The Shakopee School Board unanimously approved the pursuit of a co-op gymnastics team with Prior Lake High School at its Sept. 23 school board meeting, but on Oct. 11, Prior Lake Athletic Director Russel Reetz announced it would not be able to move forward with the co-op due to a technicality.
The St. Paul Saints once held a rigid rivalry with the other side of the river when the Minneapolis Millers held a name for itself as a former incubator team for the Boston Red Sox and the New York Giants. The Millers baseball team was born in 1884 and ended in 1960, but now, the former mino…
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 7-15. 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.
Public and charter schools across the state will receive $30 million for improving school safety this year thanks to a surplus in the state's 2019 general fund, state Rep. Tony Albright announced this week.
Shakopee Schools Assistant Superintendent David Orlowsky presented on three more fleshed-out district rezoning options for the 2020-2021 school year at the Oct. 15 school board meeting.
Beginning next school year, our district will have new attendance areas for our middle schools. So what does that mean for you? If you have a student who will be in sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall of 2020, they may attend a new school. This week, the Shakopee School Board voted to…
Mickey Zacher sat down at a common table at All Saints Senior Living a few minutes early to wait for 19 kindergartners to come streaming through the door. Zacher, a former nurse, said she loves it when the children visit because it allows her to care for people like she used to.
Our family has known the Connells for a dozen years or more. We used to be neighbors, then we both moved to different areas of Shakopee. My younger son and Riley Connell have been friends since before kindergarten. They used to play together regularly in the neighborhood. Now they’re seniors…
From the bottom of our heart, we thank you for all your generous outpouring of donations, prayers, support and love at Ken Frey's benefit on Sept. 28.
Prior Lake residents and other locals can talk about their struggles affording insulin with state Sen. Eric Pratt, R-Prior Lake, at a listening session on Saturday, Oct. 26, Pratt announced this week.
The Minnesota House Capital Investment Committee toured the southwest metro Thursday, Oct. 10 as part of its statewide tour to learn about regional public works projects that need state funding.
If you drive down Highway 169 through Jordan, you can’t miss it — it’s a giant, yellow building with a huge sign that reads “Minnesota’s Largest Candy Store.”
The Minnesota State Patrol has identified the driver who died in a crash along I-35 near Elko New Market Wednesday, Oct. 9.
Rep. Brad Tabke, DFL-Shakopee, will hold the first official meeting of the District 55A Youth Advisory Council for legislative issues on Monday, Oct. 28, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Shakopee Public Library, 235 Lewis St. S., Shakopee.
Tom Rademacher is a skinny man with wispy hair and a lot to say about what makes him tick. He’s got an addictive personality, he said, and he knows it. He smoked cigarettes most of his life and is a recovering alcoholic, going on four years sober. But about 18 years ago, a new addiction ente…
Local reader Vladimir Fadeyev, of Shakopee, spent some time hiking in the North Shore a week ago, just as fall colors were starting to change.
On Sept. 19, Shakopee Area Catholic School’s student council was honored with a Lifeblood Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for coordinating the donation of $2,200 throughout the 2018-19 school year. Proceeds went to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Thursday morning for the Minnesota River near Jordan. The warning is expected to last until Sunday morning.
The Scott County Historical Society in Shakopee received a $8,873 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society to upgrade its management software, according to a release from the state’s historical society.
Even though I ran the Twin Cities marathon for the first time on Oct. 6, I still don’t consider myself a “runner.” Running isn’t something I love. I love scoring a deal on a $4 sweater at Goodwill that still has retail tags from Target. I love stopping strangers on sidewalks to pet their dac…
Canterbury Park's holding corporation chair Curtis Sampson and vice chair Dale Schenian, who have served on the board since 1994, have retired from their positions, according to a recent press release.
As a parent and coach of four children who participated in traveling sports while growing up, and as a board member and past president of the Spring Lake Park Traveling Basketball Association, I feel compelled to comment on Dr. Niehoff’s article that gave me the impression that traveling spo…
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 2-6. 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.
Food is my friend. Food is my enemy. I am comforted by food. I feel like I’m being attacked by food advertising at every turn. Food is how I show love. Food is how we celebrate. I’m a foodie. All I ever think about is food. I avoid food as long as I can until I break and eat everything in sight.
A fire broke out at a Shakopee car dealership Tuesday afternoon but caused no injuries, the Shakopee Fire Department said.
Paul Jonathon Lindahl was found guilty in Scott County District Court of three counts criminal sexual conduct and one count of malicious punishment of a child on Monday.
Curt Seefeldt, Director of Church Relations at the Lutheran Home Association in Belle Plaine, published a booklet in 2011 that gives families practical advice in dealing with Alzheimer’s, and he delivers presentations across the country on the topic.
With hunting season underway, the Department of Natural Resources reminds waterfowl hunters to take precaution against spreading aquatic invasive species.
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