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There’s a new sheriff in town at the Carver County News office as Christopher Officer recently began his tenure as the newspaper’s next community editor. Officer takes the place of Matt Bunke, who left the newspaper in February to pursue other interests. A Minneapolis native, Officer now lives in Mound and is excited to join [...]

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Gardeners — take heart! The 46th annual Arboretum Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale is just around the corner. Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum on Mother’s Day weekend, May 10-11, to shop for unique plants, hard-to-find varieties, and University of Minnesota introductions. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Highlights include sections on Shade [...]

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Thanks to the arrival of J. Carver Distillery, the micro-distillery boom is coming to Waconia. And as reflected in its name, J. Carver Distillery promises to feature a distinct, local flavor in all aspects of its business. “We want Waconia’s heritage and all the history of Carver County to be represented in each bottle of [...]

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Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed April 21-25, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week. At 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 the National Weather Service will issue a simulated tornado warning, and outdoor warning sirens will be activated so families and businesses [...]

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RE/MAX Advantage Plus will be hosting Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women’s 15th annual Silent Auction and Dinner Fundraiser on Friday, April 25. This year’s event will be held at the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in the Grand Ballroom. The theme is “Jeans and Gems” with a special flare of “crystal” to help celebrate the [...]

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Teresa Andrys is the owner and founder of SunLeaf Naturals. Based in Waconia, the company makes eco-friendly products that incorporate 100 percent natural plant ingredients. Andrys was a professional formulator for body care and home products for years before found SunLeaf in 2007. (Staff photo by Theresa Malloy) Teresa Andrys spent years as a product [...]

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