The area is experiencing "unhealthy" air quality, as northerly winds bring in smoke from Canadian wildfires in Ontario and Minnesota, according to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
Many in the Shakopee community are expressing feelings of shock and sadness following the death of one of their own this week.
Shakopee police have released more details following a reported homicide in the city, including the name of the victim and the suspect.
Sightings of Minnesota’s state bee continue to excite bee surveyors in the Twin Cities metro who say the endangered pollinator has recently been spotted in residential gardens and other urban landscapes.
In today's Major League Baseball, finding three infielders on one side of the diamond is a regularity. Often times a third baseman is positioned where the shortstop generally would be. A 4-5-3 double play — second baseman to third baseman to first baseman — is a common scoring play.
Amazon MSP1 in Shakopee, the company’s largest fulfillment center in Minnesota, celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 27.
For the second straight fall, the Prior Lake boys hockey team will be well represented in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League.
The 50th annual “Dueffert Open” is set to take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 31 at Montgomery National Golf Club and will be giving away a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving Prior Lake High School football player.
After 37 years, the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce is rebranding Lakefront Days to Prior Lake Chamber Fest. The name might be different, but the goal is still the same — supporting local businesses.
Local residents spoke up at last week’s Prior Lake City Council work session in support of keeping a water ski course on the surface of the south shore of lower Prior Lake.
Though the Minnesota Renaissance Festival announced it would take place this year in response to the state’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on July 1, vendor Dawn Gillette-Kircher suspected that the annual smorgasbord of medieval delights would be on well before organizers made the call.
One day before International Overdose Awareness Day, the Chris Wivholm Foundation will host a golf, dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Wilds Golf Course in Prior Lake.
Shakopee’s Canterbury Park filled with live music enthusiasts last weekend following a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite 90-degree weather, concertgoers gathered to cheer and sing along to artists over the course of the event, which ran July 22-24.
On behalf of the Prior Lake Rotary Club, my Lakefront Music Fest tri-chairs Frank Boyles, Michelle Jirik and I want to thank the citizens of Prior Lake for helping to make Lakefront Music Fest 2021 our most successful festival to date. The combination of perfect weather and a strong line-up …
The Northern long-eared bat, a federally-listed threatened bat species, can be found spending its summertime in Scott County, according to observations made this year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Dads of Great Students, also known as DOGS, will be partnering with The Wilds Golf Course to host a Friends and Family Golf Scramble on Aug. 5 to support Prior Lake and Savage elementary schools. Brian Schulz, Westwood Elementary DOGS leader, said the program has actively been seeking busine…
Some of the legends of the LPGA will be in Prior Lake to compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Aug. 5-7.
No musical artists could ever quite follow in Prince’s footsteps. His musical genius and keen sense of style are unmatched and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans are in luck. Through a new exhibit, “The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes,” visitors can get a glimpse of over 300 pai…
If you've recently driven around Prior Lake and noticed local veterans on downtown banners, you can thank Prior Lake resident Mark Kes for initiating the Hometown Hero Banner Program.
The abnormally dry to drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
Today’s paper includes an insert about the city’s proposed use of franchise fees to fund street maintenance and replacement. As your city, we are responsible for clean water, sanitary sewer and safe streets. The initial cost for this infrastructure was born largely by development. Developers…
It may still be summer but the fall season will be here before you know it and that means one of Minnesota's favorite fall traditions — the Sever's Fall Festival — will be returning with plenty of family fun activities and attractions.
After a year of discussion and planning, the Prior Lake Savage Area School Board at their Monday meeting approved holding a referendum for a technology levy request on Election Day, Nov. 2, 2021.
The Scott County Transportation Department is estimating between $10,000 to $15,000 in damages after five juveniles involved in a crash drove off a bridge at Grainwood Crossings Park in Prior Lake.
Savage officials are set to vote this month on plans to develop the Loftus farm property into a 150-unit senior living facility.
Recent Prior Lake High School graduates Morgan Bozeman and Magnus O’Connor are among approximately 1,000 students to receive scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities through the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program announced this month. More than 3,100 other college-sponsor…
Rebecca Crooks-Stratton grew up on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community reservation between Shakopee and Prior Lake.
A heavily-wooded property in Savage that’s been surrounded by residential developments over the past decade is now set to join the neighborhood with a luxury townhome development of it’s own.
Thousands of music lovers packed in and jammed out at Lakefront Park for the Prior Lake Rotary’s Lakefront Music Fest on July 9 and 10.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages to the public to weigh in on proposed special fishing regulations that would allow anglers to keep fewer sunfish from 50 lakes.
Canterbury Park, a horse racing venue in Shakopee, played host to animals not normally found in Minnesota — or even this part of the world — over the weekend.
Burnsville officials are urging residents to think twice before releasing a pet fish into local waters after groupings of giant goldfish were pulled from a local lake this month.
Clad in their best cowboy hats, boots and sleeveless flannels, a crowd of thousands cheered country superstar Jake Owen and opener Noah Guthrie's acts as they closed the Lakefront Music Fest on Saturday night.
The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents June 16-22. 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 safety or othe…
Here’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture?
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