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The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds on Sunday, May 18, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador. The newest Princess Kay will be named just before the opening of the Minnesota State Fair in August, [...]

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Facing a difficult decision, the Watertown City Council voted unanimously during its May 13 meeting to reject the lone bid that was submitted to construct the County State Aid Highway 10 Bridge (CSAH) this summer, instead opting to rebid the project in the fall with aspiration of a 2015 project date. The decision to postpone [...]

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British politician Nancy Astor once said, “Real education should educate us out of self into something far finer; into a selflessness which links us with all humanity.” When Waconia Public Schools held such service projects as Soup Bowls, Conservation Club, Blankets for Refugee families and the 363 Sandwich Project for the homeless, it sparked a [...]

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Mackenthun’s Fine Foods is one of six companies statewide to be recognized for its exceptional efforts to end hunger in its community. Mackenthun’s Fine Foods participated in the October 2013 “Minnesota’s Own” campaign to end hunger. “Minnesota’s Own” raised food and monetary donations to provide over 7.4 million meals to Minnesota families in need. It [...]

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After interviewing eight candidates over the course of April 30 and May 1, the Waconia School Board selected three finalists for the Waconia Schools Superintendent position during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 1. The finalists: Patrick Devine, who is currently a Middle School Principal in the Litchfield School District in Litchfield, Minn.; Dr. Jana Hennen-Burr, the Assistant Superintendent [...]

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