At a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Scandia City Council appointed Dan Squyres to a five-year term on the Planning Commission. Squyres will fill the vacancy left after long-time member Peter Schwarz retired in January. A real estate agent, Squyres moved to Scandia this past year with his family. He served on the [...]
A wooded street with expensive homes in Scandia is not a good place for a large, red pole barn visible from the street, according to the neighbors. The Scandia Planning Commission addressed those concerns at the Nov. 5 meeting by recommending that the city require evergreen trees to screen the building from the road year-round [...]
South of Crabtree’s Garden Gate on St. Croix Trail (TH-95), if you turn left on 197th Street, you leave the highway behind.
Is it possible to share the peace and beauty of Scandia with others, without ruining the lives of the people who live there? Is it possible to help the owners of historic barns raise money to keep them standing, and to pay the property taxes, without requiring so much additional capital investment that it’s not [...]
The work session lasted from 6:30 to 11:30. But a contingent of Scandia residents, who have attended many mine meetings in the last five years, continued their vigilance. Two dozen spectators sat for hours to hear the council deliberate. Reopening the sand and gravel mine, located east of the intersection of TH-97 and TH-95 near [...]