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By Lorrie Ham WACONIA PATRIOT The St. Boni City Council voted June 5 to start the sealed bid process for the remodel/construction of the new Community Center. The project will involve converting the former public works garage adjacent to city hall to a community center. Bids are due by noon on July 12 with the […]

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“If you can’t find it at Dueber’s, you don’t need it.” It’s a slogan that most Waconia citizens know by heart, an ode to the popular general merchandise retailer that has been a downtown fixture for almost seven decades. Unfortunately, some things don’t last forever and Chuck Dueber, president and CEO of the family-owned business, […]

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Though there have been numerous owners, several names and multiple locations, a hardware store has graced Watertown’s main street for most of the last century. But with the recent announcement that Watertown True Value Hardware would be closing as of the end of December, that streak is in serious jeopardy. Owners Chris and Beth Johnson […]

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For Kathy Strahota, painting is what she’s always wanted to do. Until recently, though, the Mayer resident never really considered it much of a reality. Sure, the Michigan native attended college at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit for several years, but marriage, children and family altered her life’s ambitions after graduation. For 30 […]

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