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For the second consecutive year, Carver County ranked first in Minnesota for health outcomes, according to the 2014 County Health Rankings report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Carver County ranked third in health factors that contribute to health outcomes. These rankings help explain the factors which [...]

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The Chanhassen based “A Better Society” group will host its 3rd annual Community Update at its facility at 1453 Park Road in Chanhassen on Saturday, April 12. Check-in and networking start at 12:30 p.m. Presentations and panel discussions start at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a session on building awareness and new ideas. [...]

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Three Rivers Parks is calling on all metro area high school and college-aged youth to show their volunteer spirit during “Global Youth Service Day,” April 11 and 12. Around the world, teenagers will be improving their communities through service and service learning projects. Three Rivers is recruiting student volunteers to help clean up the parks, [...]

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Spring Road Restrictions went into effect on all Carver County Highways on Friday, March 14 and will remain in effect until further notice. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office will be patrolling the roadways with mobile scales to ensure compliance with the weight restrictions. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office wants to remind truck operators that it [...]

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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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The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation (TOMF) will hold its annual Jam the Gym event at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School on Saturday, March 29. The mission of TOMF is to assist, financially or otherwise, children in west central Minnesota who are facing substantial medical expenses as a result of a serious illness or accident. One of [...]

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