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What In The World Is ‘Nickle Dickle Day’?

When it comes to weekend family fun, you can’t go wrong with classic cars, an electronic bull, and duck races. You’ll find those things and much more in downtown Waconia on Saturday.

09/13/2013

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GOP’s Ortman Joins U.S. Senate Race

State Sen. Julianne Ortman is running to be the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Al Franken next year.

08/03/2013

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GOP’s Ortman To Announce Plans For US Senate Race

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.

07/31/2013

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Amputee Veterans Prove They’re Still In The Game

A group of veterans is proving their war wounds won’t slow them down.

07/12/2013

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Two Waconia Teachers Take On Mount McKinley

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.

06/13/2013

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Man Gets Year In Prison For Shooting At Bouncer

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.

04/01/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 2/22

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.

02/22/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

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.

02/22/2013

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Worker Accused Of Neglect In Nursing Home Patient’s Death

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.

02/06/2013

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Mound Firefighters Hailed For Lake Minnetonka Ice Rescue

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.

01/19/2013

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Waconia School Evacuated After Fire Set In Bathroom

Authorities say a smoky fire set in a men’s bathroom forced the evacuation of a Twin Cities area high school.

01/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Playoffs Opening Night, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

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.

10/23/2012

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Top GOP State Senator Prevails In Minn. Primary

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.

08/14/2012

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Dayton Kicks Off Fishing Opener In Waconia

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.

05/11/2012

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Waconia Set For Governor’s Fishing Opener

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.

05/10/2012

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Officials Look To Control Cormorant Numbers On MN Lake

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.

10/05/2011

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Small Surge Of Tots Could Change Minnesota Schools

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.

05/12/2011

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Rally Star: Waconia’s Shelby Moats

Our rally star this week is Waconia’s Shelby Moats, who led Waconia to Thursday’s section finals against Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

03/18/2011

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Man Accused Of Firing Shots At Bouncer In Waconia

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.

01/16/2011

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Higher Cereal Prices Driven By Corn Spike

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.

10/21/2010

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