Scandia

Lilleskogen means “small forest” in Swedish. Recent changes to the Scandia park bearing this name have made the forest a little smaller. But progress requires change, and Lilleskogen is progressing. Following a 2008 park restoration plan, the city is converting the 8 acres of woods and wetlands to include a parking lot and butterfly garden. [...]

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West of Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia lies Gammelgården (Swedish for Old Farm). The 11-acre museum includes a log house, barn and church that tell the story of Swedish immigrants who settled in Scandia. East of the church is Ruth Anderson’s place. It’s not a museum, but it could be. Here Ruth lives in a house her grandparents built.

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The roundabout in downtown Forest Lake has existed for three years. While its design will be simplified next month to reduce fender-benders, long-term plans are proceeding for a pair of roundabouts 1.4 miles south, where Highway 61 hits Highway 97.

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