The first days of school for students are usually filled with hugs from friends they haven’t seen all summer, tours of new buildings, warm greetings from glowing teachers and brand new pencil boxes lined with fresh crayons and markers, but there’s nothing too normal about going back to schoo…
At a Sept. 8 meeting, the Jordan City Council approved a preliminary tax levy that will result in a slightly lower tax rate for residents in the coming year.
The Stang family has been searching for the Heimatfest medallion for years. On Sunday, Sept. 13 they finally found it.
On a late Wednesday afternoon at Canterbury Park, about the only things familiar to regular racing fans were the plastic cups of foaming beer, Paul Allen’s voice over the loudspeaker and the horses and their jockeys, ready to take their marks before the sounding of the gun.
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 9-14. The Valley News does not include a comprehensive list of calls to which the departments responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety or ot…
The Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine and New Perspective in Prior Lake are the latest congregate care facilities in Scott County to report exposure to COVID-19.
Shakopee High School Senior Anjali Thomas knew as soon as she saw the destruction that occurred on Lake Street in Minneapolis that she needed to be part of its recovery. So she launched a GoFundMe campaign and chose Metro Behavioral Health Clinic as the recipient of the dollars she raised.
Two suspects were arrested Friday in relation to a “complex” telephone scam that is being investigated by the Prior Lake Police Department and several other agencies throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.
Peter Paul Meas, a 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida, was charged Sept. 15 in Scott County District Court with a drive-by shooting after allegedly firing at a Shakopee resident’s vehicle and residence early Sept. 13 in the 200 block of Pottok Lane.
A 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida has been arrested and booked into Scott County Jail in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting that took place just after 4 a.m. Sept. 13 in the 200 block of Pottok Lane in Shakopee, according to the police department.
The Prior Lake City Council discussed a proposed preliminary tax levy of $14.4 million — a 5.67% or roughly $771,000 increase compared to last year — at its Sept. 8 work session.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 2 through 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 …
Five individuals were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection of 190th Street and Panama Avenue in Prior Lake Friday afternoon.
The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 1-8. The Prior Lake American 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…
The first day of school at Sweeney Elementary School was quieter than usual as parents hugged their kindergarteners goodbye and wished them a good day of school for the very first time. The little ones walked into their kindergarten-designated doorways, many with trepidation, as principal De…
Shane Martin Kristiansen, a 42-year-old man from Isanti, was charged Aug. 24 in Scott County District Court with one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, two counts of theft and one count of third-degree burglary after allegedly stealing an AR-15 and…
Carlos Laronn Pearson, a 38-year-old St. Paul man, was charged in Scott County District Court Aug. 25 with two counts of second-degree burglary after he allegedly pried open a rent payment box from the wall inside Northridge Court and Levy Drive Apartments in downtown Shakopee.
Jordan’s local ambulance service has “greatly exceeded expectations” according to an update at a Sept. 8 Jordan City Council meeting.
Since former Shakopee Public Utilities Manager John Crooks was promoted to manager in 2011, he was “laser-focused on compensation, specifically his own,” according to an investigative report made public this month.
Representatives for both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates made stops in Minnesota this week, indicating the state will be an important part of both campaigns this fall.
Jessenia Pahol Salazar Trigueros, 29, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Aug. 20 in Scott County District Court to five years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a first-degree controlled substance crime.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recently appointed Savage Mayor Janet Williams to a new committee tasked with reviewing the operations of the Metropolitan Council.
Bonnie Kay Krant, a 60-year-old woman from Belle Plaine who worked for 18 years as an administrative assistant to the vice president at BASF in Shakopee, was sentenced July 8 in Scott County District Court to 60 days on electronic home monitoring and $185,500 in restitution payments after sh…
Shakopee’s Allina Medical Center technical healthcare workers have postponed a two-day strike they had planned from Sept. 14 through 16, claiming Allina threatened legal action regarding any picketing, according to the union representing the workers, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.
If local residents vote to abolish Shakopee Public Utilities in November, the city plans to manage its own water utility and sign with an outside operator to manage its electric utility, according to a recently-approved Request for Qualifications that was discussed at the Sept. 1 Shakopee Ci…
The coronavirus pandemic has changed many community celebrations in 2020 and Jordan's annual Heimatfest celebration is no different.
While many aspects of Jordan’s Heimatfest are canceled this year due to the global pandemic, the medallion hunt is still on. The Jordan Independent will run clues in the Thursday print editions until the medallion is reported found.
The pandemic has provided us with more time at home. Many have made their way through countless Netflix shows, learned to make bread or taken up a new hobby, but Ron Hendrickson — he bought a goose.
The City of Savage will be highlighting individuals, families, organizations and businesses in the community who are examples of “good neighbors” this month in honor of National Good Neighbor Day, the city announced.
A 39-year-old Prior Lake man was charged Sept. 4 in connection to shooting at two Burnsville police officers on Sept. 2 as they responded to a 911 call.
Marcy Gray — a sharp 79-year-old woman in white capri pants and flowery shirt — held a senior affordable housing pamphlet from Scott County under a Memorial Park pavilion in Shakopee Aug. 13.
For several months, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility has been operating at or near capacity. Due to space limitations, the SMSC is seeking a new location for its ORF.
The Shakopee Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a separation agreement for Utilities Manager John Crooks at its Sept. 3 special meeting and decided to pursue interim management with the Minnesota Municipal Utilities Association.
Most Shakopee residents would see a slight increase in their annual property taxes, while their tax rates — or the percentage of taxes paid based on property value — will decrease under the city’s preliminary 2021 budget.
Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe and Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Jordan are the latest congregate care facilities in Scott County to report exposure to COVID-19.
You may have seen public works staff on their cell phones throughout Prior Lake recently, but they aren’t checking their phones. Instead, they’re using the new mobile-friendly asset-management software.
Free COVID-19 tests will be offered at Cal’s Market & Garden Center in Savage on Sept. 11, the center’s co-owner told the Savage Pacer.
Lift Up, a Minnesota-based digital non profit, hosted its annual charity golf tournament at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake Aug. 27. The tournament, co-sponsored by Highmark Builders, Sheridan Story and RecoverStrong, was put together to help raise funds for children facing food insecurity.
Learning this fall is different than ever before. Some students will attend school virtually, many will return to the classroom with masks on and teachers may explore new learning environments such as outdoor spaces.
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