On Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Scott Soil and Water Conservation District will lead a conservation on best homeowner strategies for winter maintenance.
When Devi James moved from her home country of Guyana to Queens, New York as a 17-year-old, she could no longer crack the windows open in January to smell the sea.
Plans for two new local housing developments are in the works and will be discussed at the Shakopee Planning Commission meeting Dec. 3.
If Gov. Tim Walz gives the go-ahead to relieve Executive Order 20-99, the Minnesota State High School League is ready to un-pause sports Dec. 21 with contests beginning in early January.
Coastal Carolina is the talk of college football at 9-0. Its ranking, No. 14 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls, is the highest ever for a Sun Belt Conference team.
Last winter, I was given a gift card to take ski lessons for Christmas. Learning to ski was on my bucket list, and I once heard someone tell me skiing was like golfing: if I didn’t learn how to do it now, while I had the time, I likely never would.
Local restaurant owners felt better prepared returning to takeout service last month under Gov. Tim Walz’s four-week dining restrictions, having already adapted their kitchens for to-go orders during a months-long shutdown earlier this year. But that doesn’t make the financial toll any easie…
Downtown Shakopee will play host to the Holiday Winter Market, which will include handmade crafts and gifts made by local artisans, on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Nov. 25 to Dec. 1 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…
The historic St. Mark’s Catholic School building behind St. Mark’s Catholic Church in downtown Shakopee was torn down Dec. 2.
Eight-year-old Cameron Reyna and his mother Alex Mars say sometimes people overthink how they can lend a helping hand — “if can, then must,” is the simple motto that helped them collect over 500 winter clothing items for donation this fall.
Stan Kusunoki made a big impression on everyone who went through the doors of Red Oak Elementary during his tenure. As the high potential teacher/coordinator from 2004 until he retired in 2020, Kusunoki challenged students to reach their full potential, inspired them to think critically, and…
'Tis the season of the reindeer. After all, it’s hard to not notice them at this time of year. They make appearances in holiday movies, or on holiday greeting cards, and sometimes they are seen in Christmas tree lots as the featured animal. They appear on stage in plays or re-enactments and …
The following students were named to the Shakopee Area Catholic School honor rolls for the first quarter. Students on the High Honor Roll earned a 3.7-4.0 grade point average and students on the honor roll earned a 3.3-3.69 grade point average.
As of this writing, the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 is 267,596. The hospitals are strained to accommodate patients. Some have even stopped taking new patients and referring them to other facilities. Doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are stressed as never before in recent times…
After reading Gary Shelton's editorial, I think he needs to turn off his TV news and put down his paper. Maybe he could cheer himself up by looking at his 401K balance. He believes, among other things (according to his editorial last week) that President Trump is vain, dishonest, vulgar and …
We need Eric Mortensen to help solve COVID-19-related problems facing our community, not host potential super spreader events. Please do something useful to address the increasing behavioral health crises. For example, every county in the state has a mental health crisis team. This emergency…
Scott County's alternative justice programs continue to serve critical needs in the community for those battling addiction and mental illness, those involved with the specialty courts told the Scott County Board of Commissioners at a meeting this month.
The first day of class sometimes begins with each student telling the class and the teacher one thing interesting about them. Maybe a hobby. Maybe an accomplishment.
The recent weather rollercoaster has found me stomping around the woods in search of rutting White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus). One week I am wearing a short-sleeved shirt and light-weight hiking shoes and the next week I am dressed in four layers and waterproof boots along with a h…
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Nov. 17-23. 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 or ot…
Heather and Keith Berndt moved into their house off Wood Duck Trail on Dec. 3, 1999, just in time for Christmas. As a young family with a baby boy, they purchased the land years prior and slowly built it from the ground up.
Imagine that you’re one of 4,000 employees working for a business with several locations throughout the Twin Cities. You had to close during the first shutdown. Since reopening, you’ve implemented comprehensive cleaning, safety, and air quality protocols.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously accepted a clean 2019-2020 audit report at its Nov. 23 business meeting. Its fund balance grew by $3.1 million, which was $1.7 million more than expected, but most of those gains are restricted funds that can only be spent on specific expenses such as fa…
Some say health care workers are on the “front lines” fighting COVID-19. Our physicians, nurses, caregivers, and those supporting clinical operations are working harder than ever due to COVID’s prevalence in our communities.
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Recently-elected District 55A Rep. Erik Mortensen, a Republican, has sent a letter inviting Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison to his Shakopee home for a “freedom celebration” in defiance of the recent COVID-19 restrictions imposed last week to slow the surge in cases.
After more than a century of changing hands, the rifle of Mdewakanton Dakota leader Chief Sakpe II has found its final home.
We love Shakopee. In these challenging times, we must make our community whole by supporting the small businesses who continually give back. Local restaurants, retail stores and service businesses need our citizens’ help more than ever. Buying local means you support parents, friends and nei…
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