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Standout Central High School musicians and singers performed for the Middle School students on last Thursday morning, highlights of the solo/ensemble competition of the Minnesota State High School League. The groups are under the direction of Central Choral Director Emily Dyess. The event challenges students to learn pieces of music for competition that are designed [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times   Since July, construction crews have been busy preparing Waconia Manufacturing in anticipation of employees and the busy spring sales season. Now just a few weeks away from officially opening with employees, Waconia Manufacturing President Troy Williams recently visited the 67,000-square-foot facility. “We’re looking to be getting in here probably [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times   A bout 200 dairy farmers, their families and other people with the industry from across Carver County gathered for the 62nd annual Dairy Day Dinner which packed the Cologne Community Center on Saturday, April 5. The event, with a “Join Our Team” theme, celebrated the dairy industry with a [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times   NYA City Council members and city staff took time to plan for the future during a special workshop on Thursday, April 3. Guided by consultant Dave Unmacht of Springsted, the 2.5-hour session helped them develop project ideas in conjunction with the city’s five-year financial plan, which might be completed [...]

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It’s not too early to start thinking about getting involved in the Hope Rides Youth Show Extravaganza, a horse event fundraiser that will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Sunday, June 22. Hope Rides is a registered 501(c)(3) organization that was founded by Vollie Heitkamp in 2007. Hope Rides Youth Ranch [...]

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For the second consecutive year, Carver County ranked first in Minnesota for health outcomes, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Carver County ranked third in health factors that contribute to health outcomes. These rankings help explain the factors which [...]

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