John Pieri, 49, is a self-described minimalist, and from the looks of his tidy bedroom, you wouldn’t know he’d just moved in earlier that day. His clothes are unpacked and hung in the closet. Shoes are lined up in a row below. He’s already arranged framed family photos of himself and his fam…

In less than a week, a Chanhassen High School graduate, Elsa Swanson, Class of 2014, will be flying to Oberaudorf, Germany. She'll spend the next four weeks at an opera intensive workshop called Musiktheater Bavaria (musiktheaterbavaria.org).

Maybe they're not as high-profile as the rocket scientists in NASA's space program, but clothing design engineers play a key role in keeping astronauts cool and comfortable during space flights and living in the International Space Station. 

Justin and Janell Yule run Fitness Revolution in Chanhassen, a fitness center. Always interested in finding new ways to motivate its members, the Yules recently published a book callled, "BOOK TITLE"

Each year, the Nordic Club of Carver County celebrates the Christmas season with a special December program. One of the highlights of the evening is the introduction of the current year's St. Lucia, or Sankta Lucia, the patron saint of the blind. But St. Lucia is more well known for being th…

Four local scouts from Troop 409, based out of St. John the Baptist church in Excelsior, received their Eagle Scout rank on Nov. 5. Former U.S. Sen. David Durenberger was the keynote speaker. The newly minted Eagle Scouts include the following:

TV programs like TLC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" and PBS's "Finding Your Roots" and easier access to online search sites like "Ancestry.com" have made genealogy more intriguing than ever. You can even send for DNA test kits that will link you to genealogy sites, and branches of the family …

This year’s Chanhassen July 4th Parade chair Karey White has never attended the much touted parade, much less spent the July 4th holiday in town. She and her husband, John, (and their two dogs Dexter and Bentley) have had a tradition of spending the July 4th holiday visiting his parents in M…


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Should the city provide some type of subsidy to enable use of Old Village Hall as the city's history center?

The Chanhassen Historical Society (CHS) has approached the city about using the Old Village Hall as the city's history museum and archive. Currently, the CHS has no home; some of the collection is at City Hall with the majority stored with CHS members. The CHS is a nonprofit and cannot afford to both lease and cover utilities for the historic building, but is willing to contribute to a portion of the utilities cost.

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