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Shakopee students who chose the “in-person, hybrid and distance learning” — or IHD — option for this school year will start this fall in the hybrid model under a recommendation from Superintendent Mike Redmond. The Shakopee School Board approved the recommendation at its meeting Monday, Aug.…

“Queenie” by Candice Carty-Williams. Queenie Jenkins is a 25-year-old Jamaican British woman living in London, straddling two cultures and slotting neatly into neither. After a messy break up from her long-term white boyfriend, Queenie seeks comfort in all the wrong places including several …

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Valleyfair will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season, according to a recent press release. The amusement park in Shakopee said it will continue to work with public health authorities to ensure guests can return to a safe environment next season.


The Minnesota House and Senate will soon be back in session to deal with the many challenges facing residents of Scott County and around the state. Because of the COVID-19 epidemic, thousands of people have lost their jobs, their health care, and perhaps even their housing. The additional sh…