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.
As more and more attention is focused on the campaign of terror being reigned on immigrant communities across the country by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it is important to recognize the active role of institutions in our community in carrying out such inhumanity.
The Bountiful Basket Food Shelf of Eastern Carver County serves the communities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria and is one of an anticipated 130 Minnesota food shelves that will be participating in this year's Open Your Heart July Food Challenge.
I would like to clarify a matter which has come up over the last several months — I have absolutely nothing to do with the Carver County GOP Facebook page or any related social media content.