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by Brady Lass Relay For Life celebrates not just those who have survived cancer, but also those who help the ones suffering from it. Each year, Honorary Caregivers are recognized for their efforts during the event. At the 5th annual Relay For Life of Waconia, which will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds on [...]

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By Brady Lass In 2014, people are starting to realize that events or memories that seem like yesterday happened nearly a decade ago. One of the things that happened in 2004 was the opening of a new location for the Waconia Library. On Saturday, Aug. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Friends of [...]

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Waconia Manufacturing, Inc., which operates in Waconia and recently opened a new facility in Norwood Young America, was recently honored at the state level by the American Legion for its commitment to the employment of veterans. The business received one of three statewide 2014 Employer of Veterans Awards. The awards are based on an employer’s [...]

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If you run into Lisa Fontanna of Waconia, don’t tell her she looks great, even if she does. As someone who is battling carcinoid cancer, Fontanna would prefer to focus on things other than appearances. “I don’t look like someone who has Stage 4 cancer and is dying,” said Fontanna, who was diagnosed on Jan. [...]

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Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. In Carver County, that honor goes to the Buetow Farm in Cologne. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the annual [...]

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Garden Help Desk   The Carver/Scott Extension Master Gardeners are staffing a garden help desk at the Waconia Library on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer. Bring questions and samples.   Volunteer for the Relay   Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact [...]

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