Community

Ridgeview Medical Center has provided more than $10,000 to 66 local nonprofit organizations since September 2013, when it launched a new giving initiative in partnership with DoTopia. With goals to help improve their health while giving back to area nonprofits, hundreds of people have taken action and registered with Ridgeview’s Family Health Manager online tool [...]

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Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizens of Carver County. Candidates for the award are Carver County residents over the age of 65 that are known for going out of their way to help others, to volunteer, to organize, or help out with volunteer services. The award recognizes [...]

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by Eric Hagen ECM PUBLISHERS   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called [...]

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The city of Watertown just got a bit more cultured. China B-1, Watertown’s new Chinese restaurant, opened its doors June 23 and with it, no doubt, is another step in advancing and growing downtown’s Lewis Street. Store owner Song Liu and his wife Bing Gao came to the United States over 14 years ago. Traveling [...]

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The 8th annual Mayer Rising Community Festival returns to Mayer this Saturday, July 12. All of the events will take place at the Old Schoolhouse Park and in the Mayer Community Center, located at 413 Bluejay Ave. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 2 p.m. One of the focal points [...]

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It has been six years since Aaron Kelzer of Mayer tragically lost his life in an automobile accident. Aaron’s parents, Mark and Colleen Kelzer, will be holding a Memorial Benefit in their son’s honor on July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. in Mayer. Aaron was known as a cheery, caring person who loved sports, [...]

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