The Jordan School Board is aiming to cut between $700,000 and $750,000 in spending next school year in order to balance the district budget after a failed referendum last fall.
After slipping down to a seventh place finish at a competitive Farmington meet, Jordan speech team is back to racking up finalist finishes.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls Feb. 5-13. The Independent does not include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or other factors.
Local government officials across Scott County are considering a ban on vaping sales as concern continues to mount over the number of young people taking up the habit.
The Scott County Board of Commissioners last week authorized a resolution to apply for a grant that would help fund the $33.4 million Highways 169, 282 and County Road 9 interchange project in Jordan.
The award-winning country music duo Sugarland will perform outdoors at Mystic Lake on Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m., as part of their “There Goes the Neighborhood Tour 2020” with special guest Tenille Townes. This is the first show to be announced in Mystic Lake’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series t…
With 2019 behind us, I wanted to reach out to help inform the Jordan community what the city has recently been up to and highlight an opportunity for you to help guide Jordan’s future. In March, the City of Jordan will be distributing its annual community survey. Your input is more valuable …
Donna Lebens, a North Memorial Hospital paramedic and lifelong Shakopee resident, recently returned from San Diego after providing medical support at a coronavirus quarantine base.
Health care remains the most important issue in Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, but there’s been progress over the last decade, U.S. Rep. Angie Craig said at a town hall in Savage Wednesday.
I get information from many sources. One such source is a report in the Star Tribune, entitled "Ranking the Hottest Housing Markets in the Twin Cities." You’ll find the article here: strib.mn/2SPpMbP.
Matt Dolan has been playing the bag toss game cornhole for decades, but it wasn't until recent years that the lawn game took on a new meaning for him.
The Le Sueur County Sheriff's Office responded Tuesday to a fatal single-vehicle crash on County Road 28 in Lanesburgh Township, south of New Prague, that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old driver.
Colorful kites will take over the sky above Lake Mille Lacs the weekend of Feb. 28 for the 2020 Mille Lacs Kite Crossing.
Hy-Vee, which operates a number of stores in the southwest metro, announced possible changes to its staffing — including reductions — in a Tuesday email announcement.
A Wayzata woman was charged with felony deprivation of parental rights after three children were found in Wisconsin a day after they were reported missing from their Savage home.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican parties have announced the locations of their precinct caucuses, where party members can stake out positions, choose delegates for party conventions and otherwise participate in the political process.
When a kid is admitted into the Juvenile Alternative Facility outside Jordan, program director Eric Schultz said, one of the first steps is allowing them to feel like a teenager again.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls Jan. 21-Feb. 3. The Independent does not include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or other factors.
A cast of characters made their way across the Prior Lake ice in the Saturday morning air — some strutting confidently in superhero costumes and matching T-shirts, others gingerly shuffling and clinging to their workout gear for warmth.
Dozens of visitors filed through the doors of Delia’s All-in-One in downtown Jordan Thursday, Feb. 13 for the restaurant’s grand opening event.
Four Shakopee Fire Department employees and three Carver County Dive Team members are newly certified to dive into ice-covered lakes and other waterways after an hourslong training session Saturday.
The U.S. Justice Department recently indicted four Chinese nationals in connection with the 2017 Equifax hack that resulted in the theft of more than 145 million people’s personal information.
The Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency Board of Directors has announced a new executive director took the helm of the nonprofit organization Feb. 12, at the start of its 55th anniversary.
Editor's note: Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is in her second year as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. She is the first female to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities and the sixth full-tim…
The U.S. Senate voted Feb. 5 to acquit President Donald Trump of charges of abusing his power and obstructing the Congressional investigation of his request to Ukraine to investigate a potential rival in his re-election run.
Jordan Public Schools’ 2020-21 school year doesn’t include a traditional spring break, but a week-long break could go back on the books if the school board receives state approval for a flexible learning year.
A local family is bringing a little heat to Jordan this winter, as Delia's All-in-One open's their first restaurant downtown this week.
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