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Emily Sands has always been a "Jeopardy!" fan. She and her family watch the popular quiz show every night — but little did she know that the half hour she spent on an online test would result in a trip to Los Angeles and tens of thousands of dollars.

The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls May 4-10. 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.

The first half of property taxes are due on Monday, May 17, according to a news release from Scott County. The Scott County Government Center in Shakopee remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, but there are options available to pay taxes, the county said. 

The Minnesota Twins Baseball Camp is returning to Chaska Community Park for the fifth year on Aug. 30-Sept. 3, 2021. The camp is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We have the best local library. I believe the previous statement is true for a variety of reasons. First, since the moment I moved into town the staff have welcomed me and my growing family. They also did an excellent job sending out summer literacy packets to encourage families to still rea…

On April 19, five representatives from the city of Jordan participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the infrastructure improvements along Highway 282 and Creek Lane, along with representatives from Scott County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation.