A Dates with the Candidates by Sue Orsen“We learn things on our first date and we learn more on the second date.  If that date goes well, there are third and fourth dates and it can lead to the horse and carriage …”  Click on Front Page.

Having a Ball in Victoria by Mike Wartman, former resident of Victoria.  “No one in Victoria owned a football or a basketball yet we played the sports incessantly in the non-baseball season …” 

Spend Time with Him by Pastor Maureen Bonner, Waterbrooke Fellowdship“In our secular world, we put great emphasis on acquiring information and knowledge, but Jesus called His disciples so that they might ’be with Him’ …” 

At the Tracks in Victoria by Sue Orsen“The painting hangs in the living room of Wilfred Plocher, 86-year old son of Victoria and former longtime manager of Victoria Lumber.  It is a scene on Stieger Lake

To Each His Passion by Thom Derr, Rough Rider“Sturgis during a non-event week has a population of 300 citizens.  During the motorcycle event it swells to 800,000 participants …”

Loons on Lake Pierson by Kurt Zuppke, Chaska, MN“This family of loons has taken up residence on Lake Pierson, just outside of Victoria, despite the heavy boat traffic …”

A Beary Good Place to Shop by Bill Stork, Local Grocer“The new Yogurt By Me addition in our store opened and is doing very well.  Customers like the fact they can serve themselves and make their own selections …”

Dear Students and Faculty by Ethel Ausink, Senior Citizens Reporter“I am your new principal.  I am making changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers, against our country …”

Underground Tunnels Continue by Tom Buchal and Tim O’Donnell, Met Council“This coming winter, before boating season begins in spring 2011, we will construct an additional sewer tunnel access shaft and excavate a trench …”

30 Years Ago the Gazette featured the history of the Victoria Lumber Store in Just Lumbering Along …” 

20 Years Ago the Gazette featured eight values of the School District 112 in “Be Excellent to Each Other.”

10 Years Ago the Gazette featured Ida Plocher in “Ida’s Century.”

Fiber Optic Funding by Randy Maluchnik, Carver County Commissioner“The county will receive nearly $6 million in federal stimulus funds ..”

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Hi, Ho, Silver!  by Sue Orsen  “Okay, it wasn’t Silver and it wasn’t Trigger.  It wasn’t Scout nor Topper, and it wasn’t Champion.  It wasn’t even a horse.  It was a cow of some sort, perhaps a bull, apparently a Holstein with a lot of missing parts …”

The PGA Championship by Tom Abts, Deer Run Golf Pro.  “It seems to me  that golf is making the rules too complicated.  Golf is a simple concept.  Hit a ball with a stick until you get it in the hole …”

Like, Oven Temperatur Hot!  by Lucas Graunke, 14, Budding Climatologist“Something that’s unique to Minnesota is that our jet stream gets stronger in the fall as opposed to the rest of the country.  This means that we can have hug rain and wind storms in the fall …” 

When I Was a Kid by Tom Stumpf, Cowboy Correspondent“Are things changing faster than normal?  The cowboy purchased a blackberry the other day.  As it turns out, it is a phone, message sender, emailer, and has all sorts of apps …”

Some Work While Others Play by Sue Orsen“It was a weekday afternoon when we came upon to caterpillar-like machines crawling in Squadron Bay of Lake Minnetonka …”

Special Needs Caregivers by Tom O’Connor, Victoria City Council“When our son Mark was 18 years old and a week away from going to college, we found him one morning in his room unconscious.  He had gone to bed a perfectly healthy young man, captain of his basketball team …”

Addressing the Adirondacks by Sue Orsen“Adirondack chairs have become, like, the essence of cool, especially at the Victoria Volksfest where an auction is held to purchase chairs that have been purchased and decorated by local businesses …”

Right on the Money by Pastor Brian Dixon, Lake Auburn Moravian Church“There is a New World Order Of Commodity and Consumption, An Economy of Want and industrial-strength Pride … and there a lilies to consider …”

Amelia Marie Get Baptized and Buckled In by Grandma Sue“The family of Nick and Jen Orsen now includes little Sophia and her baby sister Mia, who was baptized on Sunday, August 1st, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Osseo …”

Addie Sue Donates Her Locks of Love by Jenny Norgaard, Tioga, ND“My second grader at Tioga Elementary donated her goldilocks to Locks of Love.  This was Addie’s first real haircut.” 

The Bedlam of Bedracing by Sue Orsen“Spectacles attract spectators and so the bedlam of the bedraces that have become part of the Victoria Volksfest attract an audience of spectators …”

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