I would like to see an end to the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. It was not part of the original Senate rules. It was put in place in the Jim Crow area, when racist southern senators used it to delay passage of important civil rights legislation.
We would like to express our gratitude and applaud the quick and absolutely professional response of the staff at the Chanhassen Snap Fitness.
April is national Volunteer Appreciation Month and I want to thank all the volunteers out there that make our communities stronger, safer and healthier for everyone. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are needed more than ever at nonprofits and we applaud all of you that are…
Most of us believe for our democracy to work for us all it must include us all, no matter our race, background, income or zip code. Throughout our history we have fought to make sure every eligible American is able to cast their vote and have it counted. Our collective future relies on us to…
It has become quite clear that corporations delving into politics doesn’t work too well. The recent Georgia voter integrity bill (SB202) finds 16 entities protesting against the law. Clearly, they have embarrassed themselves with their lack of knowledge as to what the bill contains. Bowing t…
For the first time in over 200 years after an election, the United States of America did not have a peaceful transfer of power. This was due in large part to the “Big Lie” promulgated by many Republicans claiming voter fraud and polling station shenanigans.
For far too long, Gov. Tim Walz has abused his authority and completely disregarded the separation of powers enshrined in the Minnesota Constitution. During what is now the longest peacetime emergency in state history, Walz has shut down businesses, churches and schools.
With regards to the March 25 story on the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT), "Dinner theater drops 'Cinderella': Plans push for diversity." Michael Brindisi deciding to, “start fresh with a clean slate” with the diversity of the cast would logically, and reasonably have to extend to the diver…
As we head into spring with a renewal of spirit, we are taking stock on where we are, what we can do better and our collective future. We look for a more just democracy where everyone is included and represented. A democracy for all the people — not just the powerful and wealthy.
The status of election integrity is up for consideration, but the intent of this letter is not to relitigate the 2020 outcome. However, there is substantial and consequential movement taking place at all levels of government — both state and federal.
Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) members were mailed a packet for MVEC’s Annual Meeting. Included was a bylaw question. One of the proposed bylaw changes removes director term limits.
As a person that has held education to be a priority my entire life, I am proud of our House Republicans pushing legislation that would empower our local school districts to make the best decisions for their districts and remove the governor's ability to unilaterally keep schools closed.
We would like to thank the many firefighters and first responders who worked through the night, early on Tuesday, Feb. 16, in temperatures more than 20 degrees below zero, to control and extinguish the fire that destroyed our machine shop.
Student loans — it was the way to get ahead by getting that higher education, meaning better paying jobs, which also mean that paying off those student loans would be fairly easy, unless you fall on hard times, as we have had this past year.
The recent trend from "big tech" to silence targeted voices is an affront to our liberties guaranteed by the First Amendment. The very notion of striking back because of a difference in political opinion is contrary to the core of our democracy.
The coronavirus has been horrible due to the loss of lives, closing of businesses, forced online education and destructive government lockdowns which have resulted in lost freedoms (e.g. worship, dining, sports, indoor fitness, concerts, volunteering, gatherings, travel, funerals, etc.).
Carver County has reported three new COVID-19 deaths, according a Nov. 11 update from the Minnesota Department of Health.
Audrey Kennedy’s article in the 55+ and Fabulous section of the November 2020 Chaska Herald and Chanhassen Villager highlighting volunteer opportunities for seniors was excellent. ("How seniors can volunteer during COVID-19.")
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