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One of my guilty pleasures is watching 80s videos on MTV Classic. This week I caught one of my favorite songs. It’s Bonnie Tyler’s former hit “Holding Out For a Hero,” which was featured in the movie “Footloose.”

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.

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…

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.

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…