4th of July Celebration

Chanhassen Fourth of July is among the many local events covered by the Chanhassen Villager throughout the year.


Local stories, local opinions, local everything.

If you’re reading this, you understand the importance of a local newspaper.

The Chanhassen Villager was founded 32 years ago, in October 1987. (Our first front page included a photograph of local teachers cheering on the Twins, shortly before they won the World Series. Go Twins!)

Since then, we’ve reported about the growing community — respecting the past, while looking ahead to the future.

The Villager produces compelling stories about local personalities, sports teams, schools, breaking news, city government and much more.

And every now and then, we ask our readers for something — a voluntary subscription. Simply put, reporting and delivering the news costs money.

A print subscription to the Chanhassen Villager is free. However, we ask that readers voluntarily give us $40.

The money helps pay our employees, so they can write about local news.

In exchange for $40, the voluntary subscription gives readers complete access to swnewsmedia.com, where they can find current news from the Villager and seven other southwest metro newspapers: Chaska, Eden Prairie, Jordan, Lake Minnetonka, Prior Lake, Savage and Shakopee.

To subscribe, visit http://swnewsmedia.com/supportlocal or call Ruby at our circulation desk, 952-345-6682.

And, if you have a story idea or feedback, call me at 952-345-6574, or send an email to editor@chanvillager.com.

Thanks for supporting your local newspaper.


Mark Olson is editor of the Chanhassen Villager and a Southwest News Media regional editor.


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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