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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide

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Jennifer Rhodenbaugh

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Phil Holm Sales Manager

Barb Edeskuty Office Administrator

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Sue Larson Loan Officer

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CHASKA

The Carver County Historical Society now oversees the Andrew Peterson farm. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

ATTRACTIONS

Parks Recreation Trails Fishing Docks Beaches Swimming Pool Festivals

HEALTH 10 11 11 12 12 12 12

FOOD

Farmers Market

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GOVERNMENT

City of Chaska Jonathan in Chaska Chaska Mayor’s Welcome City of Carver Carver County Frequently Called Numbers Health and Human Services Libraries Licenses and Documents Metropolitan Council Transportation Utilities Waste Disposal Watersheds U.S. Postal Service Voting Information State of Minnesota United States

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Hospitals Medical Clinics

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LEISURE Clubs & Organizations Youth Sports Youth Organizations

36-37 37 37

LIVING Chaska Historical Society Worship Directory School District 112 Non-Public Schools Senior Services Help and Support Services Map 62

40-41 42 43-44 44-45 45 46-47

MARKETPLACE Downtown Chaska Chamber of Commerce Local Newspapers Metro Newspapers Business Directory

48-51 53,55 55 55 60-61

PETS Pet Information

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2016 - 2017 Big Fish Lifestyle Guide Editor/Publisher: Richard Crawford \ Director of Operations: Laurie Hartmann Editorial content: Mollee Francisco \ Cover Design: Nicole Bullock Editorial Design: Mike Gears \ Advertising: Bob Suel Special thanks to the city of Chaska, SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce, CAP Agency, Carver County and District 112 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 Chaska Herald, 123 West 2nd St., Chaska MN 55318. Copyright 2016 - 2017. Printed in the U.S.A. For additional information or to submit corrections, call 952-445-3333 or send an email to dcrawford@swpub.com.

Cover photo by: Mark W. Olson Lights dress up Firemen’s Park.


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exceptional, personalized learning Compare our Spanish immersion program, La Academia, to other districts and see why two-way dual-language immersion is the recommended way to learn a new language: http://bit.ly/LaAcademia

Your student receives nurturing support and challenging curriculum at every level Personalized learning removes artificial caps based on age and grade levels Our outstanding preschool program, rated 4 stars by Parent Aware, prepares your child to be a life-long learner Elementary schools encourage critical-thinking through STEM focus and hands-on learning Accelerated middle school classes with the potential to take high school credits early The small sizes of Chaska & Chanhassen High Schools put more students in the spotlight Both high schools offer 27 Advanced Placement courses and more than 50 clubs and organizations

We’ve made a district-wide commitment to personalize learning for each student. Watch our progress, find answers and see examples of how our students benefit from authentic, personalized learning at:

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We serve the areas of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria, and we succeed together as one community. Visit our schools, tell us more about your student and find out how he or she can benefit from exceptional, personalized learning at Eastern Carver County Schools.

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WELCOME

Petra Jacinto, 9, tries out log rolling during the Fire and Ice Bonspiel activities at Firemen’s Park in Chaska. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

A BUSTLING COMMUNITY W

elcome to the 2016-2017 Chaska Lifestyle Guide. What makes Chaska such a welcoming community? For this year’s guide we sampled local residents for what they love about living here. Throughout our 2016-17 Chaska Lifestyle Guide, you’ll see what they enjoy about the city, the community, the businesses and all the other amenities that make Chaska not just where they live but what makes it their home. The Lifestyle Guide is a compilation of important information — a single source for lists of services, names, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Keep it handy; 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 Amanda McKnight at amcknight@ swpub.com. Chaska’s employment opportunities, education system, diverse population and strong sense of community have helped earn the community the designation of one of the best small towns in the United States. This Money Magazine recognition reinforces Chaska’s mission of being “The Best Small Town in Minnesota.”

Chaska maintains a strong, diversified light-industry base. Attracting and preserving high quality jobs is a priority of the city and is consistent with its long-term vision of being a place for residents to both live and work. Despite recent growth, Chaska retains its small town charm. The image of a caring and active community, where people meet and greet each other on the street, continues to be fostered even as the population grows. Established in 1851, Chaska has a core historic downtown that serves as a focal point for both commercial development and social activities. Those who live in Chaska continue to enjoy ice cream socials and band concerts in City Square Park. These and other activities are designed to strengthen the community and support shared community values. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts enjoy the community’s trail system, expansive parks, two swimming beaches, and a new disc golf course. Chaska also has an extensive year-round recreation program for children and adults, including seniors. Chaska is also home to a new curling center as well as Hazeltine National Golf Club, site of several major golfing tournaments for men, women and seniors, including the 2016 Ryder Cup.


2013

VETERANS

2014

2015

831 2010 - 2014 = 100

24,464 24,838 25,199

6% change from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015

= 1,500

5 years and under

8.3%

18 years and under

30% 55.1%

Between 19 and 64 years

POPULATION BREAKDOWN 2010

WHITE

83.4% HISPANIC OR LATINO

8.5% ASIAN

3.7%

BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN

2.5%

.4%

TWO OR MORE RACES

2%

8.6% Foreign born Between 2010 and 2014 EDUCATION

95.1% High School Graduate or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

Mean travel time to work

workers age 16+

27.7 min

2010 - 2014

HOUSING

6.6%

65 years and older

AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE

WORK TRAVEL TIME

42.2% Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 25+ 2010 - 2014

9,290 Housing units, 2010 = 1,250

69.7%

Homeownership rate, 2010 - 2014

85.7% Living in same house 1 year and over $228,200 Median value of owner-occupied homes, 2010 - 2014 2.66 People per household $76,301 Median household income, 2010 - 2014 $35,772 Per capita income in past 12 months, 2014 dollars Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/

LIFESTYLE SNAPSHOT

POPULATION


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Minnesota Harvest Orchard

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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

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Chanhassen Dinner Theatres

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Chaska Curling Center

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A ADVERTISERS

u4ic Brewing

FOOD Harvey’s Bar & Grill

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Pasta Zola

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Crooked Pint Ale House

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HEALTH Radiance Dental

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Ovation Orthodontics

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St. Francis Regional Medical Center

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North Memorial Clinic

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Lakeview Clinic

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Two Twelve Medical Center

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Sugar Creek Chiropractic

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Park Dental

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Stone Creek Dental

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Chanhassen Family Dentistry, P.A.

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The Mustard Seed

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LEISURE Shakopee Chevrolet

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American Family Insurance

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Waconia Ford

38

LIVING Eastern Carver County Schools

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SouthWest Transit

5

Bertas Funeral Home & Cremation

42

Winslow Monument Service

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Living Christ Lutheran Church

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St. John’s Lutheran Church

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Temple of Eck

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Southwest Christian High School

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Cologne Academy

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St. John’s Lutheran School

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Sylvan Learning

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Crown College

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Atneosen & Co. Accounting

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Dolce Vita Wine Shop

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Chaska VFW Post 1791

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Chaska Valley Vet Clinic

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Sebenaler Chiropractic and Wellness Center 49

Chaska History Center

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Cooper’s Foods

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Body Expressions

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Kochenash Fine Art

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Thread-tastic!

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Lynn Laumann Photography

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Wally’s Sports & Clothing

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Sutcliffe Chiropractic

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Heartland Floral

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Tonia’s Salon

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Sugar Creek Chiropractic

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Sara L. Hanlon Studio Artist

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Linda’s Cellar

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Shop 501 & Company

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Pizza N Pasta

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Coldwell Banker

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MARKETPLACE Edina Realty Hirshfield’s

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Abel Heating & Cooling

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Yetzer’s

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Gardeneer Landscape Contractor

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My Appliance Source

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Carver Insurance Group

56

Haferman Water Conditioning, Inc.

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Floors To Go

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Mr. Handyman

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Auburn Manor

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Lenzen Chevrolet & Buick

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PETS Prairie Farm Supply

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Chaska Veterinary Clinic & Hospital

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Sam Pertz, of the Carver County Parks Department, demonstrates techniques needed for stand-up paddleboarding at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park. (Photo by Richard Crawford)


REVAMPED PARK A HUB OF ACTIVITY C

haska is loaded with amenities, but its newest and shiniest is the revamped Firemen’s Park. Located downtown at the highly visible intersection of Highway 41 and County Road 61, Firemen’s Park is a hub of activity — as aptly described by Chaska Parks and Recreation director Tom Redman: “Dads fishing with their kids; preschoolers playing in the splash pad; thousands of ice cream cones and hot dogs served in the concession stand; thousands of visits to the new clayhole swimming beach; and a walk for all ages over the bridge and around the clayhole on the new boardwalk. What more could you want? And it’s free compliments of the city of Chaska!” “Firemen’s Park has been an outstanding improvement to our community!” says resident and former Park Board member Nate Bostrom. “The increased numbers of people recreating in this beautiful downtown Chaska location is phenomenal.” Firemen’s Park is just one of several picturesque parks in the city — including historic Athletic Park near the Minnesota River, sprawling McKnight Park in northern Chaska and the iconic City Square Park with its quintessential small-town gazebo in downtown Chaska. Many of the city’s parks are connected via an impressive 70-plus miles of trails. “Chaska’s trail system (and its connections with region trail systems) is an incredible jewel,” says resident and downtown business owner Dan Keyport. “In the summer months, I routinely run or bike along the levee (trail) downtown and connect to the Minnesota Valley State Trail,” says resident Bryce Ehrman. “Recently I have been

“I love how a person can take a 5-10 mile walk along the trails in Jonathan and be able to spend much of that hike safely out of touch with motor vehicles.” -Nate Bostrom enjoying the newly paved trail near Athletic Park in downtown Chaska that connects to the city of Carver.” “I think Chaska’s parks and trail system are fabulous!” says Bostrom. “I love how a person can take a 5- to 10-mile walk along the trails in Jonathan and be able to spend much of that hike safely out of touch with motor vehicles.” Chaska is also a stone’s throw away from a host of regional attractions from Valleyfair and Canterbury Downs to Lake Minnetonka and the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres to the Renaissance Festival and the University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.

ATTRACTIONS

Above – Nora Schemmel tries the slip and slide at Firemen’s Park. At right – The Firemen’s Park fountains offer a place to cool off. (Photos by Mark W. Olson)


ATTRACTIONS PARKS The city of Chaska has a combination of community playfields, community parks, neighborhood parks and tot lots to serve all of its residents. More than 1,000 acres of public open space exists, of which approximately 600 acres are developed parkland. Request a Chaska parks map by calling the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department at 952-448-3176. The Parks and Trails system development is one of the responsibilities of the Chaska Park Board, which serves in a volunteer advisory capacity to the Chaska City Council. The Park Board meets the second Monday of each month at the Chaska Community Center. The Jonathan Association maintains Lake Grace Park and other open space and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) own or manage areas along the Minnesota River.

The Chaska High School varsity soccer team learns to curl at the Chaska Curling Center. (Photo by Alex Chhith)

East Creek Canyon Park 3018 Canyon Rd.

Meadow Park 305 Engler Blvd.

Athletic Park 725 W. 1st St.

Firemen’s I Park (County Rd. 61 & Hwy. 41)

Par 30 Golf Course 1207 Hazeltine Blvd.

Bluff Park 11140 Ridge Bluff Dr.

Firemen’s II Park 500 Maple St.

Pioneer Park 545 Pioneer Tr. & Co. Rd. 17

Bavaria Park 3141 Bavaria Hills Tr.

Friendship Park 850 Hundertmark Rd.

Riverview Park 183 Riverview Rd.

Canyon Tot Lot Canyon Dr.

Griep Park 317 Groves Dr.

Schalow Park 865 Mallory Lane

Chaska Town Course 3000 Town Course Dr.

Hazeltine Bluff Park Bluff Pass St.

Schimelpfenig Park 619 Creek Rd.

City Square 300 Chestnut St.

Hickory Park 120 Hickory St.

Shadow Wood Park 2666 Wood Dr.

Community Park 1151 Hundertmark Rd.

Highland Park 621 Tuepelo Way

Town Course Park 3000 Town Course Dr.

Community Center 1661 Park Ridge Dr.

Kelzer Park 3025 Holstein Rd.

Veterans Park 660 Victoria Dr.

Cortina Woods Park 315 School Rd.

Lions Park 1300 Crosstown Blvd.

Winkel Park 220 Pine St. S.

Disc Golf Course Chaska Middle School East

McKnight Park 110400 Pioneer Tr.

Wood Ridge Tot Lot 685 August Dr.

CITY PARKS

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CARVER CITY PARKS There are seven Car ver Cit y Parks located throughout the community, including: Bluff Park (three soccer fields, one softball field, covered shelter, picnic tables, restrooms and paved parking); Gazebo Park (downtown gazebo, free library); Community Park (two volleyball courts, ice rink, warming house, softball and baseball fields, covered shelter with picnic tables and restrooms, batting cages, two playgrounds, paved parking lot); Depot Park (covered picnic tables, grills, caboose next to historic railroad water tower); Lions (tennis court, basketball court, park shelter, ballfield, playground equipment, electrical outlets); Overlook Park (scenic view); Riverside Park (boat ramp, archery, primitive campsites, horseshoe pits). Walking trails throughout the city. Contact the Park and Recreation D epar tm ent for information about park shelter rental, activities and programs at 952-4485353, ext. 29.


ATTRACTIONS REGIONAL PARKS The DNR also manages the Courthouse Lake, located behind the Carver County Courthouse. The Jonathan Association operates Lake Grace Park, off Village Road. CARVER COUNTY PARKS 952-466-5250 www.co.carver.mn.us/parks Carver Parks operates the following regional parks: Baylor Regional Park 10775 Co. Rd. 33 Norwood Young America 952-466-5250 A 201-acre park, Baylor is also home to the Eagle Lake Observatory operated by the Minnesota Astronomical Society. The Observatory has several telescopes for public viewing at scheduled events. Additional facilities at Baylor include campgrounds, a beach, fishing pier, playgrounds, restrooms, picnic shelters and trails. 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 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org Three Rivers operates the following: Carver Park Reserve 7025 Victoria Dr., Victoria Lake Auburn Campground reservations 763-559-6700

Once used to feed steam engines, the 1900 Carver water tower now stands watch over bikers and hikers along a new section of the Minnesota River Bluffs Regional Trail. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

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 www.threeriversparkdistrict.org NATURE AREAS Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 3675 Arboretum Dr. Chanhassen 952-443-1400 www.arboretum.umn.edu The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers 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.

RECREATION The Chaska Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of leisure programming for eastern Carver County. Hundreds of preschool through senior citizen recreation offerings and special community events are listed in quarterly brochures or by calling 952-448-3176. Chaska Community Center 1661 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska 952448-5633 www.chaskacommunitycenter.com The city of Chaska also operates the Chaska Community Center, which includes a swimming pool, splash pad, gyms, racquetball courts, ice arena, preschool play castle and much more. The center also houses a gallery and theater, advanced fitness equipment and several amenities including an onsite café. Located next to the Community Center is The Lodge, which opened in 2007 to serve Active Older Adults (AOA) ages 55 and older. The Lodge is designed with areas that encourage socializing, and also includes a kitchen, multipurpose room, library/computer kiosk, pool table, an enclosed deck

overlooking the Minnesota River Valley, an outdoor terrace and garden and more.

TRAILS The city of Chaska has more than 40 miles of trails. The trail system is a combination of hard-surfaced off-road walkways and pedestrian friendly ravine-system trails that cover the majority of the community. The municipal trail system is complemented by the Minnesota DNR trail system on the Minnesota River and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife trail, going from Athletic Park in Chaska to the City of Carver. For a cty of Chaska trails map, contact the Chaska Parks and Recreation Department at 952-448-3176. In addition, the Jonathan Association maintains its own trail system. Two nearby abandoned rail lines have been turned into trails, one – the former ChicagoNorthwestern line – starts at the eastern edge of Chaska and continues through Chanhassen to Hopkins. A similar line starts in Victoria and ends in Hopkins. 2016 - 2017 | chaskaherald.com

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ATTRACTIONS FESTIVALS

Enjoy a unique outing and memorable fun for all ages. Celebrating our 44th year!

• Featured in USA Today’s Top Ten U-Pick Orchards in America. • Premiere wedding venue, hosting over 180 weddings each year. • Spacious 300 acre site ideal for outdoor events (wagon rides, BBQ, Bon fires, woodland trails). Enjoy our apple bakery, restaurant, shops, and event seating for 300. • NEW IN 2016! Minnesota Harvest Cidery & Tasting Room.

Chaska River City Days on the last weekend of July is annual summer community celebration of life along the Minnesota River. The entire River City Days weekend is supported and sponsored by dozens of organizations in the community who are dedicated to bringing all the wonderful sights, sounds and tastes of the annual celebration.

FISHING DOCKS Bavaria Park 3141 Bavaria Hills Tr.

BEACHES Firemen’s Park I (County Rd. 61 & Hwy. 41) Lake Grace Village Road (no lifeguards) Lake Minnewashta Regional Park Hwy. 41, Chanhassen

SWIMMING POOL Chaska Community Center (also has splash pad) 1661 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska 952-448-5633

Schimelpfenig Park 619 Creek Rd. Firemen’s Park I (County Rd. 61 & Hwy. 41) Courthouse Lake 4th & Beech

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ATTRACTIONS

Your in-town getaway year-round!

Spring Wonder! Thousands of tulips. Gardens and woodlands. Miles of trails.

The Jonathan Association has turned the Lake Grace pavilion into a picnic shelter. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

Winner of 4 Tony Awards

Summer in Bloom. Gardens in bloom. Plus outdoor exhibits, music, family fun.

Opens September 30! The Best Fall Color. Amazing scarecrows. Pumpkin Palooza. Events and fun outdoors. AppleHouse open.

Color Spirits Bright. Holiday trees and teas, Santa, winter trails. Bruce Munro: Winter Light at the Arboretum. Keith Rice

952.934.1525 ChanhassenDT.com

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● Weddings

● Proms

● Class Reunions ● Fundraisers ● Banquets

www.chaskacommunitycenter.com

Hannah Hallahan 952-227-7912

Chaska Community Center

Includes: *On-Site Catering *Seating for 300 *Outdoor Patio *Quality Sound & Lighting *Wood Dance Floor

1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska, MN 55318

● Birthday Parties ● Room Rentals ● Pool ● Gyms ● Two Ice Arenas www.chaskacommunitycenter.com

952-448-5633

Chaska Curling Center 3210 Chaska Boulevard, Chaska, MN 55318

• Group/Corporate Curling & Parties • Junior Curling • Learn to Curl Classes • 15 Different Leagues www.chaskacurlingcenter.com Jeff Isaacson 952- 227-2475

3210 Chaska Boulevard Chaska, MN 55318 952-361-6794

Located in the Chaska Curling & Event Center, Crooked Pint Ale House is the perfect spot for a night out with friends, the family or for your team after a big win. With a menu of nearly 60 choices, Crooked Pint will soon be your favorite place to grab a warm meal and cold beer. Hours: M-W – 11am – midnight; Th-F – 11am – 1am; Sat – 10am – 1am; Sun – 10am-midnight


FOOD

Above – Root beer float cake pops were prepared by Oak Ridge Conference Center for Taste of Chaska. (Photo by Mark W. Olson) At right – The Chaska Downtown Farmers Market is in its second year and takes place in City Square Park on Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer. (Photo by Mollee Francisco)

A TREAT FOR THE TASTEBUDS F

rom classic American fare like burgers and shakes to ethnic specialties such as carnitas and sushi, there are plenty of reasons for residents to keep their dining dollars in Chaska. “When my husband and I go out, it’s almost always here in Chaska because the local options are so great and provide such excellent and unique options,” says resident Brianna Liestman. “Diversity of styles and prices is good,” agrees resident Nate Bostrom. Most restaurants are located in either downtown Chaska or the Chaska Commons. In both locations, Chaskans have a number of fast food, casual and sit-down restaurants for hungry diners to choose from, with a mix of chain and independently owned establishments. Each May, the city celebrates these food options with the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Taste of Chaska. At the Taste of Chaska, area restaurants, breweries and wineries come together in City Square Park to showcase their offerings to hungry and thirsty attendees amid a backdrop of danceable music and — if the weather gods are amenable — a good dose of warm spring sunshine. “Taste of Chaska is absolutely a must-attend,” says Liestman. “I hope to see more local businesses investing in it.” “I always enjoy this event,” offers Bostrom. “It confirms in my mind that summer is here.” During the summer months, Chaska can boast two farmers markets. On Wednesday mornings from 10 a.m. — 1 p.m., the Chaska Farmers Market is held at the Carver County Govern-

“When my husband and I go out, it’s almost always here in Chaska because the local options are so great and provide such excellent and unique options.” -Brianna Liestman ment Center. The market is part of a county health initiative to provide employees access to fresh produce and is open to the public. On Wednesday afternoons from 3 — 7 p.m., the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce hosts the Chaska Downtown Farmers Market in City Square Park. Both markets feature a variety of produce, flowers, food stands and handmade goodies like pies, butters, honeys and an assortment of non-food items.


FOOD

Pasta, Fresh Salads, and Flatbreads*

*only available at Chaska location.

FARMERS MARKET Chaska downtown Farmers Market City Square Park, 120 E. Fourth Street The farmers market is open from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July through October. Call 612-6190558 for more information. Chaska Farmers Market Carver County Government Center parking lot, Fourth and Beech streets The farmers market is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays in July through October. Call 612227-8101 or info@stpaulfarmersmarket.com for more information. Carver Farmers Market Community Park, 800 Sixth Street West The farmers market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays in July through September. Call 952-4485353 for more information.

Marlys Lindeman and her husband, Vern, of Glencoe examine fruits, vegetables, jams and other wares during the Carver Farmers Market. (Photo by Nick Mason)

CHASKA’S R GO-TO PLACEAFNOD GOOD FOOD S! GOOD TIME 220 N. Broadway • Carver 952-448-2289

WE’RE NOT ONLY KNOWN FOR OUR BURGERS! Breakfast served Saturday 6am till 11am and Sunday 6am till noon

Crooked Pint Ale House in Chaska offers more than 60 choices for lunch and dinner – from pub pot pies to incredible lucys. The bar boasts 32 taps with local and regional craft beers plus a great wine and liquor selection. Crooked Pint has something for everybody!

Monday: BBQ Rib Dinner. Tuesday: $1.50 Taco Bar. Wednesday: Burger Night $1.50 Burgers from 5-9. Thursday: Steak Fry. 1st Friday of Month: Prime Rib. 3rd Friday of Month: All You Can Eat Fish Fry.

3210 Chaska Boulevard • Chaska • crookedpint.com

HAPPY HOUR: M-F 4-6PM SAT. & SUN. NOON TILL 3PM

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EASY ACCESS IN THE HEART OF COMMUNITY W

hen it comes to official documents, downtown Chaska is the place to go for everything from driver’s licenses and marriage certificates to dog licenses and, yes, even restraining orders. “Downtown has always been the heart of community,” says Mike Huang, resident and chair of the Chaska Planning Commission. Chaska is the county seat for Carver County and the sprawling Carver County Government Center complex can be found on the eastern side of downtown sandwiched between Beech Street and the Minnesota River. There, one will find among a host of county offices, the jail, courthouse, public health, the county assessor and the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Chaska operates its own police department. It is located in City Hall in the heart of downtown Chaska between West Fourth and West Fifth streets. City Hall, in addition to housing city offices, is also home to the City Council chambers and the Chaska Library. For those in search of the city’s fire department,

“Downtown has always been the heart of community.” -Mike Huang Chaska’s Fire Station is located on Engler Boulevard, west of Highway 41. Immediately east of City Hall on West Fourth Street is the Chaska History Center. The Chaska History Center is located in a restored livery stable and features ever-changing exhibits highlighting the area’s rich history. Residents can also access historical photos and artifacts in addition to seeking the expertise of the center’s many knowledgeable volunteers. “Downtown is rich with secrets to learn about Chaska’s past,” says resident Brianna Liestman. One block south of City Hall, on West Third Street, residents can find the Chaska Post Office while directly west of City Hall on Pine Street is the Chaska License Center (and a seemingly ever present line of teenagers anxious to take their driver’s exam). Chaska is also home to Eastern Carver County School District (District 112) headquarters. The school district offices are located on the northern side of the city in the Jonathan Industrial Park on Peavey Road.

GOVERNMENT

Lisa Oberski, at far right, executive director of the Chaska Historical Society, talks to history center visitors during Hometown Holiday. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)


GOVERNMENT

CITY OF

CITY OF CHASKA

CHASKA

952-448-9200

matt@chaska.mn.com www.chaskamn.com

952-448-9200

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS Police and fire emergency Matt Podhradsky, City Administrator Noel Graczyk, Administrative Services Director Jeff Isaacson, Curling Manager Kevin Ringwald, Planning & Development Director Toby Saxon, Electric Director Bill Monk, City Engineer Tim Wiebe,Fire Chief John Kellin, Head Golf Pro, Chaska Town Course Scott Knight, Chief of Police Brian Jung, Public Works Superintendent Tom Redman, Park and Recreation Director Police (general information) Fire (general information) Utilities Billing After-Hours Emergencies Animal Control Chaska Parks & Recreation Chaska Community Center Chaska Town Course Maintenance Chaska Town Course Pro Shop/Reservations Chaska Par 30

911 952-448-9200 952-448-9200 952-227-2475 952-448-9200 952-448-4335 952-227-7525 952-448-2990 952-443-3748 952-448-4200 952-227-7713 952-227-7745 952-448-4200 952-448-2990 952-448-9200 952-448-4335 952-448-4200 952-448-3176 952-448-5633 952-443-3642 952-443-3748 952-448-7454

CHASKA CITY COUNCIL The mayor and four council members serve as the Chaska City Council. The position of mayor is elected at large (citywide) every two years. Council members are elected to four-year terms, with two seats up each election. Chaska has a ward form of government, therefore each council member is elected by the voters in his or her ward. Chaska City Council elections are held concurrently with the state and federal general elections.

MARK WINDSCHITL Mayor mwindschitl@chaskamn.com Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

PAULA GEISLER Council Member Ward I pgeisler@chaskamn.com Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

MEETINGS Chaska City Council Council Chambers 7 p.m. Meetings are the first, third and fifth Mondays at City Hall. Chaska Economic Development Authority Chaska City Council members sit as the EDA. Meetings immediately follow council meeting as needed. Chaska Heritage Preservation Commission Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at City Hall. 7 p.m. Chaska Human Rights Commission Chaska City Hall 6:30 p.m. Meetings are on the fourth Thursday of each month. Chaska Planning Commission Council Chambers 7 p.m. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month at City Hall. Chaska Parks, Recreation, Natural Resources & Arts Commission Chaska Community Center 7 p.m. Meetings are the second Monday of each month. This committee also handles cable television issues.

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GREG BOE Council Member Ward II gboe@chaskamn.com Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

CHRISTOPHER SCHULZ JAY ROHE Council Member Council Member Ward III Ward IV cschulz@chaskamn.com jrohe@chaskamn.com Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

JONATHAN IN CHASKA Jonathan Association The Karen House 111000 Bavaria Rd., Chaska 952-448-4700 jonathan@jonathaninchaska.com www.jonathaninchaska.com The Jonathan Association Board of Directors meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The meetings are held at the Chaska City Hall Chambers at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise announced).


GOVERNMENT

FIREMEN’S PARK BECOMES MAJOR DRAW

BY MARK WINDSCHITL Mayor of Chaska

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016 has been a thrilling year for Chaska, maybe one of the most exciting years that we have seen in a while. We have finished up some new projects, while also showcasing ourselves to the world. In early summer, we finished up the first phase of our downtown street reconstruction project. This added new signage, streetscapes, history plaques, cobblestone streets, landscaping, lights and public spaces. Late in 2015, the new Chaska Curling Center, Event Center and Crooked Pint Restaurant opened up on the corner of Highway 41 and County Road 61 next to Firemen’s Park. In a short period of time it has exceeded all expectations, attracting many

Will Christ and his sister Livi balance on a new teeter-totter in the Firemen’s Park playground. (File Photo by Pauline Chandra) residents and visitors alike into our historic downtown. During this time, we have hosted a number of curling tournaments, called Bonspiels, and quickly filled all of our leagues with people from throughout the region. It has drawn the attention of current and future Olympians, who call it one of the nicest venues they have seen. This spring brought the opening of all the outdoor additions to Firemen’s Park, including playground equipment, beach, new bridge and boardwalk

around the lake, water activities and (who could forget) the concession stand. It has been great seeing all of the activity — from people playing yard games behind the restaurant, to people sitting in a swing enjoying the view of the lake. Kids have been fishing on the dock and playing in the interactive fountain. The firefighter statue and fire honor columns have also been a big draws and it’s been great to hear from people who see a relative or a friend on the wall of firefighters.

Our Parks and Recreation Department has scheduled many events for kids during the days and concerts in the band shell. In July, the park and adjacent complex hosted the Fire and Ice Bonspiel with activities, food, music and curling for 48 teams from across the country. The entire Firemen’s Park Project has truly met its goal of drawing more people into the downtown and being a destination to get people from around the metro to visit our historic downtown area. We look forward to great things yet to come. Finally, the largest event to hit Chaska was the Ryder Cup, held the last week of September at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The Ryder Cup is the third-largest spectator sport, behind only the Olympics and World Cup Soccer. Some 250,000 people came to Chaska, with over 500 million viewers from across the world watching Chaska and Hazeltine. As you can see there is lot of fun and exciting things happening Chaska. Hope to see you as we all continue striving to make Chaska “The Best Small Town in Minnesota.

CHASKA ORDINANCES For a complete list of ordinances, go to www.chaskamn.com and search on ordinances.

For residents’ convenience, the city counts the day as beginning at 8 a.m.

