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One of the most prominent businessmen in Waconia, Kim Mackenthun of Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, was recently immortalized by his peers after he was inducted into the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding service and exemplary contributions to Minnesota’s food industry. Mackenthun received the award from MGA Board Chairman Glen [...]

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The Great Planes Air Expo will be in Eden Prairie on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at the Flying Cloud Airport (KFCM). Entrance to the expo will be through Premier Jet Center. The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. This event will showcase new aircraft from the major General Aviation (GA) [...]

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The 21st annual Nickle Dickle Medallion hunt begins this week with Clue #1. The medallion will be located on public property. Everyone is encouraged to follow along with the weekly clues that will be published in The Waconia Patriot. You are looking for a brass medallion inside a red bag. The person who finds it [...]

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Oakwood Community Church is breaking ground on a new building that is to open, Lord willing, in July 2015. The groundbreaking ceremony is Sunday, Aug. 17 at 10:30 a.m. at the new building site, which is a 12.5-acre parcel 1.5 miles east of Waconia near the intersection of County Road 10 and Klein Drive in [...]

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Thrift Shoppe open   The Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open at Promise Church (141 Depot Drive in Waconia) every Thursday through Saturday in August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: (952) 261-2343.   Alumni choir group   Star Chasers, a Waconia High School Show Choir alumni choir group, is forming to promote [...]

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A new Minnesota law that changes immunization requirements for students entering Grade 7 goes into effect Sept. 1, 2014. The updated requirements make Minnesota’s immunizations law in-line with current national recommendations and practices. The new school immunization law requires all students entering Grade 7 to receive a single dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and [...]

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