You may have packed up your camping gear, stored your hiking boots and put away the bug spray, but there’s still exploring to be done amid the snow. With extra time spent at home, a winter hike or walk gets you out of the house and lets you see a favorite trail or destination in a whole new …
It's a well-documented fact that in times of economic downturn, readership at libraries goes up, Scott County Library Director Jake Grussing said.
Limited social gatherings and events due to the pandemic now coupled with cold weather, have left us with more time than ever spent at home and indoors. You might be dreaming of summer days and time spent in the yard, but you don’t need a garden patch to be able to grow flowers, vegetables o…
Seasonal produce is the backbone of a farmers market, and while there isn't much that grows during a Minnesota winter, that doesn't mean there aren't quality local goods to be purchased during the winter months.
While many of the typical holiday parties and gatherings we enjoy this time of year are canceled due to the ongoing pandemic, one entertainment option that are still as strong as ever are light shows.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ziplining at Kerfoot Canopy Tour in Henderson is like wading from the shallow to the deep end of the pool, said owner Lee Kerfoot.
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.
Did that spring break trip to Florida get canceled? How about that summer vacation, is it still on?
In the summer months, a variety of wild, edible mushrooms spring from Minnesota’s forest floors and colorfully appear on trees and stumps.
Mystic Lake Casino’s Rock and Rockets event and Great Midwest Rib Fest have joined the list of canceled events at the venue, according to a news release Monday.
The award-winning country music duo Sugarland will no longer perform outdoors at Mystic Lake Casino Hotel on Friday, July 3, at 8 p.m., Mystic Lake announced June 4.
While movie theaters remain shuttered during the coronavirus pandemic, film fans may be feeling streaming fatigue as they browse through the endless selection of films from their couch. Drive-in movie theaters offer a socially-distanced escape from the house and a return to the movie-loving …
In the age of COVID-19, if you want to be waited on while you dine, drive-ins are not only a romantic, back-to-the-50s way to go — they’re the only way to go.
Lakefront Music Fest is off for 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced early Wednesday.