Some news and notes from around Chaska and Carver County:
- A prehearing conference in the Rep. Ernie Leidiger speeding ticket case will take place on April 4.
- Sen. Julianne Ortman voted in favor of the right-to-work constitutional amendment in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday. The amendment now moves to the Senate Rules Committee, and if it passes, it could move to the floor for final approval.
- Chanhassen resident Cindy Pugh has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for State House in District 33B (northeastern Chanhassen plus the Lake Minnetonka region). Pugh will be challenging incumbent GOP State Rep. Steve Smith, who is running for his 12th term. Pugh is a well-known Republican activist and the co-founder of the SW Metro Tea Party group.
- The McDonald’s proposal will come before the Chaska City Council on Monday, March 19.
- Tickets for the First Annual Chaska BBQ Bash are now available. The event is being put together by the Pride of Chaska group and benefits Chaska High School Activities and Athletics. The event is on Friday, April 20 at Hazeltine National Golf Club and features a live auction emceed by WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellero.