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At its meeting on Feb. 21, the Hennepin County Board awarded 26 grants that will not only invest in the county’s tree canopy, but also the health and economic vitality of communities, according to a county press release.

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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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Derek Gunderson, chair of the Carver County Mental Health Advisory Committee, stood before the Carver County Board of Commissioners to present information about mental health in Carver County. 

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Summer is in full swing at Carver County Parks! This summer has been spent log rolling, canoeing, slacklining, stand–up paddle boarding and so much more! However, all of these great programs and events are not over yet. There are still opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the outdoors…

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Everson’s Hardware Hank is changing the way people think about their hardware stores. Located at 121 E Hwy 5 in Waconia, the Eversons and their staff have taken steps to make hardware stores a more inviting experience for every type of customer. 

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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A weekend crash in Minnetrista left one person dead and sent one to the hospital, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.