As droves of visitors lined up outside Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store last week, many questioned why the seasonal attraction was allowed to open (limiting capacity to 200 people) while boutiques, restaurants, shops and salons up the road in downtown Jordan remain shuttered.

A “Welcome to Jordan” mural was painted in 1989 on a brick building at the corner of Broadway and First streets as part of a project spearheaded by the Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, the mural weathered and paint chipped away until it was hardly legible. Few people wanted t…

Beloved Belle Plaine resident Paula Olsen passed away almost a year ago, but her legacy is strongly preserved at the Hair Loft — the downtown Belle Plaine salon she established in 2016 — thanks to the hard work and dedication of her former employees.

This month the Jordaness Lions will celebrate 30 years of their highly anticipated fashion show. Over three decades, the annual fundraiser has showcased some of the finest local fashion and provided an evening of entertainment — all for a good cause.

Jordan city planners have been asked to come up with new language to regulate painted commercial signage in downtown Jordan. The move comes as city officials face the prospect of approving new painted signs amidst a small, but noticeable, gallery of deteriorated and painted-over works downtown.

Stop by the Canterbury Park horse stables on a weekday morning, and you’d think you were in a different town. Trainers and groomsmen massage the calves of their horses, and jockeys nod their helmets as they ride past. Trucks glide through the dirt, kicking smoke in the air and into the nostr…


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