While I am an ardent supporter of free speech and freedom of the press, I do question the value of printing an ad that does not inform but does serve to divide people and spread irrational fear.

A recent (Oct. 24) ad that appeared in the Chaska Herald and Chanhassen Villager, which I will not give name to the owner nor content, had an unwritten, yet flagrant goal toward fear-mongering.

Ads of this ilk do not “inform” the community, they only hurt and divide. Say “No” to fear mongering, and “Yes” to all are welcome in our beloved District 112 community.

Ellen K. Bean


Community Editor

Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.


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