Mackenthun’s

The Minnesota Grocers Association held its 25th annual statewide Best Bagger Contest on Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Mall of America. The first place winner was Chelsea Retzer of Lunds – Normandale, Bloomington, winning $500 cash, a trophy and a trip to Las Vegas to represent Minnesota at the National Best Bagger Championship on Feb. [...]

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By Greta Sowles In a summer full of exciting events, don’t forget about the 3rd annual Extreme Events MN Championship Rodeo held by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The rodeo, which will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds, is sure to please children and adults of all ages. The rodeo gates open on [...]

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Shoppers may or may not have noticed but Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia turned into a television set for a few hours last week. A team from martFIVE, a marketing company based in Plymouth, was at the store to film an infomercial for one of its products, the HurryCane, during the morning of Thursday, June [...]

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For decades, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia has offered locally grown products such as produce, eggs, dairy items and other products. For the second consecutive year, Mackenthun’s commitment to offering local products has earned the store recognition from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). At the annual Minnesota Grocers Association’s industry luncheon held on May [...]

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Since 2003, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia has raised a total of 177,873 lbs of food for the Waconia United, NYA Carver and Watertown Friends for Life food shelves. Taking care of the community has always been a priority for Mackenthun’s. In the past years, there have been food drives in the Waconia, NYA, Watertown, [...]

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Few businesses are more synonymous with Waconia than Mackenthun’s Fine Foods. The award-winning grocery store got its start 95 years ago when Arthur Mackenthun opened a meat market at the intersection of First and Elm streets in downtown Waconia in 1917. In the 1940s and 50s, Mackenthun’s added a full line of groceries. The business [...]

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