The Shakopee Police Department responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 20 to 26. 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 popularity of doorbell cameras has grown rapidly over the last several years and now hundreds of thousands of home surveillance systems keep an eye on backyards, front doorsteps and residential streets.
Chaska's Brad Hand is the winner of the Dick Siebert Award (former University of Minnesota Baseball Coach) given to the Upper Midwest Player of the Year by the Minnesota Twins and annual Diamond Awards.
The German language has a word for taking pleasure in someone else’s misfortune. Schadenfreude translates to mean experiencing joy or satisfaction from the trouble, failure, or humiliation of another person.
Through three games, Minnetonka's defense has done its job for the most part. The offense is making strides; it comes down to limiting mistakes and finishing drives.
Minnetonka was 7-0 this season when senior Dylan Olson scored, including a 1-0 decision over Edina on Sept. 14. The Skippers were 1-4-1 when he didn't.
Four goals in 40 minutes, it felt for much of the second half that it was only going to take one more goal, either way, to win the Section 2AA semifinal Oct. 22 at Braemar Dome.
At an Oct. 20 meeting, Shakopee City Council members received three proposals from electric firms vying to manage the city’s electric utility should voters abolish Shakopee Public Utilities Nov. 3.
Candidate debates hosted by the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce last week gave local Scott County and Shakopee candidates a last chance to discuss their most important issues.
Jim Jackson was 10 years old when his photo first appeared in the Oelwein Register, his hometown newspaper in Oelwein, Iowa — a quaint town with less than 10,000 people in the northeastern corner of the state, where enough rail lines intersect and weave through the area to nickname the commu…
Shakopee Valley News reader Robert Mitchell sent in a pair of photos showing the before and after of Tuesday’s record snowfall. The photos were captured in his backyard.
The Shakopee Police and Fire Departments responded to and provided summaries for the following incidents Oct. 12-19. 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 American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the organization.
One consequence of the pandemic is that it severely restricted the ability of Minnesotans to exercise. Gyms, pools, and training facilities were closed for several weeks or longer.
I am a ‘94 graduate of Shakopee, a mother of an alum, and a mother of four future graduates, whom I open enroll because I believe in Shakopee schools. Sweeney Elementary, West Middle School and Shakopee High are integral parts of my children’s lives. I have also been fortunate enough to work…
I read Peggy Gleason's wonderful letter in the Oct. 10 paper and had to agree with all she said. You are either pro life or pro death. I love how Planned Parenthood tries to sell their business as women's "health care." Just go there and try to get a chest X-ray or annual check up and see ho…
On Nov. 3, voters in Shakopee School District will decide what the future of our schools will look like. When I began on the board in 2018, fiscal responsibility was my main focus. I believe that the operating levy our board unanimously approved is a balanced approach. It takes the concerns …
When Chris Adams took over the head coaching position of the Shakopee girls soccer team five years ago he did so with a goal of building tradition, a shared experience between players of the past and the present.
Jason Elliot Clark, 48, of Shakopee, was sentenced Oct. 12 in Scott County District Court to 18 years in prison and ordered to pay $182,000 in restitution after being convicted in July of identity theft and four counts of theft by swindle.
The city of Shakopee, like other municipalities across the state, has had a commission in place for decades to oversee its electric and water utilities operations. The Shakopee Public Utilities Commission has existed for nearly 70 years.
The day after the presidential debate, I asked my students their thoughts. One student said that he was curious about how a presidential debate should go, then explained to his class how he looked up the 2008 McCain/Obama debate. He said, “I learned about the process and more importantly how…
Recently current and former Shakopee Public Utility Commissioners and employees have banded together in a bid to preserve the current SPUC form of governance. As part of that effort, they have tried to paint the actions of the City as a “power grab,” a financial coup, a “political” action, o…
The Shakopee Police Department is partnering with Shakopee Crime Prevention Inc. to host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 17.
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