Last winter, I was given a gift card to take ski lessons for Christmas. Learning to ski was on my bucket list, and I once heard someone tell me skiing was like golfing: if I didn’t learn how to do it now, while I had the time, I likely never would.
The decision in March to postpone Twin Cities Summer Jam, an outdoor music festival held in July at Shakopee’s Canterbury Park, was an easy one said the festival’s CEO Jerry Braam.
For the first time, the Valleyfair grounds in Shakopee will be home to a drive-thru Christmas light show running from late November through January.
With Halloween behind us, Thanksgiving approaching and the effects of the pandemic on top of it all, many have already begun putting up their decorations for Christmas to help spread a little more joy this year.
There was, of course, no late summer get-together at the Minnesota State Fair due to COVID-19, but there will be a drive-thru holiday light experience at the Fairgrounds from Nov. 19 to Jan. 3.
Since reopening in July, major movie theater chains find themselves playing old classic like “Jurassic Park” and “Back to the Future,” as Hollywood studios remain on hiatus and continue to postpone new releases.
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.
After the cancellation of much of its fall and winter programming, the Chanhassen Parks and Recreation Department is starting a new league — "esports."
With nearly 500 foods at 300 food concessions, there's something for everyone at the Minnesota State Fair.
On any other year, visiting Valleyfair in the middle of August on a sunny, 78-degree day would smell like pronto pups, funnel cakes and mini doughnuts. It would be swarming with children hoping they’re finally tall enough to ride the Wild Thing and teenagers screaming atop the Power Tower be…
Residents are invited to experience local natural areas in a new ways in celebration of the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District’s 50th Anniversary this summer.
The Minnesota Renaissance Festival is canceled due to COVID-19, according to a recent announcement from Mid-America Festivals.
Haley Gibbs had just graduated from Bethel University when she decided to clean out her closet. Her new career in social work meant she needed a new set of professional clothes; what better way to fund her wardrobe than selling her old outfits?
Looking to redo your wardrobe? Searching for furniture to revitalize your living room? Tired of the same mismatched plates and glasses — but still working with a limited budget?
To increase the number of indigenous curators in Native American art, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has funded a full-time, year-long fellowship at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for 2020-2021.
A toddler dances; a couple sets up a picnic. Across the pavilion, a woman cradles her dog while another settles on a park bench with a book.
Valleyfair will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season, according to a recent press release. The amusement park in Shakopee said it will continue to work with public health authorities to ensure guests can return to a safe environment next season.
In the age of facemasks and social distancing, nothing screams “good old days” like big auditoriums and live concerts.
The opening day of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival has been pushed back two weeks, as festival organizers continue to hammer out COVID-19 safety protocols with state officials.
The Scott County Soil & Water Conservation District is hosting a free live webinar July 23 on how to plant live native prairie in your own backyard.
With the ongoing global pandemic, many July Fourth plans across the country were reworked or canceled all together.
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community announced Friday, July 2 its annual weekend-long celebration Wacipi scheduled for next month is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Body recovered from river in Shakopee
- Historic St. Mark's Catholic School building in Shakopee is torn down
- 'Work hard, play hard for each other': Jordan remembers beloved coach and social worker
- Shakopee woman, Guyana immigrant carves success story in construction business
- Local restaurants navigate a second shutdown with uncertainty
- Commentary: Jordan is changing
- Coastal Carolina football, 'America's Team,' features Chanhassen's Alex Spillum
- Jon Summer of Chaska High School named AD of the Year
- Shakopee police and fire calls, Nov. 25-Dec. 1
- Tyler Stewart of Victoria is world champion of wake surfing