The city of Shakopee was awarded a $458,600 cleanup grant to help with the redevelopment of contaminated land and buildings at the Riverfront Bluffs development.
Local businesses struggling during the pandemic can get assistance from Scott County and the state of Minnesota under two new programs.
The Amazon warehouse in Shakopee has had 88 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among its 2,500 associates as of June 22, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Shelly’s Boutique, which is attached to Bill’s Toggery, will close after an inventory clearance sale this month, according to Billy Wermerskirchen, the toggery’s third-generation owner.
The Shakopee Economic Development Authority unanimously approved June 16 a grant application to the Federal Economic Development Authority for $16.7 million to fully fund an innovation center at First Avenue and Atwood Street in Shakopee.
Walk into the cookie aisle of the grocery store, and the choices might be overwhelming: Chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow or even Fourth of July-themed.
The Seagate Technology building in Shakopee will be consolidated to a Bloomington office as 500 positions from across all of the company’s global offices have been terminated. The building housed a 410,000-square-foot disc drive research facility and, at one point, nearly 1,000 jobs in Shakopee.
David Penn is the new owner of the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club following an $11 million sale of the 600-acre event venue and recreation area in Prior Lake.
When Tyson Peters entered his late 20s, he noticed his anxiety around people was getting worse. Year after year, the social butterfly in him wasn’t flapping its wings as much.
Every Wednesday, beginning June 17, City Square Park will host the annual Downtown Chaska Farmer’s Market. The SouthWest Metro Chamber of Commerce said it will run from 3 to 7 p.m. until Sept. 16, with the exception of July 1.
Favorable weather conditions have put Scott and Carver county crops ahead of the five-year growth average, according to recent USDA crop progress reports.
The University of Minnesota Extension is asking consumers to consider purchasing pork products regularly in order to help rejuvenate the hog industry.
Summer warmth arrived, cottonwood seeds drifted through the air, and restaurant patios, parking lots and sidewalks filled with newly welcome patrons this week.
A new Prior Lake-based company says it has a solution for consumers who want to reduce the spread of the coronavirus but are weary of cloth face masks.
Jordan residents can aid first responders stationed in the Twin Cities by donating supplies at the Pickled Pig Pub in downtown Jordan.
COVID-19 restrictions have led people to find simple luxuries in what was once everyday life. For plenty of Minnesotans, dining out is one of those activities that was taken for granted — not only as a way to get food, but also as a way to socialize.
It might not be back to normal, but a few cold beverages with friends outside a bar and grill on a hot day sure hit the spot Monday for Tom Seedlaw and Amie Bogartz.
Shakopee’s restaurants can use the city’s public parking as patio space starting June 1 under a city administrative order, giving them the ability to reopen in compliance with Gov. Tim Walz’s guidelines.
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.
BURNSVILLE — Burnsville Center reopened May 18, but each store will roll out its own plan separately for resuming operations.
Restaurant owners can seek a city permit to expand outdoor seating under a resolution the Jordan City Council approved earlier this month.
The Prior Lake Farmers Market will reopen for the season at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 23, downtown with several modifications to help manage the spread of coronavirus, its owner and manager announced this month.
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…
As droves of visitors lined up outside Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store last week, many questioned why the seasonal attraction was allowed to open (limiting capacity to 200 people) while boutiques, restaurants, shops and salons up the road in downtown Jordan remain shuttered.
We should all look at daily life and relationships more like salespeople, Savage author and business executive Brett Keirstead said in a recent interview.
Charlie’s on Prior went up for sale last weekend because of the coronavirus pandemic and state limits on restaurant business, the owner and property broker said.
For all 30 years of his life, David Klingelhutz has been no stranger to farming. His parents grew sweet corn, tomatoes and cucumbers to sell at a roadside stand. Now, he farms himself.
Carver County appears on a list of movie sites from the 1970s, 1990s and early 2000s. Between “Drop Dead Gorgeous” and “Fargo,” the area seems to be prone to shots along Highway 212 or the Chaska Herald building.
On par with countless events around the state and world, canceling the 2020 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship didn’t necessarily come as a shock to area golfers.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store may be known for their lighthearted take on business, but they’re approaching their May 8 opening very seriously in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The state must let restaurants and other shops in Prior Lake and nearby cities try to safely reopen to more customers in order for them to survive, several elected officials and business owners said this month.
Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store is known for catching the eyes of drivers along Highway 169 with their large yellow signs, typically emblazoned with wry, tongue-in-cheek humor.
Picha Heritage Farm will host its 20th annual Birch Island Woods Plant Sale with curbside pickup beginning May 6, owner Terry Picha told Eden Prairie News.
EXCELSIOR — Paul and Rachelle Taunton of Chanhassen sat at the rear of their boat, enjoying a meal and enjoying Lake Minnetonka.
Prior Lake's Ugo Wear has launched a new campaign to unite outdoor companies impacted by COVID-19 and raise money for families in need, according to a press release by the company.
Annual physicals; eyeglass prescription renewals; dental cleanings. All of these non-essential healthcare services have been put on hold as doctors from optometrists to dentists struggle to stay socially distanced from the few patients who require emergency services unrelated to the COVID-19…
It seems simple enough. If I’m going to a store or restaurant, why not see if my neighbors want something too?
MINNETONKA — The new Chipotle Mexican Grill that opened in Minnetonka on Thursday, April 16, features a "Chipotlane" — a drive-thru pickup lane that allows customers to get their online orders without leaving their car.
For 22 years, Marge and Tom Ruhberg lived in a peaceful gated community 100 miles west of Chicago. Surrounded by a lake, golf course and ski hill, it was the spot to be for the insurance and retail retirees.
Tough times have fallen on local restaurants now dependent on selling takeout during the pandemic closures. After job losses last month, some are looking for ways to stay connected to the community and support former employees.
The Corporate Aircraft Association (CAA) at Flying Cloud Airport has voted to keep Premier Jet Center as the CAA Preferred Fixed-Base Operator (FBO) for another three years, according to a news release from the association.
In February, Eden Prairie-based travel agent Jill Peifer was busy booking spring break trips and summer vacations. Then the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic began to spread in the U.S., and businesses and government officials began to order shut-downs across the country.
EXCELSIOR — Sarah Perkins leaned against a railing, taking in the view of Lake Minnetonka Saturday from downtown Excelsior.
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