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by Jeff Hage ECM PUBLISHERS   Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm [...]

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At first glance, even when you look hard enough, you might be hard pressed to find a sport where Megan Geyen doesn’t excel. In fact, there isn’t much of anything athletically this Watertown-Mayer High School graduate turned University of Minnesota track and field star can’t do. One reason is because this sports nomad is never [...]

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By Jim Gilbert Fireflies in Carver County have been on the wing since June 10 this year. The common names firefly and lightningbug are used for insects that communicate with pulsating “taillights” – segments at the ends of their abdomens with which these small animals are able to produce light by a chemical reaction controlled [...]

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The Carver County Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to use caution as flooding continues in Carver County, as a result of the large amount of rain received during recent storms. Please review the following flood safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If you must evacuate your home: • Secure your home. If [...]

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Doug Scholla of Waconia, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) this year. Founded in 1927, MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of more than 38,000 of [...]

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As it has in past summers, SunPatriot Newspapers is participating in the ECM Publishers, Inc. Summer Intern Program. This year, Brady Lass of Eden Prairie started his internship with the newspapers last week. Lass is a 2013 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria and recently finished his freshman year at Gustavus Adolphus [...]

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