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Chaska student meets with President Obama
Jun 13, 2011 | 3 3 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska High School junior Esther Lee was one of 10 young Americans invited to the White House to meet with President Obama’s senior staff and Washington-based youth advocates last week to discuss issues of concern to youth. President Obama (with first dog Bo) joined the meeting about halfway through, according to a press release from Minnesota Alliance with Youth.  Lee attended as the representative of Minnesota Alliance With Youth, on whose b...
Ryder Cup coming to town! (In 2016)
Jun 13, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 60 60 recommendations | email to a friend
Fox 9 wins the award for the earliest Ryder Cup news tie-in (coming in five years) with this story about Hazeltine National Golf Club's recent upgrade. Hazeltine Nat’l Gets Ryder Cup Ready:
Carver flood: The Cliff Notes version
May 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rue family, via the Carver website Carver Current posted this timelapse "Minnesota Spring Flood in 30 Seconds" video of the flood at the Carver railroad trestle.
Slideshow: 2011 Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 27, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
The 59th Annual Chaska Legion Auxiliary's Easter Egg Hunt took place on Saturday, April 23 in City Square Park. Enjoy a selection of images from the event below:
Rooted in earth, sky and relationships
Apr 24, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
By Unsie Zuege Lydia Holsten was thrilled. Holsten, from Victoria, was walking the grounds of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum last Friday, with a friend, admiring the “Steelroots: Touching Earth & Sky” exhibition. Suddenly, an SUV pulled up and stopped. Out jumped a man with long, curly, salt- and-pepper hair, wearing a long black coat. “Do you love it or hate it?” Steve Tobin asked as he ran up to her. “Want a picture with the artist?” “Oh!...
Carver now has floodcams
Mar 26, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Carver Mayor Greg Osterdyk just notified us that the city's webcams are now operational, check them out here . The cameras are focused on the levee and the flooded Minnesota River.
Video: County Roads (or The Ballad of the Flood Detour)
Mar 26, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
“Detour takes me farther from my home long away …” Chaska-to-Shakopee commuter Scott Heiserman put his frustrations, and extra-long driving time, to good use with the updated classic posted below. “I think a lot of people will relate!” he noted. “For the 2nd year I, and thousands of others, have been inconvenienced by the Highway 41 and 101 bridge closings. Traffic is a mess! During the long hours in the car I came up with this tune. Robin Mar...
Video: Senator visits Carver and Chaska
Mar 24, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar checked out the Minnesota River and Carver and Chaska's flood prevention efforts March 24, 2011. Klobuchar said she will use her observations from these visits to report to officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Video: Goodbye Highway 41
Mar 23, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
We had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun, but with the rain and the snow, under water it must go. Alas, the Minnesota River is flooding and the Highway 41 river crossing is scheduled to close at 7 p.m., March 23. With only a few hours to go, we decided to take our readers on a short ride over the beloved road, before it is taken by the icy waters.  
Video: Painting the flood
Mar 21, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 51 51 recommendations | email to a friend
Taking some photos of the Minnesota River this morning, I ran into Ch aska artist Richard Kochenash , who was working on a painting of the icy Minnesota River at Winkel Park. Kochenash always has a unique perspective on Chaska’s visual qualities, and has painted the Minnesota River several times. He took some time to talk about painting the rising waters of the river.  
Video: Carver volunteers begin sandbagging
Mar 17, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
On March 16, volunteers in Carver began sandbagging, preparing for the rising waters of the Minnesota River.  
Video: MnDOT's flood traffic plans
Mar 07, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
KARE 11 recently followed up on MnDOT's plans to increase traffic capacity on Highway 169 if it floods.  
Sick of it all
Mar 01, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Dr. Kerrie Allen, of Allina’s Crossroads Clinic in Chaska, talks about the latest round of winter illnesses on this Fox 9 story .   Metro Clinics Fraught with Winter Illnesses:
Video: Stand up to Bullying Day at Chaska High School
Feb 25, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Feb. 25 is “International Stand up to Bullying Day,” when groups throughout the world wear pink T-shirts to show their support against bullying. “Girls in Action,” a Chaska High School group advised by Amy Johncox, an administrative dean, was among the participants. The Chaska Police Department has partnered with these local anti-bullying efforts – recently hosting a town hall forum on the topic.
Video: Hooked on Books 2011
Feb 23, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
The sixth annual book fair “Hooked on Books … and the Arts Too!” at Chaska High School attracted an estimated 2,000 people on Saturday morning. This year, volunteers also handed out 1,200 free books to local children, ages pre-school to grade 5. There were over 30 activities for children, ranging from dancing to live music to decorating “Wild Thing” masks to making “ooey goo.” Among those offering feedback to District 112 Community Education w...
Video: The Duck has landed
Feb 18, 2011 | 2 2 comments | 53 53 recommendations | email to a friend
A crew with Pieper Excavating, from Wever, Iowa, arrived in Carver Thursday to remove the giant log jam at the Minnesota River railroad bridge. Over the past month, local officials have been “making a hard push” to remove the log jam, said Carver City Administrator Brent Mareck. When the river floods, officials worry about the log jam’s impact on the river and levee as it passes downtown Carver. Union Pacific owns the bridge where the logs pil...
Video: Murder on the Minnesota
Feb 17, 2011 | 1 1 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend
On June 3, 1901 in Carver, Minnesota, Andrew Tapper, 34, stabbed his coworker Rosa Mixa, 18, to death. Tapper turned himself in and, following a trial, was sentenced to hang on Feb. 18, 1902 -- 109 years ago, as of 12:33 a.m. This video is the story of the murder and the execution. For more details, check out this story .    
Slideshow: 2011 Fishing contest
Feb 02, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 54 54 recommendations | email to a friend
Overcast skies dominated the day Saturday, but with temperatures in the mid-20s, Minnesotans found their way to Firemen’s Lake and the Chaska Fire Department’s 54th Annual Fishing Contest. Organizer Jeff Lenzen estimated that the lake played host to 2,000 anglers and their companions during the two-hour event. “Fantastic turnout,” said Lenzen. The fire department is still counting the money raised during the contest. Funds will go toward train...
What happens after you flush?
Jan 27, 2011 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Did you know that until about 1960, Chaska pumped its sewage directly into the Minnesota River? Now it's treated at the Blue Water Wastewater Treatment Facility in Shakopee, operated by the Metropolitan Council. Here's a 14-minute Met Council video explaining what happens after you flush your toilet.  
Video: Hometown Holiday
Dec 06, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 52 52 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska's Hometown Holiday was held on Dec. 4, 2010 in downtown Chaska. The event included wagon rides; visits with Santa, elves and a reindeer; singing from the Chaska High School Chamber Singers; speakers who talked about multicultural holidays; and the lighting of the city's tree by Grace Millerbernd, who won the Hometown Holiday coloring contest. Throughout the day, downtown merchants held sales and special events.
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