Issue#626: November 4, 2015
A Message from Chief Knight

End Hunger initiative at Chaska High School

As the Holidays fast approach the Chaska High School has some students that currently need your help. The Chaska High School has started “Student Care Team to End Hunger at CHS.”

There are students and families at Chaska High School who deal with hunger – especially on the weekends, breaks, and summer. Many times the families are simply going through a hard time because of a lost job, parent’s illness, or loss of housing. The Chaska High School also has older students who are living on their own and are trying to do school and work a full-time job just to make rent. In these situations the students simply don’t have money left for groceries.

Presently the Chaska High School also has what’s called the “Hawk Hall” that is an emergency food shelf. Any non-perishable food donation is greatly appreciated to help replenish the “Hawk Hall.” In addition, Chaska High School is looking to start a weekend food program that works with schools to get Chaska student’s food at the end of every week so the family has food for the weekend throughout the year.

The Chaska High School has received contributions from school staff along with Cooper’s and Cub Foods in Chaska.

When: Now till November 24th.

  • Brown rice or seasoned rice packages
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Healthy cereal (smaller boxes or bags)
  • Oatmeal cups
  • Trail mix
  • Nuts
  • Applesauce cups or pouches
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Granola bars
  • Hearty soups
Chaska Police Department is honored to be a drop off point for this program and will deliver your donations to the school directly. Please drop off directly to our office lobby 24/7.
The Chaska Police Explorers were recognized for their accomplishments at the recent explorer competition that was held in Duluth over MEA weekend at the City Council meeting.

There were 260 youth representing 27 police departments across the state. The Chaska Police Explorers did very well bringing home 1st   and 2nd Place in Search and Arrest, 3rd in Domestics and 5th in Hostage Negotiations!

The Explorer program is for youth 14-21 years old and meets on Tuesday nights at 6 PM at the Chaska Fire Department.  The department also has a Junior Explorer Program for youth in 6th to 8th grade. They meet at Chaska Middle School East on Tuesday’s after school.
If you would like more information about the programs please contact Officer Janke at 952-448-4200 or e-mail her at


In observance of Veteran's Day, Chaska Police and City Hall will be closed Wednesday, November 11th.

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