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Questions about your health? Check out the new Hutchinson Health newsletter

SPONSORED POST – From birth care to advanced varicose vein treatment, Hutchinson Health’s medical experts care for the health of patients in many local communities. Hutchinson Health’s winter 2015 newsletter was recently mailed to households in the area.

To see the newsletter online, click here.

Hutchinson Health 2015 winter newsletter

Everybody Loves Opal presented by River City Theatre Company

SPONSORED POST. River City Theatre Company, Watertown presents Everybody Loves Opals by John Patrick. Adults $6, Students/Senior $5 (free admission for military members with ID)

Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 pm
Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 pm
Sunday, March 1 at 2 pm
Thursday, March 5 at 8 om
Friday, March 6 at 7 pm
Saturday, March 7 at 7 pm
Sunday, March 8 at 2 pm

Don’t forget to vote – Township elections and annual meetings Tuesday, March 10

WRIGHT, McLEOD, CARVER COUNTIES, MN – Victor, Middleville, Woodland, and Marysville townships will be electing new officials Tuesday, March 10.

Polls will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. An annual meeting will take place at each township hall following the election.

Victor Township

Where to vote: Victor Township Hall, 8718 90th St. SW, Howard Lake.

Who’s up for election:

David Hoover’s term as supervisor is up, along with Sean Groos’ term as treasurer.

Groos re-filed for the treasurer position, and David Glessing and Ryan Bakeburg filed for the supervisor position.

Middleville Township

Where to vote: Middleville Township Hall, 3014 Co. Rd. 6 SW, Howard Lake.

Who’s up for election:

Judy Forst re-filed for the two-year treasurer position, and Jim Jacobson re-filed for the three-year supervisor position. Both candidates are running unopposed.

Woodland Township

Where to vote: Woodland Township Hall, 9065 Clementa Ave. SW, Montrose.

Who’s up for election:

Woodland Township features two open seats, including the supervisor position of Dan Domjahn and the treasurer position of Paula Wood Lavigne.

Both incumbents re-filed and are running unopposed.

Marysville Township

Where to vote: Marysville Township Hall, 3733 Dempsey Ave. SW, Waverly.

Who’s up for election:

Jane Hurley is running for supervisor, to fill the remaining year in the position previously held by Dick Sawatzke. (Sawatzke passed away in June 2014, and Hurley had been appointed to his seat.)

The three-year supervisor position of Augie Riebel is also up, and Riebel has re-filed. There were no other filings.

Annual meetings without elections

Some area townships conducted their elections in the fall. These townships still have an annual meeting Tuesday, March 10.

• Bergen Twp. – 8 p.m. at the Bergen Town Hall, 16595 Babcock Ave., Lester Prairie.

• Hollywood Twp. – 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Town Hall, one block east of the Hollywood Sports Complex on County Road 122.

• Watertown Twp. – 7 p.m. at the Watertown Township Office, 3580 Co. Rd. 10 N., Watertown.

• Camden Twp. – 7 p.m. at the Camden Township Hall, 315 State Ave. S., New Germany.

• Winsted Twp. – 8 p.m. in the Vollmer Room at the Winsted City Hall, at 201 1st St. N.

Waconia teen to appear on ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ Feb. 13

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Joe Dertinger of Waconia will be on the TV game show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, the Waconia Patriot reported.

The show airs on KSTC-TV Channel 45, and is raising money for Shriners Hospitals for Children. A celebrity contestant picked Dertinger, who is a National Patient Ambassador for Shriners Hospitals this year, as their “in-studio lifeline.”

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Taste of MN will return to Carver County in 2015

CARVER COUNTY, MN – A Taste of Minnesota announced today that the popular Fourth of July festival will return to the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia in 2015. The festival will take place July 2-5 and feature big-name concerts, Minnesota foods, and one of the best fireworks displays in the state.

“We received a very warm welcome in Waconia last year when we were in urgent need of a new home,” said Linda Maddox, general manager of A Taste of Minnesota. “After carefully evaluating Saint Paul and other venue options for 2015, we decided to return to Waconia.”

The festival had to find a new home after floodwaters overran Harriet Island last June, just a week before Taste was set to open in its long-time Saint Paul home. The Carver County Fairgrounds was selected as the new location for several reasons, including its close proximity to the Twin Cities, the layout of the grounds, and most of all the outpouring of support from the Waconia community.

“Waconia is not only a great place to live and work, but to have these kinds of events. We just hosted the largest vintage snowmobile show in the world, we’ve hosted windsurfing championships and the Governor’s Fishing Opener, and now A Taste of Minnesota has discovered what a welcoming place Waconia is,” said Mayor Jim Sanborn. “We’re excited to have them return in 2015 and hopefully into the future. I have heard great support from local businesses and from people who attended last year’s Taste.”

Maddox indicated that she will always appreciate the Saint Paul roots of A Taste of Minnesota, and that Waconia is an ideal place for Taste traditions to continue growing. She has worked and will continue to work closely with the City of Waconia, Carver County Fair board, and Waconia Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau on planning a safe, successful, and family-friendly festival.

“Our business community is thrilled to have A Taste of Minnesota back in Waconia. The music, food and fireworks were outstanding last year, so we look forward to this showcase event attracting visitors to our community again, whether it is for an easy getaway or an extended stay, ” said Kellie Sites, president of the Waconia Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau. “A Taste of Minnesota definitely has a positive impact on our local economy.”

A Taste of Minnesota will announce musical acts and other festival details this spring. For more information, go to