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Even after the pandemic began in March, no one could have predicted then just how much our lives would be affected and uprooted by the events of this year in ways unique to each of us. And though there is hopeful news of a vaccine, this winter will still see of the many of the same restricti…

Happy Thanksgiving! I know this won’t be a normal Thanksgiving because of COVID. While it might be difficult to gather like we typically do, I hope you get the chance to catch up with your family and friends. Whether you are meeting up virtually or in-person, I hope you stay healthy and safe.

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Scott County’s COVID-19 positivity and case rates continue to rise, and health officials anticipate another surge after Thanksgiving despite statewide strain on the hospital system.

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I’ve been kind of not paying a lot of attention to the County Board lately — at least until this election came up. The thing that jumps out at me now is how few challengers there are for board seats. Usually, good-paying jobs with little or no qualifications required will draw tons of applications.

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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.