Last week, a community member asked how I felt going back to school. I surprisingly paused. I told her that I looked forward to meeting my new students, but that I was nervous about our future. I’ve never said that in my 27 years of teaching in Shakopee.
When Tony Jansen was 13-or-so-years-old, his mother gave him several video games and a console that she’d bought at a garage sale for about $25. One was the ultra-popular Legend of Zelda, in its original packaging, sealed and never opened, with the $19.99 Kmart price tag still adhered.
Severe storms early Friday produced at least two tornadoes in the south metro, the National Weather Service has confirmed.
Scott County's seven-day average positivity rate is the highest in the Twin Cities metro, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Pheasant numbers have declined by 25 percent from 2020, but numbers remained on par with the 10-year average, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ annual roadside wildlife survey.
The Minnesota High School Cycling League seems to be gaining speed like a downhill time trial at the prestigious Tour de France.
The scarecrow exhibit has been a mainstay of fall at the Arboretum for so long that signature events manager Wendy Composto can't remember when it began.
The Memorial Park Bridge opened to the public last Friday after years of work centered on addressing structural concerns and potential damages to native land.
Forty-five youth from Scott County took the opportunity to demonstrate their hard work at the 2021 Minnesota State Fair. Twenty-two youth loaded up animals to compete at the Livestock Encampment Aug. 25-29, and 27 youth displayed stationary projects in the 4-H Building on the State Fair campus.
A Scott County man with several prior convictions for sex-related crimes against children faces new charges after investigators allege he exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in the stairwell of a Savage hotel.
In the early weeks of 2020, when a mysterious new virus began making headlines, South St. Paul resident Steve Romenesko watched the news closely.
When I went to my hometown last weekend to visit my parents, I brought back a box full of pictures. There are several hundred photos in the box, spanning a timeframe from my great-grandparents through my own kids. Most of the pictures are of my parents, eights siblings, and me growing up in …
Local COVID-19 transmission continues at high rates in Scott and Dakota counties, according to the latest state data.
Who doesn’t love lutefisk? At the Nordic Music Festival, attendees have the opportunity to watch the gelatinous fish be tossed through the air.
Every now and then I get an opportunity to work with a species that I don’t have much hands-on experience with. These are often rare or endangered species or a species that is difficult to access and lives in areas that makes it hard to get close to.
One team, Sobieski, was making its fourth state championship game appearance in eight years. The other, Watertown, last played in, and won, a Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament championship in 1951.
Many people thought this might be the year for Waconia, maybe even Young America, but Watertown, probably not.
John Straka figured his night was done. A pair of one-out hits in the ninth inning put the tying runs on base in a 3-1 game on Friday, Sept. 3, in the Class B winners bracket final in Hamburg.
Waconia felt right at home in front of a large Friday night crowd in Chaska, breaking open a third round game with Luxemburg with a five-run seventh inning in a 9-2 victory Sept. 3 at Athletic Park.
Last week I was driving out of a parking lot when a middle-aged woman yelled something inappropriate at me through my open window. It was rather odd. I wasn’t driving fast or irresponsibly, and I didn’t know the person who saw fit to make the comment.
This is your last chance to attend the 2021 Minnesota State Amateur Baseball Tournament at Athletic Park in Chaska, Lions Field in Waconia and Hawk Park in Hamburg.
Over the past year and a half, child care centers around the nation have suffered throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic. Child care providers are now speaking out on how it has negatively impacted their industry.
A Shakopee couple widely known for big-wins in the horse-racing business has been accused of running a $17.6 million Ponzi scheme, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Tuesday.
The highly anticipated "Immersive Van Gogh" show made its way to Minneapolis in August and promises to dazzle spectators with moving projections of the renowned Dutch painter's most famous post-impressionist artworks.
Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, had just about everything great about town team baseball in Minnesota. Eighty-two degrees and blue skies.
I am no stranger to traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles to see, study and document some of nature's most wonderful events. For over 35 years I have traveled to see the epic migration of sandhill cranes in Nebraska, stunning flocks of snow geese in North Dakota and remarkable monarc…
The sound of drums and flutes can be heard upon entering the new Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair.
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