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By Jim Gilbert Fireflies in Carver County have been on the wing since June 10 this year. The common names firefly and lightningbug are used for insects that communicate with pulsating “taillights” – segments at the ends of their abdomens with which these small animals are able to produce light by a chemical reaction controlled [...]

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The Carver County Office of Emergency Management encourages residents to use caution as flooding continues in Carver County, as a result of the large amount of rain received during recent storms. Please review the following flood safety tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If you must evacuate your home: • Secure your home. If [...]

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Doug Scholla of Waconia, a representative for Modern Woodmen of America, is one of a small percentage of life insurance agents worldwide to achieve membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) this year. Founded in 1927, MDRT, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is a global, independent association of more than 38,000 of [...]

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As it has in past summers, SunPatriot Newspapers is participating in the ECM Publishers, Inc. Summer Intern Program. This year, Brady Lass of Eden Prairie started his internship with the newspapers last week. Lass is a 2013 graduate of Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria and recently finished his freshman year at Gustavus Adolphus [...]

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Park District staff are preparing for a microsurfacing project on the Dakota Rail Regional Trail in July and August. The project will repair surface deformations and improve the serviceability and ride quality of the regional trail. The project will be divided into four phases to stagger construction activities. Each phase will require approximately 10 days [...]

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