West Carver News

Serving the western Carver County area including Watertown, Mayer, and New Germany – an online-only news publication

Making day-to-day life easier with WeCAB

Over a decade ago, bus service was cut in the Westonka area. Many people were affected by this, forcing them to find a new way...

Carver County Sheriff’s Office asked to manage trend of bad behavior at county parks

The sheriff’s office has been asked to manage a recent trend of disrespectful use and park ordinance violations on park property. Specifically, issues of vandalism...

Dog shot in Carver County

Carver County Sheriff Jason Kamerud reports that at 05:50 PM on June 15, 2024, his Officereceived a 9-1-1 call about a family dog that had...

The First Amendment: freedom with responsibility

As a history buff, I've always been fascinated by the Constitution.But after joining this newspaper, my interest skyrocketed. I reread the document, determined to truly...

Will the US electric grid handle AI’s growth?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is transforming industries, yet the energy required to fuel it is often overlooked.The electrical energy consumed in data centers powering AI platforms...

Fatherhood

They hand you this tiny person, all wrinkled and squalling, and suddenly you're a dad.  I have said this before but it really does hit...

  • CANOE

    – 1980 Grumman 17 ft. In good shape, paddles included. $700. Delano. Call 952-457-0210. 2-6s

  • MOTORHOME

    – Coachmen Santara, 61,000 miles, Loretto area, 661-877-8795 2-6s

  • FREE KITTENS

    – Orange tabby, males. Tortoise-shell, females. 10 weeks old. Cokato. Call 612-978-8275. 2-6s

  • BUNNIES

    – 7 weeks old, all different colors. $10. Call 763-238-2702. 2-6s

  • FOUND

    – Fish finder/locator, found on CSHA 15. Owner can claim by identifying. Call 612-201-7751. 2-3s

McCabe and Czinano wrap up impressive careers at Class AA State Meet

McCabe and Czinano wrap up impressive careers at Class AA State Meet

ST. MICHAEL – The impressive careers of two Watertown-Mayer girls track and field athletes came to a close on the state’s biggest stage. Both Maggie...

W-M’s Schmidt feels right at home in state meet debut

W-M’s Schmidt feels right at home in state meet debut

ST. MICHAEL – Making his first state tournament appearance, Watertown-Mayer’s Micah Schmidt felt right at home. The sophomore held his own competing against the state’s...

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Watertown issues statement with convincing win over Delano

AMATEUR BASEBALL: Watertown issues statement with convincing win over DelanoFree Access

WATERTOWN – Last season the Watertown Red Devils were left on the outside looking in after missing the state tournament. They weren’t playing their best...

South Story Bank & Trust notice of application for bank office in Watertown, MN


Legal NoticeSouth Story Bank & Trust, Slater, Iowa, has submitted an application to the FDIC Regional Director for authorization to establish a bank office at...

Mayer public hearing 6/18/24, rezoning


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ACCEPT INPUT ON THE PROPOSED REZONING OF PROPERTY IN THE CITY OF MAYER FROM C/I COMMERICAL/INDUSTRIAL TO R-1 LOW DENSITY...

WM School Board minutes 4/22/24 special meeting


INDEPENDENT SCHOOLDISTRICT NO. 111WATERTOWN, MINNESOTA 55388BOARD OF EDUCATIONSpecial SessionApril 22, 2024I. The special session of the Watertown-Mayer School Board in the Watertown-Mayer High School on...