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Twenty years ago, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament was held to raise funds for new basketball uniforms at St. Joseph Catholic Church and School in Waconia. This Nickle Dickle Day, the St. Joe’s 3-on-3 tournament will celebrate its 20th year of fundraising for the school in an event that draws nearly 100 teams from all over […]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times Presumably much like her students, Central Elementary School first-grade teacher Jennifer Corlett had some excitement built up on the first day of school on Tuesday. The veteran teacher, with eight years of experience at Central, admitted she was nervous before greeting students for the first time. “I have serious first […]

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Students throughout the area are back in class this week, with most heading back to school on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Pictured here, temperatures in the upper 40s greeted students  as they filed from the busses and into Watertown-Mayer Elementary School on Sept. 3, the first day of school. Students in Waconia and Norwood Young America […]

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By Greta Sowles The Boy Scouts of America prides itself on being one of the nation’s largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. What better way to show this development than by acting out the call and helping those in need? At least that’s what Waconia Troop 327 thinks. The local troop, which includes […]

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by ADAM GRUENEWALD NYA Times A musical hit at Central will be spread to other students across the state to help raise their confidence much like it did its creator. Now a junior, Norwood Young America teen Emily Cardinal created the hit “Misfits” video while over at a sleepover at her best friend Megan Knickerbocker’s […]

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If you were to ask the average person on the street to play word association with the word “cobbler”, probably eight out of ten would say that “cobbler” is a sweet treat. If you were to ask the same question to a person in 1913, they would say that a cobbler makes shoes.    Time […]

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