The Hennepin County Library in Eden Prairie will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 25, after a 14-month-long renovation, according to a post on the library's website.
Talk of restructuring the Highway 169, 282 and County Road 9 interchange has been around in Jordan for 20 years, while the interested parties — Jordan, Scott County and the Minnesota Department of Transportation — failed to reach an agreement.
WAYZATA — Barb Carey says there is a big problem with the media’s representation of ice fishers, and she’s working on the solution.
A Richfield man accused of rape at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival can't use his alleged victim's medical records in his defense, three Minnesota Court of Appeals judges ruled this month.
SPRING PARK — A snowmobile went through the ice on Lake Minnetonka on Sunday, Jan. 19, the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office said.
MOUND — Fifteen-year-old Ryder Zwolinski wasn’t thinking when he busted open the door and pulled his father out of the burning garage — he just acted, he told Lakeshore Weekly News.
There were eight fatal crashes in Scott County last year, according to preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — down two fatalities from 2018, which recorded a total of 10 fatal crashes.
EXCELSIOR — The cold, snow and wind did not stop the eighth annual North American Pond Hockey Championship from being played on Lake Minnetonka's Excelsior Bay Jan. 16-19.
Jordan does not have an indoor ice arena, to the dismay of many, and it might not for some time. But that doesn't mean there aren't places to skate in town.
When Terry Hassan spoke to a room of 11 older adults about the social services available to them in Chanhassen, she framed the idea as taking advantage of service they’d been paying for their whole lives and could now use.
Jason Shoenbauer joined the Jordan Fire Department less than three years ago, but in that short time he's earned the respect and admiration of his peers, who recently named him the 2019 Jordan Firefighter of the Year.
WAYZATA — The Wayzata Art Experience is taking a break this year due to road construction in downtown Wayzata, according to a Jan. 20 news release from the Greater Wayzata Area Chamber of Commerce.
Four children with life-threatening illnesses experienced the hunt of a lifetime last year, thanks in part to the generous contributions of the Jordan community.
The man whose body was found in the median along Highway 169 in Shakopee on Thursday, Jan. 16 has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Riverside Fields neighbors in Shakopee have flooded their closed neighborhood ice rink after unsuccessfully petitioning the city to bring it back.
An Eden Prairie artist has received a $6,599 grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, according to a news release from the board.
Shakopee culinary arts teachers Heather Baumbach and Katie Lechleitner command their classrooms as if they were running a business instead of teaching a lesson. And in a way, they are.
Minnesota’s 2018 "Teacher of the Year" staged a silent protest during the Jan. 13 game NCAA football championship game held in New Orleans.
Listen to this week's episode of Sports 4 Dummies with sports editors Dan Huss, Tom Schardin, Eric Kraushar and Todd Abeln:
Schools in the area are closing early and canceling or postponing afternoon and evening activities due to the pending snowstorm.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of man found dead Thursday afternoon in the median of northbound Highway 169 at Canterbury Road in Shakopee, a news release from the BCA said.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Jan. 8 to 13. The Valley News 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.
EXCELSIOR — Earlier in the school year, a second-grader at Excelsior Elementary School approached principal Stacy DeCorsey with an idea — students should have reusable water bottles so they don’t use the plastic ones that get tossed after one use.
PLYMOUTH — Plymouth's Skate the Garden event has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 23, due to "frigid cold temperatures," the city said on Thursday, Jan. 16.
Two Dakota County Republicans this week announced they’re running for the 2nd Congressional District seat, each saying Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has lost her way and that they’re the best choice among a growing list of contenders.
WAYZATA — Gov. Tim Walz recommended $10 million be granted to the city of Wayzata for the Lake Effect project, according to a Jan. 10 news release from the governor’s office.
A 62-year-old Shakopee man was charged in Rice County District Court Jan. 10 for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential source working with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.
The Shakopee School Board discussed the possibility of moving Central Family Center, an early childhood center located across from the Scott County Courthouse on Holmes Street, to the vacant Pearson Elementary building off Dakota Street at its Jan. 11 school board retreat.
Two members of the Riverside Fields neighborhood came forward at the Shakopee Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting Jan. 13 in hopes of keeping their neighborhood ice rink, which the city closed as part of its 2040 Parks and Trails Master Plan.
MINNETONKA — Kimberly Wilburn, a longtime Minnetonka resident, has announced she’s running for Hennepin County Commissioner in District 6, according to a Jan. 15 news release.
MINNETONKA — For anyone who has dreamed of being surrounded by puppies — or more specifically corgis — Boom Island Brewing in Minnetonka hosted an event on Sunday, Jan. 12, catered toward you.
The Jordan City Council last week stood by its Nov. 4, 2019 decision to remove Jeff Will from all committee assignments, despite the councilman’s pitch to regain his long-held spot on the planning commission.
- Wahlburgers to open in Maple Grove next month
- Snowmobile falls through the ice on Lake Minnetonka
- Lion's Den restaurant/bar prepares to open in Victoria
- Commentary: Shakopee City Council gave no convincing reason for keeping ice rink closed
- Next step for 169/282 interchange project is funding
- Highway 41 receives $3.5 million grant for reconstruction
- Obituary for Kyle J. Hegna
- Story of an amazing Eden Prarie bus driver and awesome Eagles' basketball player
- Medical examiner identifies man found dead in median along Highway 169
- Appeals court opinion says evidence in RenFest case would violate rape-shield law