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By Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   Thanks to the 140th annual Imperial Session of Shriners International, an abundance of red fezzes and heartfelt stories were shared in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. The event is an annual business meeting and celebration of the international fraternity, which is composed of 195 temples (chapters) around the world. The [...]

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On Thursday, July 17, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported the current state of restrictions on the following bodies of water:   Waconia • Lake Waconia-Wake restriction within 300 feet of shore. This is a change from the slow-no wake restriction that had previously been on the entire lake.   Victoria • Lake Zumbra-Wake restriction [...]

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As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally Minnesota ranks 47th in fire investment, even though the state is 21st in population and 20th in land mass, Eden Prairie Fire Chief Greg Esbensen [...]

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On July 1, the gavel was handed over to Kelly Dohm as she assumed the role of President for the Waconia-West Carver Rotary this coming year. Dohm, a member of the club since 1998, noted that her goals for the club this year are to provide more opportunities for the Rotary Club to serve the [...]

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Do you like making friends? Do you like new experiences? Do you have love to share? Consider hosting a Youth Exchange Student! Rahil, a 17-year-old young man from India, will spend the 2014-15 school year in Waconia as part of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary Club’s International Youth Exchange program. If you qualify, you can be [...]

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Volunteer for the Relay   Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact Lisa Fontanna at (651) 343-4377 or via email at lfontanna@mchsi.com.   Music in the Park   THURSDAY, JULY 17 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at City Square Park. [...]

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