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After years of hard work, the Mayer Fire Department is much closer to a new and improved fire station. On August 10, an official budget was approved for the new station by the Mayer City Council of $2.8 million for the new station. Now, planning has started for the site, and the first meetin…

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With protests still taking place across the country demanding police reform, it’s important to remember that perspective is everything. The experiencing groups and individuals have compared to others often leads to debate. For this reason, and even before that, the Carver County Sheriff’s Of…

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On July 7, the County Commissioners held a meeting to discuss several items in the community. One of those was a discussion by County Sheriff Jason Kamerud about sheriff policies in response to discussions happening around the US regarding police procedures.

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Nickle Dickle isn’t a big one-day event this year; it is 10 days, running Sept. 17-26. Get your Waconia Bingo card here or other local merchants for lots of deals, giveaways and fun activities to do around town. Complete five squares in a row and get BINGO! Enter your card to register to win…

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Outdoor markets are a staple of summer and fall, and Norwood Young America is happy to bring in their own to the table this year. The new NYA Market Place will be opening up on September 12, continuing to be open every other weekend until October 10. There will be a variety of goods availabl…