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Obituary for Chester Frank Rief, CDR USN (Ret.)
Chester (Chet) Frank Rief, 92, of 2319 E. Doublegate Drive, Albany, GA died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at his residence. The family received friends Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home. A funeral mass was conducted Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. at St. Teresa’s Catholic Church. The Rev. Finbarr Stanton officiated. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery with military honors. A native of Chaska, MN, CDR Rief was a...
Sen. Ortman at center of new stadium debate
by Richard Crawford
State Sen. Julianne Ortman may be “neutral” when it comes to whether to build a new Vikings stadium, but for the past week she’s been near the center of the debate. Ortman, a Republican from Chanhassen, is chair of the Senate Tax Committee, which has conducted two public meetings to gather comment on the issue. On Tuesday, legislative leaders heard more than five hours of input on stadium proposals and possible funding sources. Prior to Tuesda...
‘Will Rogers’ in Chaska on Dec. 8
by Kathy Perschmann
America’s favorite humorist of the 1920s and 1930s will be on stage at the Chaska Community Center, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8. Will Rogers still ranks as one of this country’s most universally loved entertainers and speakers. You may remember him best for saying, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” and “All I know is what I read in the newspaper.” Rogers grew up on a ranch in Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma. He never lost his love fo...
Chaska ranks 205th in Midwest quality-of-life
According to The Business Journals , Chaska  ranks No. 34 in Minnesota and 205th in the Midwest (out of 955 communities) in a quality-of-life rating.  Chanhassen took away top honors, ranking No. 1 in Minnesota and No. 23 in the Midwest. Eden Prairie was ranked 4th in Minnesota, 45th in Midwest; and Shakopee was ranked 26th in Minnesota, or 157th in Midwest. The Business Journals plans to release its national rankings on Friday. Click here for...
Bus rides to Holidazzle
SouthWest Transit will have a bus to the downtown Minneapolis Holidazzle Parade on Dec. 9. The bus departs from SouthWest Village (Highway 101 and 212 in Chanhassen) at 5:30 p.m.; and SouthWest Station (Highway 5 and Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie) at 5:40 p.m. The bus will arrive at 12th & Nicollet at 6:15 p.m. The bus returns from Marquette and Fourth Street at 7:19 p.m. and 8:34 p.m. There will be other stops along Marquette (at “D” sto...
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