Thanks to the arrival of J. Carver Distillery, the micro-distillery boom is coming to Waconia. And as reflected in its name, J. Carver Distillery promises to feature a distinct, local flavor in all aspects of its business. “We want Waconia’s heritage and all the history of Carver County to be represented in each bottle of [...]

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In a couple of weeks, the city of Waconia will be saying goodbye to Shane Fineran, who has served as the assistant city administrator since May 2009. Fineran was recently selected as the new city administrator for the city of Watertown so he offered his voluntary resignation, effective May 2, to the Waconia City Council, [...]

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Waconia Farmer’s Market is ramping up for its second year and organizers report that space is still available! The market will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday mornings from May 31 to mid-September. Organizers are still seeking jams, fresh produce, maple, honey and cut flowers. To learn more, contact Tracy LeTourneau at [...]

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Couples golf league Do you enjoy golf? Are you part of a couple? If yes, consider joining the Dahlgreen Couples Golf League, which meets every other Friday starting May 2. Info: Ron Stark at (952) 937-8860. Youth dance camp APRIL 14-16 – The Holy Family Youth Dance Camp will be held for girls in grades [...]

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Dear Property Owners of Waconia: During the past few weeks, you may have read or heard about the City’s Street Reconstruction project for 2014. On April 7, the Council awarded a contract for the planned work to commence later this spring/summer. We wanted to give you some background about how these projects are both selected [...]

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The Waconia High School Class of 1974 reunion will be held at the Waconia American Legion Hall on Saturday, Aug. 2. A social hour will occur from 6 to 7 p.m. with a buffet dinner starting at 7 p.m.  A cash bar will be available all night. Organizers are looking to celebrate with their classmates, [...]

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is conducting extra enforcement April 11-20 in an effort to reduce distracted driving. Driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 25 percent of all crashes annually. In 2012, distracted driver-related crashes resulted in 51 deaths and 8,304 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public [...]

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