The Shakopee City Council will hold a public hearing Feb. 18 to consider granting a tax abatement to Cherne Industries, a plumbing product manufacturer interested in relocating its Minneapolis offices, warehousing and distribution to a 130,000-square-foot building in Shakopee.
A cast of characters made their way across the Prior Lake ice in the Saturday morning air — some strutting confidently in superhero costumes and matching T-shirts, others gingerly shuffling and clinging to their workout gear for warmth.
Shakopee City Council will be discussing possible legal action against Shakopee Public Utilities behind closed doors this week.
Four Shakopee Fire Department employees and three Carver County Dive Team members are newly certified to dive into ice-covered lakes and other waterways after an hourslong training session Saturday.
Over the years, the PROP Shop’s 11 employees have become experts in improvising makeshift solutions to the organization’s storage problems. Now, a grant from the Eden Prairie Lion’s Club has enabled the thrift store-slash-nonprofit to buy an expensive new pallet stacker that will overhaul th…
MINNETONKA — Hundreds of Minnetonka residents spent their Sunday morning at Minnetonka Community Center to support Minnetonka Police Explorers.
MINNETONKA — The League of Women Voters-Minnetonka, Eden Prairie Hopkins Chapter is hosting a program on Feb. 29 on the Equal Rights Amendment in Minnesota, according to a news release from the organization.
EXCELSIOR — The Minnesota Streetcar Museum is looking for volunteers to operate the historic Excelsior Streetcar Line in downtown Excelsior, according to a news release from the museum.
PLYMOUTH — The city of Plymouth decided to take on a bit of extra work on Tuesday, Feb. 11, when the City Council passed a resolution to adopt a joint powers agreement to conduct the permitting process for the city of Medicine Lake.
Shakopee's Friendship Manor Valentine's Day queen Diane Gulseth and king Paul Wester were crowned Feb. 14 at the facility. The crowning occurs every year on Valentine's Day, according to staff.
Nearly 100 jobs will be moving to Eden Prairie’s Lifetouch offices as a result of a decision by its parent company, Shutterfly, Lifetouch’s president told Eden Prairie News.
Daniel Boegeman, who was fired this past spring 2019 in from his 21-year stint as a corrections officer at the Shakopee Correctional Facility for allegedly bribing one inmate to assault another, returned to his post Jan. 18 following a union appeal that ruled the allegations did not have eno…
WAYZATA — Trying for a third time, a developer has submitted a new development plan for the Boatworks building to the city of Wayzata, according to the Feb. 14 city newsletter.
WAYZATA — Assistant Hennepin County Attorney Cheri Sudit is running for the Hennepin County Commissioner seat in District 6, according to a news release.
PLYMOUTH — State Sen. Paul Anderson, R-Plymouth, will not be seeking re-election this year, he announced in a news release on Feb. 14.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Feb. 5-9. 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.
The U.S. Justice Department recently indicted four Chinese nationals in connection with the 2017 Equifax hack that resulted in the theft of more than 145 million people’s personal information.
A 63-year-old Shakopee woman was charged in Scott County District Court this week with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of making terroristic threats, one count of carrying a pistol without a permit and one count of obstructing the legal process when she allegedly threatened st…
The Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency Board of Directors has announced a new executive director took the helm of the nonprofit organization Feb. 12, at the start of its 55th anniversary.
On Jan. 7, longtime Jackson Township resident Chuck Doherty stretched his arm across a vast expanse of land he used to work on as a boy, before Shakopee’s growth ate up much of its girth and before the adjacent acreage was flattened to make room for baseball fields for the new Shakopee High School.
Susan Stradiotto thinks about love, a lot, and with good reason. As an author whose writing ventures into the romance genre, her task is to create a novel that depicts realistic relationships while still capturing that “swoon-worthy” feeling of love.
WOODLAND — A home that was under construction on Lake Minnetonka’s Lower Lake was completely destroyed in a fire the evening of Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Med Fire and Shakopee Fire responded to reports of a fire at Cameron’s Coffee in Shakopee shortly after 5 p.m. Feb. 12.
For almost a decade, Dale Swanson has become accustomed to telling other people’s stories as the Prior Lake author of two historical-fiction novels about the U.S.–Dakota Wars and a children’s book.
Shakopee High School student Grace Myler isn’t the typical second semester high school student on a “senior slide” mentality. On a Tuesday morning in February, Myler quietly commanded a small shop in the district office, called Threads for Teens, that she and her mother, Katie Myler, started…
As slick and powerful as smart phones are today, they don’t always make life easier.
The U.S. Senate voted Feb. 5 to acquit President Donald Trump of charges of abusing his power and obstructing the Congressional investigation of his request to Ukraine to investigate a potential rival in his re-election run.
A 53-year-old Jackson Township man was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in Scott County District Court after he allegedly pointed a gun at his neighbors at their residence in Jackson Township Feb. 8.
WAYZATA — Golfers pulling impressively decorated bar sleds took to the ice on Lake Minnetonka’s Wayzata Bay on Saturday, Feb. 8, for the 36th annual Chilly Open.
EXCELSIOR — As the Lake Minnetonka Klondike Dog Derby got underway on Sunday, Feb. 9, downtown Excelsior took on the appearance of a snowglobe. Flakes continued to fall as the 29 eight-dog teams started the 40-mile race around the lake.
MOUND — Ron Gust believes there are a few reasons the municipal liquor store in Mound, Harbor Wine & Spirits, has been successful as the alcohol market has become more competitive over the last several years.
Shakopee Gravel is running out of sand and gravel to mine, and now the owners of the pit want to preserve the remaining material to develop 130 acres for almost 400 homes.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department on Feb. 5 rescued a barred owl and brought it to the University of Minnesota’s The Raptor Center to be checked out.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Fire Department helped rescue a puppy that got trapped in the walls of a home on Feb. 5.
WAYZATA — The Wayzata Symphony Orchestra will present on Sunday, March 1, “Clowning Around” by guest Bassoon artist Chuck Ullery, according to a news release from the orchestra.
PLYMOUTH — The Plymouth Police Department is hosting a few upcoming Coffee with Cops events where residents can get to know police officers.
PLYMOUTH — Wayzata High School is hosting its third annual Career and Technical Education Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
A Shakopee Area Catholic School eighth-grader, Taylor Wright, will soon have a chance to get her pieces on display at one of the world’s largest art stages. Wright recently won four awards from the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards, and two of her pieces won “gold key” awards, meaning they wil…
- Sprinklers kept small fire in Eden Prairie strip mall at bay, Eden Prairie Fire Department says
- 63-year-old woman charged with waving handgun at U.S. Bank in Shakopee
- State Dance: 'The most amazing season' for Holy Family Catholic
- Mexican restaurant opens in downtown Jordan this week
- Outdoor concert may happen at Paisley Park Celebration in June
- Updated: Hundreds leap into lake for Special Olympics, raise $190,000
- State Dance: Chaska earns first state medal since 2016 in bronze finish
- Shakopee City Council to discuss possible legal action against SPUC
- The yearly hunt for Smith Coffee's famous wrench begins Feb. 23
- Coronavirus: Local officials say little need to worry