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Officials warn Minnesotans about killer ticks
by Mark Olson
A woman in her 60s from northern Minnesota has died from a brain infection due to Powassan (POW) virus, according to Minnesota Department of Health press release. This is the first death in the state attributed to the disease. One other likely POW case has been identified this year in Minnesota, in an Anoka County man in his 60s who was hospitalized with a brain infection and is now recovering at home. POW virus is transmitted through the bite...
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Chaska Farmers Market
by Mollee Francisco
The Carver County Government Center parking lot is playing host to the Chaska Farmers Market from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Six vendors are on site offering everything from honey and jams to kohlrabi and sugar snap peas. Vendors accept cash or checks only. The Chaska Farmers Market will be at the Government Center every Wednesday throughout the summer and is sponsored by the Carver County Wellness Program.
Chaska's Hand may be called up again
by Tim McGovern
Chaska's Brad Hand has had three major-league starts as a pitcher for the Florida Marlins, and may have more action soon. The Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins are planning a minor-league callup to pitch on Saturday against the Texas Rangers, and Hand looks to be a top candidate. Read more about it at the  Fla. Sun-Sentinel .
Chaske Cikala Wacipi coming in August
by Mark Olson
The second annual Chaske Cikala Wacipi, or “Little Dance in Chaska,” is Aug. 20 and 21 at McKnight Park in Chaska. The free event includes American Indian dancers, drumming and food. This year the event is two days, with grand entries at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., Aug. 20; and a grand entry at 1 p.m., Aug. 21. Sponsors include Chaska Parks and Recreation, the Jonathan Association and the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community. Walt “Wally Inyan Wakan” R...
Funeral notice for Anna M. (Hanson) Henry
by Southwest Obituaries
Anna Henry, 79, of Chaska, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Auburn Manor Care Center, Chaska. Memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 29, at 11 a.m. at the Chaska Moravian Church, 115 E. 4th St., Chaska. Family to receive friends starting at 10 a.m. Arrangements are with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Funeral notice for Adrienne L. Engler
by Southwest Obituaries
Adrienne Engler, 72, of Chaska, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 22, 2011 in her home with loving family by her side. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, June 27, at 11 a.m., with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m., all at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Chaska. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Food shelf moving into Snyders Drug building
by Mark Olson
The Bountiful Basket Food Shelf, which closed its old location in Chaska on Friday, is reopening in the Snyder’s Drug building on Tuesday, July 5, according to a CAP Agency press release. The Snyders building is located on the southwest corner of County Road 61 and Highway 41 in downtown Chaska. Snyders Drug Store closed in early 2010, after being purchased by Walgreen Co., which had a location across the street. As reported in the Herald (“Ch...
Funeral notice for Lois Helen (Schoen) Bahr
by Southwest Obituaries
Lois Bahr, 88, of Chaska, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at Good Samaritan Center of Waconia. Funeral service was held Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Excelsior. Visitation was held Friday, 4-7 p.m., at the Bertas Funeral Home, Chaska, and also one hour prior at the church. Funeral arrangements were with the Bertas Funeral Home of Chaska, 952-448-2137.
Federal funding fuels local trails
By Mollee Francisco  Not long after a remote bridge near Carver collapsed sending a Union Pacific train and its sugary contents into the Minnesota River, the notion of converting the remaining rail line to a trail began to circulate. Four years later, that notion is closer than ever to becoming a reality. Union Pacific has since abandoned the 5.6 miles of rail between the fallen trestle and Chaska’s United Sugars plant. Last month, the Carver ...
New race spotlights downtown
By Mark W. Olson Organizers of a new 5K hope to emphasize Chaska’s historic downtown. “This [run] is specially focused on bringing outsiders and townsfolk to beautiful Chaska by the River,” said the Rev. Paul Jarvis, with Guardian Angels Catholic Church. Guardian Angels is a co-sponsor and big promoter of the event. “It is like Mayberry here, and that’s what we want to show [downtown] off,” Jarvis said. “It’s about getting people downtown to h...
