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‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ Returns To Carver County

It may look like the Minnesota State Fair, but it has got its own flavor. “All the great music, all the great bands, it’s fantastic,” Chaska resident Daniel Mills said. A Taste of Minnesota, which dates back to 1983, has had its share of issues over the years.

07/03/2015

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Tap Talk: Waconia Brewing Company

I don’t know about you, but growing up my brothers and I fought. A lot. So, while the idea of starting your own business seems daunting, the idea of starting a business with your brother seems insurmountable. But for some families, like the DeLanges, it works.

06/23/2015

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Carver County Taprooms Get Green Light To Sell Growlers

It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.

06/07/2015

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Minnesota Winery Celebrates Anniversary With Grand Re-Opening

A trip to Napa for wine sounds nice, doesn’t it? But how about a trip to Waconia instead? Turns out, you don’t have to escape to California to taste, and make, your own wine!

05/28/2015

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Which Meats Are Most Affordable For Your Memorial Day Cookout?

Bacon prices are the lowest they have been in two years — they reached an all-time high around the same time last year. As for other meats, we looked into the price counts of your favorite grilling staples.

05/23/2015

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Stores Anticipating Price Hike Following Bird Flu Outbreak

With so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.

04/23/2015

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Family Of Man Committed For Killing Parents Objects To His Release

A Minnesota man who killed his parents 16 years ago is expected to be released from a state hospital soon. Richard Happ has been a resident at the Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter since he was 30 years old.

04/10/2015

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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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Podcast Page: 2-3-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A Timberwolves Ticket Tuesday…..click the link above to listen to Erik Paulsen discuss vaccinations, President Obama’s Budget and more.

02/03/2015

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Taste Of Minnesota Staying In Waconia This Summer

The Taste of Minnesota festival will be staying in Waconia this summer.

02/02/2015

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Alternative ‘DEAR’ Hunt Tracks Down Good Bargains

There’s an alternative hunt going on in Waconia this weekend.

11/08/2014

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New Minnesota Distillery Debuts Gin, Vodka

A new micro-distillery in Waconia is hoping to make a name for itself in Minnesota’s growing craft distillery industry. J. Carver Distillery sent its first shipment of gin and vodka to Twin Cities liquor stores last week.

10/31/2014

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Group of Juveniles Caught ‘Batting’ Rocks At Carver County Homes

Carver County sheriff’s deputies caught a group of juveniles who had been running through backyards in Waconia, Minn., “batting” rocks at houses.

09/29/2014

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Police: Verizon Burglars Cut Hole In Wall, Climbed Through Ceiling Tiles

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Waconia Verizon Wireless store, where thieves entered through ceiling tiles and cut a hole through drywall. Authorities responded to reports of a burglary at the store, located at 716 Vista Blvd., as well as Bella Nails and Spa next door.

07/15/2014

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‘Taste Of Minnesota’ Drawing In Crowds At New Location

The “Taste of Minnesota” is underway in a new location. Organizers say it’s been so popular, they’re running out of food and had to call in for more! The Fourth of July festival moved from Harriet Island in St. Paul, Minn. because of flooding, to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.

07/05/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-3-14

Miss something from Thursday’s show? Check out Dave’s Podcast Page.

07/03/2014

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Flooding Moves ‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ To Carver Co.

The venue for “A Taste Of Minnesota” is shifting about 40 miles west due to heavy flooding in downtown St. Paul, Minn. The festival is moving from Harriet Island to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia, Minn.

06/25/2014

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Minnesota VA Medical Centers Have Shorter Waits

Waiting times at the two Veterans Affairs medical centers in Minnesota are considerably lower than the worst trouble spots in the VA system, new audit data released Monday show. The average wait time for a patient seeking primary care for the first time is 28 days at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center and 25 days at the St. Cloud center, the data show. But the waits are much shorter for established patients who are already in the VA system — three days at Minneapolis and two days at St. Cloud.

06/09/2014

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Waconia Child Who Fell From Window In Critical Condition, ID’d

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling through a second story window in Waconia early Sunday afternoon. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the incident at 12:19 p.m. on the 1300 block of Creekside Circle.

06/09/2014

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Child Falls From 2nd Story Of Waconia House

A young boy is in the hospital after falling out of a second story window in Waconia Sunday. A neighbor says the boy was playing on the couch and pushed out the window screen, falling to the ground below.

06/08/2014

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Bodies Of Man, Woman Found In Carver Co. Home

The Carver County sheriff’s office says the bodies of a man and a woman have been found in a home in Waconia Township. Sheriff Jim Olson says no suspects are being sought, and there is no danger to the public.

04/08/2014

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Minnesotans Can Hardly Remember The Last Time It Was This Nice Out

For the first time in 114 days, Minnesotans enjoyed 50 degree temperatures in the Twin Cities. Nov.16 was the last time it was this warm, and the heat brought with it a late-winter melt, creating wet roads and running paths.

03/10/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Coffeehouse

For many of us, stopping at the local coffeehouse before heading off on our day is routine. But with a coffee shop on practically every corner, how do can you pick a favorite?

03/06/2014

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Strong Winds Near Waconia Causing Treacherous Driving Conditions

It’s not bad if you’re in town in Waconia, protected by buildings and trees, but venture out into the open and it gets downright nasty.

02/26/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Jan. 10, 2014

On Friday, we sent David McCoy to watch Hopkins take on Maranatha Christian Academy. We’ve got that game, and loads of other winter sports highlights.

01/10/2014

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