WINTER PARKING

NOISE/ODOR ORDINANCE

Chaska follows a calendar parking schedule for on-street parking during the winter. The ordinance applies to all public parking–streets, alleys, parking lots. From Nov. 1 to April 1, whenever 2 inches of snow accumulates to require plowing, vehicles must park on the evennumbered side of the street on even-numbered days of the month; and on the odd-numbered side of the street on odd-numbered days.

There is a noise ordinance prohibiting loud, unnecessary or unusual noises that annoy, disturb, injure or endanger the comfort, repose, health, peace, safety or welfare of others. The ordinance also prohibits offensive odors. ALARM SYSTEMS When alarm systems are installed, certain requirements must be met. No alarm systems, except

those for financial institutions and public buildings, may be connected directly to the county public safety communications center. Neither may a system have an automatic dialer that dials directly into the center. To assure both proper installation and maintenance, there is a penalty fee for false alarms. SUMMER LAWN WATERING The city of Chaska has an ordinance regarding water usage effective May 1-Sept. 30. Compliance is based on an odd-even cycle of watering. You are required to limit your lawn sprinkling and other

non-essential water use based on your address and the calendar day of the month. Even-numbered addresses water on even numbered calendar days; odd-numbered addresses sprinkle on odd numbered days. Compliance with this ordinance is mandatory. Failure to comply may result in fines and/or termination of water service. New seed or sod is exempt from the ordinance until it becomes established. Commercial, industrial and residential automated irrigation systems are required to follow the same guidelines.

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GOVERNMENT

CITY OF

CARVER Since its establishment in 1862, the city of Carver has benefited from an overwhelming sense of community spirit exhibited through a tradition of selfless contributions made by residents, community organizations, and businesses. It’s this spirit that has preserved Carver’s Downtown Historic District; which is one of the nation’s biggest on the National Register of Historic Places. The preservation of the Historic District is symbolic of generations of community stakeholders working to make Carver a great place to call home. Building on history, our community continues to evolve with the many new residents who have chosen to make Carver their home. The expansion of Highway 212 to a four-lane expressway, the construction of a 260,000 sq. ft. Mills Fleet Farm, and the development of Carver Station all point to continued investment in Carver. — Mayor Mike Webb

CARVER CITY COUNCIL Mayor Michael Webb mwebb@cityofcarver.com 612-245-8835

Carrie Newhouse cnewhouse@cityofcarver.com 952-361-6260 Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Council Members Glen Henry ghenry@cityofcarver.com 952-361-9834

Jim Weygand jweygand@cityofcarver.com 612-802-5307 Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Cindy Monroe cmonroe@cityofcarver.com 952-448-4760

MEETINGS & PUBLIC SAFETY Carver City Council Council chambers, 7 p.m. Meets the first and third Mondays Carver Planning Commission Council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Meets on the third Thursday Carver Park & Recreation Council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Meets on fourth Monday

Carver Heritage Preservation Commission Council chambers, 6:30 p.m. Meets on second Tuesday

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Carver Fire Department Carver and parts of the surrounding rural area are served by a 30-member volunteer fire department. Fire Station, 801 Jonathan Carver Parkway 952-448-2290 ext 1 (non-emergency) Police Service The city of Carver has one full-time Carver County sheriff’s deputy on duty in the community. In addition, a Community Services Officer (CSO) works with the deputy and handles nuisance complaints and animal control.

CARVER CITY HALL 316 Broadway, P.O. Box 147 Carver, MN

Information: 952-448-5353 www.cityofcarver.com

FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS

Police and fire emergency Police (general information) Fire (general information) Carver City Hall 316 Broadway, P.O. Box 147 Carver City Administrator Brent Mareck Email bmareck@cityofcarver.com

911 952-361-1231 952-448-2290 952-448-5353 www.cityofcarver.com 952-448-4353

CITY ORDINANCES Following are some of the more commonly asked questions regarding city of Carver ordinances. For more information or a full list of ordinances, call the city of Carver at 952-448-5353 or visit www.cityofcarver.com. WINTER PARKING The City of Carver prohibits parking of any vehicle or other object on public streets or alleys when two or more inches of snow have accumulated, whether the accumulation is due to new snowfall or drifting and blowing. Once the streets are cleared, parking may resume. LAWN WATERING Homes or businesses with addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, etc.) may water the lawn on odd-numbered calendar days; addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, etc.) may water on even-numbered calendar days. The odd-even schedule is in effect year-round. No lawn watering is permitted between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A 30-day permit to water newly seeded or sodded lawns is available at City Hall. CITY PARK USE/VEHICLES IN CITY PARKS City parks are closed and must be vacated between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., unless the user has a prior written permit from the city of Carver authorizing use during that time. No motor vehicle — other than maintenance vehicles operated by the city of Carver personnel or contractors working on its behalf — may be operated in any city park. RECREATIONAL FIRES Recreational fires (used for recreational, ceremonial, food preparation or social purposes) are allowed if they burn no more than three feet in diameter and three feet in height; use dry, clean wood; produce little detectable smoke, odor or soot beyond the property line; be extinguished completely; and respect and air quality so that nuisance, health or safety hazards will not be created. Recreational fires shall not be located closer than 25 feet to any structure. SNOWMOBILES No person shall operated a snowmobile upon any public street, alley, lot, lake or stream within the city between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are exceptions to this ordinance — call City Hall for details.


GOVERNMENT

CARVER COUNTY

CARVER COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER 600 E. Fourth St., Chaska, MN 55318

952-361-1500

Information 952-361-1500 www.co.carver.mn.us

Carver 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. co.carver.mn.us. 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.

COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Photo by Richard Crawford

EMERGENCY NUMBERS Medical/Police/Fire Non-Emergency Administration Investigation TIP Line GAYLE DEGLER District 1 763-381-1879 gdegler@co.carver.mn.us Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

TOM WORKMAN District 2 952-250-4924

RANDY MALUCHNIK District 3 612-964-5382

tworkman@co.carver.mn.us rmaluchnik@co.carver.mn.us Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

TIM LYNCH District 4 952-303-9458

911 952-361-1231 952-361-1212 952-361-1223 952-361-1224

OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

JIM ISCHE District 5 952-212-7453

tlynch@co.carver.mn.us

jische@co.carver.mn.us

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

JIM OLSON Sheriff 952-361-1212

MARK METZ County Attorney 952-361-1400

jolson@co.carver.mn.us

mmetz@co.carver.mn.us

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

Term ends Dec. 31, 2018

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GOVERNMENT FREQUENTLY CALLED NUMBERS CARVER COUNTY DIRECTORS Kerie Anderka, Employee Relations, 952-361-1525 Rod Franks, Health & Human Services, 952-361-1600 David Frischmon, Property & Financial Services, 952-361-1509 David Hemze, County Administration, 952-361-1510 Eric Johnson, Court Services, 952-361-1460 Lyndon Robjent, Public Works, 952-466-5200 Kristin Trebil-Halbersma, Court Administration, 952-361-1420 Tom Vellenga, Public Services, 952-361-1501 County Attorney 952-361-1400 Court Administration 952-361-1420 Customer Service 952-361-1500 Elections/Voter Registration 952-361-1910 Workforce Services 952-361-1600 U of M Extension–Carver County 952-466-5300 Community Social Services 952-361-1600 Soil & Water Conservation 952-466-5230 Watershed Management 952-361-1825

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County Engineer, Public Works 952-466-5200 Property Assessment 952-361-1960 Property Taxpayer Services 952-361-1910 Sheriff 952-361-1212

HEALTH AND 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. Community Social Services 952-361-1600 Mental Health Services First Street Center 540 E. 1st St., Waconia 952-442-4437 Emergency after hours 952-442-7601 First Street Center, Car ver County Mental Health Program, provides individual, couples, family, and group counseling / psychotherapy, psychological testing, and psychiatric evaluation and medication management. The Community Support Program serves individuals with serious and persistent mental illness through case management, housing support, social and recreational activities, and related supportive services.

LIBRARIES Carver County Library System 952-448-9395 www.carverlib.org The Carver County Librar y System has facilities in Chanhassen, Chaska, Victoria, Waconia, Watertown and Norwood Young America. The Chanhassen facility serves as the countywide reference library. The Carver County Library System is a member 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 Carver County Historical Society 555 W. 1st St., Waconia 952-442-4234 www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety. org Chaska Historical Society 112 4th St. W., Chaska 952-448-6077 www.chaskahistory.org

LICENSES AND DOCUMENTS Driver’s Examinations — Chaska State of Minnesota Road test Appointments/scheduling 651-284-1000 www.mndrive.info.org Carver County Service Centers Carver County has service 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 www.co.carver.mn.us. Chaska Branch 418 Pine St., Chaska 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 www.metrocouncil.org public.info@metc.state.mn.us 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.


GOVERNMENT TRANSPORTATION SouthWest Transit 13500 Technology Dr., Eden Prairie, MN 55344 952-949-2BUS (2287) www.swtransit.org 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, Monday-Friday, from the following Park-and-Ride locations: Chanhassen Transit Station, Chanhassen; SouthWest Village, Chanhassen; Walnut Park and Ride, Chaska; Cloverfield Park and Ride, Chaska; SouthWest Station, Eden Prairie; Preserve Village Mall, Eden Prairie; and Shady Oak Road, Eden Prairie.

UTILITIES Chaska Utilities 952-448-4335 After-hours emergency 952-448-4335 Payment drop-off 1 City Hall Plaza Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative 952-492-2313 www.mvec.net NATURAL GAS CenterPoint Energy 612-372-4727 www.centerpointenergy.com

WASTE DISPOSAL GARBAGE COLLECTION Area residents (or their landlord) must make their own arrangements with private services for garbage collection. Curbside recycling is available in Chaska as a service provided by the resident’s garbage hauler. RECYLING Carver County Environmental Center 116 Peavey Circle, Chaska 952-361-1835

Recyclables and household 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 www.co.carver.mn.us/water Lower Minnesota River Watershed District Watershed Administrator 763-545-4659 www.watersheddistrict.org

Minnehaha Creek Watershed District Watershed Administrator 952-471-0590 www.minnehahacreek.org Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District Watershed Administrator 952-607-6512 http://rpbcwd.org/

U.S. POSTAL SERVICE Carver Post Office 317 Broadway, Carver ZIP Code: 55315 1-800-275-8777 Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.noon, 1:30-4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:309:30 a.m. Chaska Post Office 300 N. Pine St., Chaska Zip Code: 55315 Call 1-800-275-8777 Website www.usps.com Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

VOTING INFORMATION You must be registered to vote. In Minnesota, you may register before Election Day or on Election Day at your polling place. Your registration remains current until you move, change your name or do not vote for four consecutive years. You may update your registration information by completing another Voter Registration Application

Ward III New Life Assembly of God Church 950 Trumble St. Ward IV Chaska Community Center 1661 Park Ridge Dr. Townships Dahlgren Township East Union Lutheran Church Hall 15180 Co. Rd. 40 Laketown Township Laketown Town Hall 9530 Laketown Rd. San Francisco Township San Francisco Town Hall 17380 Homestead Rd. For precinct information, you may also visit: www.co.carver.mn.us or call Taxpayer Services at 952361-1910. Party Contacts Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) 255 E. Plato, St. Paul 651-293-1200 Green Party 180 5th St. E., Suite 222, St. Paul 651-288-2820 Independence Party (IP) P.O. Box 40495, St. Paul 651-487-9700 Republican Party of Minnesota (GOP) 525 Park St., St. Paul 651-222-0022

POLL LOCATIONS Primary & General Elections Carver Carver City Hall 316 Broadway Chaska Ward I–Precinct 1 Chaska Moravian Church 115 E. Fourth St. Ward II Christ Victorious Lutheran Church 9860 Shady Oak Rd.

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GOVERNMENT STATE OF MINNESOTA

UNITED STATES

SENATE 651-296-0504 | www.senate.leg.state.mn.us

U.S. SENATE

SEN. JULIANNE ORTMAN (R-47) 651-296-4837 sen.julianne.ortman@senate.mn Term ends on Dec. 31, 2016

AMY KLOBUCHAR (D) 612-727-5220 www.klobuchar.senate.gov

AL FRANKEN (D) 651-221-1016 www.franken.senate.gov

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

HOUSE 651-296-2146 | www.house.leg.state.mn.us

ERIK PAULSEN (R-3RD DISTRICT) 952-405-8510 www.paulsen.house.gov JIM NASH (R-47A) 651-296-4282 rep.jim.nash@house.mn

JOE HOPPE (R-47B) 651-296-5066 rep.joe.hoppe@house.mn

Term ends on Dec. 31, 2016

Term ends on Dec. 31, 2016

Term ends on Dec. 31, 2016

CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS

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MARK DAYTON (D) Governor 651-201-3400 www.mn.gov/governor

LORI SWANSON (D) Attorney General 651-296-3353 www.ag.state.mn.us

STEVE SIMON (D) Secretary of State 651-296-2803 www.sos.state.mn.us

REBECCA OTTO (D) State Auditor 651-296-2551 www.auditor.state.mn.us

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Chaska Firefighter Shawn Schmidt, at left, and Fire Chief Tim Wiebe discuss tasks at the Chaska Fire Station. (Photo by Alex Chhith)


FROM BOO-BOOS TO BROKEN BONES W

hen it comes to general health care, Chaska has got its residents covered. The city is home to a 24-hour emergency/urgent care facility as well as a host of primary and specialty medical clinics. Ridgeview’s Two Twelve Medical Center is located at the intersection of highways 212 and 41 and features a stand-alone emergency room with round-the-clock urgent care services. The relatively new facility also houses practices covering everything from women’s and children’s health to same-day surgery to mental health counseling services. “Our community seems to have generally kept pace with the evolving health needs of a growing population,” says resident Nate Bostrom. “The addition of both the Two-Twelve Medical facility and the (Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home) near the Chaska/Victoria border, over the last decade, address important needs in a dynamic community.” Just up Highway 41, at the intersection with Pioneer Trail, the relocated and revamped Lakeview Clinic provides options for family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics as well as OB/GYN and general surgeons. It also features x-ray facilities and clinical laboratory. Chaska is just minutes away from hospitals in both Waconia and Shakopee for conditions requiring more advanced care. “We are fortunate to have Ridgeview, St. Francis and Al-

“Our community seems to have generally kept pace with the evolving health needs of a growing population.” -Nate Bostrom lina in our area,” states Jeff Filipek, president and CEO of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce. Chaska residents will find chiropractic services and dental practices (including orthodontists and pediatric dentists) located throughout the city. Several senior facilities are also based in Chaska, offering options for nursing care including assisted living and memory care. In addition, Chaska is home to a number of addiction specialists treating patients for drug and alcohol issues. For the un-insured or underinsured, Carver County Public Health offers free or low-cost health care and regular immunization clinics. Food and nutrition services for qualified low-income clients are also available through the CAP agency serving Carver and Scott counties. “Meeting these important human needs is not an option for a city that wants to be a healthy community for all residents,” says Bostrom, who also serves as vice-chair for the CAP Board of Directors.

HEALTH

Emergency medical technicians and Chaska police officers prepare to send a man to the hospital. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)


HEALTH HOSPITALS Ridgeview Medical Center 500 S. Maple St., Waconia 952-442-2191 www.ridgeviewmedical.org St. Francis Regional Medical Center 1455 St. Francis Ave., Shakopee 952-428-3000 www.stfrancis-shakopee.com Fairview Southdale Hospital 6401 France Ave. S., Edina 952-924-5000 www.fairview.org

Creating healthy RADIANT smiles for life.

Methodist Hospital 6500 Excelsior Blvd., St. Louis Park 952-993-5000 www.parknicollet.com/methodist

500 West 79th Street, Chanhassen, MN 55317 www.radiancedentalmn.com

MEDICAL CLINICS Two Twelve Medical Center 111 Hundertmark Rd., Chaska 952-361-2447 Allina Medical Clinic– Crossroads Chaska 111 Hundertmark Rd., Ste. 220, Chaska 952-448-2050 Lakeview Clinic 110105 Pioneer Trail, Chaska 952-556-0120 Park Nicollet Clinic–Chanhassen 300 Lake Dr., Chanhassen 952-993-4300 Ridgeview Chaska Clinic Located in the Two Twelve Medical Center 111 Hundertmark Rd., Chaska, #240 952-361-2450

(952) 934-7987

Four generations of Minnesotans can trace their beautiful, healthy smiles to the team at Ovation Orthodontics. We love that because everywhere we go we get to see the smiling faces of our patients – our friends.With five offices, that’s a lot of friends!

Orthodontics for Children, Teens & Adults Formerly Hultgren, Hoxie & Waki Orthodontics

www.OvationOrthodontics.com • 952-937-0111

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WHEN and WHERE you need it CARE. Flu doesn’t follow a schedule. And there’s no calendar for bruises or breaks. That’s why North Memorial Clinic, Eden Prairie, is ready and waiting, when you just can’t wait. During office hours, you can walk in any time – no appointment necessary. Or visit our Urgent Care Clinic from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. We are here whenever your family needs the very best care. CALL

(763) 581-CARE

TEXT

“CARE” to (763) 581-CARE

CHAT

online at northmemorial.com/clinics

WALK-IN

for care

On Prairie Center Drive across from Lunds & Byerlys.

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HEALTH OB/GYN

Pediatrics Lorene E. Rutherford, M.D.

Laura A. Mohling, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Laurel L. Erickson, M.D.

Murali V. Srinivasan, M.D.

Erin L. Chinnock, M.D.

Internal Medicine/ Pediatric

Physician Assistant Family Medicine Tara L. McMichael, M.D.

John M. Peitersen, M.D.

Surgery

Lisa M. Chapman, M.D.

Maggie E. Kennealy, PA-C

Erica L. Weber, PA-C

Sarah E. Carlson, M.D.

David B. Haugland, M.D.

Peter H Rogers, D.O.

Family Medicine Dawn M. Stapleton, M.D.

Timothy M. Thormodsgard, M.D.

Bonita L. Hill, M.D.

Need a doctor and can’t wait until morning? Go to Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska 24/7 Emergency & Urgent Care Urgent care patients ages 3 months and older may be seen for conditions such as:  Allergies  Bronchitis  Earaches  Infections  Influenza  Insect bites  Stings

7

41

5 212

 Laryngitis  Pink eye  Sinus infections  Skin conditions  Sprains/strains  Strep throat

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Highways 212 & 41 in Chaska 952-361-2447

RIGHT CARE

RIGHT NOW

www.twotwelvemedical.org

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HEALTH "We help your body heal itself"

Carrie Ross Thompson, D.C. 112 W 2nd Street • Chaska

952-448-2722

Park Dental Chaska

With you every smile of the way.

All Chanhassen and Chaska basketball players, including Sean Engel, wore Coaches vs Cancer T-shirts in warm-ups before a showdown put on by Relay for Life Eastern County to raise money for cancer research. (Photo by Eric Kraushar)

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Members from Relay for Life Eastern County staff a table in the commons area before the start of Chaska and Chanhassen boys basketball. The group raised more than $900 in 90 seconds in a pass the bucket challenge. (Photo by Eric Kraushar)


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YEAR-ROUND FUN FOR ECLECTIC INTERESTS F

un is the name of the game in Chaska and residents know there are plenty of options within the city’s borders to keep them busy. Golfers can hit the links at one of three course in town. The city operates two municipal courses — the 18-hole Chaska Town Course and the 9-hole executive course called the Par 30. Both city courses are located in northern Chaska. The Chaska Town Course is near Lake Bavaria and can be accessed via Pioneer Trail. The Par 30 (which also features footgolf) is located east of Highway 41 on Hazeltine Boulevard. And just a bit farther east on Hazeltine Boulevard is Hazeltine National Golf Club. The private course, which has been home numerous national golf tournaments in its 55-year history, is fresh off hosting the 2016 Ryder Cup. “Chaska is fortunate to have one of the best public golf courses in the state (Chaska Town Course) as well as the worldrenowned Hazeltine National Golf Club,” says resident and downtown business owner Dan Keyport. Pride in the city’s sports venues also extends to both its brand new curling facility and its historic ballpark. “We have one of the most picturesque baseball fields in all of Minnesota,” says resident Bryce Ehrman. Athletic Park, located on West First Street on the far western reaches of downtown Chaska, is an ideal venue for catching a Chaska Cubs game on a summer evening. “There is just something magical about watching town ball that you can’t get by visiting a major league stadium,” says Ehrman. The Chaska Curling Center is only a year old (it officially opened at the end of 2015) but it has already proven its ability to draw a crowd. The year-round center features six lanes and has already hosted numerous bonspiels. Curling memberships

“Chaska is fortunate to have one of the best public golf courses in the state (Chaska Town Course) as well as the world-renowned Hazeltine National Golf Club.” -Dan Keyport have proven to be such a hot commodity that the curling rink is currently second in the nation in member numbers (just behind the St. Paul Curling Club). “The Chaska Curling Center has over 1,200 members and has exceeded every projection,” says Chaska Parks and Recreation Director Tom Redman. For those who prefer music, summer nights sing with concerts in the park. Both the newly revamped Firemen’s Park and City Square Park feature regular concerts with a variety of musical acts. “Good music, great atmosphere and root beer floats from the Moravian church next door — what more could you ask for?” says Ehrman.


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Nick Vevea works on a door at a home in Jonathan for Christmas in May. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Post 57 102 W. Fourth St., Chaska Bountiful Basket Food Shelf 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0244 www.bountifulbasketfoodshelf.org Carver County Agricultural Society (Fair Board) 501 W. Third St., Waconia 952-442-2333 www.carvercountyfair.com Carver County Historical Society 555 W. First St., Waconia 952-442-4234 www.carvercountyhistoricalsociety. org Carver County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse 952-361-1212

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Carver County Toastmasters clubs www.toastmasters.org Carver/Scott Master Gardeners Carver Scott Extension office 952-466-5309 mastergardeners@co.carver.mn.us Carver Steamboat Days Committee www.carversteamboatdays.org Chaska Hawks Booster Club chshawkshop@gmail.com www.chaskaboosters.org Chaska Historical Society 952-448-6077 www.chaskahistory.org Ducks Unlimited www.ducks.org Friends of the Chaska Library 952-448-3886 www.carverlib.org

Friends of Lake Bavaria contactfolb@gmail.com Jonathan Association 111000 Bavaria Rd. 952-448-4700 www.jonathaninchaska.com Kiwanis Club of Chaska 952-448-3797 La Leche League www.llli.org League of Women Voters www.lwvmn.org

MN Deer Hunters AssociationMN River Valley Chapter 1890 West 125th St., Shakopee www.mndeerhunters.com MN DNR Conservation Officer www.dnr.state.mn.us MN Landscape Arborteum Auxiliary www.arboretum.umn.edu MN Valley Mothers of Multiples Club www.mvmom.org

Lions International – Chaska Lions Website www.lionsclubs.org

MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge 952-854-5900 fws.gov/refuge/minnesota_valley

Love INC of Eastern Carver County 1600 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-448-2508 www.loveincecc.org

MN Water Fowl Association 952-767-0320 www.mnwaterfowl.com MOMS Club of Chaska/Victoria chaskavictoriamoms.wordpress.com


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Who says you need a baseball bat to teach bunting fundamentals? Just use an oar instead.

Newcomers Club of the Southwest Suburbs www.NewcomersMN.com NOW – National Organization for Women/MN Valley www.mnnow.org Pheasants Forever – Carver County www.pheasantsforever.org

Univ. of MN Extension – Carver County 11360 Highway 212, #4, Cologne 952-466-5300 www.extension.umn.edu V.F.W. Post 1791 620 Creek Rd., Chaska 952-448-4126

YOUTH SPORTS

Relay For Life of Eastern Carver County American Cancer Society 1-800-227-2345 www.relayforlife.org/ecc

Chaska Chanhassen Football Association www.chaskafootball.com

Rotary International – Chaska rotaryclubofchaska.org

Chaska Area Football Association www.chaskafootball.com

Scott-Carver Threshers scottcarverthreshers.org

Chaska Area Youth Basketball Association www.caybba.com

SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce 952-474-3233 www.swmetrochamber.com

Chaska Area Youth Volleyball Association chaskajuniors.com

YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS

Chaska Chanhassen Community Hockey Association www.cchockey.org

Boy Scouts of America/Cub Scouts Northern Star Council www.northernstarbsa.org

Chaska Area Youth Baseball Association www.chaskabaseball.com

Camp Fire U.S.A. www.campfireusa-mn.org

Chaska Figure Skating Club www.chaskafsc.com Chaska/Chanhassen Stallions Wrestling Club www.stallionswrestling.org CC United Soccer Club www.ccunitedsoccer.com

Camp Tanadoona 952-474-8085 Girl Scouts Council of Minnesota and WI River Valleys www.girlscoutsrv.org 4-H Clubs Univ. of MN Extension — Carver County 952-466-5300

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Mark Johnson cuts down bines of hops in late August on his small farm in Dahlgren Township. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

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LIVING Elizabeth Diaz and Jerry Crisanto, with Mexico Lindo, perform traditional dances during River City Days. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

A PLACE WITH STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY B

rianna Liestman has fallen in love with Chaska. And many of the reasons she loves the city are reasons so many people are proud to call Chaska home. “I moved to Chaska five years ago after graduating from college because the rent was cheap and my (now) husband had a job here,” she explains. “When it came time to decide to buy a house, even though I worked far away, I wanted it to be in Chaska. I’m willing to drive any distance if Chaska is where I come home to at the end of the day. “I’ve lived in suburbs but Chaska is different,” Liestman continues. “There is a strong sense of community, despite the fact that the city continues to grow, and the diverse group of people here are alike in their friendliness and respect. “The schools invest in their kids and the citizens do as well, and any kids I may have someday will be truly privileged to attend our public school system. When the city has problems, it fixes them. When the citizens are concerned, they raise their voices and their leaders listen to them. In the end, that

“I’m willing to drive any distance if Chaska is where I come home to at the end of the day.” -Brianna Liestman is what I think makes Chaska truly unique. I don’t want to live anywhere else.” “Chaska is a small town with a lot of substance and a big heart,” says resident and Planning Commission Chair Mike Huang. For resident Bryce Ehrman, it’s the people that make Chaska great. “There are so many caring and compassionate individuals that give back to our community and make it such a great and safe place to raise a family,” he says. “We are fortunate to have several churches engaging in cooperative efforts such as Love INC and Families Moving Forward along with several active service organizations who help those in need. “For those looking for a way to give back to their community, I would highly encourage looking into one of the local service organizations,” Ehrman continues. “Whether it be the Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, American Legion or VFW Auxiliary programs, each organization is looking for new members to bring their ideas and experience to their groups.”


Three Chaska brickyard workers, circa 1910, pose in front of one of the many “beehive” kilns that once dotted the city, used to fire brick. (Photos courtesy of the Chaska Historical Society )

FROM BRICKS TO BIOTECH THE MARCH OF TIME IN CHASKA BY LISA OBERSKI

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rom its inception in 1980, the Chaska Historical Society has been busy collecting, preserving, protecting, recording and sharing the rich heritage of the Chaska community. A quick overview of the city’s recorded history begins with the Minnesota River (originally known as the St. Peter River), which gave early travelers an easier means to get to “Chaska,” a Dakota word meaning “firstborn son.” Steamboats traveled through here regularly during the 1850s through 1870s. It was because of this area’s connection to the river that the city of Chaska was platted in 1851. Around 1860, residents began mining valuable deposits of clay left over from glacial days to produce

high-quality, cream-colored brick. This led to the city’s first major industry of brick making. Soon, people needed machines to make the brick, transportation to move the brick, and farms to feed the workers. With railroads coming through in 1871, soon the city was buzzing with activity. The city became home to as many as eight brickyards, as well as a foundry making equipment for the brickyards and agriculture. Many other businesses, places of worship and clubs also met the needs of the growing community. In 1905, agriculture got a boost with the opening of a sugar factory, adding well-paying jobs requiring higher education to the collection of mills, breweries, creamery, cannery, Gedney pickle


LIVING factory, butchers, bakeries, and other food-producers. By 1910, Chaska was the third largest producer of brick in the state, producing 40 million bricks per year. The foundry continued to produce brickmaking equipment, sleighs, and ironwork lampposts and fences. The sugar factory encouraged the raising of sugar beets in the area and required the railroads to ship in carload after carload of beets for processing around-the-clock during the “campaign,” a term referring to peak harvesting time. With the brickyard, foundry, and sugar factory, Chaska had a strong base for its other businesses, including furniture and clothing stores, farm implement dealers, hardware stores, drugstores, grocers, and banks. In addition to its industry and business interests, Chaska was a political and cultural center. The county seat since its inception in 1858, Chaska has had the courthouse and jail, first on West Third Street, from 1857 to 1965, and at its present location at East Fourth Street since 1965. Though schools had previously been in Chaska for many years, Chaska Public School’s first accredited graduating class of six students was in 1906.

Lake Grace was a key feature of the “New Town” of Jonathan, founded by Sen. Henry McKnight in the 1960s.

Chaska Herald Chaska’s newspaper, the Herald, chronicles the changes in Chaska from 1862 to today. Original copies of the paper are available to view at the Chaska History Center at 112 West Fourth Street in downtown Chaska.

ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment over the years could be found at the opera house, the Schnitzelbank Club, the Happ Auditorium, the Rex movie theater, the Valley Ballroom, bowling alleys, and the Legion and VFW. Music, often provided by local bands and choirs, was well-received, with the Sodality Band, the Chaska Brass Band, and the Drum and Bugle Corps some of the wellknown earlier groups. One by one the earliest industries petered out, with the brick industry ending its dominance by the 1940s. The foundry and sugar factory continued until the early 1970s, moving out when pollution controls required reasonable but expensive changes. The sugar factory ended its sugar

Chaska Historical Society The Chaska sugar factory was a major employer for years. Pictured are workers, circa 1930. From left: Herb Griep, Paul Tietz, James Borka, Carl Wenzel, Art Lahl, Paul Gastler and Otto Gastler. processing at that time, and is now used primarily as a storage facility for liquid sugar. Today’s industries began as these long-time industries faded. The annexation of the Hazeltine golf course area and agricultural land led to northern Chaska becoming desirable for development. State Sen. Henry T. McKnight chose much of this area for his “New Town” idea known as “Jonathan.” Incorporating green space, walking paths and

other amenities, the Jonathan comprehensive plan included industrial parks to encourage employment within the community. With Jonathan Industrial Park and Crosby Park, new high-tech business sectors began in the early 1970s. Today Chaska is associated with some of those original industries, as well as with biomedical research and development, the semiconductor industry, manufacturing, and data storage.

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LIVING CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH

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

TEMPLE of ECK For all who love God Worship Service: 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. 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55317 • (952) 380-2200 www.TempleofECK.org • www.Facebook.com/Eckankar

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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 elementar y schools (15), three middle schools (6-8) and two high schools. All-day kindergarten is offered at the Kindergarten Center and in five elementar y schools . L a Ac ademia is a dual language Spanish immersion school (K-5) and the Integrated Arts Academy is an alternative learning center serving 9th-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 curriculum, which includes Advanced Placement classes and an accredited pre-engineering program. The Welcome Center, located in the District Education Center, provides convenient one-stop central registration for new families. DISTRICT 112 SCHOOL BOARD 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 www.district112.org.

Chaska Elementary teacher Edie Stearns, center, poses for a photo with her students, Elijah Ybarra, fourth grade; KeyKey Gladney, fifth grade; Simon Peterson, fifth grade, and Jenna Peterson, fourth grade. (Photo by Patty Dexter)

Lisa Anderson Board Chair 952-361-4367 andersonlisa@district112.org Fred Berg Director 952-474-8394 bergfred@district112.org Josie Colleran Director 952-240-0222 colleranjosie@district112.org Tim Klein Vice Chair, Clerk 952-513-8767 kleintim@district112.org Amy Logue Director 612-201-3047 logueamy@district112.org Term ends Dec. 31, 2016 Heather Nelson Director 952-448-9791 nelsonheather@district112.org Term ends Dec. 31, 2016

Jeff Ross Treasurer 763-458-8801 rossjeffrey@district112.org Term ends Dec. 31, 2016 FACILITIES

Chaska Elementary School 1800 Chestnut St. N., Chaska 952-556-6300 Chaska Middle School East 1600 Park Ridge Dr., Chaska 952-556-7600

District Education Center 11 Peavey Rd., Chaska 952-556-6100 www.district112.org

Chaska Middle School West 140 Engler Blvd. E., Chaska 952-556-7400

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

Clover Ridge Elementary School 114000 Hundertmark Rd., Chaska 952-556-6900

Chaska High School 545 Pioneer Tr., Chaska 952-556-7100

East Union Elementary School 15655 Co. Rd. 43, Carver 952-556-6800

Integrated Arts Academy 11 Peavey Rd., Chaska 952-556-6200

Jonathan Elementary School 110300 Pioneer Tr., Chaska 952-556-6500

Bluff Creek Elementary School 2300 Coulter Blvd., Chanhassen 952-556-6600

Kindergarten Center 110600 Village Rd., Chaska 952-556-6400

Chanhassen Elementary School 7600 Laredo Dr., Chanhassen 952-556-6700

La Academia 110600 Village Rd., Chaska 952-556-6400

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The Chaska High School Dance Team participates in the school’s Homecoming Parade. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

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. James Bauck Superintendent 952-556-6110 The World Learner School Located in Chaska, the Montessori Char ter Elementar y and Middle School is dedicated to empowering our students to be wellrounded and socially responsible. The World Learner School is a public Montessori charter school (tuition free) serving elementary and middle school levels.

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112 05 0 H un der tmark Roa d , Chaska (952) 368-7398 www.wlschaska.org/

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 leagues are offered. Parent involvement is welcome. Financial assistance is available. Grades K-8

306 W. 78th St., Chanhassen 952-949-9014 www.chapel-hill.org 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. 2nd St., Chaska 952-227-4010 www.gachaska.org ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN SCHOOL St. John’s is nationally accredited school providing a quality Christian education with proven results. St. John’s Lutheran School 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 4th St. E., Chaska 952-448-2526 www.sjschaska.org MAYER LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL A nationally accredited high school offering Christ-centered education and academic excellence, sports and fine arts programs. Bus service is available. A variety of denominations are represented and welcomed. 305 5th St. N.E., Mayer 952-657-2251 www.lhsmayer.org ST. HUBERT SCHOOL St. Hubert is a fully accredited school of 650 students. Teachers work collaboratively to meet the diverse needs of their students while recog-


LIVING

CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW EDUCATION BEAUTIFUL CHASKA CAMPUS COLLEGE PREP ACADEMICS OPEN HOUSE NOV. 10 @ 7:00 PM Chaska senior Katie Ashpole steals a ball away from a Farmington defender in the second half of the Hawks’ 4-3 victory. Ashpole had a goal and three assists in the Sept. 19 contest. (Photo by Eric Kraushar)

nizing 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 www.sthubert.org 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 athletics and extracurricular activities, and is affiliated with the Minnesota River Conference. Financial aid and transportation are available. 8101 Kochia Ln., Victoria 952-443-4659 Fax 952-443-1822 www.hfchs.org SOUTHWEST CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL Southwest students (grades 9-12) are challenged to think and 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 co-curricular activities are available. SWCHS also offers a robust financial aid program. To arrange a tour, call the Admissions Office. 1981 Bavaria Road, Chaska 952-556-0040 www.swchs.org

TO LEARN MORE OR SCHEDULE A VISIT CONTACT US AT 952-556-0040 OR SWCHS.ORG.

CA COLOGNE ACADEMY “Proud of my Child, Proud of my Choice.”

Enrolling Grades Kindergarten through 8th

Cologne Academy is a free public K-8 Charter School

SENIOR SERVICES The Lodge at the Chaska Community Center The Lodge, located next to the Chaska Community Center, serves the active older adult population for ages 55 years and older. There is no fee to use The Lodge. The Chaska Parks and Recreation staff offers programs to include special events, day trips, health and wellness classes, card clubs, bingo, games and billiards. The Lodge is host to a large gathering space, kitchen, library, computer kiosk, pool table, enclosed deck, and outdoor terrace.

Call to see what Cologne Academy can offer your child

Now Enrolling! We’ve expanded to meet the needs of our students! • Core Knowledge Curriculum • Character Development Program • Low Student to Educator Ratio • Individual Growth Plan for every child

• Spanish Language for all grade levels • Bussing Available to All • No District Boundaries

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LIVING HELP & SUPPORT SERVICES Alcoholics Anonymous www.aaminneapolis.org

IT’S THE PREP THAT COUNTS! Sylvan’s SAT* / ACT® prep is now enhanced with ONLINE instruction. Enrolled students can access this video-based program at anytime from anywhere!

WE OFFER FREE ACT AND SAT PRACTICE TESTS AND CONSULTATIONS! 172 Pioneer Trail Chaska, MN 55318 (Hwy. 41 & Pioneer Trail)

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ADVANCED READING, HIGH SCHOOL MATH, WRITING, HOMEWORK, STUDY SKILLS, COLLEGE PREP AND MORE!

AARP – American Association of Retired Persons Information Center – Mall of America 952-858-9040 American Cancer Society www.cancer.org

MN Chapter Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America www.leukemia.org MN Citizens Concerned for Life www.mccl.org MN Literacy Council www.mnliteracy.org

American Lung Association of MN www.lungusa.org

MN Problem Gambling Hotline 1-800-333-HOPE

American Red Cross – Twin Cities www.redcross.org/mn/minneapolis

NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Scott County Janet Williams 952-890-1669

ARC – Greater Twin Cities www.arcgreatertwincities.org Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities www.bigstwincities.org

CAP Agency Food Shelf 952-496-2125 Carver-Scott Mental Health Crisis Program www.co.carver.mn.us Carver-Scott Educational Cooperative www.cseced.org Carver-Scott Humane Society www.carverscotths.org Christmas in May — Chaska 952-361-5350 Community Development Agency (CDA) 705 N. Walnut St., Chaska 952-448-7715 Community Foundation for Carver County 952-250-5138 www.carvercountyfoundation.org

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MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers www.maddmn.org

American Heart Association – Greater Twin Cities www.americanheart.org

Bridging, Inc. www.bridging.org

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Heading Home Scott Carver 651-645-0676 www.scott-carver.headinghomeminnesota.org

Narcotics Anonymous www.naminnesota.org Planned Parenthood 1-800-230-PLAN www.plannedparenthood.org/mnnd-sd PROP – People Reaching Out to Other People 14700 Martin Dr., Eden Prairie 952-937-9120 www.propfood.org 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. RSVP – Retired & Senior Volunteer Program 952-945-4161 Scott-Carver Affordable Housing Coalition 952-402-9832 Scott-Carver-Dakota CAP Agency, Inc. www.capagency.org 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.


LIVING Sexual Violence Center – Scott and Carver Counties 500 N. Pine St., Suite 203, Chaska 612-871-5111 (24 hours) www.sexualviolencecenter.org Social Security Administration www.ssa.gov Southwest Metro Animal Rescue and Adoption Society 952-368-7297 www.swmetroanimalrescue.org Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women (SVABW) www.southernvalleyalliance.org Tree House Youth Outreach 3740 N. Chestnut St., Chaska 952-368-2813 United Way www.unitedwaytwincities.org Welcome Neighbor www.welcomeneighbormn.com Adonai and Yid Woldeyes, of Chaska, perform a special parent/dancer routine called “Magic Of A Smile” with the Chaska School of Dance during River City Days. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

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MARKETPLACE

A Friday lunch crowd packs Crooked Pint Ale House, which overlooks the six-sheet Chaska Curling Center. (Photo by Mark W. Olson)

A COMMUNITY FOR WORK AND PLAY C

haska has a bustling business community with a variety of commercial and industrial spaces providing more than 13,000 jobs in the city and plenty of shopping options for residents. “Our thriving business community offers a diverse base of advanced manufacturing, industrial companies, non-profits, retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment,” says Jeff Filipek, president and CEO of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce. “We have easy access shopping areas while our downtown welcomes visitors with a unique charm.” Chaska has two main commercial sectors — the Chaska Commons on the northern edge of the city and the downtown corridor around Highway 41 just north of the Minnesota River. The Chaska Commons, located at the intersection of Highway 41 and Pioneer Trail, is home to a number of big box retailers and chain establishments while downtown features numerous independent small businesses selling everything from sporting gear and fashion accessories to wine and art. “The great strength of the downtown Chaska business community is an active and engaged group of business leaders that have been working for years to make Chaska a vital and attractive place to live, work and do business,” says resident and involved downtown business owner Dan Keyport.

