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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Showcased on their farm just west of town, Duwayne and Shirley Schmitz of NYA have a unique collection of antique carriages they want to share with interested visitors before they sell them. The Schmitz have collected and showcased the 22 carriages, dating back to the 1850s, for over 45 years. [...]

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Brad Schauer by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times A Young America Township resident has died as a result of a crash on the morning of Sept. 7. Bradley Scott Schauer, 40, was reportedly involved in a fight before fleeing the scene, according to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson. Olson advises that at about 2:30 a.m. Sheriff’s [...]

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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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If they haven’t already, area history buffs better make room on their bookshelves because the Waconia Heritage Association (WHA) will soon be releasing the second volume of “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest.” The second volume, entitled “The Town And Its People,” is the long-awaited follow up to the first volume, “The Lake And Its Island,” [...]

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An inquisitive eye and a little bit of luck helped Jackson Boberg of Waconia put an end to the 21st annual Nickle Dickle Medallion Hunt at about 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3. While engaged on a “long and easy” practice run for the Waconia High School cross country team with teammate Max Stanton, Boberg [...]

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If you’re hoping to land a babysitter for the evening of Saturday, Sept. 13, you might be out of luck as most of them are probably already booked by area folks that have plans to attend the All Class Reunion for Waconia Public Schools, which starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Waconia Event Center [...]

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