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.
A drainage pipe that keeps the road dry is gouging a ravine and filling in a wetland between 197th Street and the St. Croix River in Scandia.
The 2013 version of Taco Daze promises to be out of this world. Scandia’s town celebration Friday and Saturday is themed ‘Taco Trekkie – Beam Me Up, Swedie!’
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.
The Gateway State Trail begins near the state capitol in St. Paul and ends at Washington County’s Pine Point Regional Park in northern Stillwater.