As mayor of Victoria, I questioned the meaning of the word "equity" we see permeating government after attending GARE (Government Alliance on Race and Equity) training put on by the League of Minnesota Cities (summer 2019). I, along with other community leaders and staff, attended this train…
My name is Dan Kessler and I am running for the Minnesota House of Representatives for Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria. I want to invite everyone to our official campaign kickoff on Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Chaska Community Center from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dontá Hughes complains of a “mess” created by the ‘vote no’ crowd who spoke against the Eastern Carver County School Board referendum in November, and that we’re gloating over the defeat of the referendum and have now gone our separate ways. (“Have allowed house to become a mess,” Dec. 26.)
Thank you Chanhassen Villager for the “Merry Christmas” front page of your Dec. 19 edition that included a beautiful local picture from our Arboretum and the Luke 2 Christmas message from the King James Bible.
In response to Cindy Pugh’s letter to the editor “As taxpayers, you deserve better” on Nov. 28, I would like to clarify an inaccurate statement made by Ms. Pugh. She wrote I stated at the Victoria City Council meeting (Oct. 14) “the district is in debt for at least two years due to overspend…
We continue to hear from politicians on the national stage that we need medicare for all, or some other big government program to fix our healthcare system. More government intervention into our healthcare system is absolutely the wrong approach for our state and for our country.
Just another case of nefarious activity within the system. These local people are being railroaded and sweet-talked into thinking all will be well with the new gravel pit expansion. ("Board delays vote on proposed gravel mining expansion," Dec. 5.)
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.
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