City of Scandia

City Administrator Kristina Handt proposed a 2015 levy of $2,244,974 at the Scandia Council work session Aug. 6. This amount would be $73,900 higher than the 2014 levy, a 3.19 percent increase. The Aug. 6 meeting was the first of three budget work sessions. Scandia will certify its maximum property tax levy to Washington County [...]

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With two and a half business days left to file for office, a number of local government races remain uncontested in the Forest Lake area. Meanwhile, other races are beginning to fill up with candidates. As of late morning Friday, Aug. 8, no one had filed for Forest Lake’s mayoral seat, currently held by Chris [...]

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When the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources granted $200,000 toward a $400,000 paving project to prevent erosion at the Log House Landing in Scandia, city officials may have breathed a sigh of relief – especially because the local watershed district agreed to split the remainder of the cost. But to neighbors who live near the [...]

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Where Washington County Road 91 (Lofton Avenue) meets Minnesota State Highway 97 (Scandia Trail), neither road is a straight line. Highway 97 primarily runs east from Forest Lake to Minnesota State Highway 95 (St. Croix Trail), but just west of Lofton it curves northward before heading east again at Meadowbrook Avenue. Lofton Avenue runs mostly [...]

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The part of winter worth waiting for started Saturday, Feb. 1 — just in time for Vinterfest, Scandia’s annual celebration of ice and snow. “Vinter” is Swedish for “winter,” and the city’s Swedish heritage was evident throughout the day. The Pleasant Valley Cloggers from nearby Lindström (“America’s Little Sweden” and home of Karl Oskar Days) [...]

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After months of fine-tuning, at the Nov. 5 meeting the Scandia Planning Commission finished work on a new ordinance that would allow commercial events outside the commercial zone. The Scandia City Council will look at the ordinance on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It started as a request from a resident who wanted to host weddings on [...]

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