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The Scott County Sheriff's Office recovered a body floating in the Minnesota River near Huber Park at 150 Fillmore St. N. in Shakopee after receiving a report from someone who spotted the body at 12:20 p.m. Dec. 3. 

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…

'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 …

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…

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…

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…