The Shakopee City Council will hold a public hearing Feb. 18 to consider granting a tax abatement to Cherne Industries, a plumbing product manufacturer interested in relocating its Minneapolis offices, warehousing and distribution to a 130,000-square-foot building in Shakopee.
A cast of characters made their way across the Prior Lake ice in the Saturday morning air — some strutting confidently in superhero costumes and matching T-shirts, others gingerly shuffling and clinging to their workout gear for warmth.
Shakopee City Council will be discussing possible legal action against Shakopee Public Utilities behind closed doors this week.
The Republican Party has, with intent and with purpose, let our precious democracy dissolve...supplanting it with fascism.
This rule could have been named, "the smartest person in the room is the room." This expression and the title for this blog post both share my affinity that results are almost always better when a group works together in strong collaborative fashion. Such efforts usually lead to far better r…
Take a trip back in time to the Roaring 20s, when the gin was cold and the jazz was hot. Put on your fringe, feathers & fedoras, 1920s and 1930s style for the Shakopee Rotary Club's 3rd Annual “Little Chicago” Speakeasy Casino Night fundraising event on Saturday, March 21 from 7-11 p.m. …
After celebrating more than 30 years of playing Pink Floyd music around the world, The Australian Pink Floyd Show will return to Mystic Lake with a new tour in 2020. The group is bringing its “All That You Feel World Tour 2020” to the Mystic Showroom on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 8 p.m., accordin…
Four Shakopee Fire Department employees and three Carver County Dive Team members are newly certified to dive into ice-covered lakes and other waterways after an hourslong training session Saturday.
Shakopee's Friendship Manor Valentine's Day queen Diane Gulseth and king Paul Wester were crowned Feb. 14 at the facility. The crowning occurs every year on Valentine's Day, according to staff.
Daniel Boegeman, who was fired this past spring 2019 in from his 21-year stint as a corrections officer at the Shakopee Correctional Facility for allegedly bribing one inmate to assault another, returned to his post Jan. 18 following a union appeal that ruled the allegations did not have eno…
My family moved to Shakopee from Richfield in 1952. Dad was a farmer and also a pilot for Northwest. Mother was a homemaker, and six kids attended grade school and high school in this community. It was indeed a fabulous place to grow up. Shakopee was uniquely situated within reasonable commu…
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Feb. 5-9. 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.
The U.S. Justice Department recently indicted four Chinese nationals in connection with the 2017 Equifax hack that resulted in the theft of more than 145 million people’s personal information.
A 63-year-old Shakopee woman was charged in Scott County District Court this week with two counts of second-degree assault, one count of making terroristic threats, one count of carrying a pistol without a permit and one count of obstructing the legal process when she allegedly threatened st…
Madi and my older son have a lot in common. They both graduated from Shakopee in 2017, are in their last year of college, and faced an all-too-common problem for young adults — a suicidal friend.
The Scott, Carver, Dakota CAP Agency Board of Directors has announced a new executive director took the helm of the nonprofit organization Feb. 12, at the start of its 55th anniversary.
On Jan. 7, longtime Jackson Township resident Chuck Doherty stretched his arm across a vast expanse of land he used to work on as a boy, before Shakopee’s growth ate up much of its girth and before the adjacent acreage was flattened to make room for baseball fields for the new Shakopee High School.
Gather your coconuts and have ready a shrubbery: The Prior Lake Players' spring 2020 production is Monty Python's "Spamalot."
Shakopee High School student Grace Myler isn’t the typical second semester high school student on a “senior slide” mentality. On a Tuesday morning in February, Myler quietly commanded a small shop in the district office, called Threads for Teens, that she and her mother, Katie Myler, started…
What a shock to be sitting with some of my family at halftime and see the unbelievably awful entertainment, if you could even call it that. It was more like being at a strip club, which is not what any of us desired to see at 7:15 p.m. on a Sunday evening!
Members of both the Legion and VFW along with concerned citizens, met with Mayor Mars, Councilor Brennan and city staff that are also veterans including City Administrator Bill Reynolds (Marines), Assistant City Administrator Nate Burkett (Army) and Director of Parks and Recreation, Jay Tobi…
On Jan. 6, I was elected to serve as chair of the Shakopee School Board by my peers. While this is only my second year of service on the board, I appreciate the confidence bestowed in me to lead the school board in 2020.
The U.S. Senate voted Feb. 5 to acquit President Donald Trump of charges of abusing his power and obstructing the Congressional investigation of his request to Ukraine to investigate a potential rival in his re-election run.
Former Shakopee City Council member Mike Luce came forward at the Feb. 10 Shakopee School Board meeting and presented $500 toward the Shakopee High School Intro to Engineering class, which connects engineering students to special needs students who need help solving practical physical proble…
Shakopee School Board members continued the discussion to open Pearson Elementary as an early childcare facility at its Feb. 10 meeting, replacing Central Family Center, where the early childcare programs currently operate.
A 53-year-old Jackson Township man was charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon in Scott County District Court after he allegedly pointed a gun at his neighbors at their residence in Jackson Township Feb. 8.
Individuals with and without intellectual disabilities from across Minnesota will take the court at Orono Activities Center for the first ever State Unified Basketball tournament.
Shakopee Gravel is running out of sand and gravel to mine, and now the owners of the pit want to preserve the remaining material to develop 130 acres for almost 400 homes.
Editor's note: Dr. Karissa L. Niehoff is in her second year as executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations. She is the first female to head the national leadership organization for high school athletics and performing arts activities and the sixth full-tim…
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