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For 40 years I have watched for and expected to see the first dark-eyed juncos, also called snowbirds, on or close to Sept. 25. The first ones have never failed to appear at this time. It’s reassuring to see them, each year, appear at the end of September even if they signal the end of [...]

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The Carver County Sheriff’s Office recently received a $2,200 donation from Paws Inn Resort in New Germany for the Carver County Sheriff’s Office K-9 program, which was selected as the recipient of the money raised during Paws Inn Resort’s annual fundraiser. Jodi Theis, owner of Paws Inn Resort, presented a check to Sheriff Jim Olson [...]

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By Madeline Seveland, Carver County Water Management We know zebra mussels as small fingernail size mussels with brown and yellow stripes. But before we see the actual shell encased mussel, zebra mussels can be living in a lake or river as veligers. Veligers are free swimming zebra mussel larvae and are so named for their [...]

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The 2014 Carver County Senior Expo will be held at Waconia High School (1400 Community Drive, Waconia) from 8 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. Under the theme “Minnesota Style,” the expo will feature the following aspects: • Keynote speakers Doug Ohman, photographer, and Will Weaver, author of “Barns of Minnesota” • Knee-slapping [...]

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A house fire proved fatal in Watertown over the weekend. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, his office received a 9-1-1 call of a house fire in the city of Watertown at approximately 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Watertown Fire Department and Ridgeview Ambulance were dispatched to the 400 [...]

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The Mental Health Consortium of Carver County is sponsoring a community forum on hoarding from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Chaska Community Center Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Drive in Chaska. A presentation will be given by The Hoarding Project staff from the Minnesota Hoarding Task Force. Hoarding is a mental [...]

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