The 2020 and 2021 school years looked far different in Shakopee than they ever have — from class sizes; to mask-wearing; to shifts in learning models.
Minnesota health officials identified the state’s first case of COVID-19 one year ago this week.
Delicate red paper poppies are seen on lapels and in the hands of veterans and civilians around Memorial Day. They are symbols of remembrance for veterans who have lost their lives.
The Scott County and Carver County jails were recently subject to a biennial inspection performed by the Minnesota Department of Corrections, according to inspection reports published earlier this year.
The Jordan City Council decided to put a hold on next steps related to installation of two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations during its March 1 meeting.
Shakopee’s middle school and high school students can plan to return to full-time in-person learning on Tuesday, April 13 after nearly a year bouncing between in-person, online and hybrid models.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Feb. 22 to Feb. 28. 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…
Valleyfair amusement park, which was shuttered for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is planning on finally opening its gates after a rollercoaster year for the entertainment venue.
The Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District continued its carp removal efforts with the removal of 7,500 pounds of the invasive species from Spring Lake on Feb. 18 and an additional 3,000 pounds from Upper Prior Lake on Feb. 23.
A Belle Plaine woman was charged in Scott County District Court with one count of mail theft and one count of possessing stolen checks — both felonies — after her mother found pieces of mail within the apartment they shared and alerted authorities.
Credit River, Scott County’s upcoming new city, has contracted with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office to provide law enforcement services to its nearly 6,000 residents, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.
Teachers in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District are raising support for a colleague amid her husband's second cancer diagnosis.
While heading southbound on I-35 toward the Twin Cities, drivers will soon see a billboard asking “My grandpa Ted needs a kidney. Can you help us?”
Local artist Greg Preslicka’s artwork can be found lining the interior of the Shakopee community pool, welcoming visitors to downtown Prior Lake, on the walls of the Savage Library and soon in the pages of those books.
Brady Daniel Zipoy, the 24-year-old Minneapolis man who was charged with second-degree murder after allegedly shooting and killing 65-year-old Timothy Guion in Guion's home on June 8, 2020, will undergo a trial by stipulated facts after two forensic psychologists deemed him unable to compreh…
Eighty-three-year-old Nancy Harrison has ventured outside the one-bedroom apartment she shares with her son in Chaska precisely four times since March 14 of last year.
The public will lose access to Scott County’s law enforcement dispatches starting next week, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office confirmed today.
The Prior Lake VFW Post 6208 is celebrating 75 years of community support. They are a nonprofit service organization comprised of U.S. military veterans that have served honorably in areas of foreign combat. Mayor Kirt Briggs recently proclaimed Feb. 24 as VFW Day in Prior Lake.
Savage city officials will continue waiving rent for the Savage Chamber of Commerce this year while the organization hopes to stay afloat after being hit hard by the economic downturn and gathering restrictions brought by the pandemic.
If you made a resolution to improve your health and wellness in 2021 and stuck with it, congratulations. Most people don’t. A 2019 study by Strava, which offers a fitness app, found that most people throw in the towel on their New Year’s resolutions on Jan. 19. It’s now dubbed “quitter’s day.”
The Savage Fire Department's long-awaited staffing model changes began to take effect this month with around-the-clock fire station coverage on the weekends.
Billie Lacount and Stephen McCurry were crowned king and queen of Friendship Manor in Shakopee on Feb. 12 during the annual Valentine’s Day festivities. Following the crowning of the new king and queen, they participated in a royal parade through the halls of the facility wearing masks and w…
Middle and high schools in Minnesota will be allowed to fully reopen as early as Monday under new guidance from Gov. Tim Walz, even if county coronavirus case rates remain high.
Outdoor warning sirens reverberate their high-pitched wail throughout cities to warn of oncoming dangers like high winds and tornadoes.
J. Patrick Michael Rowley, a level three predatory offender who relocated to Shakopee in May 2019, has been taken back into custody after being charged with three counts of child pornography offenses.
Many business owners have faced waves of openings and closures throughout the last year due to the ongoing pandemic and the resulting shutdowns. At-home bakeries have been able to continue running throughout it all, though it’s come with some challenges and changes, but home bakers say the o…
Elementary students within Prior Lake Savage Area Schools began their return to classrooms on Jan. 19, marking their first time back to full time in-person learning since March of 2020; on Feb. 4, secondary students started their return to classrooms part-time in the hybrid learning model.
A great daughter, wife, mother and friend was lost on Feb. 9 when Lindsay Overbay was shot and killed at her workplace at Allina Clinic in Buffalo, her close friend and Prior Lake resident Naiya Stubbe said.
Non life threatening injuries were sustained by the driver involved in a single-vehicle crash along County Road 42 in the early hours of Feb. 10.
One of my favorite documentaries of all time is “Free Solo.” The movie is about a free solo rock climber named Alex Honnold who made his way up the face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park with no rope or safety harness.
Ariel Keeton stood between fermentation tanks that towered over her at the Badger Hill Brewhouse in Shakopee on Feb. 8 as she casually described the steps it takes to turn over two batches of beer in a day.
Bliss Family Dental in Prior Lake was one of Minnesota Dental Association’s nearly 1,000 dental professionals volunteering at over 50 clinics across Minnesota for Give Kids a Smile, an annual event that provides free dental care for children in need.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Feb. 1 to Feb. 7. 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.
A portion of County Road 42 in Savage is expected to be closed for a majority of the day due to a motor vehicle crash that occurred early Wednesday morning which resulted in damage to several power poles, a Scott County press release states.
- Suspect charged in severe beating at Savage hotel
- $2.5 million donation left to Eastern Carver County Schools
- ‘Unacceptable:’ School district grapples with new reality after failed levy
- New inspection reports published for Scott, Carver county jails
- Police investigating weekend incident at Quality Inn
- Valleyfair to hire 1,000 workers after a year of shuttered gates
- Celebrating 75: Prior Lake VFW post marks milestone
- Shakopee's secondary students poised to return to in-person learning next month
- Belle Plaine crash results in one death, serious injuries
- Obituary for Joan F. Lynch