Harriet Bishop Elementary School fourth-grader Lexie Herdegen said she misses a lot about school; her teachers, tech club and her twice-daily visits to the school nurse to manage her diabetes.
When 3-year-old Mabel Franks heard the sirens, she ran back to her father, Micheal Franks, worried that she was in trouble for playing in the street.
We have transformed Minnesota. Each of its 87,000 square miles in some way bears the effects of humanity's development and its leftovers, according to researchers and advocates around the state.
Third-grade Jackson Elementary School teacher Ann Van Brocklin joined her students online Monday for the second week of this not-so-normal, new normal. Her students each took up two-inch blocks on her computer screen, with an occasional appearance in the background from a cat, a sibling or a…
A local pilot with a global impact on aviation died this month, Scott County’s first known death related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The novel coronavirus spreading around the world is in the same family of viruses as your typical cold. Its symptoms could often be mistaken for the seasonal flu.
When Shakopee resident Michael Dropps opened his bedroom door the morning of Aug. 22, 2019 after he heard fire alarms sounding, the room was full of smoke. Dropps took his cat and fled the building, while most of his possessions were destroyed.
Amy Eggert, 50, and Cindy DeJonge, 55, started strength training less than three years ago, but they can now both deadlift over 200 pounds. Personal trainer Andreya Tornes, who owns Tone 2 Day studio in Savage, is their secret, they said.
A class of 20 students sat silent but attentive in Prior Lake High School's room D127 as their teacher spoke, not with words but with hands and facial expressions.
Ornela Beslagic-Bjerke of Prior Lake was a Bosnian refugee. Born in what was then Yugoslavia in eastern Europe, she survived the civil war and four-year-long Siege of Sarajevo in the early 1990s.
Shakopee High School engineering student Hunter Gromniesch held a little second grade, bow-haired girl named Vianny upright as she beamed at what Gromniesch and two other students made her.
Jordan High School graduate Jack Hulet capped off his first semester of college last week with a trip to the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Florida on New Years Day.
We think every Minnesotan should be required to try lutefisk as a rite of passage. After all, the lutefisk capital of the world is said to be located in Madison, Minnesota, and the word “lutefisk” sounds even better when it’s spoken with a Minnesotan accent.
A vacant Victorian-era house, antics at the candy barn, the Minnesota Renaissance Festival — they were the topics of some of the most popular stories among the Jordan Independent readership in 2019.
Call it a sugar rush, but the activity never stops at Minnesota's Largest Candy Store — even when it's closed for the season.
Eden Prairie, with its plentiful grocery stores and restaurants, doesn’t qualify as a food desert, but it didn’t always feel that way.
A colorful, new mural at Harriet Bishop Elementary School spreads a message of love and inclusion after racist vandalism targeted a nearby neighborhood this fall.
- Obituary for James Beutler
- Shakopee City Council approves housing for chronically homeless despite neighborhood opposition
- Robbery of 76-year-old woman at Target is under investigation
- Area drive-in theaters offer film buffs community from the comfort of their cars
- Chaska High School Class of 2020, this night was for you
- Lake Minnewashta Regional Park beach is open
- Feds accuse Savage man of throwing Molotov cocktails into Dakota County center
- Savage restaurants expand outdoor seating; City Council resumes in-person meetings
- Heading outdoors, Prior Lake restaurants take next reopening step
- Graduation commencements for Chaska, Chanhassen high schools set for June 5
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