Scandia

Get your trunk and pack your metal farm tools (no wooden handles please—you can make new ones when you get to Amerika). In Scandia, the first Swedish settlement in Minnesota, Gammelgården Museum preserves the story of coming to the New World. Visitors can experience daily life on the Old (Gammel) Small Farm (Gården) as the [...]

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  For the first time, this year the Minnesota Ironman Bicycle Ride came to east Washington County. Almost 3,000 bikers came through Scandia before noon on Sunday as part of the 52-mile loop from and to Stillwater. Ride Director Jon Ridge said 4,699 riders registered this year, and about 3,500 did the Scandia loop. “The [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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.

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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 [...]

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