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Strike up the band
by Mollee Francisco
By day, they are doctors, lawyers, teachers and scientists. But by night, they put aside their varied careers and find common ground in their love of music. They are the members of the Minnesota Valley Community Band. “There’s a certain satisfaction to playing an instrument in an ensemble,” said conductor Barry Fox. The group will perform in front of the gazebo on Friday evening as part of River City Days’ festivities. They have been regular p...
Food shelf open house
by Mollee Francisco
The Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County will have an open house at its new location in Chaska from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, July 29. The food shelf moved into the old Snyders Drug building at the southwest corner of Highway 41 and Co. Rd. 61 after Chaska’s CAP Agency offices closed in late June. The public is welcome and encouraged to stop the open house and see the new location. For more information call Bountiful Bas-ket at (952)...
River City Days Parade is Sunday
What: The Chaska Area Jaycees sponsor this annual downtown parade. Time: 1 p.m., Sunday, July 31 Route: Parade begins at Fourth Street East and Beech Street; right on Ash Street; left on Fifth Street; left on Oak Street; left on Second Street; left on Beech Street Preferred viewing area: Along Fourth Street and the Auburn Manor area, but all areas on parade route is good viewing. Parking: Available in the St. John’s Lutheran Church parking are...
Commentary: The bull and the wisdom of Solomon
by Gordon Stewart
Driving past a sign last week, I couldn’t help but think of the untimely face-off on the debt ceiling in our nation’s capitol. The sign stated “Don’t cross this field unless you can do it in 9.9 seconds … the bull can do it in 10!” The clock is ticking. In a few more minutes we – the USA – won’t have time make it across the field. As our nation’s leaders brandish their partisan swords with 9.8 seconds left to make it across the field without d...
County to seek state funds for Waconia public access
by Richard Crawford
Carver County is enlisting financial support from the state to help pay for a public access at Lake Waconia Regional Park. The county is seeking $2.8 million in state bonding to pay for half of the total project cost, which includes purchasing a 19-acre site adjacent to the county-owned park. A public access has been included in long-range plans for the park and the current access on Lake Waconia is inadequate, ac-cording to a staff report. “T...
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