Waconia considers leash law for cats

Waconia officials are considering a citywide ordinance that would require cat owners to keep them on leashes – similar to restrictions on dogs.

Waconia business crafts cotton candy cakes

Cotton candy is one of the most popular treats found at fairs, carnivals and sporting events. You don't have to wait until summer to get a fresh batch of the sweet treat. An entrepreneur in Waconia turned an idea from her daughter's birthday party into a booming business. Crystal Jensen launched Candie Clouds a few years back. She spins sugar into fun creations including cotton candy cakes.

Restaurant and modern-day speakeasy open in former VFW in Waconia

The old VFW in Waconia has gone through a major renovation and while there are odes to the past, it’s unrecognizable. The building now houses an Italian restaurant, Bode Gray’s, that specializes in artisan pizza. In the basement, a speakeasy called The Brass Hat that has an unmarked back-alley entrance. Bode Gray’s is located at 125 W 1st St. in Waconia. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday. The Brass Hat is open Tuesday through Saturday.

Waconia adult day services program closes its doors

Encore served thousands of clients over the years; providing a social arena for otherwise isolated seniors. But Encore was one of a dying breed of its type of day-time senior-focused facility, and now it’s the latest local way of life impacted by the pandemic.

Waconia adult day services program closes its doors

After 45 years of caring for Carver County seniors, veterans, and clients with a range of medical conditions, as of Sunday, April 2, Waconia’s Encore adult day services program is now a thing of the past.

90-year-old The Lady Farmer shares her secrets

Donna Frantz, also known as the Lady Farmer, is 90 years old and has a farm and shop in Waconia. Garden Guy Dale K stopped by her farm to learn about what she does and get tips for home gardening and canning.