Eighteen votes cast, six yay responses, Minnesota high school football in the fall of 2020 was postponed by the Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors Aug. 4.
The Shakopee School Board discussed a $33.2 million preliminary property tax levy for taxes payable in 2021 at its Sept. 14 school board meeting.
On a late Wednesday afternoon at Canterbury Park, about the only things familiar to regular racing fans were the plastic cups of foaming beer, Paul Allen’s voice over the loudspeaker and the horses and their jockeys, ready to take their marks before the sounding of the gun.
I have not always been proud to support political candidates; oftentimes I have felt indifferent or disappointed with the choices on the ballot. But with the next election less than two months away, I could not be more proud or excited to cast my vote to re-elect Brad Tabke.
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 9-14. 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…
In the midst of the virus-centered environment which we all call home, I wanted to mention a bright spot that sometimes goes unnoticed in our communities. I’m referring to people who serve the day to day needs of individuals with disabilities as their profession.
The differences between the Democratic and Republican conventions were clear. Democrats presented plans to address our nation's challenges including the biggest one, global warming, while Republicans presented no plans. Trump as reported by the Star Tribune, Washington Post, New York Times a…
Nearly four hours long, Tuesday's Minnesota State High School League Board of Directors workshop produced little resolution in terms of a plan for the 2020-21 calendar.
Shakopee High School Senior Anjali Thomas knew as soon as she saw the destruction that occurred on Lake Street in Minneapolis that she needed to be part of its recovery. So she launched a GoFundMe campaign and chose Metro Behavioral Health Clinic as the recipient of the dollars she raised.
Peter Paul Meas, a 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida, was charged Sept. 15 in Scott County District Court with a drive-by shooting after allegedly firing at a Shakopee resident’s vehicle and residence early Sept. 13 in the 200 block of Pottok Lane.
The Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association has pulled its endorsement for District 55A Rep. Brad Tabke, a Democrat, after the association expressed “deep frustration” with DFL candidates who did not denounce the behavior of state representative candidate John Thompson.
Jackson Allen dreamed about being a Gopher. He was so ready to join the University of Minnesota men’s tennis program that after winning a state singles championship at Shakopee High School in 2016, he enrolled early, bypassing his senior year.
A 31-year-old man from Jacksonville, Florida has been arrested and booked into Scott County Jail in connection with an alleged drive-by shooting that took place just after 4 a.m. Sept. 13 in the 200 block of Pottok Lane in Shakopee, according to the police department.
The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Sept. 2 through 7. 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 …
The first day of school at Sweeney Elementary School was quieter than usual as parents hugged their kindergarteners goodbye and wished them a good day of school for the very first time. The little ones walked into their kindergarten-designated doorways, many with trepidation, as principal De…
Shane Martin Kristiansen, a 42-year-old man from Isanti, was charged Aug. 24 in Scott County District Court with one count of first-degree burglary, two counts of illegal possession of a firearm, two counts of theft and one count of third-degree burglary after allegedly stealing an AR-15 and…
After almost exactly two years, the U.S. Highway 169 and State Highway 41/County Road 78 interchange is wrapping up construction.
Carlos Laronn Pearson, a 38-year-old St. Paul man, was charged in Scott County District Court Aug. 25 with two counts of second-degree burglary after he allegedly pried open a rent payment box from the wall inside Northridge Court and Levy Drive Apartments in downtown Shakopee.
Since former Shakopee Public Utilities Manager John Crooks was promoted to manager in 2011, he was “laser-focused on compensation, specifically his own,” according to an investigative report made public this month.
September is Suicide Awareness Prevention Month. The statistics surrounding the issue continue to be extremely disheartening, yet given the political will, we can make great strides in alleviating this public health crisis.
Representatives for both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates made stops in Minnesota this week, indicating the state will be an important part of both campaigns this fall.
As a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, I find it sick-to-my-stomach disgusting that our current Commander In Chief is a bone-spurred Draft Dodger.
Jessenia Pahol Salazar Trigueros, 29, of Minneapolis, was sentenced Aug. 20 in Scott County District Court to five years of supervised probation after pleading guilty to a first-degree controlled substance crime.
Bonnie Kay Krant, a 60-year-old woman from Belle Plaine who worked for 18 years as an administrative assistant to the vice president at BASF in Shakopee, was sentenced July 8 in Scott County District Court to 60 days on electronic home monitoring and $185,500 in restitution payments after sh…
Shakopee’s Allina Medical Center technical healthcare workers have postponed a two-day strike they had planned from Sept. 14 through 16, claiming Allina threatened legal action regarding any picketing, according to the union representing the workers, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.
The popular saying that nice guys finish last appears to be wrong, according to a couple of recent studies. One was by the University of California, Berkeley. The college asked 450 students who were studying for an undergrad degree or an MBA at three universities questions about their person…
If local residents vote to abolish Shakopee Public Utilities in November, the city plans to manage its own water utility and sign with an outside operator to manage its electric utility, according to a recently-approved Request for Qualifications that was discussed at the Sept. 1 Shakopee Ci…
If I’m being honest with you all, as a parent of two young kids and the son of Baby Boomers well within the primary at-risk age range, during this pandemic I’m constantly unsure if I’m being too conservative or too lax in how I approach our day-to-day lives. I regularly feel unsure on where …
The dobbers were down in the Chanhassen dugout. Trailing 3-2 in the eighth inning, 14 consecutive Red Bird batters sent down, a second Class B State Amateur Baseball championship game looming Sept. 6, a jolt was needed.
Chanhassen playing on the last day of the summer baseball season. A tradition that started in 2017 and has continued to the present.
For the last seven years, my family has lived in Shakopee. We’ve been lucky to see first hand the quality of teachers at Sun Path Elementary, Pearson, East Junior High and now Shakopee High School. Our son has been involved in choir, speech, athletics, and Youth in Government — his education…
Signup is now open to request the free mail-out literacy packets for preschool and early elementary from the Scott County Library, according to a news release.
We are tired of Donald Trump's chaos and toddler temperament. He called immigrants, migrants and refugees “rapists,” “drug dealers,” and “terrorists," then used them for his convention. He bragged about sexually assaulting women, rated them for how ugly or attractive he perceived them and us…
Marcy Gray — a sharp 79-year-old woman in white capri pants and flowery shirt — held a senior affordable housing pamphlet from Scott County under a Memorial Park pavilion in Shakopee Aug. 13.
For several months, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling Facility has been operating at or near capacity. Due to space limitations, the SMSC is seeking a new location for its ORF.
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