Democrats were down one party member when the debt ceiling vote was taken after U.S. Rep. Angie Craig suffered an injury on Memorial Day.
The Minnesota River crossing between Jordan and Carver has reopened as of May 24.
The Minnesota River Crossing between Jordan and Carver closed at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, because of high water.
Highway 21 in Jordan will be closed at Sawmill Road and County Road 66 starting June 12.
The Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, partnering with Scott County and the Scott County Law Library, is hosting a free legal clinic for low-income veterans.
The Minnesota River crossing on County Road 9 between Jordan and Carver has reopened after having closed April 21 when the river overtopped the Carver County side of the crossing.
The University Minnesota Extension for Carver and Scott Counties will be hosting a beginner workshop for backyard chicken keeping.
The Jordan Police Department responded to the following calls March 13-20. 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.
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.
The 12th annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 28.
The 12th annual Master Gardeners Plant Sale is 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 28.
Two benefit baseball games for Mary "Sunder" Feltmann raised $10,780 for the Jordanite's fight against cancer, Feltmann told the Jordan Independent.
The Jordan Friends of the Library will hold a book sale this week.
The Scott Soil and Water Conservation District will host a free Native Prairie webinar next month and it's open to the public.
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.
Plans are now underway for the fifth annual Scott County Fast Track Challenge, an annual event that helps new businesses in the county find their road to success.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announced Monday that Hy-Vee will be added to the expanding network of pharmacies vaccinating residents across the state, according to a news release from the governor’s office.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office was selected as a recipient of the 2020 Guardians of the Flame Award, according to a news release from the office. This award is normally presented at the annual Minnesota Sheriff’s Association Conference but was postponed due to the pandemic. The award was …
Shakopee resident Anne Meurer was elected chairwoman of the Scott County GOP on Feb. 1, replacing outgoing chairman Joseph Ditto, who did not run for reelection.
The Southern Valley Alliance is highlighting the prevalence and impact of dating violence on teens during February.
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is giving teachers two free tickets to visit the Arboretum in March.
The Carver-Scott County Master Gardeners will host a free “Webinar Wednesday” gardening class series, beginning this month.
Southern Valley Alliance (SVA) is the recipient of a Minnesota COVID Food Fund Grant from Hunger Solutions Minnesota. With the grant, SVA was able to purchase hygiene supplies and diapers to distribute to victims of domestic violence in Scott and Carver counties.
Jordan, St. Lawrence Township and Sand Creek Township residents can now recycle their organics for free at the recently-opened household organics and yard waste drop-off site in Jordan.
Each Monday area residents can enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card to one of Jordan's restaurants.
The Jordaness Lions and the Jordan Lions Club have announced the winners of their jointly-sponsored Peace Poster Contest at Jordan Middle School.
Jordan resident named Dinstinguished Alumni at Bemidji State University
Area residents are invited to join in on the eighth annual South of the River CROP Hunger Walk at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.
The second half of property taxes are due on Thursday, Oct. 15, 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.
Signup is now open to request the free mail-out literacy packets for preschool and early elementary from the Scott County Library, according to a news release.
More than 200 motorcycle enthusiasts participated in this year's Harley Heaven Memorial Motorcyle Ride.
Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced last month the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2020.
The TriCo chapter from American Bikers Awareness Training and Education presented Fire Chief Gregg Pekarna from the Jordan Fire Department with 25 Buddy Bears on Aug. 19, according to organizers.
Beginning Monday, July 20, all Scott County Library locations will reopen with limited express services, according to a news release from the county.
Scott County snowmobile clubs’ annual landowner appreciation picnic scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group announced this month.
Frandsen Bank & Trust awarded six Minnesota high schools and their communities a #FrandsenForward grant at the recent Minnesota boys’ high school hockey tournament. Frandsen Bank partners with 45TV to sponsor the program that kicked off last fall, according to a news release from the org…
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office will offer a one-day, hands-on ATV safety training class, with certified instructors, for kids ages 10 to 15 next month.
Two SouthWest Metro Intermediate District FFA members received honors in FFA Region 7 interviews on Feb. 7 at South Central College in Mankato.
The Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Republican parties have announced the locations of their precinct caucuses, where party members can stake out positions, choose delegates for party conventions and otherwise participate in the political process.
On Feb. 1, Jamie Jablonsky, a senior at Jordan High School, competed against candidates from Legion Posts throughout the 3rd District that ranges from Forest Lake to Red Wing.
U.S. Rep. Angie Craig will host a town hall in Savage next week, her office announced Monday.
The Jordan Legion held its annual oratorical contest on Dec. 19.
Reserve Deputy Michael Fatland received the Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association Sheriff’s Volunteer of the Year Award on Dec. 19, according to a news release from the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
The Jordan Basketball Association will hold an airplane toss fundraiser during halftime of the Jordan Jaguars basketball game on Friday, Dec. 20.
A winner has been announced in the Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2019 Season’s Greetings Card Design Contest, according to a news release from the law enforcement agency.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2020 Citizens’ Academy.
Parents who are looking for positive opportunities for their children to learn and grow are welcome to join Scott County 4-H for Family Discover Days, held on the first Saturday of each month for students grades K-6. Staff and volunteers lead age-appropriate projects while giving youth ideas…
The Jordan community will honor those who have served in the military on Monday, Nov. 11 with a Veterans Day ceremony. The ceremony is 2-3:30 p.m. at Jordan High School, 600 Sunset Drive, Jordan.
The 2019 National 4-H Week was Oct. 6-12 this year, and while there were no events hosted by the Scott County 4-H Chapter, local 4-H youth has been busy year-round exemplifying the theme of National 4-H Week: “Inspire Kids to Do.”
Prior Lake residents and other locals can talk about their struggles affording insulin with state Sen. Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake, at a listening session on Saturday, Oct. 26, Pratt announced this week.