The Minnesota River segment begins at 7:10.
Ricki Schultz and I are happy to announce that the full historical archives of the Villager Tower (originally the Carver Gazette) have been digitized and made available at http://carvercurrent.com/villager-tower/.
This newsletter and their archives provide an important history of the last 30 years in the City of Carver.
The Villager Tower by Ricki Schultz started in 1983 as the “Carver Gazette”. Published monthly, it is printed and distributed to the downtown businesses and post office. The newsletter has many local readers, as well as Carver expats across the state and country.
Ricki Schultz can be contacted at (952) 448-5126 and [email protected].
The new year will bring city of Carver residents a 8.56 percent increase in the city property tax rate and no increase in utility rates.
The City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt a $2,239,332 budget for city government operations and repaying debts in 2012 and a $1,870,647 property tax levy to pay most of those expenses.
The Carver City Council wants the city to own the old Main Street railroad bridge and later figure out what to do with it.
Councilors voted unanimously Dec. 5 to accept donation of the bridge from Omaha Track Materials LLC, which acquired the bridge from Union Pacific Railroad Company.
Hard to believe just 6 months ago the river was spilling over its banks, and is now so low that rocks in the Carver rapids are exposed.
Jerrod Larson, who runs and hikes in the Louisville Swamp area in Scott County, said the massive outcroppings of rock in the Minnesota are impressive. The more dramatic stretch of rapids requires a 3-mile hike to view, he said, but another set is easier to access.
Read the full story at http://www.startribune.com/local/west/134972383.html.