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Thanks to the votes of people both near and far, Mocha Monkey in Waconia was named “The Best Coffeehouse in Minnesota” on last week’s “Best of Minnesota” series that appears on WCCO-TV. In the weekly “Best of Minnesota” series, a category is chosen and viewers are asked to vote for their favorites. After the winner [...]

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by Cassia Brand WHS FCCLA Secretary The Waconia chapter of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) traveled to St. Timothy’s Church in Blaine, Minn., for the Region 4 Mid-Winter STAR Event Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 29. Twenty-five of our members and their projects are advancing to State Level Competition in April. STAR stands [...]

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Tim Tesch, Executive Chef for Byerly’s and Lund’s Food stores, will prepare a four course meal along with youth from the Moravian Churches in Waconia and Victoria at the Waconia Moravian Church at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 22. Students are preparing the dinner to raise money for an August mission trip to Limon, Costa [...]

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The replacement for Pat Hittle, the current Dean of Students at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School who recently announced her plans to retire at the end of the school year, will be Marnie Pauly, the current principal at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. The transfer was discussed and approved with a 6-1 vote by the Watertown-Mayer School Board during [...]

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An already strong academic program at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia is about to get even stronger thanks to the school’s recent commitment to implementing an innovative instructional model called C-STEM (Catholic – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) starting with the 2014-15 school year. “What it comes down to is active, hands on learning,” [...]

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The local band The Young Funks will have the chance to perform not only on their hometown stage, but as the opening act for the nationally recognized group, The Fabulous Armadillos, on Saturday, March 15. The concert marks a first in Watertown-Mayer Performing Arts Center history, bringing Watertown alumni, Paul Diethelm, a 1982 graduate, back [...]

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