Twin Cities-based Anchor Bank has finalized its purchase of substantially all of the operating assets and deposits of Eden Prairie-based Voyager Bank. The purchase aligns with Anchor’s strategic plan to expand its footprint into the southwest metro, enter new markets, and increase its market share.
A “red flag” warning — which means that wild-fire danger is extreme due to weather conditions — has been issued by the National Weather Service office in Chanhassen for most of the state, including the Twin Cities area, from noon to 8 p.m.
The Valleyfair sign along County Road 101 that has welcomed millions of park guests for nearly 30 years is coming down on Wednesday. It is being replaced with a modern LED version, working to reduce energy consumption and yearly maintenance.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) is planning prescribed burns during the spring fire season, which typically occurs from April to May, but can vary depending on weather conditions. The SMSC conducts prescribed burns on reservation lands and in neighboring governments’ jurisdictions each fall and spring as an effective land management tool. Several burns are planned on about 95 acres of reservation land and 24 acres of off-reservation land.