Arts & Entertainment

If you love Waconia Show Choir, you won’t want to miss the upcoming performance of the Star Chasers Cabaret, a group featuring alumni from the show choir program. Star Chasers will perform at Sovereign Estate Vineyard and Winery in Waconia on Saturday, Oct. 11. The event begins at 6 p.m. and includes a dinner cabaret [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Showcased on their farm just west of town, Duwayne and Shirley Schmitz of NYA have a unique collection of antique carriages they want to share with interested visitors before they sell them. The Schmitz have collected and showcased the 22 carriages, dating back to the 1850s, for over 45 years. [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Bill Salden is remembered as a quiet, stoic man who had a love of cars and, most importantly, his family and their nicknames. Bill battled colon cancer before passing away at the age of 55 on Dec. 13 of last year. Honorary Caregiver Dawn Salden of Cologne and her daughters, [...]

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By Brady Lass If you want a fast-paced and entertaining read that has humor, tension, romance, and hits close to home, then Fred Plocher’s new novel, “Stealing Watermelons,” is for you. The story is set in Carver County, Asia, and Europe. Four boys meet in Waconia High School in 1954 and the plot follows them [...]

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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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