Even the Village Scoop's own employees aren't sure if it has an actual address, but fortunately it's easy to locate: Just look for the large ice cream cone and the arrow pointing behind the Marine General Store. The tiny operation typically scoops more than 20 kinds of hard ice cream, including that nostalgic childhood favorite Bubble Gum, into cones, shakes, malts, and sundaes. Because the Scoop is staffed by so many teenagers, it's not open its full hours, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, until school lets out in June.
The Marine General Store has been serving Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota, since 1870, when it opened as the company mercantile for the state's first commercial sawmill. The town is home to nearly 700 residents, and the store anchors its... More »
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