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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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Guests visiting the new Waconia Manufacturing facility in NYA certainly didn’t mind being forced inside after heavy rains last Thursday morning. In fact, it may have been preferable as weather was raging outside. Heavy rains may have kept the ribbon cutting ceremony inside, but guests had a new building to tour and celebrate. The 67,000-square-foot [...]

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The Norwood Young America Library will host fun events during the month of July.   Service of the Month Book club in a Bag kits It’s soon time for summer and with that, it’s fun to read as a family or plan book clubs on the beach (or wherever) with your friends. Is it difficult [...]

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Post Office Packages The NYA VFW will continue to pay for packages sent to veterans, but the dates have changed. Rather than any day, packages can be dropped off at the NYA Post Office on the 1st and 15th of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If that falls on the weekend, the [...]

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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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