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OUR PLEDGE TO YOU We have a deep commitment to solving the customer’s problem. Our job is to make sure each customer is satisfied. We will have an open door policy with each other and with our customers. Encourage people to feel free to come to us and discuss technical questions, suggestions or whatever is on their minds. We will not just give them standard, one-word answers. They will receive detailed information because it is better to have more information than you need. We will have a ‘how can I help you’ attitude that will flow out to all of our customers. We will try to explain things the way we would like someone to explain them to us: in great detail, clearly and patiently. Genuine dedication will show in our voices.

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The high-octane rock ‘n’ roll musical “Grease” is one of many classic shows that have been performed at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. (Photo courtesy of Chanhassen Dinner Theatres/Photographer Dan Norman)

ATTRACTIONS Parks Nature Preserves Recreation Lakes Trails

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Waste Disposal Watersheds U.S. Postal Service Voting Information Minnesota United States

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Health and Wellness

Farmers Market


GOVERNMENT City of Chanhassen City Council City Departments Ordinances City of Victoria Frequently Called Numbers Victoria City Council Meetings Carver County Elected Officials Frequently Called Numbers Human Services Libraries Licenses and Documents Metropolitan Council Transportation Utilities

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LEISURE Youth Sports Youth Organizations Organizations

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LIVING School District 112 School District 276 Non-Public Schools Senior Center Help & Support Services

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MARKETPLACE Media Chamber of Commerce

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2017-2018 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Regional Editor: Tim Engstrom \ Director of Operations: Laurie Hartmann Editorial Content: Unsie Zuege \ Cover Design: Mike Gears Editorial Design: Rachel Larivee \ Advertising: Samuel Schmitt Special thanks to the city of Chanhassen, SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency, Carver County and local school districts for their contributions. Every effort has been made to provide an accurate directory, but if errors have occurred please let us know about them. Published by Chanhassen Villager, 123 W. Second St., Chaska MN 55318. Copyright 2017-2018. Printed in the USA. For additional information or to submit corrections, call 952-445-3333 or send an email to

Cover photo by: Mark W. Olson Veterans lead the Fourth of July Parade.

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(Photo by Unsie Zuege)


elcome to the 2017-2018 Chanhassen Lifestyle Guide. This community is all about quality of life. We love it here. Throughout our 2017-2018 Chanhassen Lifestyle Guide, you’ll see what residents enjoy about the city, the community, the businesses and all the other amenities that make Chanhassen not just where they live but what makes it their home. This publication offers a directory of information and resources used by Chanhassen area businesses and residents, especially those who are new to this area. The Lifestyle Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and email addresses. Keep it handy and use it often. Our apologies in advance for omissions or for changes that occur after publication. Please notify us of information that needs to be updated so it can be kept current throughout the year. If you would like additional copies of this publication, call our Circulation Department at 952-345-6682. Send information for the Lifestyle Guide to Tim Engstrom at Chanhassen offers great quality of life and has been

recognized in a host of national rankings for being a great place to live, work and play! Most of the city’s 14,427 acres are in Carver County, with 154 in Hennepin County. Five major highways traverse the community — including Highway 212 — allowing residents and commuters to reach other metropolitan communities in minutes. Two public school districts, Minnetonka and Eastern Carver County, as well as private schools, serve the families in the community. There is much to do and enjoy in Chanhassen. The downtown area offers shopping, dining and entertainment — including the landmark Chanhassen Dinner Theatres — as well as a library and many service and retail businesses. For outdoor enthusiasts, Chanhassen has 11 lakes that offer recreation and relaxation to residents and visitors to the community. The city’s park system features more than 30 community and neighborhood parks, as well as over 100 miles of trails for people of all ages. The park system also features 14 nature preserves. Additionally, the Chanhassen Senior Center is a social gathering spot for those over age 55.

American Legion Chanhassen


Prairie Dental

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres


The Prop Shop


Chanhassen Family Dentistry


Radiance Dental


Chaska Community Center


Regarding Dentistry


Dentistry on the Ponds


Ridgeview Medical Center


Hirshfield’s Hour Glass Cleaners



Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District 21


Southwest Christian High



Southwest Transit

Lakeview Clinic


St. Francis Regional Medical Center


Lunds & Byerlys


Summerwood of Chanhassen


Market Square






Timberwall Landscaping

Michael King Orthodontics


Veil Orthodontics


Minnesota Harvest


Victoria House


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum


Westwood Community Church


Winslow Monument Service


Immanuel Lutheran Church

Mustard Seed North Memorial Hospital

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Golden retriever Stella takes her family for a walk near Lake Susan. From left, Nick, Lisa, John, and Josh Patrin. (Submitted photo)





1,228 2011 - 2015

= 100

24,967 25,332 25,469

11.1% change from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016

= 1,500


5 years and under 18 years and under


Between 19 and 64 years


WORK TRAVEL TIME Mean travel time to work

workers age 16+

23.6 min

2011 - 2015



65 years and older





Housing units, 2010 = 1,000










7.2% Foreign born

Between 2011 and 2015


96.2% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015

60.5% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2011 - 2015


Home ownership rate, 2011 - 2015


Living in same house 1 year and over

$335,200 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2011 - 2015 2.81 Persons per household $110,569 Median household income, 2011 - 2015 $51,036 Per capita income

in past 12 months, 2015 dollars




elcome to Chanhassen, Minnesota! On May 8, 2017, we celebrated our city’s 50th anniversary with over 300 of our closest friends in City Center Park. It was a beautiful evening for connection, reflection, and celebration. Whether you were with us that evening, I invite you to share your Chanhassen story — about your neighborhood, your work, or something memorable you experienced recently. Share with friends and family why Chanhassen is special to you. While you think about your story, I will share part of mine. Here are a few highlights from my 22 years as a Chanhassen resident: Parks and trails: While raising my family, we frequented many of the parks, but as mayor I might even visit them more! There are

always things happening in our 40plus parks and 100-plus miles of trails. You’re sure to find a bike or running race, picnics, ball games, fishing and boating, and have you seen our new pickleball courts? They’re popping up everywhere! U n i ve r s it y o f M i n n e s ot a Landscape Arboretum: Recently selected by social media followers as the No. 1 botanical garden in America. With over 4 0 0 , 0 0 0 v i s i t o r s a n n u a l l y, there are many stories tied to the Arboretum. Spring blooms, summer adventures, fall harvest and gorgeous winter landscapes. Family enter tainment for all seasons! Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Quickly approaching its 50th a n ni ve r s a r y a s well! Watch for exciting changes and announcements throughout the end of this year and into 2018.

Festivals: The city of Chanhassen puts on incredible festivals. Between the Fourth of July, Feb Fest, and the roughly 25 other events throughout the year, there is almost always something Chan-Happenin’ here! Paisley Park: It is hard to believe Paisley Park opened as a museum almost a year ago. And let’s not forget the beautiful Prince mural on the movie theater wall! While the story of Chanhassen is always changing we have lived by the simple philosophy of “A Community for Life: Providing for Today and Planning for Tomorrow.” During this celebrator y year reflecting on the last 50 years and anticipating the next 50, I think it is appropriate to add “And Anticipating a Bright Future.” Whether you’re a first time visitor, a recent addition, or a long time member of our community,

Denny Laufenburger you will find ample reasons to engage in and enjoy the sights, sounds and attractions of our “Chan-Tastic” all-American small town. Denny Laufenburger is the mayor of Chanhassen.

ECONOMICAL AND CONVENIENT, SouthWest Transit will take you where you want to go! Award-winning transit agency for Carver, Chaska, Chanhassen and Eden Prairie. Express bus service Monday through Friday to downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota. Plus, Twins Vikings and Gopher games!

Get a ride at the push of a button with SW Prime. Monday–Friday 6:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. (Last Ride Request at 6:00 p.m.)

