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WEpalooza 2014, an event designed to enrich the lives of area women while helping out a great cause, will be held at Schram Vineyards Winery and Brewery in Waconia from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5. Created to serve as a women’s expo, WEpalooza is a multi-generational event for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, granddaughters, [...]

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Scarecrow Contest Scarecrow creators wanted! The Waconia Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 7th annual Scarecrow Contest Oct. 9-19. If you have a group that enjoys being creative, one of our businesses would be happy to showcase your scarecrow.   Info: Contact the Chamber at (952) 442-5812. No fee to create a scarecrow. Waconia Chamber [...]

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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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There are informative classes and interesting activities and events galore for all ages occurring this October at the Waconia Library, which is located at 217 S. Vine St. For more information, contact (952) 442-4714. Library Happenings • Service of the Month: Genealogy – Looking For Your Roots? You Can Dig for Them at Your Library! [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Sept. 23, 2004 Trinity Lutheran School and Church celebrated a groundbreaking for a $4.1 million building expansion on Sunday. Cologne-The fate of Cologne’s dance pavilion has been on the minds of city council members for the past few years. After much discussion the council passed a resolution to [...]

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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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