Waconia Patriot

Representing agricultural achievement in diverse farming operations, 74 families from throughout Minnesota are being honored as a 2014 Farm Family of the Year by the University of Minnesota. In Carver County, that honor goes to the Buetow Farm in Cologne. The farm families will be recognized in ceremonies beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the annual [...]

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Garden Help Desk   The Carver/Scott Extension Master Gardeners are staffing a garden help desk at the Waconia Library on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer. Bring questions and samples.   Volunteer for the Relay   Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact [...]

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By Madeline Seveland Roads closed, basement remodels on the rise, and the mosquitoes, insane. This has not felt like an ordinary summer for many of us with the multiple impacts from rain that would have made Noah visit his local lumber yard. One of the mostly noticeable differences this summer has been the lack of [...]

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“Let’s play” are words commonly not associated with public libraries, but that is what you may be hearing frequently in the future. Starting in August, all five Carver County libraries will introduce a new Early Literacy Sensory station, essentially a play and learn center for early literacy activities. The learning centers will feature a rotation [...]

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Drivers, please take care and remember safety   To the editor:   Earlier this evening (July 30), we witnessed two girls on bikes barely, narrowly, escape being hit by a car that sped past a stopped car while the two girls were in the crosswalk. We were stopped on Scott Lane, waiting to turn unto [...]

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