A collage of town ball memories

Forty-three years ago this week, I wrote my first story for the old Minneapolis Tribune, the first of thousands I would tap out for the newspaper over 27 years while it morphed into the Star Tribune of the Twin Cities…

Try, try and try again

Chaska had lofty goals for the 2020 season coming off a section championship appearance a year before. Then the season was delayed. Then the season was halted, just 11 matches in, 10 against conference opponents.

Purple martins don’t nest in the wild

I am no stranger to traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to see, study and document some of nature’s most wonderful events. For over 35 years I have traveled to see the epic migration of sandhill cranes in Nebraska,…

Carlson’s Lovable Llamas, Food Truck and Bazaar at Trinity in Carver

Elizabeth Jander, local high school senior, PSEO student at Crown College and participant in the 4-H Llama project is working with her church, Trinity Lutheran Church in Carver, to provide a hands-on llama experience over Steamboat Days weekend. She recently volunteered at the Canterbury Race Track Llama Races and saw how much joy a little time with the llamas brought to families. Since Trinity has held a popular annual bazaar over Steamboat Days, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to pour a little llama love into Carver.   

Carlson’s Lovable Llama’s will be on the lower lot at Trinity on Saturday, September 11 from 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

The bazaar will be held on:  Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. & Sunday, September 12, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baked goods, canned goods, garden produce, plants, embroidered and sewed items, crafts, antiques, gifts, gently used books and household items will be offered.

A food truck will be parked in our lower lot. They will serve corn dogs, mini doughnuts, cheese curds, water, and cotton candy.