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Three suspects have been discovered in recent burglaries in NYA, with one of them charged. Anthony Scott Christensen, 21, of St. Bonifacius has been charged with third degree burglary and receiving stolen property while two juvenile males, ages 16 and 17, are also believed to be involved in the burglaries and charges are pending. Carver [...]

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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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The city of Watertown just got a bit more cultured. China B-1, Watertown’s new Chinese restaurant, opened its doors June 23 and with it, no doubt, is another step in advancing and growing downtown’s Lewis Street. Store owner Song Liu and his wife Bing Gao came to the United States over 14 years ago. Traveling [...]

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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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The 8th annual Mayer Rising Community Festival returns to Mayer this Saturday, July 12. All of the events will take place at the Old Schoolhouse Park and in the Mayer Community Center, located at 413 Bluejay Ave. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 2 p.m. One of the focal points [...]

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