Savage resident Todd Millenacker, 40, was reading a book on Mount Everest when he thought it really can’t be that hard.
The alleged victim in a rape near Jordan last year has made sexual assault allegations against four other people — two of them statutory rape cases in Iowa where the defendants pleaded guilty and the two other “stranger rapes” that were not prosecuted, according to police reports and court h…
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chanhassen restored a "hunk of aluminum parts” back into a modern work of art.
Thousands of spectators from around the Midwest danced, sang and screamed along with Brad Paisley, Joan Jett, Steve Miller and other rock and country musicians during Prior Lake’s 10th annual Lakefront Music Fest in Lakefront Park on July 12 and 13.
Water ran hot at the Shakopee City Council meeting on July 2, when council members and staff discussed Shakopee Public Utilities water rates.
Three Lotus Lake residents took issue with the Chanhassen City Council and the city for not issuing an emergency “no wake” ordinance over the Fourth of July holiday.
It’s peak summer, and there should be stalls of colorful produce lining the farmers’ markets of the southwest metro.
Revelers celebrated the United States' 243rd year with pride and hope for the country's future, though some local residents said the feeling was tinged with sadness over government actions toward immigrants and other issues.
Can Chanhassen’s Lotus Lake accommodate wake surfing, as well as other recreational watercraft, fishing and swimming?
Glenn Kaufmann will serve as grand marshal of this year’s Fourth of July parade in downtown Chanhassen.
When Shakopee Police Chief Jeff Tate tells people Shakopee crime is down by more than eight percentage points since 1998, they don’t believe him.
Coming to the U.S., and specifically to Chanhassen, was a revelation for Ariq Ramdhany, 16, of Semarang, Indonesia.
Being selected by your peers as Chanhassen Firefighter of the Year is a pretty good sign you’re well-liked and respected, and you’ve proven to be a hard worker, trustworthy and an example of the department’s values.
Jeannie Hurley, 18, never sewed a stitch until she joined the Chanhassen High School drama club two years ago. There, she discovered an interest in theater design and costumes.
The Chanhassen Fire Department inducted four new firefighters to its ranks on June 17 in its traditional “Black Hat Ceremony.”
When Kayla Casciano and Alex Heroff met their puppy, Minnie, it was love at first sight. The couple of nine years took her home that same day in December 2018.
Stop by the Canterbury Park horse stables on a weekday morning, and you’d think you were in a different town. Trainers and groomsmen massage the calves of their horses, and jockeys nod their helmets as they ride past. Trucks glide through the dirt, kicking smoke in the air and into the nostr…
The owner of Whiskey Inferno in Savage read the June 6 Villager article about his interest in opening a restaurant in Chanhassen, at the former Applebee's site.
Taleisha Hilder, 15, of Melbourne, Australia just spent the past nine months studying in the U.S., enrolled as a ninth-grader at Holy Family Catholic High School in Victoria.
MINNEAPOLIS — A new Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit gives an unprecedented glimpse of Native American women’s history and present: their skills, their loss, their ties to one another and the rest of the world.
Historic flooding on the Mississippi River is bringing record-breaking delays to the year’s barge season for Savage businesses along the Minnesota River, several business officials said.
Chanhassen Park and Recreation Director Todd Hoffman recently led a group of city officials on a walk through the future Lake Ann Park expansion.
A sensory room is a quiet, calming space where a student with overwhelming feelings or emotions can retreat, decompress, and divert or still the mind.
ORONO — The Orono Police Department is the second in the state to give young adults with disabilities the opportunity to serve on the force as junior cadets.
The Shakopee Public Utilities Commission estimated the water capacity charge for the recently approved splash pad at Lions Park would be $211,000 — a price tag that left City Administrator Bill Reynolds scratching his head.
Kurt Rademacher wants high school students to know that not everyone has to get a four-year college degree to find a good job with good pay.
Letters of recommendations from politicians, a physical assessment by a medical review board and impressive academic standing — those are some of the qualifications Chaska students had to fulfill to be accepted into military schools.
JORDAN — Supper clubs were once the kings of dining in the upper Midwest, dotting the edges of small towns across Minnesota long before the advent of chain restaurants, fast food and brewpubs.
The Chanhassen Historical Society submitted a proposal to the city to rent and use the historic Village Hall. Members of the historical society met with Chanhassen City Council at its work session meeting May 25.
In the coming weeks, high school students will be handed their diplomas from schools across the state of Minnesota. And if the graduating class of 2019 is anything like the class of 2018, there will be disparities between racial and ethnic groups.
When Mary Margaret Mellen started Cakes for a Cure, it was her way of turning a family hardship into confections for charity.
Bipartisan legislation bumping up school district funding and fighting opioid addiction will improve the lives of Savage residents and other Minnesotans, the city’s legislators said, though a legal roadblock to a Dan Patch railway still stands.
When Melanie Gezel-Rangel went to Mexico last summer to undergo multiple sclerosis treatment, she didn’t know whether the associated costs and health risks would be worth the attempt to halt the progression of her degenerative disease.
A local mom reads a bedtime story to her toddler from across the ocean. More and more veterans are able to get around on golf carts. A local man drops and gives the world 22 pushups every day to bring attention to veteran suicide.
People who visit in Jordan might be shocked to learn the giant yellow candy shop along Highway 169 started out as a humble family apple stand.
WAYZATA — One of the dishes at French restaurant Bellecour is descended from a chef in New York City, and before that, a chef in Lyon.
Driving down Marschall Road south of Shakopee, a casual driver might not notice the outcropping of dense brush and woodlands near the intersection with 150th Street. You have to look closely to see the decaying corpses of long dead cars, wooden pallets, tires and truck cabs piled up among th…
The first time Taylor tried to stop playing so many video games, he was 17. His game of choice was “World of Warcraft,” and as he became more engrossed in the online multiplayer fantasy game, he noticed his attention to other activities slipping.
- Review recommends closing multiple Burnsville-Eagan-Savage schools after next school year
- Canterbury's Twin Cities Summer Jam: 12,000 people and lots of beer
- Crews repairing Highway 212 in Cologne
- Tornado watch issued for central Minnesota
- Summer Jam prices drop, but not everybody cheered about it
- Jordan rape victim's past sex assault allegations may come up at trial
- Another sex offender is moving to Shakopee
- Jordan Councilman Jeff Will accuses Mayor Tanya Velishek of making false allegations of harassment about him
- Shakopee day care provider trial continues. Child abuse doctor claims injuries 'inconsistent' with household fall.
- Sever's Fall Festival finds a new home, plans holiday light show, winter carnival