As of Aug. 1, a Family Resource Center will be open in the Jordan Area Food Shelf one day a week. The program is part of Scott County's push to provide families with support and end child abuse and neglect, according to a news release from Scott County Health & Human Services.
On July 4 this year, I was traveling to a campground in Butte Montana (on the way to Yellowstone National Park). I drove through many small towns that were heavily decorated with the stars and stripes.
Heavy, smoky air greeted us as we got out of the car in Fargo last weekend. It was easy to see that the smoke-filled air wafting in from Canadian, western U.S. and northern Minnesota wildfires appears to be consistent across the upper Midwest. Couple the heavy air and high temperatures with …
A criminal complaint filed Friday details the circumstances surrounding the alleged gruesome murder of a Shakopee woman at a busy residential intersection this week.
Blackbirds always seem to get a bad rap. As the late Rodney Dangerfield was fond of saying, they "get no respect” in the bird world.
Taylor Koenen still gets the feels when entering the gymnasium at Shakopee High School. A place where many of her more than 2,000 career points were scored on the basketball court over five varsity seasons.
Many in the Shakopee community are expressing feelings of shock and sadness following the death of one of their own this week.
The Savage Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents July 19-26. 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.
Shakopee police have released more details following a reported homicide in the city, including the name of the victim and the suspect.
Sightings of Minnesota’s state bee continue to excite bee surveyors in the Twin Cities metro who say the endangered pollinator has recently been spotted in residential gardens and other urban landscapes.
In today's Major League Baseball, finding three infielders on one side of the diamond is a regularity. Often times a third baseman is positioned where the shortstop generally would be. A 4-5-3 double play — second baseman to third baseman to first baseman — is a common scoring play.
Amazon MSP1 in Shakopee, the company’s largest fulfillment center in Minnesota, celebrated its fifth anniversary on July 27.
For the second straight fall, the Prior Lake boys hockey team will be well represented in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League.
The candidacy filing period opened Tuesday for Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District residents looking to run for a vacant seat on the school board.
The Savage American Legion Dan Patch Post 643 awarded $14,000 in scholarships to local graduates this summer, the organization announced.
Though the Minnesota Renaissance Festival announced it would take place this year in response to the state’s loosening of COVID-19 restrictions on July 1, vendor Dawn Gillette-Kircher suspected that the annual smorgasbord of medieval delights would be on well before organizers made the call.
A 24-year-old Texas man is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a South Carolina man at a Burnsville hotel last week.
One day before International Overdose Awareness Day, the Chris Wivholm Foundation will host a golf, dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Wilds Golf Course in Prior Lake.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District and the district's largest union agreed to a new two-year contract last week.
Shakopee’s Canterbury Park filled with live music enthusiasts last weekend following a year-long hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite 90-degree weather, concertgoers gathered to cheer and sing along to artists over the course of the event, which ran July 22-24.
There was an article in the July 19 Minneapolis Star Tribune titled “Solar power glows in Minnesota.” The article discussed solar power becoming an increasingly important part of Minnesota’s growing renewable energy mix. There are many benefits from the growing solar power industry.
Here we are already in mid July. Summer is half over and many changes have occurred since last July. I like to focus on the good ones.
The Northern long-eared bat, a federally-listed threatened bat species, can be found spending its summertime in Scott County, according to observations made this year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
An enormous landfill expansion proposed in Burnsville drew new objections from city officials in Bloomington this month after the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency published a draft of the project’s environmental review.
Dads of Great Students, also known as DOGS, will be partnering with The Wilds Golf Course to host a Friends and Family Golf Scramble on Aug. 5 to support Prior Lake and Savage elementary schools. Brian Schulz, Westwood Elementary DOGS leader, said the program has actively been seeking busine…
Some of the legends of the LPGA will be in Prior Lake to compete in the inaugural Land O’Lakes Legends Classic Aug. 5-7.
No musical artists could ever quite follow in Prince’s footsteps. His musical genius and keen sense of style are unmatched and at Paisley Park in Chanhassen, fans are in luck. Through a new exhibit, “The Beautiful Collection: Prince’s Custom Shoes,” visitors can get a glimpse of over 300 pai…
Today more than ever, partnerships between citizens and police are essential to public safety. Local officers want the public to understand what they do, how they do it and most importantly, why.
The abnormally dry to drought conditions occurring across Minnesota are creating challenging conditions for people trying to get their boats into or out of the water at public boat launches, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Our recent affair with pandemic isolation yielded fresh awareness of the condition we colloquially describe as “feeling cooped up.” What relief to shed the restraints of quarantine as we frolic about these balmy summer days!
Do you have a stubborn streak? What is the thing that you will do, no matter the obstacle, that is so important to your character and well-being that you plan for it, make time for it, spend money and energy to get it, defy the odds and make it happen?
It may still be summer but the fall season will be here before you know it and that means one of Minnesota's favorite fall traditions — the Sever's Fall Festival — will be returning with plenty of family fun activities and attractions.
Local governments are expecting millions in federal pandemic recovery funds to arrive this month, and Savage officials say they’ll look to gather community input before deciding how to spend the money.
A Transportation Security Administration employee at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is accused of leaking footage from a security camera to a local news outlet and taking unauthorized photos of female travelers.