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is home to breathtaking gardens. (Submitted photo courtesy of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum/Mark MacLennan). Right — A youngster runs through the wire archway of “Prairie Arcade,” one of 12 re-imagined “tree houses” at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum hosts different exhibits on a regular basis. (Photo by Robert Evans, courtesy of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum)


hen international pop star Prince Rogers Nelson died at his home at Paisley Park April 21, 2016, the world’s media swarmed Chanhassen to cover the tragedy. But few mentioned the city of Chanhassen, instead referring to Paisley Park’s location as “outside of Minneapolis.” Their loss. What out-of-towners didn’t realize is that Chanhassen is the epicenter of world-renowned attractions. Not only Paisley Park, but the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and its University of Minnesota research center and Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Those in the know realize that, in addition to being home to Prince’s Paisley Park, now a museum and mecca for his international fan base, Chanhassen is also known as home to other nationally recognized attractions. The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, voted America’s Best Botanical Garden, is world-renowned for its vast collection of flowers, plants, shrubs and trees throughout its 1,137 acres of woodland, wetlands and prairie. Every season inspires visitors with a changing palette of colors and blooms. In addition to blooms, the Arboretum boasts a sculpture collection by international artists, highlighted by the Harrison Sculpture Garden at High Point. Chanhassen is also home to the nation’s largest dinner theater — Chanhassen Dinner Theatres. Its main stage brings popular and classic musicals to life. The Fireside Theatre features tribute groups that perform the music near and dear to ages ranging from millennials to baby boomers. Since Prince’s death, Paisley Park has opened its doors to his fans. Visitors can tour his studio and nightclub, and enjoy After Dark dance and film parties. Finally, let’s not forget Chanhassen’s own home-grown

DID YOU KNOW? That these actors’ early careers included the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres? Amy Adams: Academy-Awards nominee for “American Hustle,” and Golden Globes award winner for “Big Eyes,” 2015, and “American Hustle,” 2014; 2017 Tony Awards-nominated Laura Osnes, for “Cinderella;”Loni Anderson, who played Jennifer Marlowe in TV’s 70s classic “WKRP In Cincinatti”; Linda Kelsey, who played Billie Newman on 80s TV series, “Lou Grant.” community attractions. Chanhassen is famous for its 4th of July Celebration. The three-day citywide festival includes a carnival, live music and dancing, a classic car show, contests at Lake Ann, and a spectacular July 4 parade through downtown. It’s so popular and draws so many people that spectators place their lawn chairs along the parade route the night before. And the Fourth is capped off with a fireworks show at Lake Ann.

ATTRACTIONS PARKS Residents take pride in the city park system, which has more than 35 community, neighborhood and open space locations with over 90 miles of trails. The city of Chanhassen’s plan is to provide a park within a half-mile of every resident’s front door. With the exception of some of Chanhassen’s more rural areas, this goal has been attained. Carver County operates the 350acre Minnewashta Regional Park in western Chanhassen. On its southern border is the Minnesota River Valley Wildlife Refuge. The city is also home to University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Call Chanhassen Parks & Recreation at 952-227-1121 to make picnic reservations. COMMUNITY PARKS Lake Ann Park 1456 W. 78th St. This 102-acre community park is located approximately one-half mile west of Powers Boulevard (County Road 17) and West 78th Street. The beach has lifeguards on duty (mid-June to late August weather permitting). Concessions and boat rentals are available daily during the summer months. It also has two picnic/recreation shelters, reservation picnic sites, tennis court, six ballfields, soccer field, canoe racks available for rent, volleyball, trails, boat access and a fishing pier. City Center Park 7700 Market Blvd. This 10-acre park — jointly owned by the city of Chanhassen and School District 112 — lies adjacent to Cit y Hall and Chanhassen Elementary School. The park has four ballfields, five soccer fields, four tennis courts, three basketball courts, a skating rink, hockey rink, skate park and playground. Skate Park — Open from sunrise to sunset. Skateboards, bicycles and in-line skates are welcome at the skate park. Protective helmets and appropriate footwear are mandator y. Sp ec tators must stay clear of the ramp area. For information, call Park & Recreation at 952-227-1100.

Lake Susan Park 903 Lake Drive E. This 33-acre community park has a reservation picnic shelter, two sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts, baseball field, basketball court, archery range, playground equipment, canoe racks available for rent, fishing pier, boat access, trail and a swimming beach (lifeguards are not on duty at this site). Bandimere Community Park 9405 Great Plains Blvd. This 32-acre community park is located on Highway 101 just south of Lyman Boulevard. A youth athletic complex, it has an internal trail system, three ballfields, three soccer fields, a disc golf course, playground equipment and parking. NEIGHBORHOOD PARKS Bandimere Heights Park 9290 Kiowa Trail This four-acre park is adjacent to Bandimere Community Park. It has an open playing field, basketball court, trail connection to Bandimere Community Park and off-street parking. Carver Beach Park 6891 Lotus Trail This six-acre linear park along the northwest shoreline of Lotus Lake has two beaches, a small playground, picnic area, canoe rack, fishing dock and off-street parking. Carver Beach Playground 900 Carver Beach Road This two-acre park features a large playground, a ball field and basketball half-court. Cathcart Park 26655 W. 62nd St. This neighborhood park is owned by the city of Shorewood but lies within the city of Chanhassen. The park has a ballfield, tennis court, playground, basketball court, offstreet parking and a hockey rink with warming house. Chanhassen Estates Park 55 Lake Drive E. A one-acre park in Chanhassen Estates (south of McDonald’s) has an open field, playground and a basketball half-court.

Chanhassen Hills Park 8579 Chanhassen Hills Drive S. This seven-acre park has a ballfield, basketball half-court, playground, sand volleyball court, trail and offstreet parking. Curry Farms Park 1300 Stratton Court This six-acre park has a playground, basketball half-court, open field, off-street parking and a loop trail. Greenwood Shores Park 7110 Utica Lane This three-acre park abuts both Lake Ann and Lake Lucy. The site includes a beach on Lake Ann, picnic area and a trail connection to Lake Ann Park. Herman Field Park 2591 Forest Ave. This 12-acre park has an open field, picnic area, playground, off-street parking and natural areas. Kerber Pond Park 7380 Kerber Blvd. This 27-acre park is primarily

composed of open space with a trail that winds through the park encompassing the pond. It is intended to be a passive facility, accommodating the observation of plants and wildlife in a natural environment. Picnic sites are located along Kerber Boulevard. Meadow Green Park 921 Pontiac Lane T h is 13 -a c re p a r k p rov i d e s ballfields for a variety of youth sp or t teams . It has a picnic shelter, playground, basketball half-court, tennis courts, picnic tables, off-street parking and a trail connection. Minnewashta Heights Park 6220 Dogwood Ave. This two-acre site has a picnic area, playground, basketball half-court and an open field. North Lotus Lake Park 295 Pleasant View Road This 20-acre site sloping toward Lotus Lake offers open space, playground, ballfield, tennis courts,

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ATTRACTIONS picnic shelter, in-line skating/ ho ckey rink , winter skating , sliding hill, trail loop and off-street parking. Pheasant Hill Park 1720 Lake Lucy Lane This 11-acre site has an open field, basketball court, playground, sand volleyball court and a walking trail. Pioneer Pass Park 9630 Bluff Creek Drive Completed in 2014, this eightacre park offers a playground, basketball half-court, open field, ball field, trail connections, and off-street parking. Power Hill Park 8702 Flamingo Drive This 22-acre site has a picnic shelter, sledding hill, open field, play area, basketball court, trail loop and off-street parking. Prairie Knoll Park 1124 Dove Court T h i s f o u r- a c r e p a r k h a s a playground, basketball half-court, open field and trail connection. Rice Marsh Lake Park 8119 Erie Circle This four-acre park contains a picnic area, playground, trail connections, ballfield, basketball court and off-street parking. Riley Ridge Park 8959 Reflections Road This 19-acre park is comprised of a combination of woodlands, wetlands, and active play areas. The park opened in 2013 and features a large playground, picnic shelter, basketball half-court, sledding hill, trail loop, and offstreet parking. Roundhouse Park 3950 Kings Road This eight-acre park includes the “Roundhouse Park Building ,” winter skating, playground, beach on Lake Minnewashta, picnic area, walking trail, fishing pier, open field and off-street parking. South Lotus Lake Park 7610 South Shore Drive This nine-acre park consist s of three separate parcels. One

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borders Lotus Lake and includes a boat access. The upland portions have a playground, open field, tennis cour t s and of f-street parking. Stone Creek Park 2250 Stone Creek Lane E. This eight-acre site has play equipment, basketball-half court, sledding hill, open field and trail connection. Much of the park is heavily wooded. Sugarbush Park 7220 Galpin Blvd. This five-acre park has a playground, basketball half-court and open field. Trail connections and off-street parking are available. Sunset Ridge Park 1364 Lake Susan Hills Drive This nine-acre park has a playgro un d , basketball halfcourt, open field, ball field, trail connections and off-street parking.

NATURE PRESERVES Bluff Creek Preserve Headwaters North of Hwy. 5, east of Hwy. 41 The Bluff Creek trail winds its way through this large expanse of wetland and upland habitat. Three separate parcels totaling approximately 49 acres have been assembled to date. When complete the Bluff Creek Preserve will include more than 120 acres of varied habitats. This preserve creates an important wildlife travel corridor in the center of the community. Access is available from a variety of neighborhood trail connections. Chanhassen Nature Preserve Coulter Blvd. This 112-acre wetland complex is the largest city-owned nature preserve within Chanhassen’s borders. Only the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and countyowned Minnewashta Regional Park boast larger nature areas. Lake Susan Preserve Powers Blvd. Approximately 60 acres in size, this

ATTRACTIONS telescopes for public viewing at scheduled events. Additional facilities at Baylor include campgrounds, a beach, fishing pier, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters and trails.