Community band in City Square Park
The Minnesota Valley Community Band performs at 7 p.m., Friday, June 24, at the gazebo in City Square Park in downtown Chaska. Concert highlights include selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific”; a saxophone section feature “Five to Go”; the Norwegian national march “Valdres”; a new composition for band, “Arabesque”; and a preview of the band’s Civil War retrospective, including songs of the northern and southern states in “Th...
Political messaging on high as shutdown looms
By Forrest Adams With the countdown to a state government shutdown now in single digits, legislators and the governor are locked in a war of words over opposing budget proposals. In their verbal jousting, Chanhassen’s Republican senator, Julianne Ortman, who serves as the senate tax committee chair, has a megaphone. Never before since Ortman was elected in 2002 has she been so visible in the public’s eye, so last week when she called the gover...
Public notices from the June 23, 2011 Chaska Herald
Are you interested in reading the public notices published in the June 23, 2011 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.
Countdown to a government shutdown: Local DFL & GOP respond
County party officials recently responded to the newspaper's request for comments on the gridlock between the GOP legislature and DFL Gov. Mark Dayton. These responses, originally printed as letters to the editor in the June 23 Herald, are posted below DFL response By Chris Thorp, Carver County DFL Chair If no resolution occurs before the shutdown, there are no winners. In fact, for a party focused on personal responsibility and responsible us...
Funeral notice for Ronald Robert Heinrich
Ronald Robert Heinrich, 73, of Chaska, died June 22, 2011 at the Golden Living Center in St Louis Park. Memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 11 a.m. at the Bertas Funeral Home, 200 W. 3rd St., Chaska. Friends may gather at 9 a.m. Arrangements by the Bertas Funeral Home, 952-448-2137.
Bracing for government shutdown
By Richard Crawford Customer traffic at the county service center in Chaska has been brisk. Young drivers have squeezed in state driver’s license tests before a potential state shutdown of services on July 1. Others, not sure of what licenses may be available come July 1, have acted sooner rather than later. As a result, the county’s service centers in Chaska and Chanhassen have been busier than usual. Carver County officials met Tuesday to di...
Shave your goats and bake your pies: The Minnesota State Fair announces its 2011 contest deadlines
The state’s best art, education and agricultural entries will be on display at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair, Thursday, Aug. 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 5. Winning exhibitors will be awarded ribbons, trophies and more than $1 million in cash prizes, according to a State Fair press release. Deadlines for entering Minnesota State Fair competitions are as follows: Fine arts (registration): July 11 Dairy products: July 15 Horses: July 25 Cattle, F...
River level may stay high through next week
The Minnesota River at Jordan was 25.83 feet at 9:15 a.m. – and that looks to be the maximum crest, according to the National Weather Service. Predictions of a higher second crest have disappeared, however the river is now predicted to hang at the 25-26 foot range in Jordan between now and next Wednesday. That means the river will probably reach about 6 feet over flood stage in Chaska.
Southwest Christian gets final approvals
By Mollee Francisco Southwest Christian High School has the green light to move ahead with plans to construct a new high school campus. On Monday night, the Chaska City Council voted unanimously to approve the final plat and site/building plans for a 62,000-square-foot high school at the southeast corner of Highway 212 and Bavaria Road. “We’re excited to move beyond this night,” said Southwest Christian Principal Dan Beckering. “We’re excited ...
Chaska non-profit to shut its doors
By Mollee Francisco  Chaska’s CAP Agency office is closing. The nonprofit’s Village Road doors will shut tomorrow, June 24. “It is true,” said Executive Director Carolina Bradpiece. “But our commitment to serving the community is stronger than ever.” The CAP Agency provides services to residents of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties. The agency is part of a statewide coalition focused on reducing poverty by filling the gaps of service within ea...
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