The filing period for municipal/school district elections in which a primary is not to be held opens at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, July 29 and closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12. To file, citizens are encouraged to stop by their city hall or district office for more information. There is a small fee [...]

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An aggravated assault was reported in New Germany on Sunday, July 27. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a gunshot occurring in a residence on the 300 block of Park St. E in New Germany at about 8:47 p.m. The reporting party/victim, a 30-year-old male from Dassel, told [...]

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When riders roll out of Minnetonka High School on Saturday, Aug. 2 for the multi-distance Tour de Tonka bike ride, they’ll be a part of a nine-year Minnetonka tradition that has exposed thousands to the Lake Minnetonka area and generated excitement for the sport of cycling. “When we started Tour de Tonka in 2006, there [...]

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By Lorrie Ham   The Mayer City Council unanimously rejected the single bid received for the restroom project at Old Schoolhouse Park at the July 14 council meeting. In April, the council engaged the services of Oleson and Hobbie Architects to complete the required drawings for the project with the hope of attracting multiple competitive [...]

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Basketball, swimming, golf, or bowling. Whether it’s in school or in the community, athletic opportunities abound for Waconia area residents, including Special Olympic athletes. The Wild West team, as it has come to be known, is a community-based group of 52 Special Olympic athletes from Waconia, Watertown, Mayer, Victoria, New Germany, St. Boni, and other [...]

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The 2014 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 12. As part of the newspaper’s primary election coverage, a question and answer session was held with Bob Frey and Jim Nash, the Republican candidates for State House District 47A. Each candidate was allowed 75 words to discuss their background and a total of 400 [...]

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For the second consecutive season, the Waconia Lakers played Winsted in the Crow River Valley League North Division title game in the final regular season game, and for the second time, the Lakers found themselves on the losing end of a close game that would award Winsted the title. Waconia finished the regular season with [...]

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