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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…

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.

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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.”

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…

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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…

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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.

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.

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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.