Community

The 2014 Barns of Carver County calendar project spearheaded by Ruth Tremblay raised $2,600 to benefit the Waconia United Food Shelf and Mary’s Wish in Waconia. Each group will receive $1,300. Checks were distributed to those two organizations at KleinBank in Waconia on Wednesday, March 19. The $2,600 was $600 more than what was distributed [...]

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More than 550 people attended the 10th annual Ridgeview Friends & Family “Come Together” hosted by Safari Island Community Center in Waconia on Saturday, March 22. “Come Together” was designed by Ridgeview Foundation’s Friends & Family Committee to promote the health, wellness and safety of people in the service area of Ridgeview Medical Center and [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Organizers busy preparing for Glad Days in Cologne are hoping to help it continue to grow. On Monday, March 18, Betsy Pysick updated the Cologne City Council on their progress for the annual event, which will be held July 24 to 26. Pysick said organizers plan to bring back familiar [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times A new venture is hoping to revitalize a downtown space and jump start everyone’s day. Jacob Lindeen and his uncle, Allen Schultz, opened Norah Bean Coffee and Café, a restaurant with coffee, baked goods as well as sandwiches and soups. Both Lindeen, 28, and Allen, 51, are veterans of the [...]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times About five hours of shared work turned into about 1,500 messages of hope for soldiers serving the United States. As part of a Cards for Soldiers event at Cologne Academy on Saturday, March 22, about 35 volunteers gathered to finish blank cards which will be sent to soldiers overseas so [...]

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Minnesota Farm Bureau’s Sesquicentennial Farm program will honor Minnesota families who have owned their farms for at least 150 years. Since the Sesquicentennial Farm program began in 2008, over 165 farms have been recognized. The Sesquicentennial Farm program recognizes family farms according to the following qualifications: 1) The farm must be at least 150 years [...]

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