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    By Kelly Schiffman HEROS COALITION In 2010, a small group of concerned community members convened for the first focus group to address issues on bullying in Waconia schools — a grassroots effort. Four years later, many of those same members are still sitting around the table, not onl...Read More
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As a Youth Development Specialist & Community Programmer, Maureen Farrell has a passion for building community through supporting and advocating for youth and families. She lives the “it takes a village to raise a child.” As the new Drug Free Communities grant coordinator, she comes with a s...Read More
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If you have an interest in helping victims of domestic abuse and are able to take two telephone shifts per month from your home and make a one-year commitment, consider volunteering as an advocate with Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. The provided information and professional training eq...Read More
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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Feb. 17, 2005 Sunday night an estimated three inches of snow fell on the Waconia area. By noon on Monday much of it was melted as 42 degree temperatures broke through and reminded everyone that spring is on the way. Medallion Cabinetry conducted a ribbon cutting c...Read More
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‘Shel’s Adventures’ Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Shel’s Adventures” Wednesdays, Feb. 25 through April 1 from 2:50 to 4:20 p.m. at Southview Elementary in Waconia where 3rd through 4th graders will bring Shel Silverstein’s much loved book “Where the Sidewalk Ends” to l...Read More
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A new device designed to restore some sight in patients blind due to retinitis pigmentosa is now being offered at the University of Minnesota. Designed by Second Sight Medical Products, Argus II is the world’s first FDA approved artificial retina. Known as a “retinal prosthesis system,” the Ar...Read More
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