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The Waconia American Legion Post 150 is seeking nominations for the Minnesota Employment Awards. The American Legion, Department of Minnesota, presents awards each year to a deserving employer in the following categories: 1. Employer of Veterans Award; • Category I: Employers with over 200 employees • Category II: Employers with  50 -200 employees • Category […]

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The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the […]

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A Dahlgren Township man died after accidentally being buried in a drainage ditch on Sunday, Oct. 19. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, a 9-1-1 call reported that a person had been buried in a ditch off of County Road 43, south of Highway 212, in Dahlgren Township at about 2:19 p.m. on Oct. […]

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Two separate incidents involving drowning victims occurred on Parley Lake, located just east of Waconia, over the weekend. The first incident involved the death of 6-year-old Hunter Heyrman of St. Bonifacius in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 17. The second incident occurred almost exactly 24 hours later, taking the life of Dean Buetow, […]

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A 6-year-old boy was reported missing and later found in the waters of Parley Lake, east of Waconia, in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 17. Efforts to revive the boy were unsuccessful. According the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received a 9-1-1 call reporting a missing 6 year-old from a boat on Parley […]

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Last year, NAMI Minnesota partnered with community organizations and affiliates to offer 20 Community Conversations on Mental Health throughout the state. This fall, the Mental Health Consortium of Carver County, in collaboration with NAMI Minnesota and the Make-it-OK Campaign, will be hosting a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 28 to talk about how we can better […]

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