Amy Holst, with Chanhassen Parks and Recreation Department, keeps a crowd fed with sandwiches on a Monday in May. (Photo by Mark W. Olson) preserve is easily noticed while driving south on Powers Boulevard. A trail connection leading from Lake Susan Community Park to the preserve is well worth the walk. Pleasant View Preserve Pleasant View Road Nestled in one of the many crooks of Pleasant View Road is this small but wooded preserve. The property is located at the south end of Silver Lake Park. A local deer herd frequents this area. Rice Marsh Lake Park Preserve Dakota Lane A natural extension of Rice Marsh L ake Park, this 70 -plus-acre preserve is largely comprised of a rich cattail wetland. The preserve ex tends east ward into Eden Prairie. REGIONAL PARKS Carver County Parks 952-466-5250 Car ver Parks operates the following regional parks: Baylor Regional Park 10775 County Road 33 Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 A 2 01-a c r e p a r k , B a y l o r i s also home to the Eagle Lake Observatory operated by the Minnesota Astronomical Society. The Obser vator y has several

Lake Minnewashta Regional Park 6900 Hazeltine Blvd. Chanhassen 952-466-5250 Lake Minnewashta is a 340-acre park with a boat launch, picnic shelters, swimming beach with lifeguards, creative children’s play structure, hiking trails, cross country skiing, volleyball courts, restrooms and fishing pier. Lake Waconia Regional Park 8170 Paradise Lane, east of Waconia 952-466-5250 This park and beach area has a children’s play area, picnic grounds, picnic shelter and restrooms. A large sliding hill, featuring an 80-foot plunge, offers sledding enthusiasts a scenic view of Lake Waconia and Coney Island. Three Rivers Park District 763-559-9000 Three Rivers operates the following:

Experience the Best of Every Season

The Best Fall Color Scarecrows, pumpkins, Tram tours, Nature walking play, hiking trails, AppleHouse.

Color Winter Spirits Bright Poinsettia tree, holiday lights, gift market, Santa, best snowshoe trails.

Carver Park Reserve 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria Lake Auburn Campground reservations 763-559-6700 Lowry Nature Center 763-694-7650 A 3,700-acre park reserve where trumpeter swans and other wildlife have been nurtured. There are trails, camping, biking, fishing, children’s playground, Historic Grimm Farm and nature programs. The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park 2187 Highway 101 East Shakopee 763-694-7784

Natural Wonders of Spring Maple syrup, best tulips, crabapple blossoms, trails, waterfalls, tours, yoga.

Best Summer Escapes 2018 Summer in bloom, Origami outdoor exhibit, celebrate 60th anniversary fun.

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ATTRACTIONS NATURE AREAS MN Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Drive Chanhassen 952-443-1400 The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum of fers more than 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, natural woodlands, wetlands and prairie, plant collections, and displays. Walk, hike, cross-country ski more than eight miles of trails. Open 363 days a year. Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 3815 American Blvd. E. Bloomington 952-854-5900 Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center 15865 Carver Highlands Drive Carver 952-361-4500 valley Made up of 14 separate units, the 14,000-acre Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge runs from Bloomington to Henderson, along both sides of the Minnesota River, to provide 4,700 acres of outdoor opportunities such as hiking, bicycling, cross-country skiing, wildlife observation and photography as posted on Refuge interpretive signs. Seminary Fen S e mina r y Fe n is a 73 -a c re Scientific and Natural (SNA) area located next to County Road 61 in southern Chanhassen. Named for an old seminary that was once located on the site, the Seminary Fen SNA contains one of the rarest types of wetland in the United States called a calcareous fen. A calcareous fen is wetland characterized by a substrate of non-acidic peat and an upwelling of cold oxygen-poor groundwater rich in calcium and magnesium bicarbonates. The fen is fed by upwelling groundwater from bedrock aquifers below the Minnesota River Valley. Fens have been protected since 1991 in Minnesota by the state’s Wetland Conser vation Ac t . The site contains eight species

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of state-listed rare plants and important wildlife habitat.



Much of the recreational activity in Chanhassen year-round revolves around lakes in the community. Here is an overview of select Chanhassen lakes:

Chanhassen Recreation Center 2310 Coulter Blvd. 952-227-1400 The recreation center, which is attached to Bluf f Creek Elementary School, offers open gymnasiums, an aerobics/dance room, a fitness room with various pieces of strength equipment, community meeting rooms and a conference room. Community meeting rooms and the conference room can be rented. Various youth and adult programs are offered through the Chanhassen Recreation Department. Approximately 20 acres of this 40-acre site are dedicated to a community park containing six multipurpose ball fields, four lighted tennis courts, two lighted in-line skating/hockey rinks, ice skating facilities, warming house, soccer fields, trails, a park shelter, concession stand, parking and other support facilities. Minnesota Harvest 8251 Old Hwy 169 Blvd Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785 CAMPGROUNDS Baylor Regional Park 10775 County Road 33 Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 Chanhassen Trail System Chanhassen prides it self on p rov idin g a co m p re h e n sive , multipurpose trail system. With only a few exceptions, trails are readily available to all neighborhoods in Chanhassen. The city has built and maintains 90 miles of trails. Many of the city’s trails are located in natural resource corridors. Whether you enjoy a morning run, evening walk, an afternoon of rollerblading, or a healthy bike ride, Chanhassen’s trails are for you! A trail map is available at the city website at

Christmas Lake Features: 276 acres, stocked with excess brood stock trout through a program of the DNR. Northern, bass and panfish also present. Public access in Shorewood. Maximum depth of 87 feet. Lake Lucy Features: 90 acres, some panfish present, poor population of most game fish . No public access. Maximum depth of 20 feet. Lake Ann Features: 117 acres, good for bass, sunfish and crappies. Trolling motors only. Maximum depth of 45 feet. Good for canoeing and other non-motorized watercraft. Swimming beach. Lake Minnewashta Features: 680 acres, abundant in bass, sunfish, small northern pike. Popular in summer and winter. Two public accesses at Minnewashta Park. Maximum depth of 70 feet. Swimming beach. Lake St. Joe F e a t u r e s : 14 a c r e s , s m a l l , unimproved access of f of Minnewashta Parkway. Canoes are appropriate. Maximum depth of 52 feet. Lotus Lake Features: 240 acres, stocked with walleye every two or three years. Popular year-round for crappie, sunfish, northern pike and bass. Public access on the south end. Maximum depth of 29 feet. Lake Susan Features: 93 acres, fished by locals; mainly panfish. Walleye and bass fry have been introduced. Public access at Lake Susan Park. Maximum depth of 17 feet. Rice Marsh Lake Features: 79 acres, a marsh not suitable for summer fishing. Some

ice fishing does occur. Maximum depth of 11 feet. No public access. Lake Riley Features: 300 acres, good northern population. Crappies are present in good numbers; some bass and walleye present. Public access in Eden Prairie. Maximum depth of 49 feet. Swimming beach.

TRAILS Chanhassen prides it self on p rov idin g a co m p re h e n sive , multipurpose trail system. Trails are readily available to all neighborhoods in Chanhassen. The city has built and maintains 90 miles of trails. Many of the city’s trails are located in natural resource corridors an d a ccomm o date walkers, runners and bicyclists. There is also access to regional trails, including the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, the Southwest Regional Trail Connection between Chaska and Victoria, and the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail. For more information, go to and search on trails. Annual Festivals Chanhassen promotes several annual community events with the support of the business community and local organizations. Feb Fest is an annual celebration on the first Saturday of February on Lake Ann and includes a variety of activities, including an ice fishing contest. A summer concert series takes place on Thursdays from June through mid-August featuring musical performances at City Center Park Plaza. The city’s 4th of July Celebration spans three days and is packed with family activities. The Fourth of July parade and fireworks over Lake Ann attract thousands to the community. An annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in City Center Park kicks of the holiday season.


Natalie Vasicek and Nikita Klochan of Chanhassen, savor corn on the cob at Taste of Chanhassen during the 4th of July Celebration. Right — Angela Tho of Kai’s Sushi talks with customers at the 2016 Night on the Town in downtown Chanhassen. (File photos by Unsie Zuege)


t’s hard to imagine, but once upon a time, going out to eat in a restaurant was a special treat — something families did to celebrate a birthday, a great report card or some other achievement. People who grew up in Chanhassen in the 1950s and 1960s recall when dining out in Chanhassen meant going to a local drive-in — Maxine’s, Snuffy’s, Tri-Y, Reed’s and the Lazy C. “They’re where area residents ate hamburgers and fries, drank Cokes and chocolate shakes in their cars,” Sandy Rodenz said. “Going out to eat then was a treat, something special, because most families ate at home.” Times and lifestyles have changed and Chanhassen’s food scene reflects today’s families and their more adventurous tastes. While pizzas and hamburgers still reign supreme — there’s no limit to chains and franchises — locals have a taste for more international fare. Sushi is no longer a novelty, but a popular meal to share with friends on a night out. Want Thai pho’ noodles or Korean bibimbopi? Let’s head to downtown Chanhassen. And, for those who love to cook at home, the city’s grocery stores offer plenty of authentic ingredients for any type of cuisine a gourmet could fancy. In summer, the city’s popular farmers market offers locally grown vegetables, produce, meats, along with locally made

breads, jams and jellies. And don’t forget the buckets of fresh flowers. Our food evolution has plenty of local enthusiasts, for example, Bob and Cheryl Ayotte, longtime Chanhassen residents. “When we first moved to Chanhassen, there were two types of restaurants,” Bob says. “A hamburger spot and a high-end place where you couldn’t wear jeans and you paid $4 for a martini.” “And then the evolution,” Bob said. “It took 20 years. But today, we have it all. If you want Italian, Thai, Tex-Mex, Japanese, Korean, you can get it. And if you want something more highclass you can get that too. The martinis may still be more than $4, but now I can wear my jeans.”

