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Best of Twin Cities 2010 - Hazeltine National
Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine recently released its Best of Twin Cities 2010 list. Among the plaudits for Target Field, Tim McKee and Northeast Minneapolis, you'll find some kind words for a local gem you just might recognize at No. 101.
CMSW mourns death of student
Ethan Lynn Herman, 12, of Carver, died on Dec. 30. Herman was born April 2, 1998 and lived in Carver with his parents, Jeff and Vicki Herman and sister, Brooke. “He loved to ride his dirt bike, shoot his bow and arrow, and hunt. He was very accomplished at his sports: wrestling, football, and baseball,” states a message from the Herman family. “He won many trophies, medals, and team championships. He made many great friendships in his short ti...
Funeral notice for Annelda J. Hammers
Annelda “Nellie” Hammers, 89, of Shakopee, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010 at the Minnesota Masonic Home, surrounded by her family. Visitation is Monday, Jan. 3, from 3-7 p.m. at the McNearney Funeral Home, Shakopee, and at the church one hour prior to the Mass. Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Purification Catholic Church, Marystown. Funeral arrangements through McNearney Funeral Home in Shakopee, 952-44...
City Council Agenda for 1/3
Among the items included on tonight's Chaska City Council agenda are: * Approval of the sale of property along the flood control boundary * Appointment of acting mayor for 2011 Chaska City Council meetings are held the first, third and fifth Mondays of each month at 7 p.m. at Chaska City Hall, One City Hall Plaza.
Former Denver Post sports editor dies in Chaska
Lee Meade, 82, died last Wednesday in Chaska. Meade was sports editor at the Denver Post in the 1960s and, according to this Denver Post obituary , is credited with hiring one of the first full-time daily newspaper female sportswriters.
Highway rescue
Here's a Channel 45 update on the story of Chaska resident Steve Smith, who was rescued following a heart attack in December: .
‘Never Forgotten’ tells stories of area veterans
By Kristin Holtz A new book by local author Tom Melchior shares the stories of 75 Scott County veterans, who fought and came of age during World War II. “Never Forgotten: Stories by Scott County, Minnesota, WWII Veterans” was written in collaboration with the Scott County Historical Society through the society’s Greatest Generation Oral History Project. Melchior and others interviewed 73 men and two women about their experiences at home and ab...
Smithsonian exhibit celebrates mobile and diverse nation
By Unsie Zuege Watertown/Mayer Elementary School fifth-graders swarmed the large display panels of a new traveling exhibit about immigration called “Journey Stories,” hosted by the Carver County Historical Society and organized by the Smithsonian Institute. Their animated chatter rose above audio recordings on the interactive displays. In another area of the room, Wendy Petersen-Biorn, executive director of the historical society, spoke about ...
Adopted dog was an inspiration
Guest Column by Mike Bristow Editor’s Note: Mike Bristow has volunteered with the Carver-Scott Humane Society since 2008. He walks and trains dogs before they are adopted. Have you ever met an inspiration? Have you ever known unconditional love and respect? If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions. you will enjoy the following story. I first met Damion when my wife and I collected him from a veterinary office on June 10. We needed ...
How to save family photographs
“We all have boxes of photos hidden in the back of the closet – but do you know what types of photos they are – or how to keep them from deteriorating?” states a Scott County Historical Society press release.   Join the society for an informative photo preservation program Jan. 20 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Stans Museum.  Learn how to identify different photographic processes – from the invention of photography to the present –photo handling and ...
Volunteer positions available at CAP Agency
The following volunteer positions are available with the CAP Agency, an area non-profit. Bountiful Basket Food Shelf: Sort food donations, stock shelves with food and help families shop for groceries and at this volunteer run community food shelf. Call Julie at (952) 960-9700. Chore Services: Help with indoor and outdoor home maintenance for older adults so they can live independently in their own homes for as long as possible. Seasonal and on...
Happy New Year!
The Chaska Herald would like to wish all of its readers a joyful 2011!
Citizens Academy begins Feb. 1
The Chaska Police Departments’ next Citizen Academy begins Feb. 1, according to a recent 411 Chaska police newsletter. The Citizen Academy is a six-session program, in which people learn about police work in Chaska by experiencing police work. Lectures and actual hands-on experiences are combined for a insight into the police department. The free classes are held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays. “The police department is providing an academy t...
Keep meters free of ice and snow
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Pipeline Safety urges everyone to check gas meters on their homes and other buildings to be sure they stay free of ice and snow accumulation that can block the regulator vent. If you heat your home or business, or operate appliances with natural gas, you probably have a gas meter on the outside of your building. The gas meter has a pressure regulator vent that must be unobstructed to work pro...
Send-off for sheriff
Outgoing Sheriff Bud Olson gets a hug from his wife Mary on Thursday afternoon during a going away party for Olson and Chief Deputy Bob VanDenBroeke. A packed room full of friends, family, coworkers and local officials were on hand at the Carver County Government Center for the event, which honored Olson and VanDenBroeke’s combined 68 years of service in the public safety field.
Cartoon: Brett Favre fined $50,000 by NFL
For more cartoons by Chaska resident Dave Granlund, visit .
The top 10 local news stories of 2010
By Mark W. Olson & Mollee Francisco It’s once again time for the Chaska Herald’s top 10 news stories of the past year. This compilation is anything but scientific. Instead, Herald staffers (the two names listed on the byline above) use a combination of reader feedback, journalism experience and good old gut instinct to compile the list and rankings. There were a number of notable stories that didn’t quite make the top 10 – such as a former Cha...
A warm read on a cold day
Sick of the cold? Well, here's another view , from the Rev. Gordon Stewart, of Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska. In this Minnesota Public Radio column, Stewart's friend from Florida comes to Minnesota and leaves with a very favorabile impression of our fine burg: "We don't have anything like this in Florida. This is a real town," he states at one point. "It's so perfect it doesn't even look real," comments someone else, of th...
DWI enforcement will ‘drop the hammer’
Here’s the latest Department of Public Safety press release regarding drinking and driving on New Year’s Eve: As the ball drops on 2010, a statewide DWI enforcement campaign will drop the hammer on impaired drivers during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Minnesota Department of Public Safety (DPS) officials encourage motorists to celebrate safely by having a plan for a safe and sober ride. During 2007–2009 in Minnesota on New Year’s Eve, there wer...
Plans identify funding for rail line purchase
By Shannon Fiecke More details are coming together as Scott and Carver counties prepare to purchase a 5.3-mile-long abandoned rail line that crosses the Minnesota River. Scott County has developed a master plan for a future regional trail along the corridor in order to obtain a nearly $1 million acquisition grant from the Metropolitan Council. The master plan identifies the potential cost for retrofitting or replacing key bridges along the rai...
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