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Beach Party in Waconia on Sunday.
Enjoy a beach party from noon to 4 p.m., for Sunday, July 23 at Lake Waconia Regional Park Beach. This is a free event, but vehicles entering the park will be required to have either a $5 daily or $24 annual permit for entrance into the park. Lake Waconia Regional Park is located just east of the city of Waconia at 8170 Paradise Lane. Planned activities for the day include * Parent/child games and activities * Safari Greg plays beach music and...
Fundraiser in City Square Park
Tony Scherer knows plenty about electronics and how systems work. He knows more about the cancer in his body than he ever wanted. The Belle Plaine man and his family will soon learn about the generosity of others thanks to a benefit slated for July 23-24 and 30-31, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. both weekends. It will be held at City Square Park, between East Third and East Fourth streets, in Chaska. Von Hanson’s Meats will be selling bratwurst, grilling t...
New morgue needed? County part of co-op facing big decision
by Shannon Fiecke
Medical Examiner Dr. Lindsey Thomas would like to retire in eight years, and she wants to leave area counties in good hands. But Thomas knows forensic pathologists are hard to come by. It may be impossible to hire a lead ex-aminer for the eight south-central Minnesota counties she serves unless the Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office gets a new facility before she retires. Thomas shares the basement of Regina Medical Center in Hasting...
Shutdown helps attendance at local parks
by Forrest Adams
A Three Rivers Park District e-news release last week exploited the bitter pill that many people have been forced to swallow this month by asking the following question: “Did the state government shut down your camping plans?” What was a disappointment for campers with reservations at one of Minnesota’s 66 state parks turned out to be a boon for local parks. But many campers, who would have left the area for a state park, seem to have turned i...
Timber! Trees removed for street reconstruction
by Mollee Francisco
Contractors began removing trees in the Spruce/Locust/West Third neighborhood Friday morning as part of the 2011 street reconstruction project. More than a dozen trees - mostly front yard trees - will be removed to make way for the new street and new utilities. Utility replacement is scheduled to begin next week. The whole street reconstruction project will continue through October. The Spruce/Locust/West Third project is the first of a compre...
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