BY cole white
In the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” it’s no secret that water is an important part of life. Recently, a report issued by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has highlighted that that water quality might be imperiled.
“It’s hard to retire,” Chuck Joos, the now-former fire chief of Cologne, said standing in the entryway of the Cologne Fire Hall. “I always said I would never ask anyone to do something I wouldn’t do myself.”
In existence since 2014, Carver County Veterans Court is possibly one of the most unique services offered to veterans. This problem-solving court specializes in helping US military veterans charged with criminal offenses who struggle with overcoming chemical dependency and/or mental health p…
The Tri-County Toastmasters awarded Watertown resident, Mike Burns, a Lifetime Achievement Award for his many years of participation in and contributions to the club. A founding member, Burns has been a part of the Watertown-based organization since its inception 46 years ago and is the last…
Cologne Academy wrapped up a week of festivities Friday, January 26, celebrating both School Choice Week and the schools own ten-year anniversary. Students expos and performances were featured for the community, and state representative Jim Nash was in attendance to join the celebration.
More than 10,500 Minnesotans are living with paralysis from a spinal cord injury and 100,000 are living with disabilities from brain injury.
In existence in 2014, the Carver County Veterans Court is possibly one of the most unique services offered to veterans. This problem-solving court specializes in helping US military veterans charged with criminal offenses who struggle with overcoming chemical dependency and/or mental health …
When Lynn Peterson was hired as the Executive Director of Cologne Academy in June of 2008, there was little more than a cement slab and hope. Now, a decade later, what began as an idea has grown into a thriving school in the city of Cologne.
And there, right in front of me was…a flash fiction contest! Calling anyone and everyone with a story to tell, the Arts Consortium of Carver County (ACCC) has announced their 2018 flash fiction writing contest. What is flash fiction, you ask? Literary Liaison for the ACCC, Jim Kane, explaine…
Zion Lutheran in Cologne has expanded their mission of helping those less fortunate far beyond the local area. Credit for that lies in one member of the congregation.
The outer west metro has been experiencing growing pains lately, and new federal funds seek to alleviate that. To that end, millions of dollars have been awarded to the Carver County to expand Hwy 212.
Stella May used to be a shy, clingy girl who had a hard time reading, catching a ball and doing other normal kids activities. She even walked gingerly.
Students from the New Beginnings program at SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 will collect new and unwrapped gifts for “Gifts for Seniors” through Saturday, Jan. 6.
The holidays can be a difficult time for some, with personal losses weighing on the mind. The Cologne Lions realize that, so for their annual Christmas in the Park event they created the memory tree.
For nearly two decades, countless couples, families and friends have bundled up, hauled out to the countryside near Cologne, grabbed a saw and hopped aboard a tractor-pulled wagon in search of the perfect Christmas tree. The destination: Z’s Trees.
The Old Log Theatre presents “Snow White and the Seven Vikings,” a new adaptation of the classic story, through Saturday, Dec. 30, at 5185 Meadville St., Excelsior.
Carver-Scott Humane Society has announced that in less than one year, its Fur Keeps Division successfully prevented 154 surrenders—meaning 154 families got to keep their pets instead of giving them up due to tough times.
A Plymouth teenager faces more than a dozen child pornography charges, according to charges filed in Hennepin County District Court.
A big catch was made in Benton Lake in Cologne on Oct. 8, but it wasn’t the kind of catch that fisherman dream of. The Carver County Water Management Organization (CCWMO) removed 4,400 carp from the lake.
It’s built into the idea of representative democracy that making change is difficult, which is why many people get discouraged. But few things can exceed the satisfaction of helping shape the direction and success of your community or nation. One of the gifts of living in a representative de…
The Waconia Lions Club launched their Carver County Korean & Vietnam Memorial Trip Project in August at the Carver County Fair. The project will involve sending 135 Korean & Vietnam veterans from Carver County to Washington, D.C., to visit their respective memorials on April 28, 2018…
As students gathered for their tour of Tim and Amy Leonard’s dairy farm just outside Waconia, their teacher, Clark Machtemes, took a big whiff and said, “Smells like money to me.”
Growing up in Waconia, Jenn Bostic sang in show choir, played at local churches and performed around the city. She never expected she would be an award-winning singer - she could only dream.
Rotary members in Waconia are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.
“If you don’t hear from us that’s a good thing” said Dr. Richard Scott, public health manager at the Carver County Department of Public Health. “But of course one disaster can change everything.”
On Tuesday, Oct. 24, A&M Processing of Hamburg, Minnesota voluntarily recalled 30 pounds of ring bologna that could be contaminated with Listeria Monctyogenes. Consuming food with the pathogen may cause Listeriosis, which has a mortality rate of about 24 percent according to the National…
On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Watertown-Mayer School board voted unanimously to stick with the boys soccer co-op with Mayer Lutheran High School. After an hour of sometimes heated conversation, the decision was made.
Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care will host a pancake breakfast fundraiser to benefit the Waconia United Food Shelf from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. Guests from the community will enjoy a full pancake breakfast while supporting this very important community cause.