With summer events canceled due to the pandemic, and a new type of cabin fever setting in, many Minnesotans are turning to outdoor recreation for their fix of summer fun.
The Reading List Council recently announced the 2020 selections of the Reading List, an annual best-of list comprised of different fiction genres for adult readers.
This mostly black female was born in 2010. This little lady is a cat with a cattitude. If she knows and trusts you, she is friendly on her own terms. She likes brushing, ankle rubs, and plays with interactive toys. She prefers to sit near you and not be held. When she is tired of petting, sh…
Just when you thought the 2020 amateur baseball season couldn’t get any weirder — starting six weeks later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic — how about the Cologne Hollanders having to postpone three games after a visiting player tested positive to the virus.
The Jordan Independent's earliest mentions of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which within the following four months would kill thousands of people in Minnesota and millions worldwide, urged readers not to worry too much about it.
Nature has so many different ways to accomplish just one task — reproduction. At this time of year, it seems that everywhere I look I see baby birds. It’s a blizzard of baby birds being fed by their parents. From a small backyard pond to the large expansive lakes and wetlands to suburban bac…
Highway 41, north of Peavey Road in Chaska, is scheduled to reopen to traffic this weekend, according to a construction update.
We are living in unique, unsettling times. I don’t know of another period in history when our constitutional freedoms were on such a precipice. Democrat House members have given Gov. Tim Walz unbridled, dictatorial powers over every one of us, powers that could continue into the months ahead.
Scott County snowmobile clubs’ annual landowner appreciation picnic scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group announced this month.
June isn't the greatest month for wildflowers, but there is still plenty of color to see out in the southwest metro's native prairies — and even more to come.
The months of June and July bring sunshine, warm weather and berries to Minnesota. Peak strawberry season has arrived and many pick-your-own patches across the state have opened for business while still maintaining health precautions in light of COVID-19.
At first glance, the southeast corner of Audubon Road and Pioneer Trail in Chaska appears to be all rolling hills and meadows, filled with wildflowers and prairie grass.
Frank, a male dachshund born in 2010, is looking for a special home. He likes to snuggle under or in between soft things like blankets and pillows. Frank tolerates other dogs, hasn’t met cats, is OK with quiet kids age 12 and up, and is nervous around strangers. He is house-trained and doesn…
The Amazon warehouse in Shakopee has had 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its 2,500 associates as of June 22, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
The Carver County Board of Commissioners approved in-person absentee voting at the Government Center for the upcoming primary election June 26-Aug. 10.
Longtime Recreation Superintendent Jerry Ruegemer will be promoted to Park and Recreation director position effective Aug. 1, replacing outgoing Park & Recreation Director Todd Hoffman.
Matt Clark, assistant professor of grape breeding and enology at the University of Minnesota and cold-hardy grape research expert at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Horticultural Research Center (HRC) has been named research director.
NOTE: On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health strongly recommends the following timelines for all ages:
Did that spring break trip to Florida get canceled? How about that summer vacation, is it still on?
Amateur baseball continues its slow start into the 2020 season with a slate of exhibition games as teams, players and leagues wait for Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to allow for medium-risk sports such as baseball to be in action between teams.
Sam Johnson always thought he was a “math guy” growing up. His English teacher at Wayzata High School told him he was a good writer, but it wasn’t until he decided to enroll in an introductory reporting class at Bethel University to fulfill a general education requirement that he fell in lov…
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