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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources conducted an informal independent survey of gun clubs throughout Minnesota in 2001, and it was determined the average age of members was almost 57 years old.

The Prior Lake American publishes the names of Prior Lake residents or former residents who graduate, enroll or earn recognition in post-secondary education and whose names are shared by their schools.

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…

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…

To enter our contest, submit your photo, preferably large file sizes, with a little information about them to editor@plamerican.com. Photos can be of anything that stands out to you — lovely views, interesting wildlife, street scenes around town. We’ll give preference to photos taken in Prior Lake.

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 …

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.

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