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Last week, Central School District offered the job of superintendent to White Bear Lake principal, Tim Schochenmaier. He has since accepted the position and will be starting on July 1 of this year. On the evening of March 6, the school board met with Schochenmaier to negotiate his contract a…

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Every March, Minnesota Foodshare puts together a huge campaign for all participating food shelves in the state. This year, the surrounding food shelves in Watertown, Waconia, and NYA will be ready to receive food and donations throughout March to restock for the coming months.

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There are few things in the world that give out more good feelings than charity. In a gesture of thanks, Norwood Young America residents Lois Fahey, Peg Boyle, and Candice and Wanda Wilson donated to the NYA fire department. The donation was high enough to allow the department to purchase an…

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This week marked the beginning of interviews for the new superintendent for Central School District. With current superintendent Brian Corlett leaving June 30, the school board and school principals have been working hard to gather candidates. Now, the interviews have started and a decision …

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If you can’t wait for the remake, you can always get your "Lion King" fix by going to Cologne Academy’s spring musical. Students between 5th and 8th grade will be putting on the show the first weekend in March.

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With Carver County as a proud farming community, it’s no surprise that it would also be home to a Dairy Expo. For its 27th year, the expo will be held in Norwood Young America’s Central high school on Feb 18. With a range of speakers and vendors, along with a hot lunch, the expo hopes to sho…

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After receiving a grant from the Minnesota State Clean Water Fund, the Carver County Water Management Organization will be starting up some projects in 2019. The hope of these projects is to reduce pollutants from stormwater runoff, and there are a couple solutions for doing so.

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On Feb 5, the board of commissioners held a regular session that included the annual report from the Local Advisory Committee on Mental Health. The board also held a public hearing regarding a county-wide right of way ordinance.

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A city isn’t built in a day, nor is it maintained and made great by one person. The same can be said of a county, especially one the size of Carver. Instead, the council and commissioners are helped by an array of committees to make things easier. Each committee has their own purpose, and wh…

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On Tuesday Jan 15, Norwood Young America resident Ann Fitz walked down her driveway to get the mail, as most of us do. However, a small trip outside turned into a three and a half hour ordeal, as she slipped on the ice and fell into the ditch, fracturing her knee. Unable to move and alone, t…

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Despite the cold, the Norwood Young America Area Chamber met on Jan 24 for their chamber banquet. With folks representing several businesses from NYA, Plato, Waconia, and more coming together to enjoy a warm meal, the chamber revealed some of its new plans for the year to come.

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It’s time to get those creative juices flowing to write some poetry. For the 6th year running, the Arts Consortium of Carver County will be holding its Poetry Contest. This is for anyone and everyone in the community to show off their poetry prowess and maybe even win an award.

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In an age of tension, one of the most popular terms being thrown around is “mental health”. There’s been a significant increase in how many are diagnosed with mental illness in the last decade. But what does mental health actually refer to, and where do you go if the mind is unhealthy?

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On Jan 8, the county commissioners had their first meeting for the year. The chair and vice chair for both the board and Regional Rail Authority were elected for 2019 as well as appointing members of the county to various advisory committees. There were also several items on the consent agen…

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Siberian huskies, stargazing, and skis rule the night during this Candlelit Ski and Dog Sled luminary tradition on Saturday, January 5 and February 2 from 6:00-9:00 p.m., at Baylor Regional Park. Walk, snowshoe or ski the luminary trail between sipping your hot cocoa and toasting s’mores. Cr…

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With winter setting in, construction season has halted. However, that does not mean that planning is not underway. The much anticipated Highway 212 project is still moving forward, and another update was delivered to the NYA city council on Nov. 13.

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The signs are down, the campaign ads ceased—another election cycle has passed. With that, area communities are left with face both familiar and new to guide their respective towns into the future for the next two years. Here are the results: