Archive for New Germany

Good times ahead at Hollywood Sports Complex

Head to Hollywood in Watertown for a fabulously fun Friday. Upcoming bands include Up South on Feb. 24; My Famous Friends on March 3; Mitch Gordon on March 10; and DiamondBack on March 17. All acts begin at 9 pm.
For more information, visit or call (952) 955-2424.

Howard Lake’s Legion Post #145 is hopping

There’s always something fun happening at Howard Lake’s Legion Post #145. Squad Car Denny and the Tom Cats entertain on Friday, Feb. 24, and the Deep Fried Tweeters take the stage on Saturday, Feb. 25 from 8 pm to midnight.
The Legion offers homemade specials daily from 11 am -2 pm. Prime rib is on special every Saturday.
Check out The Scene with Roger on Wednesdays from 7 – 11 pm and Bingo on Sundays starting at 1:30 pm.
Don’t miss meat raffles every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Bring a friend along to take advantage of daily BOGO drinks from 3-5 pm.
Exciting news: a new menu is coming soon!

Mid-County Coop Spring Conference RSVP



This meeting will be for growers to get information on seed, weed control and the latest in Agronomic news and updates.

Program Speakers:
Dale Scheffler • Monsanto Chemistry • XtendiMax with VaporGrip and Dicamba beans

Arthur Forst • Mid-County Coop • Fieldview/Crop Management

Tuesday, March 7, 12:30-2:30pm
Hors D’Oeuvres Served After The Meeting

Dahlgreen Golf Course
6940 Dahlgren Rd., Chaska, MN 55318
CALL (952) 466-3733 OR RSVP HERE BEFORE MARCH 2, 2017



Blood drive in New Germany Tuesday, Feb. 7

The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at St. Mark Lutheran School, New Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments can be made online at, or call 1-800-733-2767. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Carver Co. man charged with six counts of felony theft

CARVER COUNTY, MN – Six stolen vehicles, with a combined value of $188,000, were recovered from a storage property in Waconia Township Jan. 27, according to a press release from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

An employee of Minnesota Inboard Watersports (which has locations in Excelsior and New Germany) told the sheriff’s office that two Malibu Wakesetter boats (combined value of $134,000) had been stolen and were currently at 6750 Co. Rd. 10 in Waconia Township.

Sheriff’s deputies learned Roger David Nitz, 52, of Chanhassen leases the County Road 10 property for small engine repair and vehicle/boat storage. Deputies obtained a search warrant and recovered the boats, as well as four other stolen vehicles: a 2003 Ford F350, a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado, a Bobcat S185 with plow attachment, and an Audi A6, with a combined value of about $54,000.

Sheriff’s deputies arrested Nitz without incident at a Chanhassen address. He was transported to the Carver County Jail and charged with six felony counts of receiving stolen property. Nitz posted $5,000 bail Jan. 31. His next court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 am.

Sheriff’s deputies are continuing to investigate this matter.

MN health insurance deadline extended to Feb. 8

MINNESOTA – Across America, the cost of healthcare hasn’t always been a happy topic. Local citizens can relate, as many have faced spikes in insurance rates the past few years.

“I really don’t know how people can afford this,” one Herald Journal reader wrote in fall 2016. “Last year, my insurance increased over 50 percent.”

MNsure is one place many Minnesotans are purchasing health insurance this year. The original deadline had been Jan. 31, but MNsure announced a one-week special enrollment period Jan. 28 to give Minnesotans additional time to purchase health insurance and benefit from a new law that provides an automatic 25-percent reduction in health insurance premiums for the more than 125,000 Minnesotans facing significant premium increases in the individual market.

The special enrollment period run from Wednesday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 8. It is open to all Minnesotans; however, they must purchase health insurance through the MNsure website (

Because MNsure is a state-based exchange, it has the authority to declare a special enrollment period under exceptional circumstances. The new law, signed with only five days remaining in the current open enrollment period, presented exceptional circumstances because it did not offer Minnesotans enough time to: 1) become aware of and 2) benefit from this new subsidy.

The premium relief bill, passed by the Minnesota Legislature and signed by Governor Dayton, appropriates $312 million to provide consumers who purchase health insurance in the individual market and do not receive advanced premium tax credits, an automatic 25-percent discount on their monthly health insurance premiums. The discount will be applied automatically by health insurance companies.

An article about how health insurance is affecting local citizens is on page 1A of the Jan. 30 edition of the Herald Journal. Click here for subscription information.