We went to Washington, D.C. Oct. 19-21 as representatives of American Promise-West Metro to attend the National Citizens Leadership Conference and to meet with our senators and representatives, asking for their support to getting big money out of politics.
I am writing in response to the ad published in the Herald on Oct. 24 from the Parents for D112.First, let me clarify that this group in no way represents most actual parents in District 112. It is led by people who do not live in this community and as an actual parent of two children who at…
In the recently published letter written by DeeDee Kahring, director of Finance and Operations titled "Why the difference with referendum totals?" Ms. Kahring outlines two ways the referendum can be calculated, blames the editor for revealing the higher cost, cites compliance with ballot lan…
In the most recent edition of the Chaska Herald, an advertisement was placed that should have not have been printed within the newspaper. The advertisement was paid for by the Parents of D112, a group that has caused quite a stir within the community as of late. The advertisement stirs up fe…
I was disgusted to see the inflammatory and misleading ad placed by parentsford112.com in last week's paper. Shame on them for insinuating that District 112’s equity work is a cover for Islamic indoctrination in an attempt to drum up fear and drive a "no" vote.
The Nov. 5 referendum will ask residents of Eastern Carver County Schools to vote on funding to address budget gaps and growing enrollment in the district. There will be three questions on the Nov. 5 ballot:
The catch-phrase of the year seems to be “Be authentic.” That appears to be a good thing, but I’m finding out it has a dark side.
From the bottom of our heart, we thank you for all your generous outpouring of donations, prayers, support and love at Ken Frey's benefit on Sept. 28.
As a new mother of twins I learned the difference between equality and equity early. One baby seemed content to lie peacefully, soaking in her surroundings. The other needed either stimulation or soothing. I worried I spent more time and attention on one and not enough on the other; that I w…
The Chaska downtown business community would not normally have strong opinions on school referendums beyond wanting to maintain a healthy and attractive school system that draws new households to the area.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women is holding a benefit for victims of domestic violence on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at Schram Haus Brewery in Chaska.
Editor's note: The author wrote this piece on behalf of the Chaska Human Rights Commision, which includes chair Jennifer Welvaert, Vice Chair Sarah Carlson, Judy Dunbar, Celi Haga, Donzel Leggett, Lisa White, Ellen K. Bean, Darryl Scarborough and Seth Spreadbury.
The 2018 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment is out and shows two disturbing trends. The statewide graduation rate remains flat and Minnesota has the highest achievement gap nationwide. Taxpayers cannot be impressed. This may be reflected in the outcome for pending referendums — including one…
I have been in Chaska the last two weeks, as my daughter, Jenn, and her husband, Troy, live here. I have been house/cat sitting for them. They are traveling.
I’d like to respond to the letter from Kevin Weber in the Aug. 15 issue of the newspaper ("Why highlight differences?"). He asks for evidence that the freedom and liberties outlined by our Founding Fathers were for white men only.
Eight out of 10 Americans (both Democrats and Republicans) agree that our political system is out of control. Billions of dollars are pouring into campaigns from corporations, unions and the wealthy.
I just want to take the time to say thank you again to the many individuals who work so hard for our city of Chaska.
In the winter of 2019, "Thinking Minnesota-American Experiment" ran an article titled “Busing Redux: Minnesota’s Supreme Court green lights a lawsuit pushing for a sweeping plan to sort metro-area students — including those in suburban districts and charter schools — into schools on the bas…
“Courage behind the keyboard” is what I call it. It’s the communication of thoughts, opinions, etc., but from behind a keyboard. It often has different tones, vocabulary and context compared to communication in-person or over the phone.
I'd like to know why our local police are not enforcing city ordinance Section 74, which reads: "Whenever a usable path for bicycles has been provided adjacent to a roadway, bicycle riders shall use such path and shall not use the roadway."
Last Sunday was like most of our weekend mornings over the last 20 years. Pack the SUV with chairs, blankets, cooler, food, sunflower seeds.
In response to Joe Polunc’s letter, “How did we get so misguided,” I think it’s important our community have some clear starting points and definitions in regard to the equity work happening in the Eastern Carver County School District, in order to have more constructive dialogue.
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