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 [...]
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 [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
The Scandia City Council is looking for more volunteers to serve on the City’s Park and Recreation Committee, Planning Commission and Wastewater Advisory Committee. The terms of two Park and Recreation Committee members, one Planning Commission member and one Anderson/Erickson representative on the Wastewater Advisory Committee will expire February 1, 2014. Appointments will be made [...]
Before each meeting of the Scandia City Council, Planning Commission, Park and Recreation Committee or Wastewater Advisory Board, city staff prepare an information packet.