More oversight and accountability for police and better relationships between police departments and their communities could help prevent deaths like that of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis officers, several legislators and candidates for Scott County said this week.
The Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties has put out a call for donations to help neighborhoods in Minneapolis impacted by the unrest following the death of George Floyd.
More than two dozen people packed into the lobby outside of the Shakopee City Council chambers Tuesday, many wearing masks, and waited nearly three hours as the city council made its way through a hefty agenda. The group came to either show support or opposition for the construction of a hou…
On Sunday, May 24, I watched the 11 a.m. mass on Eternal World Television Network. I prefer the EWTN telecast to the St. John the Baptist live stream feed because the EWTN production is captioned.
The award-winning country music duo Sugarland will no longer perform outdoors at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m., Mystic Lake announced June 4.
While movie theaters remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, film fans may be feeling streaming fatigue as they browse through the endless selection of films from their couch. Drive-in movie theaters offer a socially-distanced escape from the house and a return to the movie-loving …
Jordan residents can aid first responders stationed in the Twin Cities by donating supplies at the Pickled Pig Pub in downtown Jordan.
Twin Cities protests against police brutality, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis Police on Memorial Day, have captured the nation's attention for more than a week. Several Scott County residents who encountered the demonstrations firsthand said their experien…
A household cat is infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 in humans, according to the Minnesota Department of Animal Health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a microscope onto the relationships that exist behind the locked front doors of homes across the country and world.
COVID-19 restrictions have led people to find simple luxuries in what was once everyday life. For plenty of Minnesotans, dining out is one of those activities that was taken for granted — not only as a way to get food, but also as a way to socialize.
One of Joe Perkl’s big priorities when he was named Jordan’s activities director was to get Jordan’s top female athlete honored at the annual Athena Award banquet.
Target has decided to closure a number of its stores until further notice amid ongoing unrest in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is the location of many unusual sights. On Sunday they added “high school graduation” to the list.
Does accessing history mean leafing through stacks of ancient books in dusty libraries? Not unless you’re passing the pandemic watching “National Treasure” for the umpteenth time.
Local law enforcement officials are condemning the use of force by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed on Memorial Day pinning a handcuffed, 46-year-old George Floyd to the ground by kneeling on his neck. Floyd died in police custody.
All Metro Transit bus and light rail services will be suspended starting at 4 p.m. Thursday due to concern for the safety of riders and employees, according to a news releae from Scott County. All light rail service was suspended earlier in the day Thursday.
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.
Jordan school officials were given the green light Tuesday night to enter negotiations with a candidate to temporarily replace outgoing superintendent Matt Helgerson.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is joining 77 other Minnesota law enforcement agencies taking part in a repair voucher program called “Lights On!”
Former Scott West wrestling Jackson Stauffacher was named the 2019-20 Rookie of the Year for the Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls May 12-17. 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.
Augsburg University wrestler David Flynn was named to the Academic All-District 6 At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
I am no stranger to getting up at zero dark thirty. But when my alarm goes off at 4 a.m. after not sleeping most of the night, it’s getting harder and harder to drag myself out of bed.
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.
I’m going to ask you a series of questions. There are only three answer choices for each question: yes, no, or maybe. Since you’re answering only to yourself, there’s no need to worry about defending your answers.
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.
Beginning Friday, May 22 the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen will allow walking on designated areas of its grounds, with a reservation.
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