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The 103rd edition of the Carver County Fair promises to be “Not Just Your Mama’s Fair” when it takes place at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia on Aug. 6-10. Organizers have made sure that plenty of new offerings and traditional favorites will be available for fair-goers, from activities and event to the food and [...]

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On the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 4, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson announced that the high water declaration on Lake Waconia is terminated, effective immediately. The lake water surface levels on Lake Waconia have been 0.1 feet below ordinary high water levels for three consecutive days, prompting removal of the slow-no wake restriction pursuant to [...]

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By Jim Gilbert Unfortunately for quite a few farmers in Carver County, due to the late spring and then heavy rains, many cornfields were never planted this year. The corn that is in and developing has begun showing tassels, the male structures located up on top. In Minnesota, corn an annual is usually planted in [...]

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Motorists near Chanhassen started encountering a full closure and detour for both directions of Carver County Highway 61 at 6 a.m. Monday, July 28. Both directions of County Highway 61 will close to the east of Great Plains Boulevard at Bluff Creek as construction crews begin Phase 1 of the Southwest Reconnection Project. Great Plains [...]

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When riders roll out of Minnetonka High School on Saturday, Aug. 2 for the multi-distance Tour de Tonka bike ride, they’ll be a part of a nine-year Minnetonka tradition that has exposed thousands to the Lake Minnetonka area and generated excitement for the sport of cycling. “When we started Tour de Tonka in 2006, there [...]

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  From the Watertown Archives: Tom Schmidt What do The Basement Band, Traveling Band, Butch Automatic, The Four Speeds, and Roe Samuel all have in common? Besides the fact that all these bands have Watertown roots, there are a variety of other things that tie them together. Roe Samuel, which started in the 1960s has [...]

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