Waconia Patriot

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office will conduct extra enforcement April 11-20 in an effort to reduce distracted driving. Driver distraction is a leading crash factor in Minnesota, accounting for around 25 percent of all crashes annually. In 2012, distracted driver-related crashes resulted in 51 deaths and 8,304 injuries, according to the Minnesota Department of Public [...]

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At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 8, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call of a suspicious incident in Waconia Township. Carver County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene and found a deceased adult male and female in a residence. The two adults found deceased have been identified as Kenneth and Beverley [...]

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For a short period of time, the last remaining fleet of majestic square-rigged merchant ships that sailed the world flew the Finnish flag and hailed from the Åland Islands. Åland, “the land belonging to the sea,” is an archipelago of 6,500 islands between Sweden and Finland where the sea has shaped a society of fishermen, [...]

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Destruction of the First Amendment in action? To the editor: This week, Brenden Eich, the CEO of the computer web browser Mozilla, was harassed into resigning from his position because of a donation in 2008 of $1,000 in support of Proposition 8, the California Amendment measure to protect traditional marriage. Proposition 8 passed and was [...]

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As April opened with wind-driven snow and temperatures that still featured wind-chill readings, Minnesotans longingly looked from their windows waiting for the day when ice-covered lakes would open and fresh-water fishing could resume. It’s a way of life and in Minnesota sport fishing is a $2.8 billion industry of vital importance to the state’s economy [...]

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By State Rep. Ernie Leidiger The legislative session is clipping along at a fast pace as Democrat leaders try to add as many laws and regulations to the books in a very short period of time. This week alone, they bailed out Obamacare by hundreds of millions of dollars and increased wasteful spending by nearly [...]

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