FARMERS MARKET Chanhassen Farmers Market City Center Park, corner of Market Boulevard and 78th Street The farmers market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays in July through October.

Experience the Goodness! Lunds & Byerlys Chanhassen Our store features everything from reserve aged choice beef and sustainable seafood to a USDA-certified organic produce department, an artisan cheese counter and thousands of organic and natural offerings. Explore and enjoy endless meal options at Creations Cafe´. Offerings include sandwiches, gourmet salad bar, Big Bowl Chinese Express, Hissho Sushi and our very popular hot buffet. We’re continuously striving to provide you with a sensational shopping experience.

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his year, the city of Chanhassen celebrates its 50th anniversary. On May 8, 1967, the village of Chanhassen and the township of Chanhassen merged to form the modern city we recognize today. The city unveiled a special 50th anniversary flag and has been celebrating throughout the year. Since it’s founding, the city has been quickly evolving. “Chanhassen: A Centennial History” quoted a 1970s newspaper editorial: “No question about it. Chanhassen will grow and with it, the need for more city services, offices and storage space. City records are kept now stored in hallways, damp closets and at the unsecured Lake Ann barn.” A referendum to build a new city hall passed on Nov. 7, 1979. Since then, 7700 Market Boulevard, Chanhassen has been the nucleus of city life. That’s the location of Chanhassen City Hall, which also serves as the Chanhassen Senior Center. Just a stone’s throw from the building, residents can find the Chanhassen Library, Chanhassen Fire Department, City Center Community Park and Chanhassen Elementary School. And all of this is just a short walk from the community’s downtown 78th Street retail district. However, residents don’t need to visit 7700 Market Boulevard to get in engaged in the civic process. Technology has made it easy to access Chanhassen city records. Agendas, minutes and documents of city meetings — even filed videos — are available online to residents. Want to know how much it costs to buy a grave in

“People want accurate information, and they want it readily available to them, 24-7.” Chanhassen City Manager Todd Gerhardt


A large crowd attends the 50th Chanhassen anniversary bash in May 2017. Right — Chanhassen Historical Society board member Sally Atkins volunteers at the society’s table during the city of Chanhassen’s 50th anniversary bash. (File photos by Mark W. Olson)

Chanhassen Pioneer Cemetery? Just visit You can bring up minutes from the village of Chanhassen in 1965. (Mayor Eugene Coulter opened the Jan. 6, 1965, meeting, suggesting that the council say the Pledge of Allegiance — a tradition that continues to this day.) “We’ve scanned everything in, and we keep scanning things in,” said Chanhassen City Manager Todd Gerhardt, of the city records. “It makes you transparent — that you’re not trying to hide anything,” Gerhardt said. “People want accurate information, and they want it readily available to them, 24-7, and that’s what our webpage provides them.”




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FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Police and fire emergency Sheriff non-emergency Hospitals Ridgeview Medical Center St. Francis Regional Medical Center Other Services Chanhassen Utilities (after hours water & sewer emergencies) Non-Emergencies Chanhassen Fire Station No. 1 Chanhassen Fire Station No. 2 City Manager Todd Gerhardt

911 952-361-1231 952-442-2191 952-428-3000 952-227-1300 952-917-9345 952-227-1200 952-474-7094 952-227-1119

CITY COUNCIL Chanhassen operates under the “Optional Plan B” form of government as authorized by Minnesota statutes. Under this plan, the elected city council consists of a mayor and four council members. The mayor and council members are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held in even-numbered years and coincide with general elections conducted in November. All council positions are representatives at-large. All policy decisions and legislative activities are the responsibility of the council, but the administrative duties are delegated to the city manager, who is appointed by the council. The commissions and advisory boards are appointed by the city council. The city manager appoints all other city staff. Appointment of the city attorney is subject to approval by the council.

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The city of Chanhassen has several commissions and boards, including: Environmental Commission, Park and Recreation Commission, Planning Commission and Senior Commission. Second & Fourth Mondays: Chanhassen City Council 7 p.m., Council Chambers First and Third Tuesdays: Chanhassen Planning Commission 7 p.m., Council Chambers Fourth Tuesday: Chanhassen Park and Recreation Commission 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers Third Friday: Chanhassen Senior Commission 10 a.m., Council Chambers

CITY DEPARTMENTS Administration City Manager Todd Gerhardt 952-227-1119

Natural Resources Jill Sinclair 952-227-1133

Engineering/Public Works Director Paul Oehme 952-227-1169

Parks and Recreation Director Todd Hoffman 952-227-1129

Finance Director Greg Sticha 952-227-1149

Planning and Zoning Director Kate Aanenson 952-227-1139

Fire Department Chief Don Johnson 952-227-1152

Surface Water Resources Coordinator Terry Jeffery 952-227-1168

Law Enforcement Lt. Eric Kittelson 952-227-1601

ORDINANCES For additional information about other ordinances, call the city offices at 952-227-1100 or visit Peddlers & Solicitors Peddlers and solicitors licenses are required. Exemptions include: children under 17 soliciting for school-sponsored activities; residents selling personal property from their residence for no more than three days per year (such as a “garage sale”); and religious, charitable, or nonprofit organizations. To check on the credibility of door-to-door solicitors, call City Hall at 952-227-1181.

GOVERNMENT Winter Parking On street parking is prohibited between Nov. 1 and April 1 between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. On-street parking is also prohibited when there is two inches or more of snow on a street until the street has been plowed curb to curb. Representatives of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol, and community service officer shall have the authority to impound vehicles in violation. Summer Lawn Watering Chanhassen has an odd/even-watering restriction in effect from May 1 to Sept. 30 each year. For more information, call 952-227-1100. Pets Chanhassen city code requires pets to have current rabies vaccination. For information regarding pets, call 952-227-1100. No dog or cat shall be allowed to run at-large. Pets must be under restraint at all times when off the owner’s property. Violators are subject to a fine and risk impound of the animal. To report a stray animal or if you have lost your pet, contact Animal Control at 952-227-1607. Permits The city of Chanhassen requires a building permit if you plan to: • Erect, construct, enlarge, move, improve, remove, convert, demolish, equip, use, occupy, or maintain any building or structure, including fences, storage sheds, decks, and swimming pools. • Permits are also required for plumbing and heating alterations and additions, including central air conditioning, water softeners, and lawn irrigation equipment. • Zoning permits are required for the construction of structures that do not require building permits.

Veterans gathered at Chapel Hill Academy where they were honored for their military service. (File Photo)




ne of Carver County’s fastestgrowing communities, Victoria features lakes within its boundaries, including Smithtown Bay of Lake Minnetonka, Auburn, Church, Tamarack, Virginia, Zumbra, Schutz, Stone, Wassermann, Carl Krey and Stieger lakes. Parks abound for active and passive use. Lions Community Park offers softball/ baseball fields, hockey, tennis, basketball and horseshoes. Diethelm Park is the home of baseball/softball fields, soccer/lacrosse fields, the Victoria skate park and the Victoria Recreation Center. The Lowry Nature Center and Carver Park Reserve are major attractions for those who appreciate nature and environmental protec tion. The Universit y of Minnesota Horticultural Research Farm and apple barn is located in Victoria, offering its 150-plus varieties of apples each fall. The

University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum borders on the east. Vic toria is preparing for continued growth while preserving its small-town charm.

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Police and Fire Emergency — 911 Police (General Information) 952-361-1231 Fire (General Information) 952-443-4240 Victoria City Hall 1670 Stieger Lake Lane Victoria, 55386 952-443-4210 Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.4:30 p.m.