“Our thriving business community offers a diverse base of advanced manufacturing, industrial companies, nonprofits, retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment.” -Jeff Filipek President and CEO of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce Chaska has several industrial parks that are home to numerous manufacturers, food processors and data centers. Many of Chaska’s data centers are located on the western edge of the city in the West Creek Corporate Center. Two other industrial parks — the Jonathan Industrial Park and the Crosby Industrial Park — are located in northern Chaska and feature everything from computer parts and guide wires to potato products and radiator coils. “We have a strong industrial business community in northern and western Chaska which provides a foundation including jobs and tax revenue for many of the wonderful amenities we enjoy as residents,” says Mike Huang, resident and chair of the Chaska Planning Commission.


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BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK, SHOP AND PLAY BY JEFF FILIPEK

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hank you to everyone for the warm welcome during my first few months on the job. It is appreciated. I am a Minnesota boy who grew up on the north side of Minneapolis and graduated from the University of Minnesota. I have also worked for other chambers and nonprofits in Albert Lea, Willmar, and most recently Pierre, S.D. When considering a career change and moving back to Minnesota it was important for me to find the right community. The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce covers the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria. I couldn’t have picked a greater place to live, work, shop and play! HAPPY PLACE Carver County moved up a notch in the “Happiest Places in America” ranking to claim the No. 3 spot this year according to a study done by Smart Asset. The data firm analyzed metrics related to family stability, physical health, personal financial health and economic security for counties

that have a population greater than 50,000. As the study notes, “given the high quality of life we experience, it’s not surprising the county’s population increased by more than 8 percent between 2010 and 2015.” Earlier this year, Carver County was ranked the healthiest county in the state, and this study confirms the positive factors that go with living here. Our area is home to an array of outstanding recreational resources including renowned golf courses, beautiful lakes, and many miles of hiking and biking trails through breathtaking parks. We are home to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, Paisley Park, and Hazeltine National Golf Club, which hosted the 2016 Ryder Cup among other national golf events. Our strong schools and health care facilities also contribute to our way of life. It is no secret that Carver County offers the ideal combination of a picturesque natural setting and attractive professional opportunities and that has helped make it one of

the fastest growing counties in the state. DIVERSE ECONOMY Many employers — both large and small — do business in Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria. Our thriving businesses offer a diverse base of advanced manufacturing, industrial companies, nonprofits, retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Office and warehouse buildings are located in various industrial parks, while our downtown areas welcome visitors with a unique charm. The Chamber of Commerce is proud to support more than 460 member businesses representing roughly 25,000 employees in the southwest metro region. Our energetic staff team works hard every day with member business referrals, networking and educational opportunities, new business ribbon cuttings and several major events throughout the year. We are also involved in local, regional, state and federal policy issues that influence the business climate. These first few months at the chamber have been spent

Jeff Filipek is the president of the SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce. learning our operations and establishing relationships with various community leaders. After a period of data collection from our businesses and other community stakeholders, we will develop a strategic plan for the chamber that will provide direction on how best to serve the business community. We look forward to continuing our great traditional programs, events and services, while finding new ways to serve our communities and members. Stretching from cities to hills, and from lakes to rivers, we are enjoying a period of surging momentum and growth. Steeped in a rich history along the historic Minnesota River, our culture, community passion, and pride have made our area what it is today. Uniquely endowed by nature, and positioned just outside the urban center, we do provide the best place in which to live, work, shop and play.

County Road 61 and Highway 41 in downtown Chaska. (Photo by Mollee Francisco)

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MARKETPLACE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS CHASKA HERALD 123 West Second Street, Chaska News/Editorial 952-345-6574 editor@chaskaherald.com Display Advertising 952-448-2650 Classified/Want Ads 952-445-3333 Circulation 952-345-6682 Publisher Richard Crawford 952-345-6471

METRO NEWSPAPERS Star Tribune 425 Portland Ave., Minneapolis 612-673-4000 www.startribune.com St. Paul Pioneer Press 345 Cedar St., St. Paul 651-222-1111 www.twincities.com

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PETS

Above – Shawn Sanders gave his dog Cali a patriotic makeover for Fourth of July. At right – Xenia Varon and Sarah Thoreson (holding George the cat) stand in the Pet Adoption Center at ValueCare Veterinary Clinic in downtown Chaska. (Photos by Mollee Francisco)

HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU AND AREA PETS P

et lovers will find Chaska to be an exceptionally pet-friendly town with numerous pet-geared amenities and services. Chaska has several veterinary clinics scattered throughout the city and quick access to area animal hospitals. Trails abound throughout the city to make sure Rex and Spot get plenty of fresh air and exercise. “The city of Chaska was fortunate early on in the 1970s to have a world class trail system started as part of the new town Jonathan,” explains Tom Redman, Chaska Parks and Recreation director. “Since that time, the city of Chaska has built pedestrian trails on the Chaska East Creek as well as in most new residential developments.” Northern Chaska is home to several horse farms and trails while horses are also welcome on the Minnesota Valley State Trail running parallel to the Minnesota River south of Chaska. Chaska has numerous options for grooming and pampering pets with a host of groomers and a selection of pet spas in the city. Chaska also features boarding facilities for all kinds of animals. Obedience classes and training are offered by several providers including the Carver-Scott Humane Society at its new location on Chestnut Street in downtown Chaska. The Carver-Scott Humane Society has been working for more than 25 years to find homes for its animals. Despite lacking a shelter, the humane society works with volunteers and foster families to give pets a loving home while they are in

“The city of Chaska was fortunate early on in the 1970s to have a world class trail system started as part of the new town Jonathan.” -Tom Redman Chaska Parks and Recreation Director transition to their forever home. The new location has given the non-profit organization the ability to house a small group of cats on-site for adoption as well as host adoption days for dogs on a monthly basis. Like the Carver-Scott Humane Society, the Southwest Metro Animal Rescue is a foster-based organization committed to the rescue of abandoned, abused and stray domestic animals. The group has monthly Pet Adoption Days for its animals and advertises available pets in the Chaska Herald on a weekly basis. For those looking for a furry feline companion, Valuecare Veterinary Clinic houses a cat adoption center with many cats available. Visitors are also encouraged to volunteer their time to help socialize the cats before adoption.


PETS PET INFORMATION PET LICENSES The city of Chanhassen does not require pet licenses, but both cats and dogs are required to have some identification on them that would assist animal control in contacting the owner. Types of identification include microchips, veterinarianissued rabies tags, or any tags or collars with contact information and phone numbers inscribed on them. RABIES VACCINATIONS All dogs and cats over six months of age and kept as a pet are required to be vaccinated against rabies. KENNEL PERMIT Any household with more than two two dogs, more than three cats or any combination of four or more dogs or cats over six months of age is required to obtain a private kennel permit.

CARVER-SCOTT HUMANE SOCIETY The Carver-Scott Humane Society serves Carver and Scott counties as well as a portion of Hennepin County. The organization has a location in downtown Chaska but the majority of all abandoned pets are housed in foster care until permanent adoption. The humane society frequently hosts pet adoption days.

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY ADVERTISING/PROMOTION Big Fish Works

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DAYCARE/PRESCHOOL Alphabet Junction

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CHIROPRACTIC CARE Sugar Creek Chiropractic 112 W. 2nd St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2722 www.sugarcreekchiro.com

Sutcliffe Chiropractic Center 424 Chestnut St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4222 www.sutcliffechiropractic.com

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Ovation Orthodontics

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

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Tempo Investment Advisors 7924 Victoria Dr., #211 Victoria, MN 55386 952-300-8836 www.tempo-investments.com

Wings Finacial Credit Union 310 Hundertmark Rd. Chaska, MN 55318 952-997-8000, ext. 6121 www.wingsfinancial.com

FUNERAL/CREMATION Bertas Funeral Home 200 W. 3rd St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2137 www.bertasfh.com

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Southwest Eye Care

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INSURANCE B. Craig Thalacker Agency, Inc. 2638 Shadow Ln., #110 Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-4374 www.craigthalacker.com

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

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MEDICAL Fairview Clinics

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Lakeview Clinic

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PETS Chaska Valley Veterinary Clinic 115 W. Third St. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-2936 www.chaskavalleyvetclinic.com

Chaska Veterinary Hospital 1601 White Oak Dr. Chaska, MN 55318 952-448-6644 www.chaskavet.com

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Harbor Wine & Spirits

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Jubilee Foods

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Link Lumber

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Yetzer’s Home Furnishings & Flooring 33 W. First St. Waconia, MN 55387 952-442-4242 www.yetzers.com

SALONS Cypress Salon

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SCHOOLS / EDUCATION Crown College

8700 College View Dr. St Bonifacius, MN 55375 952-446-4100 www.crown.edu

Southwest Christian High School 1981 Bavaria Rd. Chaska, MN 55318 952-556-0040 www.swchs.org

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TRAVEL Shakopee Travel Leaders 16731 Hwy. 13 S., #108A Prior Lake, MN 55372 952-445-6463 www.shakopeetravel.com

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26 Wood Ridge Park 27 Schimelpfenig Park

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Chaska Minnesota Lifestyle Guide provided by the Chaska Independent (chaskaherald.com). 2016-2017 a service of BigFishDigitalWorks.com

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