A criminal complaint filed Friday details the circumstances surrounding the alleged gruesome murder of a Shakopee woman at a busy residential intersection this week.
Unlike many event spaces that had to shut down, either partially or fully, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Jordan's Minnesota Harvest Apple Orchard saw a rise in new customers in 2020 that it's hoping to make permanent.
Blackbirds always seem to get a bad rap. As the late Rodney Dangerfield was fond of saying, they "get no respect” in the bird world.
Many in the Shakopee community are expressing feelings of shock and sadness following the death of one of their own this week.
Shakopee police have released more details following a reported homicide in the city, including the name of the victim and the suspect.
Sightings of Minnesota’s state bee continue to excite bee surveyors in the Twin Cities metro who say the endangered pollinator has recently been spotted in residential gardens and other urban landscapes.
In today's Major League Baseball, finding three infielders on one side of the diamond is a regularity. Often times a third baseman is positioned where the shortstop generally would be. A 4-5-3 double play — second baseman to third baseman to first baseman — is a common scoring play.
Amazon MSP1 in Shakopee, the company’s largest fulfillment center in Minnesota, celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 27.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls July 13-19. 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.
Two benefit baseball games for Mary "Sunder" Feltmann raised $10,780 for the Jordanite's fight against cancer, Feltmann told the Jordan Independent.
Though the Minnesota Renaissance Festival announced it would take place this year in response to the state’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on July 1, vendor Dawn Gillette-Kircher suspected that the annual smorgasbord of medieval delights would be on well before organizers made the call.
One day before International Overdose Awareness Day, the Chris Wivholm Foundation will host a golf, dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Wilds Golf Course in Prior Lake.
Shakopee’s Canterbury Park filled with live music enthusiasts last weekend following a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite 90-degree weather, concertgoers gathered to cheer and sing along to artists over the course of the event, which ran July 22-24.
The Jordan trap shooting team sent two teams of five to the USA High School Clay Target National Championship in Mason, Michigan July 9-11.
The Northern long-eared bat, a federally-listed threatened bat species, can be found spending its summertime in Scott County, according to observations made this year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Some of the legends of the LPGA will be in Prior Lake to compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Aug. 5-7.
No musical artists could ever quite follow in Prince’s footsteps. His musical genius and keen sense of style are unmatched and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans are in luck. Through a new exhibit, “The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes,” visitors can get a glimpse of over 300 pai…
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls July 5-12. 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.
In the first month of Jordan Public Schools’ inaugural free summer meal program, the program served around 250 families daily, with around 3,893 breakfasts and 4,122 lunches served in June alone.
The abnormally dry to drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
It may still be summer but the fall season will be here before you know it and that means one of Minnesota's favorite fall traditions — the Sever's Fall Festival — will be returning with plenty of family fun activities and attractions.
The Scott County Transportation Department is estimating between $10,000 to $15,000 in damages after five juveniles involved in a crash drove off a bridge at Grainwood Crossings Park in Prior Lake.
A few days before the Fourth of July holiday, the regular rush was back at Pekarna Meat Market in Jordan after a year of lockdowns, banned barbecues and early pandemic panic-purchasing. The busy ebb and flow of business on a Thursday afternoon would slow down by Saturday, ahead of the holida…
Walking along the Minnesota River trail, a casual glance at Athletic Park on the west end of downtown Chaska might find a gentleman on a riding lawnmower, cutting the outfield grass at the ballpark.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls June 29-July 5. 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.
Crews laid the first layer of asphalt on the roundabout at Highway 282 and Creek Lane this week, and drivers will be able to cruise around the circle at the end of July, said project engineer Luke Wheeler of Bolton & Menk.
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton grew up on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reservation between Shakopee and Prior Lake.
Thousands of music lovers packed in and jammed out at Lakefront Park for the Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest on July 9 and 10.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages to the public to weigh in on proposed special fishing regulations that would allow anglers to keep fewer sunfish from 50 lakes.
Canterbury Park, a horse racing venue in Shakopee, played host to animals not normally found in Minnesota — or even this part of the world — over the weekend.
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