St. Bonifacius

By Lorrie Ham The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is interested in partnering with the City of St. Bonifacius to establish a park and ride lot, Mayor Rick Weible reported at the Aug. 20 St. Boni City Council meeting. Weible met with MnDOT earlier that day, where representatives said they would like to see a [...]

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Several members of C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 68th Arty who served at the St. Boni Nike Base from approximately 1965 to 1968 gathered for a picnic and reunion at Missile Park in St. Bonifacius on Sunday, June 29. The planning for this event started about two years ago and many of these men hadn’t seen [...]

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Several community groups are working together to plan Spass-Tagen, a summer festival to be held in St. Bonifacius on Saturday, June 28. After a successful event last year, when Spass-Tagen returned for the first time in 29 years, organizers are hoping for an even bigger turnout in 2014. The event will run all day and [...]

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By Lorrie Ham Waconia Patriot Ongoing and possibly enhanced “cooperation” was the theme of a joint meeting between the Minnetrista and St. Bonifacius city councils on Thursday, Dec. 5. Designed as an opportunity to discuss possible consolidation or a merger between the two cities, the consensus following the two-hour meeting in St. Boni was to [...]

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When St. Bonifacius carpenter Eugene Rakow left for work on Friday, Sept. 27, he had no way of knowing that his experience that day would ultimately become an international news story highlighted in major newspapers, magazines and television networks, from Good Morning America to the National Inquirer. The excitement began around 1 p.m. while the [...]

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Gene Rakow, a carpenter from St. Bonifacius, was injured recently when he accidentally shot himself in the heart while working with a nail gun. The nail penetrated two chambers of his heart, missing the coronary artery by only two millimeters. Emergency open heart surgery was successful in removing the nail and repairing his heart, however [...]

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