We went to Washington, D.C. Oct. 19-21 as representatives of American Promise-West Metro to attend the National Citizens Leadership Conference and to meet with our senators and representatives, asking for their support to getting big money out of politics.
I am writing to thank all the people who donated food or cash to the Chanhassen Lions food drive at Cub Foods on Saturday, Oct. 26.
Lisa Wagner has served on the School Board for 12 years. She has been instrumental in the impressive performance and results of our school district during that time frame, making her an outstanding candidate for re-election to the Minnetonka School Board.
I am writing in response to the ad published in the Herald on Oct. 24 from the Parents for D112.First, let me clarify that this group in no way represents most actual parents in District 112. It is led by people who do not live in this community and as an actual parent of two children who at…
In the recently published letter written by DeeDee Kahring, director of Finance and Operations titled "Why the difference with referendum totals?" Ms. Kahring outlines two ways the referendum can be calculated, blames the editor for revealing the higher cost, cites compliance with ballot lan…
In the most recent edition of the Chaska Herald, an advertisement was placed that should have not have been printed within the newspaper. The advertisement was paid for by the Parents of D112, a group that has caused quite a stir within the community as of late. The advertisement stirs up fe…
I was disgusted to see the inflammatory and misleading ad placed by parentsford112.com in last week's paper. Shame on them for insinuating that District 112’s equity work is a cover for Islamic indoctrination in an attempt to drum up fear and drive a "no" vote.
The Nov. 5 referendum will ask residents of Eastern Carver County Schools to vote on funding to address budget gaps and growing enrollment in the district. There will be three questions on the Nov. 5 ballot:
The catch-phrase of the year seems to be “Be authentic.” That appears to be a good thing, but I’m finding out it has a dark side.
As a new mother of twins I learned the difference between equality and equity early. One baby seemed content to lie peacefully, soaking in her surroundings. The other needed either stimulation or soothing. I worried I spent more time and attention on one and not enough on the other; that I w…
I'd like to congratulate head coach Mike Ralston, assistant coaches Mike Arnold and Matt Schrad, and all the players and loyal fans of the Chanhassen Red Birds for their second straight Class B State Championship!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women is holding a benefit for victims of domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Schram Haus Brewery in Chaska.
The 2018 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is out and shows two disturbing trends. The statewide graduation rate remains flat and Minnesota has the highest achievement gap nationwide. Taxpayers cannot be impressed. This may be reflected in the outcome for pending referendums — including one…
I’d like to respond to the letter from Kevin Weber in the Aug. 15 issue of the newspaper ("Why highlight differences?"). He asks for evidence that the freedom and liberties outlined by our Founding Fathers were for white men only.
Eight out of 10 Americans (both Democrats and Republicans) agree that our political system is out of control. Billions of dollars are pouring into campaigns from corporations, unions and the wealthy.
On July 18, Lakeshore Weekly News reported a press release from the Coalition for a Secure Energy Future touting its award to District 33 Sen. David Osmek as an “Energy Champion” for “encouraging ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategies for Minnesota.”
In the winter of 2019, "Thinking Minnesota-American Experiment" ran an article titled “Busing Redux: Minnesota’s Supreme Court green lights a lawsuit pushing for a sweeping plan to sort metro-area students — including those in suburban districts and charter schools — into schools on the bas…
“Courage behind the keyboard” is what I call it. It’s the communication of thoughts, opinions, etc., but from behind a keyboard. It often has different tones, vocabulary and context compared to communication in-person or over the phone.
As more and more attention is focused on the campaign of terror being reigned on immigrant communities across the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is important to recognize the active role of institutions in our community in carrying out such inhumanity.
As state tournaments conclude, and spring and summer sports wind down, I want to send a huge thank you to the small, but dedicated, army of parent volunteers that make youth sports a possibility.
As a veteran and member of the American Legion Post 580 Color Guard, leading the Chanhassen parade on the Fourth of July was an honor and privilege.
On June 25, a small group of people raised several large flags in our community on the corner of Highway 5 and Dell Road. These flags prominently displayed their support for the following causes: Trump 2020, Confederate flag, U.S. flag, Blue Lives Matter, guns and skull and crossbones and 4Chan.