Scandia

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, [...]

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In a phone conversation on Dec. 14, Mike Caron, director of land use affairs for Tiller Corporation, answered a few questions about the Zavoral Mine. The following is a synopsis of the interview. Q: What is your job? A: I’m in charge of all of the land use and other regulatory permits: sand and gravel, [...]

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The Scandia planning commission will soon make a recommendation to the city council on whether to grant a mining permit to reopen the Zavoral sand and gravel mine. Very little time is left: The planning commission will meet on Thursday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Jan. 2. They will give their recommendation to the council before [...]

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The 156-year-old Gammel Kyrkan (old church) in Scandia was bombarded by snow on Dec. 9, the day the Italian St. Lucia was honored, but people came anyway for Swedish hymns, scripture readings and sermon.  

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Luke Eklund will improve the landscaping around the Swedish monument at Hay Lake Museum for his Eagle Scout project. The Scandia council and Washington County Historical Society approved the project, and the Scandia/Marine Lions promised funding.

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