71670 Stieger Lake Lane Victoria, 55386 952-443-4210 Victoria City Manager Laurie Hokkanen 952-443-4211

VICTORIA CITY COUNCIL Mayor Tom Funk 952-334-2820 Council Members Jim Crowley 612-280-4834 Tom Gregory 612-416-9954 Tom Strigel 612-916-7262

Tom Vogt 952-443-4736

MEETINGS Victoria City Council Council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Meets the second and fourth Monday Planning Commission City Hall, 6:30 p.m. Meets on the first and third Tuesday. Park and Recreation Committee Recreation Center 6:30 p.m. Meets on the third Monday. Finance Committee City Hall, 4:30 p.m. Meets on the 3rd Wednesday

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arver County is geographically one of the metro area’s smallest counties but continues to be one of the state’s fastest growing. Recent estimates by the Metropolitan Council predict the population will swell from 91,000 in 2010 to more than 131,000 in 2040 — and Carver County officials believe those numbers may be conservative. Residents take great pride in being an upscale community with beautiful natural surroundings. The county offers a combination of a picturesque setting with growing professional opportunities. Carver County is home to an array of recreational activities, including renowned golf courses, beautiful lakes, and miles of hiking and biking trails with some of the most breathtaking parks. Carver County government proceedings can be followed online at www. The Carver County Board is composed of five members, each of whom is elected from a geographic district. Terms are four years and they are staggered. The County Board generally meets twice monthly at the Carver County Government Center in Chaska.







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County Attorney 952-361-1400

Kerie Anderka Employee Relations 952-361-1525

Elections/Voter Registration 952-361-1910 Workforce Services 952-361-1711

David Hemze County Administration 952-361-1526

U of M Extension– Carver County 952-466-5300

Eric Johnson Court Services 952-361-1460

Community Social Services 952-361-1600

Lyndon Robjent Public Works 952-466-5200

Soil & Water Conservation District 952-466-5230

Mary Dalbec Court Administration 952-361-1420

Property Assessment 952-361-1960

Mental Health Services First Street Center Mental Health Services provides various types of mental health services, such as mental health and chemical health assessments, case management services, resource referral and outpatient therapy and psychiatry.

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Customer Service 952-361-1500

David Frischmon Property & Financial Services 952-361-1506

Community Social Services 952-361-1600

Property Taxpayer Services 952-361-1910

Court Administration 952-361-1420

Rod Franks Health & Human Services 952-361-1600

Public Works 952-466-5200

Planning and Water Management 952-361-1825

HUMAN SERVICES Social Services Many social service programs are provided by government. In most cases, federal, state and local funds are administered through county agencies. The following programs — many mandated, some locally initiated — are offered by Carver County Social Services, a department of the county of Carver. Many are available only to people who meet income criteria, but others are available on a sliding fee scale, while still others are available to any county resident. The programs are separated into four categories: Social Services; Mental Health Services; Financial Assistance; and Employment/Training.

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LIBRARIES Carver County Library System 952-448-9395 The Carver County Library System has facilities in Chanhassen, C h a s k a , V i c t o r ia , Wa c o n ia , Watertown and Norwood Young America. The Chanhassen facility serves as the countywide reference library. The Carver County Library System is a member

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GOVERNMENT of the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), which provides cooperative services between the seven-county metropolitan area with over 100 libraries. Library customers may borrow and return items to any public library in the area. Chaska Public Library 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska 952-448-3886 Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen 952-227-1500 Victoria Library 1670 Stieger Lake Lane, Victoria 952-442-3050 Law Library Carver County Law Library 600 4th St. E., Chaska 952-361-1564 HISTORICAL RESEARCH Chanhassen Historical Society Carver County Historical Society 555 W. 1st St. Waconia 952-442-4234 Chaska Historical Society 112 4th St. W. Chaska 952-448-6077

LICENSES AND DOCUMENTS Driver’s Examinations — Chaska State of Minnesota Road test Appointments/scheduling 651-284-1000 Carver County Service Centers Car ver Count y has ser vice centers located in Chanhassen and Chaska. They offer a range of services, including driver’s license transactions, DNR transactions, hunting and fishing licenses and passports (Chanhassen location). For a complete list and hours, go to Chaska Branch 418 Pine St., Chaska

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952-361-1900 Chanhassen Branch 7808 Kerber Blvd., Chanhassen 952-361-3900 Birth & Death Certificates & Marriage Licenses Taxpayer Services Carver County Government Center 600 Fourth St. E., Chaska 952-361-1910

METROPOLITAN COUNCIL Metropolitan Council Main Office 390 N. Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101 651-602-1000 The Metropolitan Council is the regional planning organization for the seven-county Twin Cities area. The council advocates for vital communities and a competitive region. It runs the regional bus system, collects and treats wastewater and manages water resources preservation, plans regional parks and administers funds that provide housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The council serves a region encompassing 189 cities and townships and a population of 2.85 million. It is divided into 16 districts. The governor appoints a representative for each, as well as the council chairperson.

TRANSPORTATION SouthWest Transit 13500 Technology Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-949-2BUS (2287) SouthWest Transit operates under a joint powers agreement of the cities of Chaska, Chanhassen and Eden Prairie. Bus transportation is provided to downtown Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota, MondayFriday, from the following Parkand-Ride locations: (Chanhassen) SouthWest Village, Hwy. 212 and Hwy. 101; Chanhassen Transit Station,

Market Street next to Chanhassen Dinner Theatres; (Chaska) East Creek Transit Station, Hwy. 212 and Hwy. 41; Walnut Park and Ride, Co. Rd. 61 and Walnut Street; (Carver) Carver Station, Jonathan Carver Parkway and Ironwood Dr.; (Eden Prairie) SouthWest Station. Hwy. 212 and Prairie Center Drive; Preserve Village, Hwy. 169 and Anderson Lakes Parkway (Preserve Village Mall).

UTILITIES Buried Cable: Call Before You Dig Gopher State One 651-454-0002 ELECTRICITY Xcel Energy 1-800-895-4999 Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative 952-492-2313 NATURAL GAS CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727 WATER & SEWER City of Chanhassen Public Works 952-227-1300 Chanhassen Utilities 952-917-9345 (Water & sewer emergencies) CABLE TV The city of Chanhassen has a franchise agreement with Mediacom to provide cable television service. Mediacom 1-855-633-4226

WASTE DISPOSAL Garbage Collection The city of Chanhassen does not provide garbage service. It is up to each resident to contact a hauler licensed with the city. Haulers are also required to provide recycling ser vices, including rec ycling containers. There are also a number of licensed haulers of commercial, construction/ demo and roll-off garbage. Call the

city of Chanhassen at 952-227-1100 for more information about these services. Carver County Environmental Center 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska 952-361-1835 Re c yc la b l e s a n d h o u s e h o l d hazardous waste may be dropped off at this site, in many cases at no cost. The center also will collect items such as yard waste, electronics, appliances for a fee. The Center features a product reuse area and an environmental education clearing house. Items, such as composting bins and radon test kits, also are for sale. Household Hazardous Waste Household hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to avoid endangering health and contaminating ground water. These wastes include: solvents, household cleaners, pesticides, paint, wood preservatives, aerosols, batteries, automotive oil and antifreeze. The best way to handle the waste – except those that are banned – is to use it or give it to someone who will. If these options are not available to you, please contact the county for collection information. Sellers of automotive products may take used automotive waste, perhaps for a fee. Check before bringing the waste in. The county also schedules periodic hazardous waste collection programs.

WATERSHEDS Watershed districts in the Twin Cities metropolitan area that participate in water planning and implementation include: Carver County Water Resource Management Area Carver County is the watershed authority for Bevens, Carver, Pioneer, East Chaska and West Chaska Creeks and the Crow River. Watershed Administrator 952-361-1825

GOVERNMENT Lower Minnesota River Watershed District Watershed Administrator 763-545-4659 Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Watershed Administrator 952-471-0590 Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Watershed Administrator 952-607-6512

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Chanhassen Post Office 7730 Laredo Dr. 1-800-275-8777 ZIP code: 55317 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.



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Melissa and Sienna Hubbard of Chanhassen take the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail, heading east. (File photo by Unsie Zuege). Right — The Tonka Mud Run, which includes a waterslide, took place in July at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park in Chanhassen. (Submitted photo)



ealth is kind of a big deal in Carver County. In fact, the county has ranked first in health outcomes (including measures such as quality and length of life) among all Minnesota counties for five years in a row. With its trails, lakes and recreation center, it’s easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Even the giant health club chain Life Time Fitness is headquartered in Chanhassen. “Chanhassen offers everything we need for health care. Everything is right around the corner, we both use services in town and like that we don’t have to drive to the heart of Minneapolis to get what we need,” said Chanhassen resident Glenn Kaufmann. The city of Chanhassen notes that it is a “city for life.” This is especially true when planning for the aging process. The Chanhassen Act on Alzheimers ACTion Team has been working to ensure the community is welcoming to those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. “We are a rapidly aging society, and with that, we need to make sure that communities are prepared and Alzheimer’s is one of the big question marks as far as health,” said Jennifer Anderson, Carver County Public Health program specialist, who oversees the county’s Office of Aging. Anderson has been working with the team to ensure that Chanhassen is an Alzheimer’s friendly community. The work is part of a statewide initiative. “It promotes collective ownership and accountability in preparing Minnesota for the personal, social and budgetary impacts of the disease,” she said.

