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Video: Fifth annual Hooked on Books
Feb 11, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The fifth annual Hooked on Books wrapped up on Saturday. Feb. 6 at Chaska High School. The literacy and arts fair includes book readings, author visits, book sales, and crafts. This year the featured author was Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who was on hand to talk with kids and sign her books. While an exact count is unknown, organizer Mary Erickson, with District 112 Community Education, estimates a minimum of 1,500 to 1,700 participants, “and some w...
Video slideshow: 2010 Ice Fishing Contest
Feb 04, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
With the sun shining and the temperatures more tolerable than in previous years, the masses flocked to Firemen’s Lake for the 53rd Annual Chaska Fire Department Fishing Contest. Firemen spent the morning drilling 1,500 holes around the lake. Most of those holes would later be occupied by the 1,200 in attendance at the two-hour event. Organizer Jeff Lenzen dubbed the contest a success, pulling in $7,000 more than last year. Monies raised will g...
Watch gubernatorial debate LIVE tonight
Jan 27, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
A team of Southwest Newspapers reporters are covering the gubernatorial debate from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Bloomington. The Uptake will broadcast the debate live:
Video: 2009 Multicultural Holiday Celebration
Dec 03, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A small crowd gathered at City Square Park last Sunday for the the fifth annual Multicultural Holiday Celebration, sponsored by the city’s Human Rights Commission and Dunn Bros. The night featured music by Chaska High School’s chamber singers, discussion of various holiday traditions around the world, a visit from Santa and a piñata.
Video: Veterans Day 2009 at Chaska Middle School West
Nov 11, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska Middle School West hosted its annual Veterans Day program on Wednesday. The event began with a flag raising, gun salute and taps in front of the school. The crowd then moved to the school gymnasium for a program which honored local veterans with speeches and music. Among the presenters was Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau, a former Chaska resident.  
Fields of Memory: Antonio Delgado tells his story
Oct 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
From 1924 to 1932, Antonio Delgado and his family lived in Chaska and worked in the surrounding sugar beet fields. This video explains the importance of the Latino workforce in Chaska's history, as well as Delgado's recollections growing up in Chaska. This video supplements Fields of Memory , published in the Oct. 22 Chaska Herald.
Video: Delivering the milk
Oct 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
In today's print edition of the Chaska Herald, we chronicle third-generation milkman Matt Heger. Follow Matt on his early morning route in the video below.  He rises around 2 a.m. and finishes in the mid-afternoon.  
Slideshow: Don't rain on our homecoming parade!
Oct 07, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
It rained, it poured, but even the worst weather could not dampen the spirits of those gathered to take in Chaska High School's 2009 Homecoming Parade. For the first time in years, the parade wound its way through downtown Chaska, kicking off on Stoughton Avenue and finishing up at City Square Park. Enjoy this selection of photos from the event.
AngelFest earns its wings
Sep 30, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Guardian Angels Catholic Church’s first AngelFest attracted hundreds of people last Saturday. “I thought it was spectacular,” said the Rev. Paul Jarvis, of Guardian Angels. The parish’s annual fall festival (with a new theme) included food, music, friary tours and the “world’s shortest parade” (30 feet long, the width of Second Street). Jarvis estimates that 800 visitors, from throughout the southwest metro, took guided tours of the church’s h...
Getting down in Scandia town
Sep 30, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Colorful costumes, music and dancing were the order of the day during the Nordic Music Festival last Saturday afternoon at Lake Waconia Regional Park. The event, organized by Carver County’s Nordic Heritage Club, featured a variety of Scandinavian performers, including the American Swedish Institute Spelmanslag, Vasa Jr. Folk Dancers, the ASI CloudBerries Women’s Chorus and Elise Peters, on nyckelharpa, a Swedish folk instrument. A speaker not...
Slideshow: Steamboat Days 2009
Sep 16, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Thousands lined the streets of Carver to enjoy the annual Steamboat Days parade last Sunday. With September temperatures surging well into the 80s, shade was at a premium, but the heat didn’t deter the oodles of children hungry for the gobs of candy tossed out of the floats. To purchase these photos from Steamboat Days, visit chaskaherald.smugmug.com.  
Slideshow: Touch-A-Truck 2009
Aug 21, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A little rain didn’t stop families from descending upon the Chaska Community Center last Thursday night for the city’s annual Touch A Truck event. The crowd gathered around excitedly as the Chaska Fire Department brought in one of their engines and pulled out the ladder and bucket. Kids lined up quickly to sneak a peek inside a Ridgeview Ambulance. And plenty oohed and ahhed over all the buttons to be pushed inside a Chaska Police cruiser. Tho...
Food, fun and friends
Aug 20, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
  The Latino Ministry at Guardian Angels Catholic Church held a large gathering last Sunday afternoon in the church gymnasium to raise money for the ministry and religious education. However, another reason was to “have fun and to celebrate life and bring folks together,” said the Rev. Paul Jarvis, of Guardian Angels. Volunteers cooked up a large feast of Mexican and South American cuisine – tamales, flautas and tostadas to name just a few of ...
Video: Scenes from the PGA Championship: Aug. 15
Aug 15, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Here are some scenes from Aug. 15, 2009, the third day of PGA tournament play at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska. Included is a message from some Winnipeg fans; popular items at lost and found; some observations from the hole captain of No. 11; and Phil Mickelson supporters. (And more Tiger Woods, in case you haven't gotten enough.)
Video: Making a buck or two off the PGA
Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Entrepreneurs popped up earlier this week around the Hazeltine National Golf Club, most selling water and other beverages. Established businesses across from the PGA Championship grounds, including Quizno’s, also experienced a bump in business from the tournament.
Video: Parking at the PGA
Aug 14, 2009 | 1 1 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
A number of parking options have popped up around Chaska for the PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club, for those who don’t want to take the shuttle bus from Shakopee. Most involve parking a car and walking almost a mile to the entry gate (about a $20 or $25 fee) or parking a car and being shuttled to a location about a half a mile away from the entry gate (about $25). Here are a few entrepreneurs involved in the temporary pay to pa...
Behind the PGA media curtain
Aug 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
In the media tent on Day 1 of the PGA Championship.
Slideshow: Tournament play begins at the 2009 PGA
Aug 13, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Tournament play began Thursday morning at the 2009 PGA Championship. Players hit the links just after 7 a.m. as large crowds filed into Hazeltine. Here are some sights from morning play:  
All fore you
Aug 11, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Can't get enough of this year's PGA Championship? Here are more sights and sounds from Hazeltine. Enjoy!  
Best seats in the house?
Aug 10, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
By Mark W. Olson Ann and Phil Hansen know how to roll. They have a commanding view of the 15th fairway at Hazeltine National Golf Club from chairs atop scaffolding set up in their backyard. On Monday morning, a handful of neighbors were already watching professional golfers, including Tiger Woods, get in a few practice rounds in preparation for the 91st PGA Championship. Their perch attracts countless comments from passersby, most asking “How ...
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