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Mr. Boe goes to City Hall
Jan 14, 2009 | 265 265 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
On January 5, 2009, I began serving my community on the Chaska City Council. In an effort to promote open and honest communication between City Hall and the residents of Chaska, I will use this blo...
Mark Windschitl running for Mayor
Oct 30, 2009 | 22 22 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
I've been hearing rumblings that Mark has set up an exploratory committee to see if running for Chaska Mayor would be a good thing. Has anyone else heard this? For what it's worth Mark would defina...
American Idol: Top *12* all-time best performances
Apr 19, 2007 | 21 21 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
With Season 6 rounding the bend for the final stretch, it seemed a good time to review the all-time best Idol performances. So, I offer to you my Top 10 as well as a few honorable mentions (with th...
American Idol: God bless Billie Jean
Mar 25, 2008 | 20 20 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
The good old "birth year" theme night. This year, that means a second chance at 80s night -which you'll remember was a pleasant surprise the first time around. Well tonight (like Beatles redux nigh...
My super-fantastic holly-jolly Christmas mix tape
Dec 02, 2010 | 19 19 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
I love Christmas music. I love it so much, in fact, that I have been known to check as soon as midnight after Halloween looking for stations that have made the switch over to holiday music. My husb...
American Idol: The neon lights are bright on Broadway
Apr 22, 2008 | 18 18 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If you are a fan of musical theater, this was an exciting night for you. Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the kings of Broadway and has created some of the most memorable, and longest running, musical...
American Idol: A star is born
Apr 07, 2009 | 16 16 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Is this really even a contest anymore? In my mind, we could easily fast forward this season several weeks until there are maybe three people left in this competition: Adam, Allison and either Matt ...
American Idol: A new era begins
Jan 20, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
As American Idol kicked off Season 10, Idol faithful got their first look at a revamped judging panel last night.  At first glance, there was a whole lot of hair and jewelry and feathers to negotia...
American Idol: Beatles redux
Mar 18, 2008 | 15 15 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Ok, time to close the Beatles book now and "get back" to business. Two nights was WAY too much of the Fab Four (when the Fab Four aren't present to deliver the music). Beatles part II, produced uni...
First Simon, now Ellen - Who will judge Season 10 of American Idol?
Jul 30, 2010 | 13 13 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Now that American Idol's meanest and nicest judges have left, loyal watchers have to be wondering who the heck might be sitting at the judges' table for Season 10. Most of us had just got used to t...
American Idol: David vs. Goliath
May 20, 2008 | 14 14 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
And so goes the end of Season Seven's competition. It's David vs. Goliath as David Cook faces off against a balladeer of such immense proportions that he might as well be trying to scale the Himala...
Sound Off: Admit It
Feb 21, 2008 | 11 11 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Everyone has an album or a song (a guilty pleasure, so to speak) that you wouldn't want your friends to find out you enjoy listening to. One example for me is Stripped by Christina Aguilera. A perf...
American Idol: All that glitters isn't gold
Apr 15, 2008 | 11 11 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
What I would have given to have been a fly on the wall when producers told the contestants they would be tackling songs from the Mariah Carey catalog. Did they have to get out the smelling salts? B...
Movie mania in New Ulm? You betcha!
Jan 28, 2009 | 11 11 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Could Renee Zellweger really be coming to New Ulm? (Chaska's fellow Minnesota Valley river town) Well the answer is yes and no. In a fantastical movie world, yes. Zellweger stars along singer/actor...
ENJOY the Benefits of Working From Home
Aug 18, 2007 | 10 10 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Work from home & enjoy the benefits of no gas or daycare costs & earn money working around your schedule in comfort. PT or FT Hrs. No Experience required & full training provided.
Cereal nostalgia: 20 crazy cereal creations
Apr 07, 2008 | 8 8 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
This morning I ate a bowl of Grape Nuts. Now before you go on and on about how mature I am and how great it is to get your day started with a bowl of fiber, I'll confess that yesterday I had a bowl...
American Idol: Three blind mice, see how they run
May 13, 2008 | 9 9 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
Talk about a mixed bag of songs tonight. Finally we got to hear a few contemporary tunes, but we couldn't completely escape the oldies we have clung to so strongly this year. Paula, Simon and Randy...
Chaska Obscura: Where the heck is it? Week No. 8
Nov 19, 2009 | 9 9 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
  Each week we publish a detail of a local building. The next week we indentify the building, along with a detail of a different building. Do you know where the heck this is? Post your answer; e-ma...
American Idol: Top 8 Dudes do up the 80s
Mar 04, 2008 | 9 9 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
That just happened - 80s night on American Idol. Did that totally blow your mind? I was so pleasantly surprised by some of the song choices that I would be happy to see 80s night return again in th...
American Idol: Four's a crowd?
Jan 14, 2009 | 9 9 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Season eight of the wildly popular American Idol began last night and as per usual, the show kicked off with a slew of both bad and bizarre auditions - this time from Phoenix, Arizona. With it came...
Sound Off: Sellouts or Savvy?
Jan 11, 2008 | 8 8 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
If I were a jingle writer for TV ads, I’d be a little worried about my job security. You may have noticed more and more bands and artists gracing TV ads with their songs over the last few years, an...
Chaska Obscura: Where the heck is it? Week 12
Dec 17, 2009 | 9 9 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
  Each week we publish a detail of a local building. The next week we indentify the building, along with a detail of a different building. Do you know where the heck this is? Post your; e-mail edit...
Twenty-five years of being "thrilled"
Feb 12, 2008 | 9 9 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
I can't believe it's been 25 years since Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was first released. This album defined my childhood. On Saturday nights, I would beg my parents to put the record on so I could...
American Idol: Hype train rolls on
Mar 09, 2011 | 8 8 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
The hype train continued to rumble through Season 10 of Idol Wednesday night with the panel of judges getting super excited about a collection of decent, but not Earth-shattering performances. Whil...
Cute and cuddly? The most adorable golf club covers at the PGA
Aug 12, 2009 | 2 2 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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