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.
Construction planned for this week on a new Veterans of Foreign Wars building in downtown Prior Lake has been placed on an indefinite hold, as the coronavirus pandemic has brought uncertainty to the local post’s financial outlook and the future of a major downtown redevelopment project.
Ziplining at Kerfoot Canopy Tour in Henderson is like wading from the shallow to the deep end of the pool, said owner Lee Kerfoot.
With summer events canceled due to the pandemic, and a new type of cabin fever setting in, many Minnesotans are turning to outdoor recreation for their fix of summer fun.
The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents June 23 through June 30. The Prior Lake American doesn’t include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public s…
The Scott County Community Development Agency is launching a small business recovery fund to assist small businesses adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the CDA.
The Jordan Independent's earliest mentions of the 1918 influenza pandemic, which within the following four months would kill thousands of people in Minnesota and millions worldwide, urged readers not to worry too much about it.
During an emergency evacuation, individuals may find themselves scrambling to make sure loved ones and prized possessions are accounted for, but Scott County Emergency Management Director Scott Haas wants to make sure pets are not one of those things.
Nature has so many different ways to accomplish just one task — reproduction. At this time of year, it seems that everywhere I look I see baby birds. It’s a blizzard of baby birds being fed by their parents. From a small backyard pond to the large expansive lakes and wetlands to suburban bac…
I have just finished reading the article on area law enforcement following the recent protests. It concerns me that the primary area of concern at this time is on “crowd management” training, the varying levels of equipment among departments and the costs associated with acquiring additional…
Scott County snowmobile clubs’ annual landowner appreciation picnic scheduled for July has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the group announced this month.
June isn't the greatest month for wildflowers, but there is still plenty of color to see out in the southwest metro's native prairies — and even more to come.
Matthew Feraru mastered every course Prior Lake High School could throw at him, whether they were multivariable calculus, world history or environmental science. His summer plans are to soak up still more knowledge.
Local businesses struggling during the pandemic can get assistance from Scott County and the state of Minnesota under two new programs.
The months of June and July bring sunshine, warm weather and berries to Minnesota. Peak strawberry season has arrived and many pick-your-own patches across the state have opened for business while still maintaining health precautions in light of COVID-19.
Next year's Lakefront Music Fest will feature the same lineup originally planned for this year, organizers announced Thursday.
This is my last week and my last issue with this newspaper. I’m heading back south to be closer to family, go to graduate school and just switch gears a bit. But before I go, I want to thank you for reading and urge you to keep supporting your community paper.
At first glance, the southeast corner of Audubon Road and Pioneer Trail in Chaska appears to be all rolling hills and meadows, filled with wildflowers and prairie grass.
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The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents June 16 through June 23. The Prior Lake American doesn’t include a comprehensive list of calls to which the department responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public s…
I am a white male who grew up in Prior Lake. I have never been discriminated against by the color of my skin, my gender or sexual orientation. It is because of this privilege that I can understand why many see police brutality and institutional racism as a Minneapolis problem or a narrative …
How will school work in the fall as the pandemic continues? The answer should come in a few weeks, but it could also shift during the school year depending on a particular district or school's circumstances, state and local officials said this month.
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.
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools' middle school Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports team has been named a 2020 exemplar by the Minnesota PBIS State Leadership Team, according to the district.
Shakopee’s Taylor Koenen was one of 19 University of North Carolina student-athletes recognized as Tar Heel Leaders of Distinction, honoring their excellence within the framework of the Richard A. Baddour Carolina Leadership Academy, the university announced.
NOTE: On Friday, June 19, 2020, the Minnesota Department of Health strongly recommends the following timelines for all ages:
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has identified the body recovered from Prior Lake on June 15 as 43-year-old Kevin Charles Webb, of Shakopee.
A Juneteenth food drive hosted by the Prior Lake High School Black Student Union received over 50 donations by midday Friday, June 19, according to student organizers.
Prior Lake City Council instructed staff to increase their enforcement of a new ordinance that limits the number of boats slips and watercraft per property after receiving 12 complaints over two days this week.
A meeting between several Scott County mayors and Sen. Majority leader Paul Gazelka (R-East Gull Lake) has calmed local officials’ fears that a Senate bill proposed during the special legislative session would end a push to grant cities the authority to charge street impact development fees.
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