As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, norovirus seems to be hitting the state especially hard.
The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), which merged in September to include the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee, has announced the introduction of Route 493 — express service between the Marschall Road Transit Station (MRTS) in Shakopee and downtown Minneapolis beginning Monday, Feb. 23.
Residents in the Spring Lake Estates neighborhood are gearing up for a pre-Christmas battle over the city’s plans for connecting Stemmer Ridge Road to County Road 82 — which leads to Mystic Lake Casino.
A new dog off-leash area is set to open at Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve in Savage on Tuesday. The 3-acre facility will be the third dog park operated under the Scott County-Three Rivers partnership, joining Cleary Lake Regional Park’s 27-acre site and Spring Lake Regional Park’s 9-acre site. Other local options include dog off-leash areas operated by the city of Savage and the city of Shakopee.