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By Jim Gilbert It’s time to see tundra swans overhead and to hear their muffled musical whistles — a wonderful sign of fall. They are coming from their summer nesting range that is mainly north of the Arctic Circle. Large numbers pause briefly each fall on lakes and rivers in the Great Lakes area before […]

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by James Stitt WACONIA PATRIOT After finishing the season around .500, the Mayer Lutheran volleyball team has caught fire, cruising through the Section 4A tournament en route to a berth in the state tournament. The Crusaders defeated Heritage Christian Academy on Oct. 28 on the road and New Life Academy of Woodbury on Oct. 30 […]

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Carver County results are now final with Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson retaining his position. Olson defeated challenger Derek Lee, 64.52 percent or 19,891 votes to 35.16 percent or 10,841 votes. Also, Carver County Attorney Metz won 99.17 percent, or 24,279 votes, while Tim Lynch defeated Frank Long for the District 4 Commissioner seat and […]

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Locally in Mayer, Gerry Thomas won the mayor’s seat, defeating Daniel Lueth. Thomas won 55.76 percent, or 310 votes, while Lueth won 42.63 percent, or 237 votes. Nikki McNeilly and Erick Boder both won seats on the council. McNeilly won 38.13 percent, or 392 votes, while Boder secured 26.07 percent, or 268 votes. Krista Goedl […]

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Waconia history book The Waconia Heritage Association presents the long-awaited Volume II “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest – The Town and Its People,” a 496-page book with 600+ photos. Available at Carver County Historical Society, Waconia City Hall, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law Office, and Wild Bird Store. Boy Scout wreath sale From […]

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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management The waste water from your home, including sinks, toilets, and showers, gets treated at a wastewater treatment facility where trash, bacteria and other pollutants are removed. Then the water is purified and released into a water body like a lake or river. There is other water from your […]

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