“Chanhassen offers everything we need for healthcare.” Glenn Kaufmann The team is helping educate the community about Alzheimer’s, and teaching people to be respectful of those living with the disease and their care partners. It also ensures that the community is safe for those living with the disease, Anderson said. For instance, one of the initiatives provides “dementia friend” training, where someone could assist a neighbor with something such as grocery shopping. This allows those with Alzheimer’s or dementia to maintain their home. There is also dementia business training. For instance, using natural lighting and avoiding wild-pattern carpets in shops can help those with dementia. “At the end of it all, Chanhassen will be an Alzheimer’sfriendly community,” Anderson said.



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Swimmers hit the beach at Lake Ann Park. (File photo by Unsie Zuege). Right — The daughter and mother team of Elli and Brenni Beit create a sand sculpture of the Liberty Bell during Fourth of July festivities at Lake Ann beach. (File photo by Mark W. Olson)


hanhassen is a city of parks, lakes and trails. There are many recreation opportunities throughout the city, such as listening to music at the Summer Concert Series or watching the Chanhassen Red Birds play ball against a neighboring town. How about a round of disc golf at Bandimere Community Park? “It’s totally low-key. No tee times, just grab your buddy and go out there and play,” said Jerry Ruegemer, Chanhassen recreation superintendent. Bandimere’s signature hole is No. 9, where participants throw over a pond. (And neighborhood kids will sometimes hunt down the submerged discs and sell them back to golfers.) There are also several tennis courts and pickleball courts throughout the city. “One thing I want to highlight is we do have watercraft rentals,” Ruegemer said. Lake Ann Park offers canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, and rowboats (with or without electric trolling motors). There are three fishing piers in Chanhassen — on Lake Minnewashta at Roundhouse Park, as well as Lake Ann Community Park and Lake Susan Community Park. Take a swim at a number of beaches. Lake Ann Beach has lifeguards during summer months, as does Minnewashta Regional Park, operated by Carver County. There are also beaches, without lifeguards, at Carver Beach on Lotus Lake, Greenwood Shores Beach on Lake Ann and Roundhouse Park

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Beach on Lake Minnewashta. Prefer to keep your feet on the ground? Check out the city’s 90 miles of trails. Take in some grand views of the Minnesota River Valley by walking the Minnesota River Bluffs LRT Regional Trail. Throughout the year, the city hosts a number of festivals — including the Fourth of July festival, with a giant downtown parade. There’s also the February Festival on Lake Ann, Memorial Day services, and the Easter Egg Hunt, to name only a few. So, get out and enjoy a life of local leisure.

LEISURE YOUTH SPORTS Chanhassen Athletic Association The CAA is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to the development of quality athletic programs for Chanhassen area youth. The CAA is assisted by the Chanhassen Park and Recreation Department in maintaining and scheduling sports facilities. Chaska Chanhassen Football Association CC United Soccer Club Minnetonka Schools Youth Programs 952-401-6801 Minnetonka Swim Club Minnetonka Youth Hockey

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YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts Northern Star Council Camp Fire U.S.A. Camp Tanadoona 952-474-8085 Girl Scouts Council of Minnesota and WI River Valleys

4-H Clubs Univ. of MN Extension — Carver County 952-466-5300

ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post 580 290 Lake Drive E., Chanhassen 952-934-6677 Bountiful Basket Food Shelf 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0244 Carver County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) 501 W. Third St., Waconia 952-442-2333 Carver County Historical Society 555 W. First St., Waconia 952-442-4234

Carver County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse 952-361-1212 Carver County Toastmasters clubs Carver/Scott Master Gardeners Carver Scott Extension office 952-466-5309 Email mastergardeners@co.carver. Chanhassen Lions Chanhassen Rotary Club Chanhassen Senior Center 952-227-1125 Chanhassen Storm Chasers Booster Club Information: Chanhassen Historical Society

LEISURE Chaska Historical Society 952-448-6077

Minnesota Landscape Arborteum Auxiliary

Ducks Unlimited

Minnesota Valley Mothers of Multiples Club

Friends of the Chanhassen Library La Leche League League of Women Voters Love INC of EasternCarver County 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-448-2508 MN Deer Hunters AssociationMN River Valley Chapter 1890 West 125th St., Shakopee DNR Conservation Officer

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge 952-854-5900 Minnesota Waterfowl Association 952-767-0320 MOMS Club of Chaska/Victoria Newcomers Club of the Southwest Suburbs NOW – National Organization for Women/MN Valley

A family explores the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. (Submitted photo) Pheasants Forever – Carver County Relay For Life of Eastern Carver County American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345

SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce 952-474-3233 Univ. of MN Extension – Carver County 11360 Highway 212, #4, Cologne 952-466-5300

Scott-Carver Threshers

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News crews and Prince fans set up across the road from Paisley Park on the one-year anniversary of his death. Prince lived in Chanhassen for about 35 years. (File photo by Mark W. Olson). Right — The Chanhassen High School marching band participates in the Fourth of July parade. (Photo by Unsie Zurge)


hen it comes to rankings, Chanhassen is at the top of the charts. The city ranked No. 7 in the nation in Money Magazine’s 2015 “Best Places to Live” list. (That’s the fifth time it’s been in the top 16 since 2005.) But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Over the years, the city has been ranked by various groups as: “Highest Quality of Life in the Twin Cities”; “Top Ten Town to Raise a Family”; Best Place to Live in Minnesota”; second safest city in Minnesota; even “Best Community Festival” ( 4th of July Celebration) — and the list goes on and on. “Chanhassen is a fun, friendly and safe community, which makes it a great place to raise a family,” summed up resident Steve Machacek. During a state of the city address, Mayor Denny Laufenburger presented a long list of statistics from the Metropolitan Council illustrating that the city “is on a path of growth.” Population: Around 26,000 with 9,300 households; population up about 3,000 since the 2010 census. By 2040, expecting 37,000 population with 14,000 households. Jobs: 15,000.

“I like it here.” Prince

Median household income: $110,000, 28 percent higher than the Carver County average and 60 percent higher than the 13-county metro area. The late rock star Prince lived in Chanhassen longer than most residents — from 1980 until his death in 2016. Paisley Park, his former home and recording studio is now a museum. In a 2001 interview, he spoke of living in Minnesota. “I like it here. I like the neutrality. There’s less stress. ... It’s clear — I can create on a clear space.”

LIVING SCHOOL DISTRICT 112 EASTERN CARVER COUNTY Eastern Carver County Schools is a growing school system serving more than 9,000 students in Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria. The district includes seven elementary schools (1-5), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools. Allday kindergarten is offered at the Kindergarten Center and in six elementary schools. La Academia is a dual language Spanish immersion school (K-5) and the Integrated Arts Academy is an alternative learning center serving 9th- to 12th- graders. The district strives to provide a personalized learning experience for every student. Secondary curriculum fosters the best possible learning for students in the 21st century. The elementary program embeds STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and strategies and a focus on cultural competence to fully support the secondary program. Each high school offers accelerated Term ends Dec. 31, 2018 Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

Jeffrey Ross Vice chair and clerk 763-458-8801 Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

Lisa Anderson Director 952-361-4267 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

The communities served by School District 112 hold these expectations for their schools: a relevant, rigorous academic program, high expectations for student behavior and, opportunity to pursue interests through activities and enrichment programs. It’s the job of the School Board to ensure that community resources target those expectations. The school board generally meets twice per month in the Board Room on the third floor of the Eastern Carver County Schools Education Center, 11 Peavey Road in Chaska. For meeting schedules, go to the district website at

Amy Logue Treasurer 612-201-3047 Term ends Dec. 31, 2020

District Education Center 11 Peavey Road, Chaska 952-556-6100

Tim Klein Board Chair 952-513-8767

Ron Meyer Director 952-836-9972

curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement classes and an accredited pre-engineering program. The Welcome Center, located in the Distric t Education Center, provides convenient one-stop central registration for new families. DISTRICT 112 SCHOOL BOARD


Fred Berg Director 952-474-8394 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Chanhassen High School 2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen 952-556-3500

Josie Colleran Director 952-240-0222 Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Chaska High School 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska 952-556-7100 Integrated Arts Academy 11 Peavey Road, Chaska 952-556-6200 Bluff Creek Elementary School 2300 Coulter Blvd., Chanhassen 952-556-6600




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LIVING Carver Elementary School 1717 Ironwood Dr., Carver 952-556-1900 Chanhassen Elementary School 7600 Laredo Drive, Chanhassen 952-556-6700 La Academia Two-Language Immersion School 1800 Chestnut St. N., Chaska 952-556-6300 Chaska Middle School East 1600 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska 952-556-7600 Chaska Middle School West 140 Engler Blvd. E., Chaska 952-556-7400 Clover Ridge Elementary School 114000 Hundertmark Road, Chaska 952-556-6900 East Union Elementary School 15655 County Road 43, Carver 952-556-6800 Jonathan Elementary School 110300 Pioneer Trail, Chaska 952-556-6500 Family Learning Center 110600 Village Road, Chaska 952-556-6400 Pioneer Ridge Middle School 1085 Pioneer Trail E., Chaska 952-556-7800 Victoria Elementary School 9300 Red Fox Dr., Victoria 952-556-3000 FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Dr. Clint Christopher Superintendent 952-556-6110

SCHOOL DISTRICT 276 MINNETONKA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Minnetonka Schools are focused on world- class child- centere d excellence and serve the western third of Minnetonka and all or parts of Chanhassen, Deephaven, Eden

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Prairie, E xcelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Victoria and Woodland. Minnetonka Schools lead the state as a district of choice through open enrollment. Fiscal responsibility and a Moody’s Aaa bond rating have insured financial stability and a strong future for the district.

