Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:15 AM
Workers and crane operators lowered a 180,000-plus pound dome onto a new commercial building at Jim’s Apple Barn on Highway 169 just northeast of Belle Plaine in St. Lawrence Township Friday morning (Feb. 10). The addition to the business that markets itself as “Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store” is 62-feet tall and 60-feet across. The building permit for the new building lists its value as $500,000. Robert Wagner, owner of Jim’s Apple Barn, said the equipment in it will be worth just over $500,000. Wagner declined a request for specifics on the new attraction. It is scheduled to open May 25.