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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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By Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   Last week, the 140th annual Imperial Session of Shriners International was held in the Twin Cities. The Imperial Session is an annual business meeting and celebration of the international fraternity, which is composed of 195 temples (chapters) around the world. The Imperial Session will run from July 6-10, with events [...]

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by Eric Hagen ECM PUBLISHERS   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called [...]

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Despite the best efforts to save a white trumpeter swan that had been illegally shot and found in Waconia in May, the injuries proved too severe and the bird was euthanized on Wednesday, July 2. The ordeal began on May 17 when Waconia resident Nina Roberts Salveson discovered a seriously injured and grounded trumpeter swan [...]

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Garden Help Desk   The Carver/Scott Extension Master Gardeners are staffing a garden help desk at the Waconia Library on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer. Bring questions and samples.   Music in the Park   THURSDAY, JULY 10 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at [...]

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