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In the Oct. 30 Waconia Patriot, a portion of the rebuttal letter to the editor from Commissioner Tim Lynch needs to be clarified. An Oct. 23 letter writer claimed that “Tim Lynch helped raise the property tax levy another 4.2 percent.” That information is correct in regards to the county’s levy for 2014. Lynch’s response [...]

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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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By Jm Gilbert As a bird flaps its wings, it disturbs the air and leaves whirling eddies behind. Some gregarious species, such as the Canada goose, have learned to take advantage of the upward disturbed air created off the wings of others in the flock by flying in a wedge or V-formation. Each bird thus [...]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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At its Oct. 21 board meeting, the Carver County Commissioners looked to move forward with road construction plans that would mean the demolishment of two buildings in Watertown. Though the county has reviewed the historical significance of the two buildings, one resident wanted to make sure all the bases were covered. “I would hate for [...]

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in 2014, at least 12 Minnesotans have been killed as a result of domestic violence. That statistic only begins to scratch the surface of the sadness, pain, and devastation caused by domestic violence every day in our country, where a woman is battered every 15 seconds. Domestic [...]

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