A comparison of the DFL, Republican parties   To the editor:   As we move closer to November and the election, we hear more and more outlandish claims especially from those attacking our governor and the DFL controlled legislature. It is unfortunate that many of these claims do not have anything to do with the [...]

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The Mayer Blazers will have to get past Glencoe in a best-of-three series this weekend for a shot at the Region 7C tournament that begins later next week. The Blazers ended the regular season last weekend with losses to Watertown and Winsted, finishing the year with a 5-15 record, fifth in the Crow River Valley [...]

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Approximately 40 firefighters from five area fire departments responded to a house fire that occurred at 421 Lake Street E in Waconia at about 5:38 p.m. on Thursday, July 17. Waconia Fire Chief Mark Morse was the first to arrive on the scene, which was a residence fully engulfed in flames. Morse said a 2nd [...]

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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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By Lorrie Ham The city of St. Bonifacius got a less than stellar response to the city parks survey that was sent to all city residents via the city newsletter in April. At the July 2 council meeting, councilmembers reviewed the results of the surveys that were returned to the city. “I’m disappointed that only [...]

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