By Mike Augustyniak

LAKE ELMO, Minn. (WCCO) — This week we’re shining a spotlight on our Twin Cities suburbs. First up is Mike Augustyniak.

Last week we all threw darts at a map of the metro and Augustyniak’s landed far to the east — in Washington County and Lake Elmo.

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Lake Elmo is home to a little more than 8,000 people. And it’s growing — they saw an 18 percent population growth since 2000.

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It’s the home of one of the few drive-ins left in the state, the Vali-Hi. But it’s also a fairly rural town, which is why you told us to check out Hagberg’s Country Market — the meat place for more than 65 years.

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Watch the video above to see Augustyniak’s tour through Lake Elmo.

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