An Eagan man and Prior Lake boy died in the April 1 crash on Scott County Highway 21, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner announced Friday.
Rita Hammer of Savage had been planning her funeral for almost 15 years by the time she passed away March 23 at the age of 93, right down to the songs and bulletins.
Two people died and a juvenile was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of County Highway 21 and Natchez Avenue in Credit River Township, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Office.
District 55A Rep. Brad Tabke, D-Shakopee, and U.S. Congresswoman Angie Craig, who represents all of Scott County, held a virtual town hall meeting March 31 to discuss novel coronavirus updates and how the COVID-19 relief bill will affect Shakopee individuals and businesses.
Local law enforcement is fielding a large number of calls about Minnesota’s stay-at-home order, but most questions and concerns are better directed to the state, several law enforcement agencies said this week.
Local organizations across the Twin Cities are finding creative ways to connect the community to art, learning and each other during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week I was fortunate to talk with two Shakopee seniors who enlisted in the service. Ben Stavros signed up in September 2019 for the Marines. He’ll leave July 27 for Camp Pendleton in the San Diego area.
Reading Brett Martin’s March 28 commentary “Millennials are angry and we need to listen” provides an important reminder that we need to listen to the millennials and strive for change but also cements the reality of how self-centered that generation is. I think it is important for Brett’s so…
When trying to count every person in a country it begins to become a very hard task. There are groups that are easy to miss. But being one of the most developed countries in the world, the U.S. should be able to do it.
Canterbury Park announced Wednesday it has temporarily furloughed approximately 850 employees without pay following the park’s closure amid COVID-19, according to a press release.
Empty streets, closed businesses and picked-over food shelves continue to serve as a reminder of the toll COVID-19 is taking on society, but its effects on mental health, while less visible, are just as profound. Dr. Sally Beck, a therapist at Anchor Counseling in Jordan, said the outbreak i…
Scott County officials say they believe the county has many more coronavirus cases than the official state count, and they’re planning for the day when local hospitals reach capacity.
Social isolation is a real health threat to seniors even before COVID-19. In fact, the National Poll on Healthy Aging shows that one in four seniors face isolation and one in three lack constant companionship. The National Institute on Aging states that isolation is linked to higher risks fo…
Most Americans are experiencing some level of self-isolation while they wait for the pandemic to run its course through the country. But while the "Safer at Home" mantra may be true for many, it can exacerbate domestic violence issues, said Executive Director of the Southern Valley Alliance …
The United States census — a decennial tally of the country's residents and demographics — is designed to be an impartial, statistical exercise, but that doesn't mean the 2020 census won't have political impacts.
There are a total of 398 lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Minnesota – up 52 cases from March 26, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
When I was a kid, I wore basketball shorts every day and rarely combed my hair. When I did, it was pulled straight back into a ponytail and contained by a thick headband. And I wore the same fire-red T-shirt that said MadDog on the back. Because of that shirt, a kid with strawberry blonde ha…
Churches have quickly joined other organizations in closing their buildings and moving everything online in response to health officials’ advice to stay home and practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
After spending nearly two years focusing on ensuring Minnesota gets an accurate census count to prevent the loss of a district, state Director of Census Operations and Engagement Andrew Virden was supposed to be getting ready for game time come April.
The Shakopee School Board held an in-person business meeting March 23 to discuss operating levy possibilities to mitigate its $2.5 million deficit — a move that, if passed, would require a referendum come November and would take effect for the 2021-2022 school year.
William Stolz sat on the blue line commuter train at 6:15 on a Wednesday evening. Normally at that time, right on the edge of rush hour, the train is full. But on this particular night, there were 10-12 people in his car. And maybe it was because of the rainy sky, or maybe it was because eve…
Three members of a Savage family are each helping respond to the coronavirus pandemic and its effects in different ways and looking for others to join them.
My older son Ethan is home from college because the coronavirus shut down his campus. We’ve been having a lot of conversations about a range of topics. He and I agree on most issues, except politics. It’s caused me to pay more attention to why people in their early 20s, whether you call them…
Rain fell on the first day of spring March 19. A kindergarten boy, a week removed from never wanting to go back to school, looked out the window. He'd do anything to see his school bus. To be in class with his friends. To eat school lunch, to go outside for recess.
Even on a cloudy, chilly Tuesday, someone jogged, strolled or biked on seemingly every neighborhood street in Savage and Prior Lake this week.
Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday ordered Minnesotans to stay home except for essential needs like food and health care for two weeks beginning Friday, March 27, to buy time to prepare for a wave of COVID-19 cases likely on the way.
Patrick Canchari, a well-known jockey at Canterbury Park, is sedated and on a ventilator in Phoenix after being involved in a severe car crash March 17 in Arizona, according to a GoFundMe page organized for his family.
For the second straight year, Augsburg University’s Booker Coplin earned D3hoops.com All-America men’s basketball honors.
You probably know Gov. Tim Walz has proclaimed a peacetime emergency and ordered K-12 public schools, restaurants and other businesses to close or limit their services during the coronavirus pandemic. Here are some of the other temporary changes state government has made.
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