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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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School’s back in session in September — students should note that a number of “Homework Help” resources are available at the Waconia Library. Don’t miss this and many other special events and activities at the Waconia Library, which is located at 217 S. Vine St. For more information, contact (952) 442-4714.   Library Happenings • [...]

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Water is a valuable and vulnerable, life-sustaining natural resource that all too often just goes needlessly down the drain. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s 2014 Clean Water Summit will attempt to address this issue by focusing on the costs and benefits of incorporating green infrastructure features in development projects, including the economic, social and ecological factors. [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Aug. 26, 2004 The Waconia Food Shelf was officially started in July 2003. Since then it has distributed an estimated 60,000 plus pounds of food. More than 800 students are now registered at Waconia High School. Gerald and Betty Trende will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Sept. 11, [...]

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The Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America announces the Rocket Into Scouting event for young boys and their parents on Sept. 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. at elementary schools statewide. This marks the largest Cub Scout recruitment event of the year and the first time a single event will take place [...]

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On Sunday, Sept. 7, the Wright County/West Metro Whitetails Chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association (MDHA), will be hosting its 24th annual fundraiser banquet at the River City Extreme entertainment complex in Monticello. Social hour begins at 3:30 p.m. and a roast beef and chicken dinner starts at 5 p.m. There will be lots [...]

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