Jordan-based Bluff Creek Boutique opened a second location in downtown Shakopee on April 17.
One evening in June 2020, Brady Daniel Zipoy walked into Candace Garlitos’ Shakopee home. Garlitos and her grandfather, Tim Guion, saw a pair of tan, barefoot feet making their way down the glass-railing staircase that led to their basement. Tim Guion reached for a gun that was holstered to …
By an unanimous vote, the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors is recommending from its eight-member Sports Medicine Advisory Committee for the Minnesota Department of Health to adjust mask requirements, allowing masks to be removed when student-athletes are in outdoor competition.
With the arrival of spring and a steadily increasing number of vaccinated concertgoers out there, concerts are starting to return to Twin Cities venues. Yes, live music in front of live crowds. (Remember that?)
Shakopee Youth Baseball Association will host a swap meet on Saturday, April 24, in the cafeteria in West Middle School. The swap meet will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
On April 18, 1996, the community of Shakopee was antsy. There had been a bad car wreck off County Road 17 and Highway 282 in Spring Lake Township at about 11:30 a.m. It was the kind of crash that made those who drove by call their loved ones to make sure they were OK.
The Shakopee School Board cut 48 probationary teachers and proposed to cut nine tenured teachers at its Tuesday meeting this week due to necessary budget cuts after voters turned down the district’s proposed $9 million operating levy in November 2020.
Parts of the Twin Cities metro will be under curfew orders Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, local cities have announced.
The Minnesota Department of Health sent a message to health care providers Tuesday morning advising they follow a federal recommendation to pause use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine while experts review data about a rare blood clot reported in six people who received it in the …
Construction started last week on the Xcel Energy Mountain Bike Park at Quarry Lake Park in Shakopee, according to a news release from the city.
April is national Volunteer Appreciation Month and I want to thank all the volunteers out there that make our communities stronger, safer and healthier for everyone. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers are needed more than ever at nonprofits and we applaud all of you that are…
Comedian Bill Burr is coming to the Mystic Showroom for two stand-up shows on Saturday, Oct. 2. The first show will be at 6 p.m. and the second show will be at 10 p.m.
Wayzata swished eight of its first 10 3-point attempts. Shakopee didn't connect from outside until the 5:05 mark of the second half.
Due to the recent surge in catalytic converter thefts, the Shakopee Police Department is holding an event called Operation: Etch and Catch on Friday, April 16 for residents who would like to mark their catalytic converters. Officers will spray paint the converters, etch the vehicle’s license…
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents March 21-April 5. 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.
All three incumbents will return to the Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative's Board of Directors after this year's election results were finalized during the organization's annual meeting Tuesday.
The for-profit National Home Builders want a one size fits all approach in Minnesota’s 850 cities and 1,700 townships. That is why they are advancing legislation in St. Paul that is a serious threat to the local control entrusted to cities in how they grow.
When I heard that Holly Eckers, a 2020 Shakopee High School graduate, is a multi-sport athlete at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she made all-conference in hockey, I was impressed. She’s a great example of someone who works hard and is achieving success, which is why I wanted …
Someone recently wrote we should stop bringing up Rod Thompson. He dug his own hole, I have no problem throwing dirt on the thief. We need to remember the school board tried to hide his crime by paying him off to go away. If it wasn't for this newspaper's reporters uncovering the truth, they…
Charles Webber was appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota's First Judicial District by Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, according to an April 6 release from Walz's office.
The Downtown Shakopee Farmers Market will now include a maker’s market with locally-created arts and crafts. The markets will run this year every Friday, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., June 4 through Oct. 29, according to a Shakopee Chamber of Commerce announcement.
Shakopee’s annual Clean Up Day has been scheduled for Saturday, April 24 for residents who are spring cleaning and need to get rid of old appliances, electronics, yard waste, tires, car batteries, scrap metal and more.
A local climate action group will host a virtual forum this month to discuss efforts to bring electric school buses to the southwest metro.
Shakopee Parks and Recreation, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Shakopee Police Department will host a crime awareness event for residents and their furry friends called Bark in the Park from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. May 15 at Lion’s Park, which is designed to help dog walkers become more…
The City of Shakopee and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are planning on prescribed burns at several locations in and around Shakopee and Prior Lake this spring, according to a press release. The prescribed burns are performed twice a year as an effective land management tool.
Early-season walleye anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will be able to keep one walleye 21-23 inches long or one longer than 28 inches.
First it was Nick Katona. Then it was Cade McGraw. Finally it was Mick Wherley; the 6’6” senior displaying three fingers in the air as a timeout was called. A 12-point lead, top-seeded Shakopee moving on in the Class 4A State Boys’ Basketball Tournament on March 31 in Hastings.
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents March 22 to 28. The Valley News does not include a comprehensive list of calls to which the departments responded. Incidents are included here based on severity, impact on public safety o…
We’re heading into year two of the pandemic. It’s been tough in many ways, but there have also been some positives. For example, flexible work schedules and working from home will continue long-term for many employees. A lot of people improved their hygiene habits by washing their hands more…
The Minnesota DFL Party filed a complaint with the Campaign Finance Board March 29 against Rep. Erik Mortensen, R-Shakopee, and the North Star Liberty Alliance, claiming Mortensen “pulls the strings” of the North Star Liberty Alliance, a grassroots organization, and has exercised illegal con…
Over the past year, educators in every district across the U.S. have pivoted and adapted, all while continually seeking new ways to provide quality education, to all students. Our district is no exception.
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