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In June 2019, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community held its grand opening for Hoċokata Ti, a cultural center looking to educate the public on Mdewakanton Dakota culture and stand as a gathering place for members to learn, celebrate and preserve their heritage.

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The Minnesota Department of Revenue announced Oct. 19 that the Scott County Attorney’s Office recently charged Tu Anh Phan, of Prior Lake, with four felony counts of failing to file income tax returns and four felony counts of failing to pay income tax.

The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 4-10. The Shakopee Valley News doesn’t include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or other …

Looking for positive opportunities for your child to learn and grow? Youth grades K-6 can join Scott County 4-H for Discovery Day on Oct. 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Scott County Extension Office in Jordan.

The class of 2000 Reunion Committee hands a check for $2,245 to the parents of Jon Just, a class of 2000 graduate who died in 2004. The funds were presented at 17th Annual Jon “Just Get ER Done” Memorial Motorcycle Ride on Sept. 26, which raises money to buy motorcycles for indigenous pastor…


Forty-five youth from Scott County took the opportunity to demonstrate their hard work at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. Twenty-two youth loaded up animals to compete at the Livestock Encampment Aug. 25-29, and 27 youth displayed stationary projects in the 4-H Building on the State Fair campus.