Although Basil Philippy, a resident of Austin, Texas, only visits Waconia about once a year, he remains informed about his native city thanks to his Waconia Patriot subscription, which he has held since 1953. “I could not let this month pass without calling to your attention that this is my 60th renewal as an out-of-town [...]

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Red Johnson, a charter member of the Country Music Association, will be in concert at 7 p.m. at the Waconia American Legion (233 S. Olive St.) in Waconia on Saturday, Oct. 4. Johnson, a member of the Minnesota Country Music and the Traditional Country Music Association, has been a songwriter, musician and country singer for [...]

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Scandia Lodge in Waconia and the Nordic Heritage Club of Carver County are teaming up to hold the 5th annual Nordic Music Festival, which will be held at the Lion’s Park in Victoria from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6. Lion’s Park is located at 1505 82nd Street, about three miles west [...]

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Waconia continues to experience residential growth and action taken by the Waconia City Council during its regular meeting held on Monday, Aug. 18 will help accommodate that growth. During the meeting, the council approved the preliminary and final plats for the Crosswinds Planned Unit Development (PUD). Developer Mattamy Homes will construct homes on 96 single [...]

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If you’re a local baseball fan, take a good look at Lions Field in Waconia because by next fall, you may not recognize it. Thanks to strong fundraising work by the Waconia Baseball Association (WBA) and other efforts such as the inaugural J. Carver Distillery “Golf With A Purpose” tournament, the Lions Field grandstand project [...]

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Carver-Scott Humane Society (CSHS) is hosting the 22nd annual Walk/Run Fur Love 5K from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Lions Park (1101 Adams Street) in Shakopee to benefit homeless animals. The goal this year is to raise $20,000. This pet-friendly walk/run 5K will kick off a day of celebrating animals [...]

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SunPatriot Newspapers is pleased to introduce James Stitt as the newest member of its editorial staff. Stitt’s first day was Monday, Aug. 18 and he will be covering sports (including regular coverage of Waconia High School and Mayer Lutheran High School sports) for the Waconia Patriot and its sister newspapers, along with completing other general [...]

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