Waconia Patriot

In the Oct. 30 Waconia Patriot, a portion of the rebuttal letter to the editor from Commissioner Tim Lynch needs to be clarified. An Oct. 23 letter writer claimed that “Tim Lynch helped raise the property tax levy another 4.2 percent.” That information is correct in regards to the county’s levy for 2014. Lynch’s response [...]

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Waconia history book The Waconia Heritage Association presents the long-awaited Volume II “Waconia: Paradise of the Northwest – The Town and Its People,” a 496-page book with 600+ photos. Available at Carver County Historical Society, Waconia City Hall, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, Melchert Hubert Sjodin Law Office, and Wild Bird Store. Boy Scout wreath sale From [...]

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By Madeline Seveland Carver County Water Management The waste water from your home, including sinks, toilets, and showers, gets treated at a wastewater treatment facility where trash, bacteria and other pollutants are removed. Then the water is purified and released into a water body like a lake or river. There is other water from your [...]

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By John Braland Everyone suffers tragedy. Tragedy comes in every shape and size imaginable. Job loss, chronic illness, divorce, trauma, the death of a family member, spouse, or when we hear the words “You have cancer,” everything changes. It’s one thing to hear about someone else’s tragedy, it’s another when it’s your own. The strange [...]

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By Jm Gilbert As a bird flaps its wings, it disturbs the air and leaves whirling eddies behind. Some gregarious species, such as the Canada goose, have learned to take advantage of the upward disturbed air created off the wings of others in the flock by flying in a wedge or V-formation. Each bird thus [...]

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Minnesotans traditionally vote in large numbers during midterm elections. Will the Tuesday, Nov. 4 elections once again place Minnesota among national leaders in turnout? If past history is repeated, the state will again be a leader, much as it was four years ago when the state led the nation in voter turnout with nearly 56 [...]

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