NYA Times

• The Waconia High School Prom will be held on Saturday, May 3. Grand March will be held in the high school gym at 3 p.m. The theme for this year’s prom is “The Great Gatsby.” After Grand March, students will travel by bus to the Mall of America, where they will enjoy dinner and [...]

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By Don Heinzman Gov. Mark Dayton said April 10 that soon he will no longer need crutches and is not feeling any pain from his hip replacement. During a recent interview with the ECM Editorial Board, the governor obviously also wasn’t feeling any political pain. Most of the major bills – the tax bill, increase [...]

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By Jim Gilbert As lake ice melts we are seeing animals coming out of hibernation. Leopard frogs began leaving Lake Waconia on April 12 when there was a ring of open water around the lake. A snapping turtle emerged at Kelzer Pond in Victoria on April 7, and a painted turtle was seen sunning there [...]

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The Minnesota Safe and Secure Schools Act has been passed by the Legislature, signed by Gov. Mark Dayton and is now state law. The act establishes structure and detailed definition of bullying behavior. “Bullying” means “intimidating, threatening, abusive, or harming conduct that is objectively offensive … .” The act is specific in detail and defines [...]

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Hilary Wickenhauser, daughter of Don and Anna Wickenhauser of Cologne, was named 3rd Runner up at the Miss Teen Minnesota International Pageant held at Ritchie Auditorium St. Cloud on Saturday, March 8. Wickenhauser attends Main Street School of Performing Arts in Hopkins. Her platform is “Readers to Leaders helping end illiteracy.” Wickenhauser, along with the [...]

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