The Chanhassen Villager is mailed on Thursdays by request to approximately 6,400 homes and businesses in Chanhassen, which has been ranked by Money magazine as one of the country’s best cities in which to live. Once a year, readers are asked to consider paying a voluntary subscription to support the newspaper’s operation. The Villager was launched to serve that fast-growing suburb in fall 1987, at the same time the Minnesota Twins were winning their first World Series championship. The newspaper staff was originally housed in the retail arm of the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres complex, and quickly became the community’s paper of record. Its first publisher was Mark A. Weber and its first editor was Mary Durbin. The Villager’s website is www.chanvillager.com.
Richard Crawford has been editor of the Chanhassen Villager since 2003 and publisher of the both the Villager and the Chaska Herald since 2005. He previously worked at the Rochester Post-Bulletin, Hutchinson Leader, and Minnesota Sun Publications. Dick is married and has two children. When he’s not working, he’s typically enjoying his family, or playing hockey or golf. You can e-mail him. or call Dick at (952) 345-6471.