Weekly parkrun events are now taking place at Chaska’s Courthouse Lake each Saturday. The free, timed 5K events are volunteer-run and gift milestone T-shirts when people participate in 25, 50, 100, 250 and 500 runs.

After competing against 100 local contestants in the regional Toastmasters International Speech Contest, Chaska resident Peter Tartaro is advancing to the region quarterfinal round at the Toastmasters International Convention in August, according to a Toastmasters press release.

Leaving his personal care attendant job several weeks ago, George Nathaniel III got into his car and started driving, but the trip didn’t last long. The Chaska resident knew his blood sugars were going low so he stopped at a nearby gas station to drink a soda.

People can pump up their bike tires and fit their helmets for an upcoming citywide bicycling event on Saturday, May 22. Participants will have three options to get their wheels turning: family rides, mountain biking, and a road ride.

The Chaska Human Rights Commission asked the Chaska City Council to stand with a statement against rising hate toward Asian Americans at the April 5 council meeting. All councilors and Mayor Mark Windschitl voiced support for the message.

The Chaska Sno-Hawks snowmobile club is asking the community to raise money for the Norwood Young America family of August Schleicher, 4-year-old with brain abnormalities and other physical health conditions.