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With reports of more than six inches of rain falling in some areas during a 12-hour period on already saturated ground on Thursday, June 19, citizens in several parts of western Carver County are dealing with flooding issues. In Waconia, several ponds are overflowing and spilling onto nearby trails, streets and fields. The aptly named Pond Lane entrance […]

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It’s not often that one can say they played a role in the creation of a new, popular attraction at an iconic place like the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Fla., but Jim Strehlke of Mayer has that distinction. Near the end of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride, which officially opened at the Magic Kingdom […]

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Observing from the outside, 2 year old Charlie Hoeft of Mayer looks like your normal cute, playful, sometimes troublesome, everyday toddler. However, from the inside, Charlie is fighting for his life. “Nope, it was a shocker,” said Charlie’s mother, Sarah Hoeft, when first hearing about her son’s condition. It all started with a concerned visit […]

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Over 1,000 middle and high school students gathered for Minnesota FCCLA’s (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) annual State Leadership Conference held in Bloomington April 10-12. This year’s student-created theme was “Courage to Pursue, Dreams Come True!” Chapters from across the state competed in STAR (Students Taking Action with Recognition) Events, participated in youth-training […]

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For more than 50 years, the Model F2-1028 pumper engine from FWD Corp. in Clintonville, Wisconsin has served the Waconia community well. For 47 years, the engine was a valuable firefighting tool for the Waconia Fire Department. When the department retired the engine in 2006, it ended up in the hands a trio of retired […]

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