It’s about that time when most Minnesotans are likely approaching the winter blues, when the magic of the holidays fades away and all we can think about is the day when the snow starts to melt and we can roll down our windows on our way home from work. But don’t despair — there are plenty of…
Shakopee is blessed with an abundance of parks. At the east entrance, Memorial Park represents the city’s history. Huber Park, at the north entrance, showcases the city’s entertainment options. And, at the southwest entrance, Lions Park highlights recreation activities.
Early childhood education is a very important part in preparing a child for elementary school and beyond. Being school ready not only includes learning the alphabet and recognizing numbers, it also includes instilling practices that allow children to have better social skills and less proble…
A Richfield man accused of rape at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival can't use his alleged victim's medical records in his defense, three Minnesota Court of Appeals judges ruled this month.
State Sen. Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake, received the Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District’s first Clean Water Impact Award earlier this month, the district announced.
January: the month of starting — and hopefully keeping — resolutions. A common resolution is “Dry January," a commitment some people are making to themselves to go alcohol free, all month long.
There were eight fatal crashes in Scott County last year, according to preliminary data from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety — down two fatalities from 2018, which recorded a total of 10 fatal crashes.
Where would Education Minnesota’s Teacher of the Year Kelly Holstine be without President Donald Trump? The former alternative school teacher at Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee first called attention to herself by letting it be known to the media she was skipping a White House ceremony to…
The annual Shakopee Youth Baseball summer registration meeting and on-line store will take place Sunday, Jan. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m., at Shakopee West Middle School.
When Terry Hassan spoke to a room of 11 older adults about the social services available to them in Chanhassen, she framed the idea as taking advantage of service they’d been paying for their whole lives and could now use.
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development awarded $5.34 million in grants to nine cities across Minnesota to clean up 11 contaminated sites approved for redevelopment — and Shakopee was one of them.
Thank you Mark W. Olson for the very informative article "Faith and Patience." Thanks also to community columnist Brett Martin on an informative but heartbreaking article "Why a Muslim teen hides her religion." It is so discouraging to realize that there are branches of Christianity that sub…
The year 2020 is here and the Shakopee Police Department is launching our “Lock It, Shakopee” campaign aimed at eliminating the most preventable crimes in our city — thefts from unlocked vehicles and burglaries due to open doors. Here’s the catch, we need your help to make this happen.
The multi-platinum rock band the Barenaked Ladies is returning to Mystic Lake Casino Hotel at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 26 for the sixth edition of their “Last Summer On Earth Tour.”
In the Dec. 19 Prior Lake American, State Rep. Tony Albright was quoted as saying that government price controls on pharmaceutical drugs could lead to controlling doctors’ fees by a “bureaucratic force.” He suggests that innovation and market forces are the better way to let drug prices be d…
The man whose body was found in the median along Highway 169 in Shakopee on Thursday, Jan. 16 has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office.
Shakopee High School engineering student Hunter Gromniesch held a little second grade, bow-haired girl named Vianny upright as she beamed at what Gromniesch and two other students made her.
Riverside Fields neighbors in Shakopee have flooded their closed neighborhood ice rink after unsuccessfully petitioning the city to bring it back.
Shakopee culinary arts teachers Heather Baumbach and Katie Lechleitner command their classrooms as if they were running a business instead of teaching a lesson. And in a way, they are.
Minnesota’s 2018 "Teacher of the Year" staged a silent protest during the Jan. 13 game NCAA football championship game held in New Orleans.
Listen to this week's episode of Sports 4 Dummies with sports editors Dan Huss, Tom Schardin, Eric Kraushar and Todd Abeln:
Before winter break, the Sun Path Elementary School Student Council organized a drive for food, toys and pet supplies.
American Family Insurance recently donated $10,000 to the Community Action Partnership of Scott and Dakota Counties.
The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension will lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of man found dead Thursday afternoon in the median of northbound Highway 169 at Canterbury Road in Shakopee, a news release from the BCA said.
One of the biggest roadblocks to getting better at something is being too worried about making mistakes. Or being too worried about looking foolish by trying to do something new and failing miserably, possibly embarrassing one’s self in the process.
Ahead of an expected winter storm sweeping through the Midwest, Shakopee Public Schools has announced it will dismiss all school buildings two hours early on Friday, Jan. 17.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Jan. 8 to 13. The Valley News does not 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.
Two Dakota County Republicans this week announced they’re running for the 2nd Congressional District seat, each saying Democratic U.S. Rep. Angie Craig has lost her way and that they’re the best choice among a growing list of contenders.
When I heard a story about a teenager in our area who’s reluctant to reveal that she’s Muslim because she’s worried about being harassed, it bothered me for several days. No one should have to hide their religion, or any other beliefs or personal attributes, to accommodate others or to avoid…
You visit your mom and/or dad and you feel like something is off; you are noticing things that weren’t there before and your gut is telling you something isn’t right. How do you know when changes in mood, behavior or wellness should be of concern?
A 62-year-old Shakopee man was charged in Rice County District Court Jan. 10 for allegedly selling methamphetamine to a confidential source working with the Cannon River Drug and Violent Offender Task Force.
The Shakopee School Board discussed the possibility of moving Central Family Center, an early childhood center located across from the Scott County Courthouse on Holmes Street, to the vacant Pearson Elementary building off Dakota Street at its Jan. 11 school board retreat.
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