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The Waconia Chamber of Commerce is hosting a luncheon that will include a program on the proposed 2014 mill and overlay project and the 2015 roadway improvements on Highway 5 and County Road 10. Guest speakers from MnDOT, the city of Waconia, and Carver County will lead this program, which will include a delicious meal [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – April 8, 2004 Rosalie Peterson, a longtime resident of Waconia and Waconia Good Samaritan Center, passed away. She was a frequent correspondent for The Waconia Patriot. She leaves a legacy of kindness, inspiration and civic activism. She suffered from a disability for most of her life and was [...]

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For a short period of time, the last remaining fleet of majestic square-rigged merchant ships that sailed the world flew the Finnish flag and hailed from the Åland Islands. Åland, “the land belonging to the sea,” is an archipelago of 6,500 islands between Sweden and Finland where the sea has shaped a society of fishermen, [...]

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The first migrating wood duck arrived on March 28 this year, and now many are seen on the open waters of temporary ponds, creeks and rivers, and open edges of lakes and ponds. This is a good time to put up one or more wood duck nesting boxes in a yard or area, even if [...]

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The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited (DU) offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000 through fundraising activities in their communities. Through the efforts of these volunteer committees, [...]

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Whether it’s the manicures and pedicures, the variety of polishes and other nail-related products, or the friendly service of owner Khoi Vo and his staff, 1st Nails has long been the go-to nail salon for many area citizens. The success of 1st Nails is evidenced by the fact that the business recently celebrated its 10 [...]

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