Jeff Larson doesn’t look, talk or act like a former meth user and dealer. He worked as a nuclear engineer on a Navy submarine off the coast until he was offered a full-ride scholarship to any college of his choice. He chose the University of San Diego, where he studied political science, his…
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Valleyfair announced it will put on its largest ever event next year called Grand Carnivale, which will include a parade and a street party with food, drinks and music from around the world, according to an Aug. 15 press release. The event will run every day from July 25-Aug. 16 next summer.
ST. PAUL — Around the metro, it can be easy to overlook a passing plane. Look up to the sky on a clear day and it’s not unusual to see a handful of planes catching the light as they arrive and depart from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. But around South Saint Paul’s Fleming Airfi…
Your Jordan City Council voted on Aug. 5 to spend up to $9,000 to hire a consultant to conduct a survey about whether Jordan’s salary structure is competitive with other cities. They chose a Chicago-based firm called Baker Tilley, part of a three-way combination with municipal advisory firms…
It’s rare for a collection of material objects to accurately reflect the trajectory of someone’s life, but Al Busch’s collection of baseball caps manages to paint a picture.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will present the Indian Horse Relays Aug. 22-25 at Canterbury Park. Indian horse relays are one of the rarest sporting events in the country, Canterbury spokesman Jeff Maday said. The sport involves four Native American riders and three horses racing …
Four adults have been charged after a Minneapolis motorcyclist traveling on a rural road west of Carver was hit by a bullet on June 25.
The City of Jordan announces the opening of Grassmann Park this week, where the highly anticipated Challenge Course by Gametime is located.
If a Hennepin County resident asked to see what the supply of prescription painkillers looked like, per person, in their county between 2006 and 2012, they would have 168 pills laid out in front of them for that seven-year period.
It takes a while for 5-year-old Payton Duzan to open up to people and share his feelings, but the moment police are mentioned an uncontrollable smile spreads across his face. His mother, Courtney Theis, said Payton’s admiration for police has been around since he was a toddler.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is now using a phone app that provides deputies with information about vulnerable individuals they may encounter.
The Belle Plaine Fire Department will celebrate its 125th anniversary of serving the community on Saturday, Aug. 17 with a free event for the public.
Homelessness is an utmost need within our state and Scott County. There are over 7,000 homeless people in the state each day with over 16,550 public school students homeless at some point each school year, according to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy store in Jordan is keeping its signature sense of humor on display after a car crashed through the wall of its building early Sunday morning.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash that resulted in a vehicle driving into Minnesota's Largest Candy Store during the early morning hours of Sunday, Aug. 11.
Although the traditional gift for a 40th anniversary is the ruby, the Minnesota Senior Men’s Amateur Baseball Association will mark that milestone on Friday, Aug. 16 with a baseball as the 35 and Older league celebrates its 40th year.
The Friends of Andrea Nelsen for Minnesota State Legislature will hold a meet and greet for candidate at Jordan’s Lagoon Park Gazebo this week.
I found it concerning when I read that the Jordan City Council members were drafting a letter of opposition to the proposal being studied regarding using the third floor of the regional training center to shelter some of the homeless in Scott County. For the council to oppose this potential …
On Thursday evening, Aug. 8, after a week in California (the land of liberal failures), I returned and picked up the Jordan Independent. It is fun to get some local news, updates on the community and the county. I was drawn to the editorial section and read the column offered by Peggy Jo Dunnette.
"Terrible things are happening outside... poor helpless people are being dragged out of their homes. Families are torn apart; men, women, and children are separated. Children come home from school to find that their parents have disappeared." —Anne Frank, Jan. 13, 1943.
Don’t get scammed! Anglers and hunters who buy their licenses online should do so only from the Minnesota DNR website. There are websites that claim to sell fishing and hunting licenses – and will take your money – but you may come away from the transaction with extra charges or with imprope…
Keesha Brousseau has colorful tattoos that unfurl from her gray T-shirt and matching shorts. She walked around Shakopee’s correctional facility — or, rather, waddled, with her hand under her belly that protrudes from her gray shirt like a watermelon. When asked about her soon-to-be newborn b…
WAYZATA — The sturgeon known to some as Lou is still lurking in the Minnehaha Creek, which has more people speculating about where the fish came from.
As we near election time, we are going to see more and more pros and cons for people running. Unfortunately, mud slinging is the norm for many candidates, or people and groups that support one or the other.
It was interesting to read the discussion about the proposed homeless shelter. The shelter will address the needs of the people who are already homeless in Carver and Scott counties. While there are certainly pros and cons to the proposal, I was surprised to read that Jordan City Council mem…
The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority will boost its bus service and offer direct rides to and from Burnsville, Eagan and Shakopee for the upcoming Minnesota State Fair, according to an authority news release.
When you think of Twin Cities museums, the ones most likely to come to mind are the well known art museums like the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Weisman, the Museum of Russian Art, the American Swedish Institute.
I’d just gotten out of the car at Radermacher’s, the hub and the heartbeat of Jordan’s food needs. Another shopper had just exited her car, too, and she glanced down at my bumper. She flashed a grateful smile and gave me a nervous thumbs up. I’ve been making my own signs for decades and this…
Three Jordan figure skaters competed at the State Games of America, held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia July 31 to Aug. 4.
VICTORIA — The Lowry Nature Center is celebrating a half-century of widening nature’s door to Twin Cities residents.
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