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School tech levy fails by 216 votes
Nov 08, 2011 | 82 82 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
District 112 voters rejected a technology levy, with 2,942 voting yes and 3,158 voting no.
Rex Cinema closes
by Mollee Francisco
Jan 26, 2012 | 33 33 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
The Rex closed its doors Wednesday.
Carver County's A-List
Jan 05, 2007 | 30 30 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Carver County doesn’t have many over-the-top famous people to claim. In fact, the rock star Prince is probably the only world-famous resident that calls our wonderful county home (and most people t...
Sen. Ortman calls governor's comments a 'bizarre attack'
Jan 31, 2012 | 25 25 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Governor 'launched a gratuitous personal attack based on unrelated issues and inaccurate information'
Technology referendum less than a month away
by Chuck Friedbauer
Oct 13, 2011 | 25 25 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend
On Nov. 8, local taxpayers will decide the direction District 112 will take with funding improved technology and technology sys-tems in its various facilities. The District 112 administration and S...
Purged again: Board members removed at annual meeting
by Mollee Francisco
Feb 29, 2012 | 25 25 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
Four years ago, as members of the city’s largest homeowner’s association gathered for their annual meeting, Mike Sibley made a surprise motion to successfully remove members from the Jonathan Assoc...
Is Walmart eyeing Chaska?
by Mollee Francisco
Dec 12, 2011 | 23 23 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
With the City of Chanhassen showing no love for Walmart, rumors are now swirling that the big box could be turning its gaze toward Chaska.
Jonathan meeting ends in meltdown
by Mollee Francisco
Feb 23, 2012 | 22 22 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Dogged by confusion and an attempted coup of the board, the annual meeting ended abruptly Tuesday night.
The Royal Treatment Salon/Spa reportedly closed
Feb 02, 2011 | 22 22 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
The Royal Treatment Salon and Spa in the Chaska Commons appears to have closed up shop. Customers with appointments have reported the doors locked, phone disconnected and the salon emptied of its c...
School board to decide whether to proceed with $1,983,000 levy at to night's meeting
Sep 08, 2011 | 21 21 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
If successful, the levy authorization would continue for 10 years, raising almost $20 million.
Gearing up for a Hometown Holiday
by Mollee Francisco
Dec 02, 2011 | 20 20 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska’s second annual Hometown Holiday event will take place Saturday, Dec. 3. The day-long celebration includes sales at par-ticipating downtown merchants, an indoor farmers market, history cente...
Patron open
by Mark W. Olson
Feb 17, 2012 | 18 18 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
New Mexican restaurant opens its doors in downtown Chaska.
Superintendent gives update following failed tech levy
Nov 11, 2011 | 16 16 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
District 112 Superintendent Jim Bauck issued the following comments, in a District 112 newsletter, pertaining to the failed technology referendum : “I know many of you share our disappointment at t...
Police express concerns on fights at Chaska High School
Dec 19, 2011 | 16 16 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
WCCO broadcast a story about two recent fights at Chaska High School, with the reaction of the Chaska Police Department.
Shakopee man killed and three injured in Chaska crash
Nov 19, 2011 | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend
A Shakopee man driving in the wrong lane was killed in a head-on crash on Friday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Martin Ballines Rios, 40, of Shakopee died in an accident near the...
Technology referendum is a go
Sep 09, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
The District 112 School Board voted unanimously to proceed with a referendum for a $1,983,000 annual levy to fund technology at schools.
Trial begins for Travis Olsen, accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old Chaska girl
Sep 15, 2011 | 14 14 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The sexual assault trial for Travis Allan Olsen, a registered Level 3 sex offender from Prior Lake, began this week in Carver County Court. Olsen, 37, is accused of assaulting a 12-year-old, who wa...
Fielding a few school funding questions
by Chuck Friedbauer
Oct 28, 2011 | 13 13 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chaska Herald recently asked District 112 Director of Finance and Operations DeeDee Kahring a few questions pertaining to the upcoming referendum. Q: Why is the Nov. 8 referendum for technology...
Long custody battle produces guilty verdict
by Richard Crawford
Dec 28, 2011 | 13 13 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
A long-running custody battle involving a Chanhassen family produced a guilty verdict from a Carver County jury Dec. 23. The jury found Caroline Rice, 46, guilty of three counts of depriving her es...
Suicide victim found under bridge
Feb 06, 2012 | 12 12 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A 26-year-old suicide victim was found under the Scott County side of the Highway 41 Minnesota River bridge on Sunday evening. According to Det. Sgt. Phil Nawrocki, with the Scott County Sheriff’s ...
Surly proposal falls flat
by Mollee Francisco
Oct 14, 2011 | 12 12 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska was notified Thursday that it was not chosen to be the site of the company's new brewery, restaurant and event center.
More on the Mills Fleet Farm/Union debate
Nov 16, 2011 | 11 11 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
The StarTribune has picked up Local 563’s accusations regarding the Mills Fleet Farm project in Carver. In a nutshell: Union: “We’d like the exploitation of workers at that site to stop.” Mills Fle...
Civil disobedience
by Mollee Francisco
Sep 16, 2011 | 11 11 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Justin Haaheim, a 2002 Chaska High School graduate, was one of 1,252 people arrested in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. as part of a two-week sit-in by Tar Sands Action of TransCanada’...
Chan council votes down Walmart; Area residents spend $10 million per year at E.P. store
by Richard Crawford
Nov 29, 2011 | 11 11 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The Chanhassen City Council voted 4-0 Monday to deny the concept approval for the Walmart proposal Here are some highlights from Monday's meeting: * Chanhassen Councilor Vicki Ernst recused herself...
Woman found hanging from Highway 212/41 overpass hospitalized
Mar 14, 2011 | 11 11 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight confirmed that a woman found hanging from the Highway 212 overpass at Highway 41 in Chaska has been hospitalized. Knight said that police and fire were called to th...
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