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The Minnesota Department of Health this week identified another congregate care facility in Scott County exposed to COVID-19.
Auburn Homes & Services in Waconia has identified a confirmed, positive case of COVID-19 in a staff member, according to a press release. The staff member was last present on the Auburn Waconia campus on May 20.
In-home day care providers across the state have responded to the call to care for children of essential workers, but local providers say long-running day care businesses could soon collapse without support.
Marine Corps veteran John Debnam ran about 285 miles from January to mid-May. On June 6, he plans to add 62 miles to that total.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz just announced a relaxation in state COVID restrictions. That’s good news for Minnesota business, particularly small business, even though, for some, it’s only half a loaf.
Shakopee’s restaurants can use the city’s public parking as patio space starting June 1 under a city administrative order, giving them the ability to reopen in compliance with Gov. Tim Walz’s guidelines.
After receiving the green light to resume preventative care, local optometrists have welcomed the opportunity to reconnect with patients and get creative with their safety protocols.
River Valley Church will resume public gatherings at one-third capacity starting June 1 despite Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order prohibiting religious gatherings of more than 10 people, the church announced May 21.
As time goes on in these unusual times, it has become evident that we need to learn to live with the coronavirus. Life is different, we are doing things differently, and normal as we knew it will not exist. We will have a new way of doing things because we are learning that some of these cha…
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Savage-area restaurants are closing, retooling and opening for the first time during the coronavirus pandemic.
BURNSVILLE — Burnsville Center reopened May 18, but each store will roll out its own plan separately for resuming operations.
Minnesota’s emergence from shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic inched forward Wednesday, as Gov. Tim Walz announced limited openings of a number of sectors of society and the economy, but not until June 1.
Prior Lake City Manager Jason Wedel ended the city’s emergency declaration Tuesday after City Council members called it unnecessary during a statewide emergency.
Restaurant owners can seek a city permit to expand outdoor seating under a resolution the Jordan City Council approved earlier this month.
In all aspects of my life, I must ask myself: What really matters, what brings me joy, and what brings me to the fullest expression of who I am?
City playgrounds in Savage reopened Tuesday after the City Council approved measures to lift some of the COVID-19 restrictions throughout the city.
The Prior Lake Farmers Market will reopen for the season at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 23, downtown with several modifications to help manage the spread of coronavirus, its owner and manager announced this month.
On April 17, State Rep. Tony Albright posted on his Facebook page, “Governor Walz: LIBERATE MINNESOTA.” That post accompanied similar tweets from the president. It also followed the very disturbing view of protesters bearing assault weapons and wearing paramilitary uniforms on the steps of t…
The nonprofit Sanya’s Hope for Children donated $10,000 to the Scott, Carver and Dakota County Community Action Partnership Agency on May 15.
As we know, Gov. Tim Walz has let the stay-at-home order expire and replaced those orders with social distancing guidelines with dates for re-openings small businesses, bars, and restaurants etc. This re-opening does help people who have been furloughed and people with social plans during th…
Mystic Lake and Little Six casinos will reopen for gaming and dining on Tuesday, May 26, according to a release by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The casinos plan to use a phased approach to welcome guests for the first time since the venues closed on March 18 in response to the c…
I was upset to read in the Pacer that COVID-19 is present in McKenna Crossing. This brings the pandemic closer to home for me because I took classes at the Y often with residents of the senior living facility — and will again some day. I do hope that the measures the facility are taking keep…
The Savage Farmers’ Market will open as planned next month with new safety guidelines in place for vendors and shoppers, organizers said.
There was a need in the community and Shakopee West Middle School teachers Josh Tyson and Mike Sundblad jumped in to help.
Late last week, the Minnesota Department of Education released guidelines for graduation ceremonies. The top recommendation: schools should hold ceremonies that can be conducted remotely and ensure attendees do not need to leave their homes, like a virtual ceremony.
Eight residents and two staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at the McKenna Crossing senior living in Prior Lake, a facility administrator said Tuesday.
As the school year winds down, local educators are re-evaluating their grading practices to take into consideration the impact of COVID-19 and distance learning.
We are two months into the public health crisis of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Your life has been upended, as has mine.
Let me be crystal clear, my intention is not political toward any party, nor am I pointing blame for any past decisions. I believe an open, honest, and transparent discussion is in order from all levels of government and both parties to the American people relating to the economic impacts of…
COVID-19 is mellowing in New York City and Chicago, but elsewhere its virulence is undiminished. Minnesota has had alarming outbreaks in long-term care facilities and food processing plants and, with them, worsening community spread in Nobles and Stearns counties. There are concerns about fo…
Thomas Friedman of The New York Times wrote on April 20 that in a time of crisis, like we are in now, with people feeling frightened and uncertain, leadership doesn’t just matter more. It matters exponentially more.
In adherence with Gov. Tim Walz’s directives, Shakopee veteran organizations have canceled all public-invited events scheduled for Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, a spokesperson said this week.
The Open Door, a nonprofit operating mobile food pantries, has been distributing food to local families at Hidden Valley Elementary and Edward Neill Elementary schools for more than two years.
Charlie’s on Prior went up for sale last weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic and state limits on restaurant business, the owner and property broker said.
Spending cuts of more than $2 million next school year in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools will affect staff and classroom supports after a split School Board vote this week.
Harriet Bishop Elementary School fourth-grader Lexie Herdegen said she misses a lot about school; her teachers, tech club and her twice-daily visits to the school nurse to manage her diabetes.
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