The news cycle around the COVID-19 pandemic can feel like it's nonstop.
Scott County residents working in the gig economy — the system of temporary contract, freelance and largely app-based jobs — say they're adjusting to higher demand, competition and tensions during their delivery runs during the coronavirus response.
Rita Hammer of Savage had been planning her funeral for almost 15 years by the time she passed away March 23 at the age of 93, right down to the songs and bulletins.
As the Coronavirus pandemic threatens public health and the U.S. economy, more people are working from home on a regular basis. The move follows social distancing guidelines as an attempt to slow the outbreak, but keeping scattered workforces connected and productive can be challenging for m…
District 55A Rep. Brad Tabke, D-Shakopee, and U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig, who represents all of Scott County, held a virtual town hall meeting March 31 to discuss novel coronavirus updates and how the COVID-19 relief bill will affect Shakopee individuals and businesses.
Kelley Baer’s schedule at the Shakopee women's correctional facility doesn’t change.
Church and faith are core facets of life that have been disrupted for many during the COVID-19 outbreak. Even as local parishes transition to online services, many Jordan residents are having difficulty being cut off from their faith communities — pastors included.
Canterbury Park announced Wednesday it has temporarily furloughed approximately 850 employees without pay following the park’s closure amid COVID-19, according to a press release.
Empty streets, closed businesses and picked-over food shelves continue to serve as a reminder of the toll COVID-19 is taking on society, but its effects on mental health, while less visible, are just as profound. Dr. Sally Beck, a therapist at Anchor Counseling in Jordan, said the outbreak i…
Scott County officials say they believe the county has many more coronavirus cases than the official state count, and they’re planning for the day when local hospitals reach capacity.
Most Americans are experiencing some level of self-isolation while they wait for the pandemic to run its course through the country. But while the "Safer at Home" mantra may be true for many, it can exacerbate domestic violence issues, said Executive Director of the Southern Valley Alliance …
Service Day Saturday is tentatively postponed until May 30, but Shrey Pothini, the event’s founder, said there are still many opportunities to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Long Lake Fire Department Chief James Van Eyll received an interesting comment when recently exiting a distillery and loading two 5-gallon containers into his vehicle.
On March 11, the world changed. That was the day the novel coronavirus was officially declared a pandemic. I never dreamed that in my lifetime we would be facing a pandemic. It is terrifying. I don’t know about you, but I am frightened. None of the movies, TV shows or books in the world coul…
The United States census — a decennial tally of the country's residents and demographics — is designed to be an impartial, statistical exercise, but that doesn't mean the 2020 census won't have political impacts.
Churches have quickly joined other organizations in closing their buildings and moving everything online in response to health officials’ advice to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Arrests have been made in connection with catalytic converter thefts, including thefts in Minnetonka, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said on March 27.
After spending nearly two years focusing on ensuring Minnesota gets an accurate census count to prevent the loss of a district, state Director of Census Operations and Engagement Andrew Virden was supposed to be getting ready for game time come April.
Even before the governor’s stay-home order, local senior-living facilities locked down to visitors to try to stay safe during the spread of a disease that gets more dangerous with age.
William Stolz sat on the blue line commuter train at 6:15 on a Wednesday evening. Normally at that time, right on the edge of rush hour, the train is full. But on this particular night, there were 10-12 people in his car. And maybe it was because of the rainy sky, or maybe it was because eve…
Three members of a Savage family are each helping respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects in different ways and looking for others to join them.
Aden Bickler’s March started rough and has only gone downhill. The senior at Eden Prairie High School began the month with stressful auditions for several theater schools and a difficult breakup with his boyfriend, and now the rest of his senior year may be online due to the COVID-19 (corona…
Even on a cloudy, chilly Tuesday, someone jogged, strolled or biked on seemingly every neighborhood street in Savage and Prior Lake this week.
On Wednesday, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz extended the closure of all schools across the state until Monday, May 4, 2020.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesotans to stay home except for essential needs like food and health care for two weeks beginning Friday, March 27, to buy time to prepare for a wave of COVID-19 cases likely on the way.
Patrick Canchari, a well-known jockey at Canterbury Park, is sedated and on a ventilator in Phoenix after being involved in a severe car crash March 17 in Arizona, according to a GoFundMe page organized for his family.
You probably know Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed a peacetime emergency and ordered K-12 public schools, restaurants and other businesses to close or limit their services during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the other temporary changes state government has made.
The Jordan Area Food Shelf last year changed locations and revamped its service model to give users more of a grocery store experience, but like many things, that’s all changed amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
Churches have quickly joined other organizations in closing their buildings and moving everything online in response to health officials’ advice to stay home when possible and practice social distancing amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) global pandemic.
MINNETONKA BEACH — When Steve Schussler and Sunhi Ryan-Schussler bought their home on Minnetonka Beach’s Huntington Point Road in 2017, it was meant to be their forever home. The couple quickly discovered an issue that threatened that notion, and it’s something former property owners had com…
MINNETONKA — Food shelves and emergency service providers in the Lake Minnetonka area have seen an increase in people reaching out for help as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak causes people to lose work and has children home from school.
NAVARRE — One day a few years ago, Mound resident Nicole Pomije was making chocolate chip cookies for her father-in-law but hit a snag — she didn’t have a baking sheet.
For most of the U.S., the severity of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic hit home in early March. But Scott Gerber, Eden Prairie’s fire chief and director of emergency management, had been thinking about the virus in serious terms since mid-February and preparing for disasters for much longer.
Christopher Straub, a Shakopee designer who was on season six of “Project Runway,” has so far made 20 fashionable, cotton face masks to donate to Shakopee’s St. Francis Regional Medical Center.
Residents of the southwest metro have been hunkering down and social distancing for at least the better part of a week by now. While it's all part of an effort to flatten the curve and keep Minnesotans healthy during the novel coronavirus pandemic, staying indoors comes with its own set of c…
The 2020 census is expected to show the Minnesotans ages 65 and older are eclipsing the 18-and-under population for the first time in state history.
- Savage resident who admitted to stalking faces 37 felony charges in child pornography case
- Crash victims identified as 11-year-old Prior Lake boy, 36-year-old Eagan man
- Updated: No easy solution to Credit River intersection where two died, engineer says
- About-face: Making masks across the community
- Waconia man dies in crash on County Road 10
- Minnetonka Beach couple files lawsuit against city, LMCD over dock rights
- Good news roundup: Locals making face masks, pop-up concerts and balcony singalongs
- Pandemic upends funeral plans, limiting groups and separating mourners
- Digging the dirt: While COVID-19 restricts nurseries, garden centers, home gardeners can still plan
- Chaska Historical Society asks the question 'Why Chaska?'
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