The Jordan City Council discussed a number of infrastructure projects at its June 1 meeting, ranging from the Highway 169 interchange project to adding parking stalls to Holzer Park.
Jordan City Council members shared their thoughts on death of George Floyd and resulting protests and riots in the Twin Cities at the end of their June 1 meeting.
Savage and Burnsville residents this week joined the outpouring of support for area neighborhoods acutely impacted by the protests, unrest and pain following the death of George Floyd.
The Community Action Partnership of Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties has put out a call for donations to help neighborhoods in Minneapolis impacted by the unrest following the death of George Floyd.
More than two dozen people packed into the lobby outside of the Shakopee City Council chambers Tuesday, many wearing masks, and waited nearly three hours as the city council made its way through a hefty agenda. The group came to either show support or opposition for the construction of a hou…
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents May 29 to June 1. 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.
Traffic is starting to trickle back into Shakopee’s downtown businesses — a welcome sight for business owners who have long-awaited getting their customers back.
A memorial for George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody last week, filled the Huber Park stage in Shakopee June 1. It was small, but it carried weight. As onlookers walked or cycled past the space, the memorial remained untouched and the space remained silent. Chalk art …
Twin Cities protests against police brutality, sparked by the death of George Floyd in the custody of Minneapolis Police on Memorial Day, have captured the nation's attention for more than a week. Several Scott County residents who encountered the demonstrations firsthand said their experien…
The COVID-19 pandemic has put a microscope onto the relationships that exist behind the locked front doors of homes across the country and world.
Highway 160 traffic in Shakopee will be slow until June 5 as the area from Bloomington Ferry Bridge to Marschall Road will be down to one lane as crews work to repair concrete.
Target has decided to closure a number of its stores until further notice amid ongoing unrest in the Twin Cities.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is the location of many unusual sights. On Sunday they added “high school graduation” to the list.
Education has always been the No. 1 priority in my life. I made it my goal from a young age to go to college (then Harvard, now Ehwa Woman’s University in Seoul). Though it’s never been a burden, studying is somewhat of a hobby of mine. I enjoy it a lot. In school I like to “go the extra mil…
When Prior Lake's McKenna Crossing senior living became the site of a coronavirus outbreak earlier this month, the neighboring church and early childhood learning center had to close the doors to their community partner.
Local law enforcement officials are condemning the use of force by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed on Memorial Day pinning a handcuffed, 46-year-old George Floyd to the ground by kneeling on his neck. Floyd died in police custody.
All Metro Transit bus and light rail services will be suspended starting at 4 p.m. Thursday due to concern for the safety of riders and employees, according to a news releae from Scott County. All light rail service was suspended earlier in the day Thursday.
Six million cubic yards of waste kept underground at two inactive landfills in Burnsville present a situation that state pollution studies indicate is both precarious and predictable.
The Minnesota Department of Health this week identified another congregate care facility in Scott County exposed to COVID-19.
Shakopee Valley News reader John Lutz captured this image on his Nikon camera of some lake visitors on one Sunday afternoon.
In-home day care providers across the state have responded to the call to care for children of essential workers, but local providers say long-running day care businesses could soon collapse without support.
The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is joining 77 other Minnesota law enforcement agencies taking part in a repair voucher program called “Lights On!”
Marine Corps veteran John Debnam ran about 285 miles from January to mid-May. On June 6, he plans to add 62 miles to that total.
Savage resident Kristi Harlan began her term as president of the Minnesota State Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood this month.
After receiving the green light to resume preventative care, local optometrists have welcomed the opportunity to reconnect with patients and get creative with their safety protocols.
River Valley Church will resume public gatherings at one-third capacity starting June 1 despite Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order prohibiting religious gatherings of more than 10 people, the church announced May 21.
Minnesota’s emergence from shutdown amid the coronavirus pandemic inched forward Wednesday, as Gov. Tim Walz announced limited openings of a number of sectors of society and the economy, but not until June 1.
The nonprofit Sanya’s Hope for Children donated $10,000 to the Scott, Carver and Dakota County Community Action Partnership Agency on May 15.
Mystic Lake and Little Six casinos will reopen for gaming and dining on Tuesday, May 26, according to a release by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. The casinos plan to use a phased approach to welcome guests for the first time since the venues closed on March 18 in response to the c…
Work on the replacement of two bridges on Highway 21 in Jordan is slightly behind but project leaders remain confident construction will be completed by the end of the year.
There was a need in the community and Shakopee West Middle School teachers Josh Tyson and Mike Sundblad jumped in to help.
The Shakopee Public Utilities Commission unanimously accepted the audit report it originally rejected at the commission’s May 4 meeting, following an explanation from the auditor that catching certain legal errors, such as a salary cap calculation, is not within the purview of the auditor.
Lamarcus Charles Baker, 29, of Shakopee was charged in Scott County District Court for allegedly soliciting a 15-year-old girl for sex and for fifth-degree drug possession.
The Scott County Sheriff's Office announced May 14 it has renewed its partnership with Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, a tip line that allows people to anonymously provide crime information to law enforcement, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
The Shakopee Police Department and Shakopee Fire Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents May 1-10. 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 pub…
As the number of rent assistance phone calls to the Community Action Partnership for Scott, Carver and Dakota Counties grows, staff members are in a tough spot: determining who needs the most help, and turning away the rest.
- Obituary for James Beutler
- Shakopee police reports May 29-June 1
- Shakopee City Council approves housing for chronically homeless despite neighborhood opposition
- Chanhassen High School Class of 2020, we celebrate you
- Savage restaurants expand outdoor seating; City Council resumes in-person meetings
- Chaska High School Class of 2020, this night was for you
- Area drive-in theaters offer film buffs community from the comfort of their cars
- Heading outdoors, Prior Lake restaurants take next reopening step
- Robbery of 76-year-old woman at Target is under investigation
- Chaska High School Class of 2020
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