Carver General Occasional Sale

Special Announcement

The Carver General will be holding an earlier December Occasional Sale rather than the usual third weekend dates!

Looking for that special gift for your favorite person in your life? Then come on over to Carver this coming weekend
To the Carver General and find that ‘one and only’ special gift…..Thursday, December 3rd
they will be open to receive
you at 10 AM until 5 PM through Saturday. Couldn’t get there those days, Sunday will be your last chance to come and
get unique gift for that special individual or maybe even yourself, They are
open at Noon and will close at 4 PM. Hurry!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!! See ya’ in 2021

Carver Elementary to Be Awarded the Greg Osterdyk Community Service Award

             Greg Osterdyk

Several years ago the City of Carver created a community service award designed to recognize the time, support, service, and dedication that individuals and organizations have given unselfishly to our community. Last year the City Council renamed the award program after the late Mayor, Greg Osterdyk, in recognition of his many years of service and dedication shared with the community.

It’s our distinct pleasure to share that the staff and teachers of Carver Elementary have been selected to receive the 2020 Greg Osterdyk Community Service Award!!!

Their actions to assist displaced residents during a recent fire call, as well as their collective efforts to meet new learning challenges during the ongoing pandemic provide a few examples of the compassion and empathy modeled by the teachers and staff at Carver Elementary on a daily basis!

Congratulations and thank you so much for your service to the Carver community!

The City Council will formally recognize Carver Elementary at their Monday, December 21 meeting at 7:00 pm.

Carver Tree Lighting In Gazebo Park

In September, Carver on the Minnesota donated and planted a new evergreen tree in Gazebo Park. This tree will be the new focal point for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony. Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony will not be held on November 28 as originally planned, however, the first lighting of the tree will take place that evening. The tree lights will continue to shine bright each evening for the remainder of the holiday season. Carver on the Minnesota invites you to drive through historic downtown to view the new addition to Gazebo Park!

If you would like to make a donation to the local food shelf, items will be accepted throughout the day at Gazebo Park on Saturday, November 28.

The visit with Santa, originally planned for that day, has also been cancelled. “Santa” is available for virtual visits and possible in-person visits.  Please visit for more information.

New Protocol for Absentee Ballot Returns and a Reminder on Other Options for Voting In Person

New Election Protocol for Absentee Ballots

The U.S. Court of Appeals overruled the ruling that allowed for absentee ballots to be returned to County election office’s by mail (postmarked no later than 11/3/2020) and received by November 10 to be accepted. The new ruling now is:  In order to be counted, ALL absentee ballots must be received at the Carver County Government Center NO LATER THAN 3:00pm on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Return Absentee Ballot In-Person

If you have already requested and received an absentee ballot in the mail, you are encouraged to return the ballot in person to the Government Center in Chaska (600 East 4th Street) by Tuesday, November 3, at 3:00 PM.  NOTE: There is a separate line for these ballots and individuals need to come to “Door 1” by the flagpole and Veterans Memorial (past the voters in line to vote in person). Hours for ballot return are:

Saturday, October 31 – 10:00am-3:00pm
Monday, November 2 – 8:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, November 3 – 8:00am-3:00pm

Vote Absentee In-Person

You can also still Vote Absentee in person at the Government Center (address above) at the dates/times listed below. Wait times are averaging 2-3 hours minimum for this. This line is outdoors so plan accordingly for the weather.

Saturday, October 31 – 10:00am-3:00pm
Monday, November 2 – 8:00am-5:00pm

Vote on Election Day – Tuesday, November 3

City of Carver residents vote at City Hall, 316 Broadway, Carver, MN.  Polls are open from 7am – 8pm.

Did you request an absentee ballot and have not received it yet?

As long as the voter did not returned  the absentee ballot to Carver County Elections, the voter is still eligible to go to the polling place and vote on Election Day.

For any additional questions, please call the following numbers.  (If you get voicemail, please leave a message and someone will return your call.)

Carver County Elections – 952-361-1941
Vicky Sons-Eiden – Elections Administrator – 952-448-8727