Master Gardener Tom Groppoli (on right) talks with a participant after the rain garden workshop held at Prairie Restorations in Scandia on April 20. To improve the quality of nearby lakes and rivers, homeowners are encouraged to plant wetland edge vegetation in low spots to let storm water soak slowly into the ground. Prairie Restoration [...]
Do you have a well? How long has it been since you had your well water tested for nitrates? You may not think you’re at risk, but it can happen. Nitrates, which are found in fertilizers and also are formed during the decay of sewage and animal wastes, are the most common contaminants in Minnesota [...]
In a unanimous vote on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Scandia city council approved the conditional use permit for Tiller Corporation to reopen the Zavoral Mine. The 1.2 million tons of sand and gravel will be taken from the site in 3.3 years. Look for more information from Tuesday’s meeting to be posted soon.
Scandia’s annual celebration of winter this Saturday will feature something new: two performances by the Pleasant Valley Cloggers. The community sliding and skating party will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Community Center. The chili cook-off, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., includes a people’s choice category. Also indoors will be a bake [...]
Scandia council rejects planning commission recommendations The Scandia council began its work on the Zavoral Mine permit application Tuesday, Jan. 15 by voting unanimously to use the 2020 comprehensive plan, which was in place when the mine application was first submitted in 2008. Choosing the 2030 plan would have meant denial of the permit, [...]