The Minnesota Astronomical Society will be celebrating four astronomy-related events on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Eagle Lake Observatory in western Carver County: Fall Astronomy Day, the Apollo 17 50th Anniversary, International Observe the Moon Night and, most importantly, MAS’s 50th Anniversary.
The Carver County 4-H Drill Team and their beloved horses won first place in two different events at the state competition for 4-H drill team at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Chaska High School sophomore Adonai Yidnekachew has been selected to be a part of the 2022-2023 Minnesota Youth Council (MYC) as one of four students representing Congressional District 3.
The Chaska Fire Department held its annual open house Monday, Sept. 12, from 5-8 p.m. for the first time since 2019. Between the bouncy houses, fire safety learning opportunities, fire truck rides and free hot dogs, popcorn and Qudoba, there was something for every age.
The many lives of Coney Island have started to come to light thanks to the work of Blondo Consulting. The archaeology firm shared its findings from the 2016-2019 excavation of the island at the Carver County Historical Society on Sept. 10.
Oil spills are not only disasters created by large gas station companies such as Exxon or BP. These spills also occur from everyday cars, trains and recreational boats.
The Chaska American Legion Auxiliary Unit 57 has received the Military Support Unit Award for putting together care packages for Minnesota troops serving in Kuwait in 2021. The unit was chosen from among the 417 other units in Minnesota.
Chaska Mayor Mark Windschitl has announced his candidacy for reelection in November.In his announcement July 20, he noted Chaska’s growth throughout his time as mayor, specifically the influx of people moving to town, business development, services offered, diversity and community building.
Oktoberfest originates from a celebration of the marriage between the Prince Regent Ludwig of Bavaria, later King Louis I, and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen in 1810. Today, we know it for the beer, bratwurst and the Dirndl and Lederhosen worn among friends at festivals around t…
Ridgeview has been recognized as a five-star hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the medical center announced. Additionally, its Nursing & Rehab Center in Le Sueur was recognized as a five-star nursing home.
From Humvees to modern muscle cars, the 9th annual Flags and Honor of Minnesota Car, Bike, Truck and Tractor Show on Aug. 6 is sure to have something for every car lover.
River Valley Health Services, a nonprofit based out of Chaska that connects uninsured and under-insured people in Scott and Carver Counties to free or low-cost health care, has welcomed three new members to its board of directors.
The latest summer festival is coming in hot… and cold. Chaska’s annual Fire and Ice Festival is happening Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, at Firemen’s Park. The Fire and Ice Bonspiel curling tournament will also be taking place July 14-17, 2022.
The Block 42 (Guardian Angels Catholic School) Redevelopment Plan continues to move forward since its inception in December 2021.
A colorful piece of handmade jewelry can be meaningful for many reasons. The jewelry that Anneliese Batdorf, 14, makes is especially significant.
Carver and Scott County wineries took home awards at the recent International Cold Climate Wine Competition in Waconia.
April is National Donate Life Month, which honors those who have saved lives by donating their organs and tissues. Tom Costello of Chaska is among those being honored due to his choice to donate following a fatal accident.
Time and again John Myhr, of Chaska, has been described as a humble man. After volunteering about 20 hours a week for 14 years at Bountiful Basket Food Shelf in Chaska, Myhr retired on March 17.
By the time she was 22, Holly Betker and mom Jeannie Jackson agreed it was almost time for Becker to move out on her own.
A Level 3 predatory offender with a history of physically assaulting women he knows has moved to Chaska, according to the Chaska Police Department.
In December, Dean and Ann Schuette, along with their son Ryan, were honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD).
Comforters over their heads and surrounded by pillows, Chaska native Kerianne Stuck Wright prayed while her 2-year-old daughter sang “Rain, Rain, Go Away” in their Pembroke, Kentucky cellar.
The community rallied for His House Foundation & Abundance, a local human services nonprofit, following a Grinch-level incident.
It seemed like just any other Tuesday morning when Kiara West and her young family headed over to the Chaska Perkins for a breakfast meal.
Bundle up and head to the Winter Lights walking tour, which opened at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen on Nov. 18 and runs through Jan. 2.
Beeswax can be used for many purposes, from candles to lip balm to a reusable wrap to use in place of wasteful plastic wrap. It can even be used to make a decorative luminary, perfect to give as a gift or to make your home festive for the holidays.
Friday and Saturday brought merrymaking to Firemen’s Park with this year’s Fire and Ice Festival and Bonspiel.
For those interested in experiencing a lively and impressive performance, a capella singing is sure to deliver. Does this sound like something you want to hear for yourself?