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Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. In Carver County, that honor goes to the Buetow Farm in Cologne. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the annual [...]

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“Let’s play” are words commonly not associated with public libraries, but that is what you may be hearing frequently in the future. Starting in August, all five Carver County libraries will introduce a new Early Literacy Sensory station, essentially a play and learn center for early literacy activities. The learning centers will feature a rotation [...]

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The 103rd edition of the Carver County Fair promises to be “Not Just Your Mama’s Fair” when it takes place at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Aug. 6-10. Organizers have made sure that plenty of new offerings and traditional favorites will be available for fair-goers, from activities and event to the food and [...]

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On the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 4, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announced that the high water declaration on Lake Waconia is terminated, effective immediately. The lake water surface levels on Lake Waconia have been 0.1 feet below ordinary high water levels for three consecutive days, prompting removal of the slow-no wake restriction pursuant to [...]

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By Jim Gilbert Unfortunately for quite a few farmers in Carver County, due to the late spring and then heavy rains, many cornfields were never planted this year. The corn that is in and developing has begun showing tassels, the male structures located up on top. In Minnesota, corn an annual is usually planted in [...]

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Motorists near Chanhassen started encountering a full closure and detour for both directions of Carver County Highway 61 at 6 a.m. Monday, July 28. Both directions of County Highway 61 will close to the east of Great Plains Boulevard at Bluff Creek as construction crews begin Phase 1 of the Southwest Reconnection Project. Great Plains [...]

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