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By Brady Lass WACONIA PATRIOT   Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia is utilizing a new service that will please people concerned with their health and dietary habits. The store has partnered with ShopWell, a personalized nutrition app on iOS and Android that specializes in providing customers with nutritional facts with a simple scan of their [...]

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Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2014 Outstanding Senior Citizens of Carver County. Candidates for the award are Carver County residents over the age of 65 that are known for going out of their way to help others, to volunteer, to organize, or help out with volunteer services. The award recognizes [...]

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Although donations to the Waconia United Food Shelf traditionally decrease during the summer months, the folks at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia did their part to lessen the blow by recently donating the proceeds of the 6th annual Mackenthun’s Golf Charity Event — a total of $12,600 — to the food shelf. The golf event [...]

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A Taste of Minnesota, a celebration of food, music and summer, is up and running at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. The festival will be held 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. July 3-6. Festival admission is free from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. daily. After 3 p.m., admission is $10, which includes $5 of tickets [...]

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Last week’s surprise announcement that the iconic A Taste of Minnesota festival would be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia July 3-6 (11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily) pretty much guaranteed that the 4th of July is going to be pretty memorable for folks in Waconia and Carver County this year. The festival, which features [...]

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