Trains blocking roads, possible increased response times and a growing population all played a role in the Lake Elmo City Council’s decision last week to keep the city’s two fire halls open, at least for now.
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Canoeing on Lake Phalen has been a popular pastime for generations. Here two women are enjoying a beautiful day on the water in 1915. (submitted photo)
Peter Boulay Maplewood Heritage Preservation Commissioner
Lake Phalen is named for Phalen Creek that flows out the south end of the lake. Edward Phalen was a former soldier that settled along a creek that flowed between Phalen Lake and the Mississippi River. In 1838, he was discharged from Fort Snelling. He took a series of claims around St. Paul and lived in a cabin about a mile away from the other settlers.