Jordan High School students Benjamin Barclay, Andrew Norberg and Brandon Steinhaus have been selected to participate in the 33th Annual Honor Band Festival at Gustavus Adolphus College.
Gary Lano can’t help but chuckle as he recalls the lengths his brother Rod went to in order to defend the family business as a child.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls Oct. 5-11. 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.
Always thought you’d make a great sleuth, or perhaps you watch a little too much true crime television? The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery show in Minneapolis might be just the activity for you to demonstrate your skills.
A 30-year-old Belle Plaine woman died following a motorcycle crash on County Road 40 on Tuesday, Oct. 19, according to the Carver County Sheriff's Office.
It’s hard to beat this time of year. The cool days, the colorful trees and pumpkins. Ya, that’s right, pumpkins. I find pumpkins fascinating. Especially the history of pumpkins. You might agree after reading about this amazing vine.
Emily Randolph capped off her stellar career on the Jordan girls tennis team Oct. 18 making a long run in Section 2AA play.
Erik Weidner stood at curve 12 at Utah Olympic Park, home to the Park City bobsled track, made famous in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games.
Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Nov. 6, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer.
As forests fade from green to yellow and a frosty bite returns to the evening breezes, festive folks don’t have to travel far to find hair-raising horrors that have nothing to do with the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
For those interested in experiencing a lively and impressive performance, a capella singing is sure to deliver. Does this sound like something you want to hear for yourself?
This fall has been a return to close to normal as possible for high school sports with state tournaments back on the horizon.
On Tuesday, Sept. 21 the Scott County Board of Commissioners approved a maximum levy increase of 3.99% for property taxes payable in 2022. While all five commissioners voted to approve this maximum levy amount, in watching the board meeting it was obvious that commissioners were looking for …
The lights went dark inside Shakopee Brewhall in March 2020. It was the start of a mandatory statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses.
When it comes to confusing common names for animals, I think the American elk has got to be near the top of the confusing list. This came to light last week when I was in northern Montana to film and photograph elk. I ran into a guy from Europe who was also looking to capture images of elk, …
To say that American female athletes dominated the recent Olympics in Tokyo back in August would be an understatement.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources maintains hunter walking trails as easy ways to travel by foot through wildlife management areas, state and federal forests, and other public hunting lands.
Loons Landing Brewery, a new establishment preparing to enter the Twin Cities beer scene, plans to put down roots in the south metro.
Standing in a small clearing, deep in the northwoods of Minnesota, I was telling the participants in my black bear photo workshop some of the more interesting natural history facts about the American black bear.
A grand jury indicted a Shakopee man last Thursday on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the death of his girlfriend in July.
With over 230 biker and hot rod car enthusiasts registered and the sun shining, on Saturday, Aug. 21, the 25th Annual Harley Heaven Memorial Motorcycle Ride set out on a 113-mile ride.