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by Eric Hagen ECM PUBLISHERS   Six Lake Minnetonka area fire chiefs are brainstorming about how they might band together in a fire district to share services. The communities of Maple Plain, Loretto, Long Lake, Mound, St. Bonifacius and Excelsior have yet to make any decisions and may include Hamel in a prospective partnership called [...]

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The city of Watertown just got a bit more cultured. China B-1, Watertown’s new Chinese restaurant, opened its doors June 23 and with it, no doubt, is another step in advancing and growing downtown’s Lewis Street. Store owner Song Liu and his wife Bing Gao came to the United States over 14 years ago. Traveling [...]

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The 8th annual Mayer Rising Community Festival returns to Mayer this Saturday, July 12. All of the events will take place at the Old Schoolhouse Park and in the Mayer Community Center, located at 413 Bluejay Ave. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude around 2 p.m. One of the focal points [...]

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It has been six years since Aaron Kelzer of Mayer tragically lost his life in an automobile accident. Aaron’s parents, Mark and Colleen Kelzer, will be holding a Memorial Benefit in their son’s honor on July 19 from 4 to 9 p.m. in Mayer. Aaron was known as a cheery, caring person who loved sports, [...]

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by Jeff Hage ECM PUBLISHERS   Shortly before 11 p.m. Jan. 15, 2014, a fiery explosion ripped through the Coin-Tainer Co.’s block-long manufacturing facility in Milaca. As fire lit the January night sky, firefighters from four departments as close as Milaca and as far away as Onamia (22 miles north of Milaca) left the warm [...]

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At first glance, even when you look hard enough, you might be hard pressed to find a sport where Megan Geyen doesn’t excel. In fact, there isn’t much of anything athletically this Watertown-Mayer High School graduate turned University of Minnesota track and field star can’t do. One reason is because this sports nomad is never [...]

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