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As a former public school teacher and a dad, the back-to-school season is a meaningful time of year for me. This year, it’s also full of change. My daughter, Hope, starts her first year of college at the University of Minnesota and my son, Gus, heads back to middle school. This will also be …

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the last days of summer, but everywhere I look, the staff of Eastern Carver County Schools are busy preparing for the 2019-20 school year. It’s always an exciting — and a little nerve-wracking — time as we work to make sure we’re prepared for the arrival of…

Around the time of the September equinox, the days shorten at their fastest clip and the night reasserts its dominance of the northern sky. This year the equinox arrives at 2:50 a.m. on the 23rd. At that moment the sun will shine directly over the equator, lighting the Earth from pole to pole.

The Carver County Library thanks the community for their great support of the “A Universe of Stories” youth summer reading program. Over 1,000 children and teens wrote 16,452 reviews to earn exciting incentives such as tickets to the State Fair, Minnesota Twins, Sea Life, and Crayola Experience.

Bring your family to Life Time Fitness in Chanhassen from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 24 for a special Storywalk through the book “Silly Sally,” stopping to read the book pages on large posters in an event sponsored by the Friends of the Victoria Library.

Five words from the oft-quoted challenge to the nation by President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural address is the title of this column. These words inspired me to pose a question for all who drive on our Minnesota roads. More about that quote and my question a bit later.

If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or any dementia, literature and community resources are available from a hands-on caretaker at the ACT on Alzheimer’s Desk at Chanhassen Library beginning 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Each spring I lead a bunch of wildlife photo tours. Dozens of photographers from around the world spend anywhere from a few hours up to a week with me pursuing a number of natural subjects. One of the favorite subjects are American black bears (Ursus americanus).

Physical abuse, mental abuse and drug abuse. That’s how Maria grew up. She was bullied in school. She had a learning disability. She didn’t wear the same clothes as the other kids. She felt alone and isolated, like there was no place to go. And it’s why in 7th grade she tried to end her own …

A recent letter by Sen. Scott Jensen made assertions that were broadly accusatory but short on facts ("Nothing to do with GOP Facebook" June 20). At issue is the Carver County GOP Facebook (CCGOPFB) page and its alleged "misleading news" and "offensive content."

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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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