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Waconia recently welcomed two new businesses, Heal Her Peer Support and Uplift Your Life Feng Shui. These two businesses are both unique in their approach to offering empowerment and healing through their services.

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Winter started innocently enough with little snow and modest temperatures. But last month saw record snowfalls – about 30 inches for February – and bitter cold temperatures we haven’t experienced in 20 years. And March keeps piling it on, with 4-6 inches added over the weekend.

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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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Minnesota business leaders say that encouraging entrepreneurship will guarantee future success and help grow the state’s economy for decades to come. Meanwhile, business statistics indicate that one in four individuals is planning to start their own business.

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The Waconia Chamber of Commerce appointed and recognized board of director members at its annual meeting last Thursday. Chamber members also celebrated the many community events the Waconia Chamber staged in 2018 and heard a state of the city address.

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After a relative lull the past couple of years, building activity in the city of Waconia started to pick up in 2018, and 2019 could be a breakout year.

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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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On Dec 26, Watertown’s City Council held a special meeting regarding Watertown Fuel & Food’s tobacco sales license application. The license had been revoked in February as the result of charges of tax evasion from the Minnesota Department of Revenue.

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Mario’s Italian Kitchen housed the River City Theatre troupe for their showing of A Christmas Carol on Dec 13 and 14. With dinner, wine, and a show, as well as Mario himself as the ghost of Christmas Future, the evening was abound with holiday cheer. (Photos submitted by Mario Cortolezzis)

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Adams Publishing Group announced Dec. 3 they have purchased the assets of the Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership from W.D. Hoard & Sons Company. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13…

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Sometimes after a long day, cooking just sounds like the biggest chore in the world, especially if there’s more than one mouth to feed. There is a chance, though, that Mario Cortolezzis may relieve this burden for a night.

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Probably one of the most frustrating parts of December and winter in general is finding things to do. It’s usually too cold or dark outside, shopping malls and stores are packed with last-minute shoppers, and snow makes it hard to get around. Luckily, Mario’s Italian Kitchen has two shows ha…

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Even though Thanksgiving is our next big holiday, it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas season. And Bremer Bank will soon be preparing for their own holiday season with their toy drive.

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VFW Post 5462 on First Street remains closed under a 90-day suspension by the state VFW office. The local VFW post has been shut down since mid-August by order of the state VFW commander.

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Catalyst Medical Clinic, PA, has been a valued member of the Watertown community since it opened its doors in 2000. With a location in Watertown and Chaska, the clinic serves a wide range of communities spanning from Chaska, Waconia, Watertown, Mayer, Norwood Young America, Wayzata, Orono, L…

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Watertown prepares for its last hurrah before autumn as the Crowfest Craft and Small Business Expo quickly approaches. Taking place on September 15 in Rick Johnson Memorial Park in Watertown, this is the second year for the local festival. 

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“This is our everything,” Freedom Farm founder and executive director, Susie Bjorklund, said of the 2018 11th Annual Polo Event Fundraiser. 

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A few weeks ago, the Waconia Patriot carried a story about the prevalence cybersecurity threats, data breaches and how the website of a Watertown senior living facility was comprised.

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Diane Langenbach, south area engineer for the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Metro District, visited Watertown to present information about an upcoming highway improvement project between Watertown and Mayer to the Watertown Chamber of Commerce.

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It’s fall on the farm! LuceLine Orchard in Watertown is a buzz as owners and staff members prepare for opening day on Saturday, Sept. 1st. 

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Lakeview Clinic has long been a staple in the community of Watertown. Currently located at 309 Jefferson Avenue SW, the full service clinic provides family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics and complete x-ray facilities, and a clinical laboratory.