Waconia Patriot

If you’re wondering why red and white balloons seem so prevalent in the community this week, just know that the balloons are honoring the memory of a special boy who touched the hearts of many. Hunter Heyrman, 6, of St. Bonifacius, passed away in a drowning accident while preparing to go duck hunting with his [...]

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With the opening of its tap room this week, Waconia Brewing Company holds the distinction of being the city’s first brewery since the late 1800s. Owned by Pete and Dee DeLange and Bob and Kaye DeLange, the brewery, located at 255 W. Main Street in downtown Waconia, opened its doors to the public on Wednesday, [...]

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On Tuesday, Nov. 4 Minnesotans will decide if they should keep Mark Dayton as their governor for the next four years. Dayton told ECM’s Editorial Board that under his leadership and policies, he has placed the state on the right moderate course with a balanced approach on spending and raising revenues. The board agrees that [...]

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If Minnesotans in 2009 were expecting Al Franken to arrive in Washington, D.C., as a bombastic elected official wanting to turn the U.S. Senate into a comedy hall, they were clearly mistaken. Instead, Sen. Al Franken became a low-key, out-of-the-limelight senator who quietly went about his business of serving Minnesota. With the narrowest of victories [...]

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In Waconia, four seats are up for grabs in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The two-year term for mayor, a position currently held by Jim Nash, features only one candidate in Jim Sanborn. In Ward I, incumbent Lynn Ayers is running unopposed. In Ward II, incumbent Kent Bloudek is being challenged by Jeff [...]

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For the Waconia School Board, four Director positions will be contested in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 4. All four seats are four-year terms and incumbents Mike Bullis, Keith Griffin, Brian Rothstein, and John Weinand are all running unopposed. As part of this newspaper’s coverage for the upcoming election, all four candidates were asked [...]

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