It’s been 185 days since students were in our schools — pre COVID-19 — and this week we were finally able to greet our students back into our buildings and online through distance learning as we welcome a new school year. Back-to-school time brings a certain energy and excitement like no oth…
It was still dark when we passed through the Estes Park gate of Rocky Mountain National Park. We had to enter early because of COVID-19 restrictions. If you didn’t have a time-stamped entrance ticket, which we didn’t, then you either needed to enter before six a.m. or after five p.m. This re…
My curmudgeonness is coming out in full force lately. Granted, a nitpicking curmudgeon wouldn’t make up a word, but it fits. I’ve been curmudgeoning my friends lately as they’ve all gone nuts.
Eighteen votes cast, six yay responses, Minnesota high school football in the fall of 2020 was postponed by the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors Aug. 4.
A 17-year-old Prior Lake boy faces life imprisonment if convicted of the recent charges brought by a grand jury for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of a Burnsville teen earlier this year.
The Savage Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 7-14. The Savage Pacer 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 factors.
On a late Wednesday afternoon at Canterbury Park, about the only things familiar to regular racing fans were the plastic cups of foaming beer, Paul Allen’s voice over the loudspeaker and the horses and their jockeys, ready to take their marks before the sounding of the gun.
Nearly four hours long, Tuesday's Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors workshop produced little resolution in terms of a plan for the 2020-21 calendar.
Two suspects were arrested Friday in relation to a “complex” telephone scam that is being investigated by the Prior Lake Police Department and several other agencies throughout Minnesota and the Midwest.
Peter Paul Meas, a 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida, was charged Sept. 15 in Scott County District Court with a drive-by shooting after allegedly firing at a Shakopee resident’s vehicle and residence early Sept. 13 in the 200 block of Pottok Lane.
Candidates vying for seats in Minnesota Senate District 56 are invited to share their views on climate during a virtual forum hosted by local climate advocacy groups next month.
Jackson Allen dreamed about being a Gopher. He was so ready to join the University of Minnesota men’s tennis program that after winning a state singles championship at Shakopee High School in 2016, he enrolled early, bypassing his senior year.
Representatives for both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates made stops in Minnesota this week, indicating the state will be an important part of both campaigns this fall.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz recently appointed Savage Mayor Janet Williams to a new committee tasked with reviewing the operations of the Metropolitan Council.
Mike Shebuski has evolved in his 15 seasons coaching the Prior Lake boys soccer team, but one simple message has always been clear.
The Savage Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Aug. 31-Sept. 7. The Savage Pacer 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 factors.
The City of Savage will be highlighting individuals, families, organizations and businesses in the community who are examples of “good neighbors” this month in honor of National Good Neighbor Day, the city announced.
A 39-year-old Burnsville man died this month after being injured in a motorcycle crash in Savage in July, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The dobbers were down in the Chanhassen dugout. Trailing 3-2 in the eighth inning, 14 consecutive Red Bird batters sent down, a second Class B State Amateur Baseball championship game looming Sept. 6, a jolt was needed.
The Savage Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Aug. 24-31. The Savage Pacer 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 factors.
Childcare providers in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District say they’re optimistic about the year ahead after a successful summer operating programs within the school buildings.
A 39-year-old Prior Lake man was charged Sept. 4 in connection to shooting at two Burnsville police officers on Sept. 2 as they responded to a 911 call.
Marcy Gray — a sharp 79-year-old woman in white capri pants and flowery shirt — held a senior affordable housing pamphlet from Scott County under a Memorial Park pavilion in Shakopee Aug. 13.
In youth I wrote fictional stories bound by staples and complete with Crayola masterpieces. As a teen I filled notebooks with daily thoughts and scribbled poems and in college I completed dozens of papers, but most of my writing has been in newsprint.
Baseball in Shakopee has been part of Bill Schleper's life for 40 years. First as a player for nearly a quarter of a century, the last 16 or so years working in the press box or just about whatever is needed at the field in Tahpah Park.
Savage Senior Living at Fen Pointe and Oak Terrace Senior Housing of Jordan are the latest congregate care facilities in Scott County to report exposure to COVID-19.
The role of a representative is right in the name: to represent. However, in order for that person to be a good representative, they must be held accountable. We don’t serve our representatives; they serve us, the constituents. For years, the people of Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District …
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.
Free COVID-19 tests will be offered at Cal’s Market & Garden Center in Savage on Sept. 11, the center’s co-owner told the Savage Pacer.
Lift Up, a Minnesota-based digital non profit, hosted its annual charity golf tournament at The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake Aug. 27. The tournament, co-sponsored by Highmark Builders, Sheridan Story and RecoverStrong, was put together to help raise funds for children facing food insecurity.