Autumn leaves may be disappearing, but there’s still plenty of fall activities before the snow takes over.
The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 13-20. 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…
The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the organization.
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner Office released the cause of death for a 30-year-old Burnsville man who died in Minneapolis.
As October wraps up, there’s just over a week until the official Election Day —Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here’s everything you need to know about where to vote, how to vote and who you will see on your ballot:
The Oct. 10 column titled “Ballot Harvesting Can Undermine Democracy” is an example of questionable writing, more fitting for a high school history class or some fictional book. It is filled with historical, irrelevant, settled voter issues from the 1960 election, conspiracy theories of poss…
During the recent presidential debate President Trump asked Joe Biden if he would pack the Supreme Court. Biden flatly refused to answer and is on record saying “vote now.”
COVID-19 has changed how we educate students in ways we could never have imagined. At Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools, flexibility is key as we implement our new learning models with safety requirements, while ensuring student’s individual learning needs continue to be met.
It is refreshing to have a woman seek a key leadership position in Prior Lake. We have so many business owners, community leaders and active residents who represent well a woman's perspective in our community. Now we can elect Kim Churchill to our city council. She will share her years of le…
Prior Lake is a great community with many recreational opportunities including snowmobiling that we all enjoy. In 2018, Prior Lake received the designation of being a snowmobile-friendly city. Prior Lake is one of only three cities in Minnesota to receive this national designation. Zach Brai…
As a townhouse owner in an association, I am concerned about the impact of the proposed utility surcharge. I recently received my water bill for the period of July 20 through Sept. 20. The balance due for the billing cycle is $48.67.
There are times (and settings) in our lives where “going back to the basics” is absolutely the correct approach; returning to a healthy and active lifestyle, loving our neighbor as ourselves, etc. However, I do not believe that the current American educational system is one of those settings…
It is my pleasure to support Kim Churchill in her bid for Prior Lake City Council. I have known Kim for eight years as we both served on the Scott County Local Area Council on Mental Health. Kim has been a great contributor, a critical thinker and thoughtful in her comments and advice.
Students in the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District have been completing their schoolwork through a combination of in-person and at home learning through the district’s current hybrid learning model. Roughly 22% of students opted to complete the first quarter of school completely online v…
The mounting human and financial toll being exacted by our changing climate can leave us wondering how much time we have left before we simply must make significant changes in energy production and usage to ward off the worst consequences of a warming planet.
I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Mary Frantz and being able to observe her tireless work and dedication to students, families, teachers and staff in the Prior Lake Savage School District.
I've read a couple of letters to the editor from Lynn Spieker in recent months promoting republican concerns — often chastising democrats in the process. Her Oct. 3 letter compels me to finally respond in order to point out some extraordinary cherry-picking of facts.
I am writing in support of Zach Braid, who is running for re-election to the Prior Lake City Council. Braid has proven his dedication and support of our local veterans. He championed making Prior Lake a “Purple Heart City” in 2019.
The Scott County Highway Department is diving into a deeper investigation of the intersection of Panama Avenue and 190th Street in Spring Lake Township.
A 79-year-old Prior Lake man’s failure to remove a city code-violating trailer from his property has landed him in court.
The Prior Lake Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 6-13. 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 other…
Beth Matthews lugged Bandy, a 6-year-old Jumbo Pekin duck, outside the main door of her apartment building off Harrison Street in Shakopee, as if she was carrying a large cat to the vet. The animal was almost the size of her torso, wings flapping, though Jumbo Pekin ducks can’t fly.
The pound of a hand drum resonated among the crowd of Native Americans as they side-stepped in a circle, many wearing traditional regalia or ribbon skirts to honor their Indigenous heritage.
Prior Lake High School Freshman Sanya Pirani was the recipient of the American Red Cross 2020 Youth Hero Award this spring for her charity work, which includes her own non-profit Sanya’s Hope for Children.
My wife and I moved to Prior Lake four years ago because we appreciated the sense and spirit of community. It is a lovely city with many opportunities for families and we cherish the friendships we’ve made here.
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