As many of you have heard by now, the Minnesota Legislature has established a new hands-free phone use law for motorists. The law becomes active, and enforceable, on Aug. 1. With only a few weeks before then, it’s important for all motorists to become familiar with the changes.
I wanted to share my perspective about Bethesda Cornerstone Village as the Victoria City Council prepares to discuss the project at its July 8 meeting.
One of the best experiences I had while campaigning for Chanhassen City Council in 2018 was meeting countless people and hearing their unique stories.
The “Universe of Stories” youth summer program rocks and rolls on with the kid-friendly music of The Bazillions, performing at Carver County Library.
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.”
This year, June belongs to Jupiter. Earth has been gaining on the giant planet, and on the 10th we lap it in the orbital race. At that moment, Jupiter and the sun occupy opposite corners of the sky. Befitting its position, Jupiter rises in the southeast at about the same time the sun sets in…
When I was a kid and school let out for summer, my siblings and I thought we had an endless length of time ahead of us with three glorious months of freedom from routine, homework, and teachers — until mom posted the chore chart.
According to historians, we are at a perilous time in our American democracy. The amount of money spent on elections is growing, while the social needs of real people are not being met. Multinational corporations (big business) can influence and even create regulations that benefit themselve…
Eastern Carver County Schools continues to expand its commitment to an exceptional, personalized approach to education in District 112. Their five-pointed star, implemented to meet learning needs for students, emphasizes collaboration and engagement with peers and learning tools.
Like a lot of white parents in our community I have denounced the mounting acts of prejudice taking place in our schools. Though, until recently, I did so from a safe distance.
Recently there was a letter in the Chaska Herald expressing concern about voter fraud due to inadequate checking of identity documents and citizenship status ("Our elections have no integrity," March 21). It is not my intent to get into a debate over this particular issue, but rather discuss…
In May we start to lose our old friend Mars, which is dropping out of the evening sky after being a fixture there since last summer. The red planet has great staying power, thanks to being the speediest of the outer planets. But Earth is speedier yet, and now we’re starting to round the sun,…
The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District (MCWD) opened Gray’s Bay Dam at the outlet of Lake Minnetonka on March 21, despite there still being more than a foot of ice on the lake.
As many of you know, from news stories or having experienced it yourself already, Minnesota is undergoing a change with its driver's licenses (DLs). Two new choices in licenses have been introduced — Real ID and Enhanced — and some confusion has occurred about which type might be the best fo…
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