Military service members, veterans, police officers, fire fighters, the Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol and Buzz the Stillwater Police Department K9 will be available.
Care packages for the troops will be gathered, and children can make cards, draw pictures, or write letters to the troops.
City cleanup includes discount for residents
Forest Lake’s citywide cleanup will take place May 5-10. Residents will receive a 20 percent discount off regular yard prices for all items brought to SRC Inc. recycling center at 6320 E. Viking Blvd. in Wyoming, Minn. The discount includes electronics and appliances. To receive the discount, bring donations to SRC during regular open gate hours and show a valid photo ID that proves Forest Lake residence.
May 4 service honors fallen officers
The 32nd annual Law Enforcement Memorial Association Ecumenical Service will be hosted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday, May 4, at 2 p.m. at Guardian Angels Church, 8260 4th St. N., Oakdale.
The service honors Minnesota’s fallen law enforcement officers from 1874 to the present. The keynote speaker will be retired Washington County Sgt. Richard Peterson, a close friend of slain St. Paul police officer Tim Jones. Woodbury Police Chief Lee Vague and his son Grant will provide music. State Public Safety Commissioner Mona Dohman and Sheriff William Hutton also will speak.
Deputies, sergeants enter 2-year contract
The Washington County Board approved a labor agreement with Law Enforcement Labor Services at its April 22 meeting. The contract covers the Sheriff’s Office deputies and sergeants.
The two-year contract is effective through Dec. 31, 2015. The employees will receive a 2 percent general adjustment effective Jan. 1, 2014, and 2015. The night differential increases for 2014 and 2015 from 75 cents an hour to 85 cents. The contract also has provisions for what portion of health insurance premiums employees will pay.
Collection days for waste, electronics