Republican State Sen. Julianne Ortman, who has been considering a U.S. Senate campaign, is announcing her political plans on Saturday at an event in Waconia. Ortman released details of the weekend event on Wednesday night.
A group of veterans is proving their war wounds won’t slow them down.
A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.
A 34-year-old New Germany man will spend a year in jail for firing a gun at a bouncer after being kicked out of a Waconia bar in January of 2011.
Didn’t get a chance to see WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? Don’t worry. We’ve got all the winter sports action right here.
While the best girls hockey teams are battling at Xcel Energy this week for a state championship, pairings are set for the State Wrestling Tournament, and the State Gymnastics Tournament is this weekend at the University of Minnesota.
A former worker at a Waconia nursing home is accused of neglect after a patient with known breathing problems died in a bathroom, wasn’t given CPR and 911 wasn’t called, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
For firefighters at the Mound Volunteer Department, winter is a busy time of year. Calls for help come in not just for fire, but also ice rescue.
Authorities say a smoky fire set in a men’s bathroom forced the evacuation of a Twin Cities area high school.
It’s hard to believe that the regular season is over in high school football, and now every team in the state will be playing this week with a little more desperation. It’s now the playoffs, and it’s what every player looks forward to when they hit the field in August for two-a-day practices.
The No. 2 Republican in the Minnesota Senate has made it past a conservative rival in a Republican primary in the southwestern Twin Cities suburbs.
When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Saturday, hundreds will hit the water for the Minnesota fishing opener. And Waconia’s In Towne Marina will be ready as Gov. Mark Dayton kicks off the opener on Lake Waconia.
Gov. Mark Dayton plans to attend Friday’s community picnic in Waconia, then fish Lake Waconia at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, and fish again later Saturday morning.
Republican Rep. John Kline and Dem. Collin Peterson are supporting a measure to better control cormorants on Lake Waconia, one of the best fishing lakes in the metro area.
New figures from the 2010 census show a small surge of young children in Minnesota, and look no further than the town of Waconia near Minneapolis for evidence of how that could change school districts throughout the state in the next few years.
Our rally star this week is Waconia’s Shelby Moats, who led Waconia to Thursday’s section finals against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.
A New Germany man is accused of firing several shots at a bouncer in Waconia. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Gregory Peterson remains in custody Sunday and faces attempted homicide charges.
On Tim Leonard’s Carver County farm, a nice spell of warm and dry fall weather means he’s just about to wrap up another bumper crop. But even that bumper harvest can’t satisfy a rising world demand for corn and other grains.