Local Newspapers

This website was launched in 2010 with the aim of increasing the availability of local information on the internet. Over the past 14 years, it has gathered news from local sources and has notably been the publisher of the “Villager Tower” newsletter by Ricki Schultz, as well as “Historic Carver on the Minnesota River”, a book by John von Walter.

The three of us are united in a simple desire to publish information, historical or current. My personal interest is in historical preservation – a real problem in the digital age.

With the news of Southwest News Media shutting down, it appears we are at risk of losing our local newspapers. I will be taking action to personally preserve digital content from swnewsmedia.com to reduce the risk of the digital content being lost forever.

The role that Carver Current has to play going forward is not clear to me. It has always been less engaging than platforms such as Facebook and Nextdoor, where I believe most people get their local news.

I plan to continue hosting local content on this site. If you share our goals of publishing and preserving local information on the internet and would like to contribute in some way, please reach out.

Dan Rue
[email protected]

Historic Carver On the Minnesota River by John von Walter

John von Walter has spent 10 to 15 years working on a book that documents the history of the city of Carver, Minnesota, USA.

The physical book is available for purchase for a suggested donation of at least $40 from the Carver County Historical Society in Waconia. The digital version is freely available at the following link.

Click here to download “Historic Carver On the Minnesota River” by John von Walter

Proceeds for the book are split equally between the Carver County Historical Society and the non-profit Carver-on-the-Minnesota. The digital work is freely available and has been dedicated to the public domain and marked with CC0 1.0 Universal.

The work was made and funded under the umbrella of non-profit Carver-on-the-Minnesota, Incorporated.

Senator Klobuchar visits Chaska Fire Station

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, DFL-Minnesota, visited the Chaska Fire Station on Tuesday, April 2, to tour the future site of the Chaska Public Safety facility, which received a $1.5 million federal grant for an emergency operations center (EOD).