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March 12, 1970: Herald reports
March 12, 1970: Herald reports Chaska City Council approved the Engler application for re-zoning of property where developer hopes to develop a mobile home park. Three neighbors spoke to the issue: Ted Ottinger, Glen Reus and Ray Tschimperle.
Jury selection to begin in murder trial
by Mollee Francisco
Jury selection will begin next week in the murder trial of Jesse James Rogers. Rogers is facing charges of second-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 35-year-old Jason Foster. Foster died following an alleged altercation with Rogers outside Kelley’s Bar in downtown Chaska in the early morning hours of June 3. The selection of the jury is expected to begin on the morning of Tuesday, March 13 with testimony starting the following week. The Ca...
March 11, 1920: Herald reports
March 11, 1920: Herald reports our first shirt factory, located on upper floor of White building, is coming along in fine shape. About 15 girls are now employed and more will be added Monday.
March 10, 1977: Herald reports
March 10, 1977: Herald reports Chaska High School Coach Dennis Welter released seasons statistics for the boys Hawks. Kevin Dahlke led in 10 of 14 departments. The Hawks lose five seniors – Dahlke, Russ Boegeman, Jeff Rosenwinkel, Tom Rojina and Kyle Kuelbs.
A McDonald's for northern Chaska?
by Mollee Francisco
McDonald's is proposing a second Chaska location, this one up by Kohl's on the north end of town. According to Sean Olsen's Brick City Blog , the proposal will be on the Planning Commission's agenda next Wednesday. Olsen is a member of the city's Parks Board. 
March 9, 1950: Herald reports
March 9, 1950: Herald reports Chaska Hawks defeated by St. Louis Park Basketball team in District 18. Chaska players included Priess, Schlefsky, Wenzel, Glaeser, Lubansky, Dahlke and Shorba.
Shanahan was on stage to capture this moment in Boise when Eddie Van Halen saluted his brother Alex’s drum solo. (Photo by Rob Shanahan/
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Shooting for the stars
by Mollee Francisco
There is no such thing as a short story when Rob Shanahan’s telling it. But with a past as rich as his, who can blame him? It may have taken a couple of decades, but the Norwood native (pre-Young America merger) has worked his way up in the ranks to become one of the preeminent music photographers of his generation. He’s a favorite among artists like Joe Walsh, Sheila E. and Ringo Starr. And he’s got a book full of photos (with forward written...
Gov. Dayton in Chaska on March 28
Gov. Mark Dayton will be at the March 28 SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hazeltine National Golf Club, is $25 for chamber members and $30 for non-members According to the chamber, the governor will “share briefly the progress being made at the Capitol this session and answer your questions.” Register at or call (952) 474-3233.
Lenzen receives Klein award
by Mollee Francisco
John Lenzen got his first loan from KleinBank, then called First National Bank of Chaska. The year was 1963 and Lenzen’s parents had just passed away. He needed a loan to help buy their house, but without any credit he found himself pleading for the bank to take a chance on him. Lenzen remembers George C. Klein telling the loan officer to bring “the young man” to his office. Lenzen stated his case before the bank president and then waited for ...
Public Notices from the March 8, 2012 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the March 8, 2012 print edition of the Chaska Herald newspaper? The page or pages on which those notices were printed are attached to this item, in the form of .pdf’s that can be opened with Adobe Acrobat.
March 8, 1945: Herald reports
March 8, 1945: Herald reports Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Steinberger were notified that their son Pfc. Florian Steinberger was killed on Luzon, in the Philippines. Pfc. Steinberger becomes the sixth Gold Star Serviceman of Chaska and the third local man to have lost his life in the Pacific Theatre of War.
Chaska hires new assistant city administrator
The City of Chaska has hired a new assistant city administrator. According to the latest city newsletter, Jeffrey Dahl will fill the vacancy made by Bart Fischer's departure. Fischer left Chaska to take a job as the city administrator in Falcon Heights. Dahl was chosen from a pool of more than 60 candidates for the position. He has served as the city administrator in Osseo since 2010. He also served as their development director since 2006. Pr...
Obituary for Barbara Ann Schatz
Barbara Schatz, 74, of Carver, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Belle Plaine Lutheran Home. Her husband, Francis spent the last eight days at her bedside. Barbara Ann was born Sept. 29, 1937 in Zeeland, ND to parents Michael and Elizabeth (Streifel) Feist. She was the oldest of three children and attended school in Zeeland. She married Francis Schatz Sept. 19, 1960 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Zeeland, ND. They were blessed with ...
Obituary for Julian Richard Claeys
Julian Claeys, 75, of Carver, died Friday, March 2, 2012 unexpectedly at his home. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 10, 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Prairie Catholic Church, 215 N. Chestnut St., Belle Plaine, MN, with Father Michael Kaluza and Father Thomas Joseph con-celebrating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the mass at church. The interment will be later at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Min...
March 7, 1918: Herald reports
March 7, 1918: Herald reports a Red Cross worker has received this note from a soldier: “Received your socks; They almost fit; Using one for a helmet; The other for a mitt; I hope to meet you when I quit; But where in thunder did you learn to knit?”
County GOP lists delegates for state, congressional districts
The Carver County Republicans recently posted a listing of those elected for delegates to the state and (for the first time) 3rd Congressional District and 6th Congressional District conventions. Click here for more.
March 6, 1930: Herald reports
March 6, 1930: Herald reports talkies prove to be fine in Rex Theater. Projection and reproduction now perfect. Sound acclaimed equal to large theaters. For a week now people of Chaska have been enjoying “Broadway on Main Street” made possible with the advent of talkies at the Rex Theater.
Chaska principal is candidate for Shakopee assistant superintendent
According to the Shakopee Valley News , Sheryl Hough, principal at Chaska Middle School West, is one of nine candidates for the Shakopee School District's new assistant superintendent position. The candidates will be interviewed on March 15, with two or three returning for second interviews on March 16.  In 2010, Hough was named Hennepin Division Middle School Principal of the Year. 
Chanhassen psychologist accused of sexual misconduct
A Chanhassen psychotherapist has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Colund, 54, whose office is located on Stone Creek Drive, is accused of having sexual contact with an adult female patient during therapy sessions on or about Jan. 1, 2012, through Feb. 24, 2012. The alleged victim has been diagnosed with a variety of disorders, including anxiety depression, dissocia...
Learn about flood risk at March 8 open house
Representatives from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, will host a Flood Risk Information Open House on Thursday, March 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Carver County Emergency Operations Center, located in the Carver County Government Center at 604 East 4th Street, Chaska. The Open House will provide Carver County resid...
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