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Organizers of the annual Walk On Waconia event donated $6,607 to the Waconia United Food Shelf on July 9. Walk On Waconia participants also donated 602 pounds of food to the food shelf on the day of the event. The Walk On Waconia is an annual 10 mile walk/run around Lake Waconia starting at St. [...]

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Felting is a process that has been around for centuries as a means of producing fabric, but to Amanda Doster, it is much more than that. It is a form of art. Doster’s work will be on display at the Waconia and Watertown libraries July through August. Doster uses different techniques to felt, or tangle [...]

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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 Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – July 15, 2004 Cologne – The Cologne City Council has cleared the path for a major housing development. The proposed Hans Hagen development of more than 1,000 homes is planned in three phases. If all goes as planned, construction of the first phase would begin in 2005 and [...]

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by Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   The Waconia community will have some guests on Saturday, July 19. These guests will arrive with bike helmets, sunglasses, hot seats, and a good cause as they are part of the Red Ribbon Ride event. The Red Ribbon Ride is a four day cycle event that benefits eight AIDS/HIV [...]

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