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On Thursday, July 17, Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson reported the current state of restrictions on the following bodies of water:   Waconia • Lake Waconia-Wake restriction within 300 feet of shore. This is a change from the slow-no wake restriction that had previously been on the entire lake.   Victoria • Lake Zumbra-Wake restriction [...]

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As fire departments across the state struggle with budget issues and recruitment and retention shortfalls, the lingering question is what the future of firefighting will look like in Minnesota. Nationally Minnesota ranks 47th in fire investment, even though the state is 21st in population and 20th in land mass, Eden Prairie Fire Chief Greg Esbensen [...]

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The Carver County Board of Commissioners held a special meeting on Friday, July 11, to discuss the temporary ordinance that is currently imposing slow-no wake restrictions across area lakes. Unfortunately for boat users of Lakes Waconia and Bavaria, the slow-no wake restrictions remain in place, but have been lifted on Reitz Lake. In a 4-0 [...]

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By Jim Gilbert During the last couple of years we have noticed a big decline in the numbers of monarch butterflies, the official Minnesota state butterfly since 2000. There are several reasons for this but one is the decrease in numbers of milkweed plants that are the feeding and growing places for their caterpillars. Since [...]

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Carver County’s Encore Adult Day Services Program and Augustana Emerald Crest Assisted Living  provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. This month, a special training session will be presented by experts from Ridgeview Medical Center including Susan Tabor, RN, Jill Smith, RN and Kim Schneider LSW. The [...]

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