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At this time of year, I get a lot of emails and texts from people reporting they are hearing an owl hooting outside their windows at night. While many enjoy the sound, others complain they can’t get to sleep. Either way, the chances are a great horned owl is the culprit. The great horned owl…

Recently the newspaper published a commentary "American dream at risk," (Nov. 21) by state representatives Jim Nash and Barb Haley. The piece discussed the threat to affordable single-family housing in Minnesota, which I am in agreement; however, I will admit that we have some differences.

It seems like everyone has a “best books of the year” list. Library Journal selected best books in several categories. The full list is available www.libraryjournal.com, but some of their top choices in the area of crime fiction include:

The 2010s are just about over and the 2020s are a few weeks away. The ‘10s were very interesting, as we started the decade with the Great Recession and are ending with a strong economy. When the economy was slow, the city went through significant planning processes for downtown and southwest…

The great Christmas tree debate continues: fresh or artificial? That is the question. Unfortunately, this year it doesn’t matter if you choose fresh or artificial. Either way you are going to pay more than you did in the past.

Minnesota legislators have been touring the state, getting a first-hand look at important public assets and infrastructure that is wearing out as they prepare to put together a capital bonding bill. As they travel, they hopefully will take notice of the worn out and increasingly unsafe roads…

Two weeks ago the Chaska Herald and Chanhassen Villager published an advertisement that encouraged residents of School District 112 to vote no on the referendum questions when going to the polls this week.

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