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A new Minnesota law that changes immunization requirements for students entering Grade 7 goes into effect Sept. 1, 2014. The updated requirements make Minnesota’s immunizations law in-line with current national recommendations and practices. The new school immunization law requires all students entering Grade 7 to receive a single dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and [...]

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By Elsie Machtemes 10 Years Ago – Aug. 12, 2004 For 93 years the fabulous Carver County Fair has brought excitement to folks far and near. Last year an estimated 84,000 people passed through the gates, making it one of the five largest fairs in the state. This year, with good weather, numbers could nudge [...]

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One had breast cancer. One had leukemia. One cared for a mother battling lymphoma. Each of them has a different story, but along with several others they all had this in common: they were honored at a Relay For Life of Waconia event. This year Relay For Life of Waconia will honor yet another inspiring [...]

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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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