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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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In contrast to the storms outside, a calm discussion regarding Waconia Public Schools facilities occurred inside the Education Service Center during a special Waconia School Board meeting on Monday, June 16. At the meeting, the board detailed a plan to address the district’s ever-increasing enrollment and the resulting strain that growth has put on district […]

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The NLN Report SPECIAL TO THE PATRIOT   Yes, he had heard that back home in Minneapolis it has been one of the worst winters since the late 1800s. But Tim Bristol, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE, ANEF, of Waconia, was feeling no pain. When the NLN Report caught up with him last January, he and […]

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