Recently, we decided to remodel our bathroom. Our cheap, plastic shower stall was yellowing and cracking, while our bathtub looked like it was never used because, well, it was hardly ever used. That tub was a waste of space, so it was time to redesign a bathroom that worked for aging adults …
Our district is asking us to vote on a tech levy on Nov. 2 for $3.5 million a year for the next 10 years. Every year for the last 10 years the district has had a levy of varying amounts, the largest one in November 2017 for $109.3 million. During the school board meeting on Dec. 14, 2020, th…
Engage Your Destiny, a Twin Cities-based nonprofit recently hosted a Warrior Bash gathering for local Vietnam veterans at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club on Thursday, Oct. 14 in Prior Lake.
Always thought you’d make a great sleuth, or perhaps you watch a little too much true crime television? The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery show in Minneapolis might be just the activity for you to demonstrate your skills.
The League of Women Voters hosted a candidate forum Oct. 13 for the open school board seat in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District.
The Prior Lake cross country teams garnered two victories at the South Suburban Conference Championships in Eagan Oct. 15.
The Prior Lake Amateur Baseball Association will hold its end of season meeting and annual board member elections on Monday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Alert Distributing HQ, 16873 Fish Point Rd, Prior Lake.
It’s hard to beat this time of year. The cool days, the colorful trees and pumpkins. Ya, that’s right, pumpkins. I find pumpkins fascinating. Especially the history of pumpkins. You might agree after reading about this amazing vine.
Erik Weidner stood at curve 12 at Utah Olympic Park, home to the Park City bobsled track, made famous in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games.
Nearly half a million firearms deer hunters are preparing for the firearms deer season that opens Nov. 6, and offers opportunity to spend time outdoors with friends and family, find adventure outdoors and put venison in the freezer.
In the geopolitical arena, some nations fan the winds of nationalism and embrace a “me first” strategy. While this garners the populist votes, this does not work unless nations pragmatically interact with other people and nations. The reason is simple: we have only one world, and we are all …
As I meet with stakeholders throughout our community, one little-known fact many are not aware of is that public schools must undergo annual audits conducted by independent accounting firms. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is no different, and last Monday the school board received a detailed …
As forests fade from green to yellow and a frosty bite returns to the evening breezes, festive folks don’t have to travel far to find hair-raising horrors that have nothing to do with the state of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board held an information session Oct. 12 regarding the upcoming referendum, which will ask voters whether or not to pass a technology levy funding request on Election Day, Nov. 2.
This fall has been a return to close to normal as possible for high school sports with state tournaments back on the horizon.
Summer nearly ended and then we had a surprise. Stories always were told that when a big storm comes from the west towards Savage, it comes to the river and veers north. Well, maybe not.
On Tuesday, Sept. 21 the Scott County Board of Commissioners approved a maximum levy increase of 3.99% for property taxes payable in 2022. While all five commissioners voted to approve this maximum levy amount, in watching the board meeting it was obvious that commissioners were looking for …
A seasoned worshiper asked as she was leaving worship, “Pastor, do you think the church is going to get back to normal?” The pastor asked for clarification, “What do you mean by normal?” After the slightest of delays came her wishful reply, “Our sanctuary filled with people.”
The City of Prior Lake is facing a lawsuit brought by a local business over the city’s ban on the sale of flavored vaping products.
The lights went dark inside Shakopee Brewhall in March 2020. It was the start of a mandatory statewide shutdown of non-essential businesses.
When it comes to confusing common names for animals, I think the American elk has got to be near the top of the confusing list. This came to light last week when I was in northern Montana to film and photograph elk. I ran into a guy from Europe who was also looking to capture images of elk, …
A design team is set to begin working early next year on a plan to bring new lakeside amenities to Spring Lake Regional Park.
City of Savage employees who’ve not received the COVID-19 vaccine are required to submit to weekly testing under a city policy adopted last month.
To say that American female athletes dominated the recent Olympics in Tokyo back in August would be an understatement.
The quiet cul-du-sac in Savage where Peter and Jenny Schmitz raised their children had grown quieter over the years since they’d become empty-nesters alongside many of their neighbors.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources maintains hunter walking trails as easy ways to travel by foot through wildlife management areas, state and federal forests, and other public hunting lands.