Lisa Wagner 952-474-2205

In total there are six elementary schools (K-5), two middle schools (6-8), one high school (9-12), and a community education center that houses many of the district’s early childhood, youth and adult programs. Minnetonka Public Schools offers a variety of learning opportunities for families, including Chinese or Spanish Immersion at every school, beginning in kindergarten. In additional to math, reading and writing, fine arts, computer coding, digital citizenship, STEM and physical education are part of every child’s elementary education.

Clear Springs Elementary 5701 County Road 101, Minnetonka 952-401-6953

Minnetonka High School offers accelerated courses, including preengineering and architectural design, as well as dozens of Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma courses and VANTAGE, Minnetonka’s Advanced Professional Studies program. MINNETONKA SCHOOL BOARD The school board is the district’s governing body. It is composed of seven members, each of whom is a district resident elected at-large by district voters. Board meetings usually are held the first Thursday of the month, at the District Service Center located at 5621 County Road 101, Minnetonka. School Board members are elected in odd-numbered years. Mark Ambrosen 952-470-2235 Katie Becker 612-281-0025 Heidi Garcia 952-934-2289 John Holcomb 952-470-5357 Pam Langseth 952-470-8858 Lisa Sumner 952-470-0903

FACILITIES District Service Center 5621 County Road 101, Minnetonka General Information 952-401-5000

Deephaven Elementary 4452 Vine Hill Rd., Deephaven 952-401-6900 Excelsior Elementary 441 Oak St., Excelsior 952-401-5650 Groveland Elementary 17310 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka 952-401-5600 Minnewashta Elementary 26350 Smithtown Rd., Excelsior 952-401-5500 Scenic Heights Elementary 5650 Scenic Heights Dr., Minnetonka 952-401-5400 Minnetonka Middle School East 17000 Lake St. Ext., Minnetonka 952-401-5200 Minnetonka Middle School West 6421 Hazeltine Blvd., Excelsior Minnetonka High School 18301 Hwy. 7, Minnetonka 952-401-5700 Minnetonka Community Education Center 4584 Vine Hill Rd., Deephaven 952-401-6800 Minnetonka Preschool 4584 Vine Hill Rd., Deephaven 952-401-6830 FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Dennis Peterson Superintendent 952-401-5004 The World Learner School Located in Chaska, the Montessori Charter Elementary and Middle

School is dedicated to empowering our students to be well-rounded and socially responsible. The World Learner School is a public Montessori charter school (tuition free) serving elementary and middle school levels. 112050 Hundertmark Road, Chaska 952-368-7398 SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 Based in Shakopee, this district has locations in Chaska. Teaching ages youth to adults, District 288 “exists to equip, motivate, and educate learners of all ages and abilities in an inclusive and flexible learning environment.” 401 East 4th St. Chaska 952-567-8104

NON-PUBLIC SCHOOLS Chapel Hill Academy Chapel Hill is an independent Christian school offering small class sizes in a nurturing environment. Christian world-view training is integrated into each day, allowing students to excel spiritually, academically and socially as they prepare for high school. Specials include music /band, Spanish, library, physical education and art. After-school care and sports lea g u e s a re of fe re d . Pa rent involvement is welcome. Financial assistance is available. Grades K-8 306 W. 78th St., Chanhassen 952-949-9014 Guardian Angels A Catholic school open to all faiths and committed to building an education for the future. Fully accredited by the Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association and directed by a professional certified teaching staff. Pre-K-8 217 W. Second St., Chaska 952-227-4010 St. John’s Lutheran School St. John’s is nationally accredited,

LIVING preschool-eighth grade school providing a qualit y Christian education with proven results. S t . J o h n ’s L u t h e r a n S c h o o l consistently ranks above State and National testing averages, while incorporating strong Christian values and morals throughout the curriculum in a warm and nurturing environment. Pre-K-8 300 Fourth St. E., Chaska 952-448-2526 St. Hubert School St. Hubert is a fully accredited pre-K-8 school of 650 students. Teachers work collaboratively to meet the diverse needs of their students while recognizing the importance of educating the whole child. St. Hubert’s mission is to develop and nurture the spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, physical and moral growth of each individual child. Grades Pre K-8 8201 Main St., Chanhassen 952-934-6003

Mayer Lutheran High School A nationally accredited high school offering Christ-centered education and academic excellence, sports and fine ar t s programs . Bus service is available. A variety of denominations are represented and welcomed. 305 Fifth St. N.E., Mayer 952-657-2251 Holy Family Catholic High School Serving grades 9-12, this Lassalian co-educational college prep school is committed to helping young men and women realize their academic and spiritual potentials. The school also provides a full program of interscholastic athletic s and extracurricular activities, and is affiliated with the Minnesota River Conference. Financial aid and transportation are available. 8101 Kochia Lane, Victoria 952-443-4659 Southwest Christian High School S outhwes t s tudent s ( gra des 9-12) are challenged to think and

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live differently in the midst of postmodern culture. All subjects, from physics to physical education, are rigorously taught with a biblical worldview. Honors and AP classes, music and fine arts, 17 varsity sports and a wide variety of cocurricular activities are available. S WCHS also of fers a robust financial aid program. To arrange a tour, call the Admissions Office. 1981 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0040

SENIOR CENTER Chanhassen Senior Center The Chanhassen Senior Center offers a welcoming environment and hosts an array of activities and programs for individuals age 55 and older. Recreational, educational, health, and wellness programs, monthly special events, day and extended trips, senior clubs, cards and woodcarving are some of the favorites. The senior center is located in the lower level of Chanhassen City Hall at 7700

Hours: Mon 10-5, Tues-Thurs 10-7, Fri & Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5

HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous AARP – American Association of Retired Persons Information Center, Mall of America 952-858-9040 American Cancer Society American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities American Lung Association of Minnesota American Red Cross, Twin Cities

Winslow Monument Service (WMS), can help you make heartfelt and important decisions about yourself and loved ones. You can be reassured that WMS is Reliable, Experienced, Honorable and Trustworthy. We are a family-owned business that has been in operations for over 25 years! We specialize in Memorials (headstones, gravestones, tombstones, monuments) in the greater Minneapolis / St. Paul and surrounding areas.

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Senior Living Community

LIVING ARC, Greater Twin Cities

Narcotics Anonymous

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities

Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN

Bountiful Basket Food Shelf 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0244

People Reaching Out to People (PROP) 14700 Martin Dr., Eden Prairie 952-937-9120 PROP is a volunteer-based, nonprofit, multi-service organization serving children, families and adults in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen. The agency partners with community members in need to realize self-sufficiency goals.

Bridging Inc.

SUMMERWOOD OF CHANHASSEN Senior Apartments • Assisted Living Memory Care Located just off Highways 5 & 101 across from St. Hubert’s Catholic Church

525 Lake Drive Chanhassen, MN 55317


Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative Carver-Scott Humane Society 210 N. Chestnut St., Chaska 952-368-3553 Heading Home Scott Carver 651-645-0676 Love INC of Eastern Carver County 1600 Bavaria Rd., Chaska 952-448-2508 MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Drivers Minnesota Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Minnesota Literacy Council Minnesota Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE


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NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161 Scott-Carver Affordable Housing Coalition 952-402-9832 Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. The CAP Agency is a private, nonprofit human service organization serving a three-county area. They offer everything from financial assistance to child care to domestic abuse help. Sexual Violence Center, Scott and Carver Counties 612-871-5111 (24 hours) Social Security Administration Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women Tree House Youth Outreach 3740 N. Chestnut St., Chaska 952-368-2813 United Way Welcome Neighbor


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We worship at 10 am every Sunday morning. Chapel Hill Academy 306 W 78th St Chanhassen, MN 55317

TEMPLE of ECK For all who love God ECK Light and Sound Service

Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:15 AM Nursery available

First Sunday of each month, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Community HU Song


Third Sunday of each month, 10:00–10:30 a.m.

