As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, norovirus seems to be hitting the state especially hard.
A Hennepin County grand jury has decided not to bring charges against law enforcement officers responsible for fatally shooting two people following a chase on Highway 212 earlier this year, according to a Dec. 19 press release from the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
The city of Victoria is celebrating its centennial this coming year—100 years of city incorporation. That doesn’t count the 60 years prior to 1915 when Michael Diethelm first settled his family in what soon became Victoria. In all those 160 years, the residents of Victoria have never had a public library to call their own. The long wait of a century and a half is now over! The new Victoria Library will be opening its doors in Spring 2015.
Chanhassen and Chaska have another local tie to the current Ordway show, “A Christmas Story, the Musical.” In addition to Chaska native Reid Harmsen as the production’s casting director, and the role of Scut the bully, played by Chanhassen youngster Jay Soulen, meet Amasia Gordon, 17, who is part of the ensemble cast.