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Learn about butterflies, support Lilleskogen Park butterfly garden “The Miracle of the Monarch” on Thursday, July 31, will be an evening of education and fundraising. From 7-9 p.m. at Scandia Community Center, the Friends of Scandia Parks and Trails will focus on this once abundant butterfly that now faces very difficult odds. Scandia residents and [...]

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Family, horse travel to Rock Springs, Wyoming Two years ago, Rachel Nordenstrom represented Minnesota at the National High School Rodeo Association queen contest in Wyoming, after winning the state finals in Hugo. She was judged on her interview, speech, modeling and horsemanship, and came home with a 21st-place finish out of 55 contestants. This week she’s [...]

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In two of the past six years, Bone Lake in Scandia has risen over the ordinary high water mark, according to Margie Schmidt, Bone Lake Association president. When this happens, boating activity can damage shorelines and docks.

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10 years ago – July 2004 U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert pays a visit to Forest Lake Elementary School to speak on behalf of Republican Sixth District Congressman Mark Kennedy…Dairy farmers feel relief as milk prices reach a record high of just over $20 per hundred weight, which is about 11.6 gallons…Chisago Lake [...]

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Ecumen Parmly LifePointes presented the 2014 Isabelle M. Lindgren Distinguished Service Award to administrative assistant Mary Larson at the employee recognition picnic in June. The award has been given each year since 1987 to a recipient who demonstrates outstanding, dedicated Christian service. It is a tribute to Isabelle Lindgren, who spent her life caring for [...]

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