Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm

Minnesota GrownGuest Post from Jeff Kahnke

Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm
Wholesale – Trees, Shrubs & Perennials

We are a 116-acre MN nursery specializing in trees, shrubs and perennials. We are located between Plato and Glencoe on the north side of Hwy 212 (15 miles west of Waconia). You can see our nursery clearly from the highway.

We grow tons of perennials including: daylilies, grasses, hostas and natives. Our shrub inventory includes vines, fruits, evergreens and roses.

Whether you need pines for privacy or apples for your appetite, we can help. We have both potted and ball and burlap trees.

Open to the Public Every Saturday – 8am – 3pm

Kahnke Brothers Tree Farm
10603 Boone Road, Plato, MN 55370
Phone (320) 238-2572


RedBoxes Spread Like Wildfire!

Red BoxIt wasn’t that long ago when there were no RedBoxes at all. Now the cheap and easy movie rental service has 4 locations in Waconia.

Where are they?

  • Mackenthun’s (inside)
  • McDonalds (inside)
  • Wallgreens (outside)
  • Holiday (outside)

That’s great news for people who like to rent movies for only a $1 a night, but not so good news for the video stores in town who have to be hurting from the ever expanding Redboxes.

Whole Hog Heaven BBQ – It Was Good While It Lasted

whole hog heaven

One of the best Waconia restaurants couldn’t make it though the recession. Whole Hog Heaven BBQ closed it doors in October and it’s a major loss to the community.

It’s really sad that we have three Subways but one BBQ place just couldn’t make it. It was a great restaurant and will be missed.

Meanwhile, you can contact them via their website as they can still cater special events and you can get their BBQ sauce www.wholehogheaven.com.

Ridgeview Medical Center Birthing Suites

If you are having a baby, you should check out Ridgeview Medical Center’s birthing suites. With so many nice amenities, it’s like staying in a hotel room.

The birthing center features six birthing suites with full-sized bathtubs, offering mothers the option to labor in water and have a water birth aided by certified nurse midwives along with 18 private “spa-like” postpartum suites with hotel-like décor and amenities.

Each room include:

  • Flat Screen TV
  • Surround Sound
  • iPod Hookup along with other MP3 players.
  • DVD Players
  • A/V in and out jacks for other electrons.
  • Spacious layouts.
  • Postpartum suites have a couch that turns into a single bed for dads or visitors.
  • My Brest Friend for breast feedings.
  • A nursery to send your little one to so you can get some sleep.
  • Friendly staff.
  • Quiet floors so you don’t get any hospital noise.
  • In room thermostats.
  • The latest in medical technology.
  • There are also two kitchens on the floor with free cookies, juice, milk, popsicle, ice cream, cereal, fruit, sandwiches and other goodies for patients and family.
  • And so much more.

Specialized care for high-risk deliveries will be coming in fall 2009!

Check out these sweet photos of the birthing suites!
Birthing Suite

Birthing Suite

Birthing Suite Bathroom

What do you think? Don’t they look like a great place to have your baby?

Vehicle Crashes into Holiday Gas Station

Last night a vehicle somehow crashed into the Holiday gas station in Waconia. They did quite a bit of damage to some of the windows, the building walls and some products in the store. No word on any injuries though.

The good news is Holiday is open for business with only a small portion of the store roped off for safety reasons.

My guess is someone put the car into drive instead of reverse and hit the gas. Still it’s quite a bit of damage for going as slowly as they should have been.  Maybe someone lost their breaks when pulling in?

What details have you heard?