Traditional . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 PM Called to care. Sent to serve.

952-937-8123 •

7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55317 • (952) 380-2200

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(One block N. of Hwy 5 on Eden Prairie Road)

At the intersection of everyday life & something more .

ECKANKAR, the Path of Spiritual Freedom

Let’s Do Life Together

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Eden Prairie


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Sundays, 9:15a & 10:45a (Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center | 1 Oak Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318)

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serving the community. strengthening families.

SUNDAY WORSHIP 8:00am Traditional 9:30am Contemporary 952-934-5110 820 Lake Drive Chanhassen

9:30am Education (Sept.-May)

10:45am Contemporary (Sept.-May)

LIVING CHRIST EARLY LEARNING CENTER Accredited, Christian care for Infants - 5th grade 952-906-0514 •

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Residents enjoy Chanhassen’s annual Night on the Town, an annual event that celebrates downtown Chanhassen with bounce houses, local businesses, services, and food booths and live entertainment all along West 78th Street. (File photo by Unsie Zuege). Right - Here’s a historic look at downtown Chanhassen in 1940 looking east on what is now 78th Street. While there have been many changes over the years, downtown continues to be a vital economic center. (Submitted photo)


hanhassen has a vibrant downtown, filled with a mixture of shops and services, everything from small, locally owned shops and services to big-box stores and commercial businesses. Downtown even has an eyelash salon. What is it about Chanhassen that makes businesses want to make their homes here? “It has a lot to do with our demographics,” said Kate Aanenson, Chanhassen community development director. “The number of households, household income, the good access to roads and the visibility of highways 5 and 212. We have a lot of young families, attracted to the good schools.” Vernelle Clayton, a Chanhassen resident and leader of the Buy Chanhassen business group, agreed. “It is our demographics, and that includes disposable income,” Clayton said. “We also have a cohesive downtown. It’s the feeling of being a downtown as much as anything else. We’re not just spread out over busy streets, and confusing exits. You can drive downtown, you can walk downtown. “Over the last couple decades,” Clayton said, “a lot of time and effort went into establishing the look and feel in our downtown.” Aanenson sees that reflected in the recent activity of new restaurants and small businesses filling in the downtown’s

“We both grew up in small towns in Minnesota, so the best part of Chanhassen is that we have a small town feel here, but are a short drive to any theater, concert, or Vikings or Twins games in the metro.” Glenn Kaufmann, Chanhassen resident marketplace districts like Villages on the Ponds, Lake Drive East and Great Plains Boulevard. And on the docket, the proposed Avienda development at Lyman and Powers boulevards that provides a retail and housing combination. “The (Chanhassen) City Council is currently working on a downtown development plan,” Aanenson said, “looking at what our strengths and weaknesses are, what people like and what to support. “We just try to do a good job,” Aanenson said, “creating a place people want to be.”


METRO NEWSPAPERS Star Tribune 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis 612-673-4000

LOCAL NEWSPAPERS Chanhassen Villager P.O. Box 99, Chanhassen

St. Paul Pioneer Press 345 Cedar St., St. Paul 651-222-1111

News/Editorial 952-345-6574 Display Advertising 952-448-2650


Classified/Want Ads 952-445-3333 Circulation 952-345-6682 Lakeshore Weekly News 1001 Twin Oaks Center Drive, Suite 1017, Wayzata 952-473-0890 Victoria Gazette P.O. Box 387, Victoria 952-443-2010

SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce 7925 Stone Creek Drive, Suite 130, Chanhassen 952-474-3233 Buy Chanhassen Buy Chanhassen is a nonprofit, formed to serve businesses large and small and serve Chanhassen residents’ desire to Buy Local.

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Waconia Dodge Chrysler Jeep

Eden Prairie Community Education

American Legion Post 580


Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center


905 Strong Dr Waconia, MN 55387 952 442-2010

Sugar Creek Chiropractic 112 W Second St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2722

CHURCH / WORSHIP Living Christ Lutheran Church 820 Lake Drive Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-5110

Living Hope Lutheran Church and School 8600 Horizon Drive S. Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-1785

Trinity Hill

306 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317

Westwood Church

3121 Westwood Drive Chanhassen, MN 55331 952-224-7300

Westwood Church

3510 Williston Road Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-224-7400

8040 Mitchell Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-975-6940

10160 Hennepin Town Rd. Eden Prairie, MN 55347 952-345-8012

DENTAL Chanhassen Family Dentistry 8116 Mallory Court Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-443-3368

Chaska Dental Center 2634 Shadow Lane Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4151

Michael King Orthodontics

290 Lake Drive E. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-6677

400 Water St. #100 Excelsior, MN 55331 952-855-4000

Victoria House

Steiger Lake Lane Victoria, MN 55386 952-443-2858

ENTERTAINMENT / RECREATION Chanhassen Dinner Theatres 501 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-1525

2687 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-470-2627

Chaska Community Center

Radiance Dental

Lakeville Area Arts Center

Regarding Dentistry

Minnesota Harvest

Valley Dental Care

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

500 W. 79th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-7987 7984 Victoria Drive Victoria, MN 55386 952-443-2816 814 Walnut Place Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4204

1661 Park Ridge Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-5633

20965 Holyoke Ave. Lakeville, MN 55044 952-985-4640 8251 Old Hwy. 169 Blvd. Jordan, MN 55352 952-492-2785 3675 Arboretum Drive Chaska, MN 55318 952-443-1400

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MARKETPLACE River Valley Ranch, Inc

16480 Jonathan Carver Parkway Carver, MN 55315 952-361-3361

FINANCIAL Charter Bank

455 Pond Promenade Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-227-2265

Charter Bank

706 Walnut St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-2265

South Metro Federal Credit Union 8001 Old Carriage Court, Suite A Shakopee, MN 55379 952-445-0888

FITNESS Transformation Club

1363 Park Road Suite A Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-224-4852

HOME SERVICES Edina Realty - Minnetonka /Hwy 7

INSURANCE B. Craig Thalacker Agency, Inc. 2638 Shadow Lane, #110 Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4374

Carver Insurance Group 212 Broadway St. Carver, MN 55315 952-448-4580

MEDICAL Lakeview Clinic

110105 Pioneer Trail Chaska, MN 55318 952-556-0120

Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic 7907 Powers Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-934-0570

St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St Francis Ave Shakopee, MN 55379 (952) 428-3000

Two Twelve Medical Center (24/7 ER & Urgent Care) 111 Hundertmark Road Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-2447

14525 Hwy. 7, Suite 245 Minnetonka, MN 55345 952-938-1900


Gardeneer Inc.

Best Cleaners

572 Bavaria Lane Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-5502

Mr. Handyman

551 W. 78th St., #213 Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-260-8899

7886 Market Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-937-0039

RETAIL Artworks Art and Frame 345 Water St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-5000

Leipold’s Gifts & Antiques 239 Water St. Excelsior, MN 55331 952-474-5880

Lunds & Byerlys

800 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-474-1298

Seedlings Books and Gifts

521 W. 78th St. Chanhassen, MN 55317 952-974-8084

Tazzie Baby and Child

1750 Tower Blvd Victoria, MN 55386 952-479-1391

The Mustard Seed

10000 Great Plains Blvd Chanhassen, MN 55318 952-445-6555

SCHOOLS / EDUCATION Southwest Christian High School 1981 Bavaria Road Chaska, MN 55318 952-556-0040


501 Oak St. N. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-9303

Summerwood of Chanhassen

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TRAVEL SouthWest Transit

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“Jesse Sells Homes Like They’re His. That Means A Lot To Me!” –Brenda from Minnetonka (Thrilled Seller)


Chanhassen Office • 952-934-5000

Melodee and Randy Brooks

Kathy Rauth and Sarah Polovitz

Jan Rome and Emily Rome Welter

Matt and Beth Jones

Sandy Carlson

Sue Busch

Missy Vilett

Mary Pat Nydahl

Sue Heldstab

Jesse Godzala

Nancy Arneson

Jay Staats

Malene Houmaae

Dave VanOrden

Kate Damato

Josh Ives

Lisa Norton

Cindy Bramwell

Randa Hahn

Kelli Sterner

Ryan Rischmiller

Tom McDonough

Darin Brooks

Kelly Krebsbach

Sheila and Denny Loving

Mark Bentrup

Dave Moore

Jo Ann Johanning

Julie Dial

Jennifer Palmquist

Cole DeVries

Tessa Stanislawski

Mike Meyer

Erik Johnson

Amy Koethe

Semira Salihovic

Cindy Duenow

Tony Kantar

Greg Butler

Katie Toye

John Kellogg

Brenda Boime

May Houth

Amy Labo

John Peacock

Angie Degel

Trent Kasper

Harlin Paradise

Phil Holm Sales Manager

Barb Edeskuty Office Administrator

Tess Lawson Title Closing Manager

Sue Larson Loan Officer

Scott Teece Insurance Agent

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