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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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On Thursday, July 17, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported the current state of restrictions on the following bodies of water:   Waconia • Lake Waconia-Wake restriction within 300 feet of shore. This is a change from the slow-no wake restriction that had previously been on the entire lake.   Victoria • Lake Zumbra-Wake restriction [...]

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As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally Minnesota ranks 47th in fire investment, even though the state is 21st in population and 20th in land mass, Eden Prairie Fire Chief Greg Esbensen [...]

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