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There’s a lot to be merry about this Christmas. The housing market is finally taking off. Businesses are filling in vacant storefronts. And more growth is on the way.

There’s a lot to be merry about this holiday season. The housing market is finally taking off. Businesses are filling in vacant storefronts. And more growth is on the way.

On Nov. 5, School District 112 is seeking approval of two referendum questions. Question 1 asks for renewal of a $9.1 million annual operating levy. Question 2 asks for approval of $2.45 million per year for six years to fund security and technology enhancements.

With push-back from neighbors, the city is stepping away from a neighborhood trail, as outlined in the downtown master plan. The trail was to be worked into the reconstruction of the city’s deteriorating downtown streets.

The southwest corner of Chaska is now mostly 2.8 square miles of farms. But sooner or later, businesses and homes will begin sprouting up on the property, and the city’s transition from rural to urban will be complete.

On Nov. 6, voters are being asked to vote on a Minnesota Constitutional Amendment: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended to provide that only a union of one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Minnesota?” If passed, the amendment would reinforce a state sta…

Last Thursday, the state House of Representatives’ 80-50 vote was one vote short to pass a $221 million bonding bill to fix the crumbling 107-year-old Minnesota Capitol building.

A few residents purged the entire Jonathan Association board at the annual meeting a few weeks ago, hoping to install board members favorable to opting out of the homeowners group. It repeated a similar move four years ago by someone who wanted pro-Jonathan board members.

Beginning next week, and running once a month through October, the Chaska Herald will conduct drawings for a special gift basket packed with goodies.

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