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by Lorrie Ham The Mayer City Council hired the architectural firm of Oleson and Hobbie to perform design services for a new park restroom facility in Old Schoolhouse Park at the council’s meeting on April 14. The vote was 3-2, with Mayor Mike Dodge and councilmembers Tice Stieve-McPadden and Bruce Osborn in favor, and councilmembers [...]

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• The Waconia High School Prom will be held on Saturday, May 3. Grand March will be held in the high school gym at 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s prom is “The Great Gatsby.” After Grand March, students will travel by bus to the Mall of America, where they will enjoy dinner and [...]

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By Don Heinzman Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain. Most of the major bills – the tax bill, increase [...]

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By Jim Gilbert As lake ice melts we are seeing animals coming out of hibernation. Leopard frogs began leaving Lake Waconia on April 12 when there was a ring of open water around the lake. A snapping turtle emerged at Kelzer Pond in Victoria on April 7, and a painted turtle was seen sunning there [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive … .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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