Forest Lake from Halfbreed Lake to Sylvan Lake.
Go back into Elsie Vogel’s “Reflections of Forest Lake.” Two tribes were in this area; her first paragraph states, “Many tales of Forest Lake’s early settlers recall how they and the American

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