Local businesses struggling during the pandemic can get assistance from Scott County and the state of Minnesota under two new programs.
The Amazon warehouse in Shakopee has had 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its 2,500 associates as of June 22, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Favorable weather conditions have put Scott and Carver county crops ahead of the five-year growth average, according to recent USDA crop progress reports.
The University of Minnesota Extension is asking consumers to consider purchasing pork products regularly in order to help rejuvenate the hog industry.
Jordan residents can aid first responders stationed in the Twin Cities by donating supplies at the Pickled Pig Pub in downtown Jordan.
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.
Restaurant owners can seek a city permit to expand outdoor seating under a resolution the Jordan City Council approved earlier this month.
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.
Charlie’s on Prior went up for sale last weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic and state limits on restaurant business, the owner and property broker said.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store may be known for their lighthearted take on business, but they’re approaching their May 8 opening very seriously in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state must let restaurants and other shops in Prior Lake and nearby cities try to safely reopen to more customers in order for them to survive, several elected officials and business owners said this month.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is known for catching the eyes of drivers along Highway 169 with their large yellow signs, typically emblazoned with wry, tongue-in-cheek humor.
The global COVID-19 pandemic has placed unprecedented stress on local businesses. To help, Southwest News Media has launched a local guide to help locals find open businesses.
The silence in downtown Jordan — on one of the first beautiful spring days — serves as a stark reminder that the COVID-19 outbreak is most clearly observed by the absence of everything else.
Radermacher’s Fresh Market in Jordan is altering their store hours amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak to reserve a morning hour for higher-risk patients, the local grocer announced March 18.
Matt Dolan has been playing the bag toss game cornhole for decades, but it wasn't until recent years that the lawn game took on a new meaning for him.
Hy-Vee, which operates a number of stores in the southwest metro, announced possible changes to its staffing — including reductions — in a Tuesday email announcement.
Dozens of visitors filed through the doors of Delia’s All-in-One in downtown Jordan Thursday, Feb. 13 for the restaurant’s grand opening event.
A local family is bringing a little heat to Jordan this winter, as Delia's All-in-One open's their first restaurant downtown this week.
MediaNews Group, owner of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and dozens of other newspapers from coast to coast, has purchased the assets of Red Wing Publishing/Big Fish Works.
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.
When Amber Lewis was pregnant with her second child, she and her husband, Ryan Lewis, dreamed up an app that would allow expecting parents to track all the milestones of pregnancy and babyhood in one neat package.
Call it a sugar rush, but the activity never stops at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store — even when it's closed for the season.
August was the worst time for Brittany Kinney and Jamie Smith to move their businesses to a recently renovated building on Broadway Street, but the new digs were too good to pass up.
Metro Millers Baseball LLC announced Monday that its proposed 8,500 capacity stadium is aiming to build somewhere within Canterbury Commons, adjacent to Canterbury Park, and organizers want it to throw its first pitch in spring 2021.
LeeAnn Waddell, a tailor living and working just south of Prior Lake, is taking it easy in semi-retirement these days by working just 40 hours a week — not 80, as she did in her heyday.
Caribou Coffee’s prototype “Caribou Cabin” store in Jordan opened bright and early Tuesday morning. The store, designed with only drive-thru and walk-up service in mind, is the first of its kind.
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.
Tucked in a corner across from an ice cream shop at Keg and Case Market in St. Paul is a wooden shop that looks like a dry bar in your rich uncle’s basement. Shelves are lined with bottled drinks called Switchel Fizz, and customers can walk up to a keg to pour themselves a bubbly sample of e…
Caribou Coffee’s prototype “Caribou Cabin” store is set to open in Jordan on Friday, Nov. 15. The store, designed with only drive-thru and walk-up service in mind, will be the first of its kind.
Historians estimate cremation developed as a funeral practice about 5,000 years ago, but it’s only become popular in the United States over the past couple decades.
Six Flags Entertainment Corp is considering merging with Cedar Fair LP, which operates Valleyfair, Reuters reported this week based on findings from a confidential source. The two entities are the country’s largest amusement park operators.
At 7:30 a.m. on a hazy October morning, Ella, Carlos and Blanca Correa were already a couple hours deep into their work shifts. Joshua Correa was already on his way home after working through the night preparing hundreds of doughnuts for Shakopee locals and passersby.
Shakopee-based Cameron’s Coffee and Distribution Company was acquired Sept. 18 by Grupo Nutresa, a Colombia-based food processing company, for $113 million, according to a recent press release from Grupo Nutresa.
BrightStar Care, a national home care franchise, opened in Savage this month to serve residents throughout Scott and Carver counties.
Commercial painted signs will be held to stricter standards if the Jordan City Council approves a new set of regulations recommended by the city Planning Commission July 9.
It’s summer and school is out, but Kendall, 11, and Kellen, 12, Dahlen are learning valuable skills they probably won’t get in a middle school classroom.
Workers at the Shakopee Amazon fulfillment center will participate in a strike on one of Amazon’s busiest days, Prime Day, July 15, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Jordan looks to be the home of a new coffee shop and a long-desired Deliah’s All-in-One brick-and-mortar restaurant.
Plans for a long-desired hotel in Jordan face an uncertain future after developers signaled to city staff late last month that they’re not ready to commit to investing in engineering and design work.
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.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell will be featured in the ninth episode of a new A&E television series called ‘Addiction Unplugged,” which will premier Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.
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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