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Waconia Manufacturing, Inc., which operates in Waconia and recently opened a new facility in Norwood Young America, was recently honored at the state level by the American Legion for its commitment to the employment of veterans. The business received one of three statewide 2014 Employer of Veterans Awards. The awards are based on an employer’s [...]

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If you run into Lisa Fontanna of Waconia, don’t tell her she looks great, even if she does. As someone who is battling carcinoid cancer, Fontanna would prefer to focus on things other than appearances. “I don’t look like someone who has Stage 4 cancer and is dying,” said Fontanna, who was diagnosed on Jan. [...]

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Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. In Carver County, that honor goes to the Buetow Farm in Cologne. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the annual [...]

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Garden Help Desk   The Carver/Scott Extension Master Gardeners are staffing a garden help desk at the Waconia Library on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer. Bring questions and samples.   Volunteer for the Relay   Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact [...]

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“Let’s play” are words commonly not associated with public libraries, but that is what you may be hearing frequently in the future. Starting in August, all five Carver County libraries will introduce a new Early Literacy Sensory station, essentially a play and learn center for early literacy activities. The learning centers will feature a rotation [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Aug. 5, 2004 As meth labs continue to become a growing problem in society, Carver County now has an ordinance for cleaning up the waste from meth lab sites. Five other counties in the state have adopted similar ordinances and have recognized the property owner as being liable. [...]

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