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The Watertown City Council has an interesting dilemma on its hands — what to do with 45 acres of land that suddenly it can have for as little as $250. It certainly doesn’t sound like much of a dilemma, but the council so far is treading carefully as it decides what to do with a [...]

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New education funding provisions agreed upon during the 2013 legislative session are expected to give Watertown-Mayer schools a big boost during the upcoming fiscal years. In the beginning of the year, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton proposed large increases in spending on early childhood through higher education. Overall, the final agreement on the Minnesota Education Finance [...]

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A robbery occurred at the KleinBank in Cologne at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, the suspect presented the teller with a note demanding money. The suspect did not brandish any weapons, but implied she was armed with a firearm. The teller set cash on the counter, which [...]

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The 20th annual Nickle Dickle Medallion hunt begins this week with Clue No. 1. The medallion will be located on public property. Everyone is encouraged to follow along with the weekly clues that will be published in The Waconia Patriot. You are looking for a brass medallion inside a red bag. The person who finds [...]

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Sharron (Shari) Geisen of Waconia was named as the 2013 Carver County Outstanding Senior Citizen during a special program held at the Carver County Fair on Thursday, Aug. 8. Geisen was nominated by her sister, Pat Rehbein. She will receive a special certificate of commendation from the Governor and her name will be submitted to [...]

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Critical of what she described as a lack of leadership from incumbent U.S. Senator Al Franken and boasting of her own strong Minnesota roots, Minnesota State Sen. Julianne Ortman announced her entry into the U.S. Senate race Saturday in Waconia.  Ortman, R-Chanhassen, made the announcement in front of dozens of supporters at City Square Park. [...]

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