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One of the most prominent businessmen in Waconia, Kim Mackenthun of Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, was recently immortalized by his peers after he was inducted into the Minnesota Grocers Association (MGA) Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding service and exemplary contributions to Minnesota’s food industry. Mackenthun received the award from MGA Board Chairman Glen [...]

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Over 300 athletes will participate in the inaugural HITS Twin Cities Triathlon – Waconia, MN this weekend. Designed for seasoned triathletes as well as first-timers, the HITS Triathlon Series features five distances over a single weekend offering “A distance for everyone!” More than 40 athletes will attempt Minnesota’s very first full distance triathlon this weekend. [...]

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One had breast cancer. One had leukemia. One cared for a mother battling lymphoma. Each of them has a different story, but along with several others they all had this in common: they were honored at a Relay For Life of Waconia event. This year Relay For Life of Waconia will honor yet another inspiring [...]

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A total of 5,255 citizens out of 57, 146 registered voters in Carver County voted in the Primary Election on Tuesday, Aug. 12. In races of note, Republican Jim Nash won the GOP House District 47A race against Bob Frey. According to the unofficial results released by Carver County, Nash won the race with 1,406 votes (59.93 percent) [...]

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An innovative approach to fundraising being spearheaded by Bill Miller of the J. Carver Distillery in Waconia could help give the Waconia Baseball Association (WBA) grandstand project at Lions Field the financial push it needs to get off the ground yet this fall — and help other community efforts in the future. As detailed in [...]

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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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