When Devi James moved from her home country of Guyana to Queens, New York as a 17-year-old, she could no longer crack the windows open in January to smell the sea.
The historic St. Mark’s Catholic School building behind St. Mark’s Catholic Church in downtown Shakopee was torn down Dec. 2.
Former Jordan High School coach and social worker Mary Bright was known by her coworkers as the “glue” that kept them together.
Jordan High School graduate and longtime Jordan resident Emma Adamek grew up loving the Labrador Retriever puppies that her family raised.
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
Brandie Itman got into baking seven years ago, when her husband was laid off from his job two weeks after their first child was born.
Though it will open its doors to the public for the first time this month in downtown Jordan, Mousse Sparkling Wine Co. has been a dream in the making for founder Josie Boyle for more than eight years.
The Shakopee Economic Development Authority unanimously approved June 16 a grant application to the Federal Economic Development Authority for $16.7 million to fully fund an innovation center at First Avenue and Atwood Street in Shakopee.
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.
- Body recovered from river in Shakopee
- Historic St. Mark's Catholic School building in Shakopee is torn down
- 'Work hard, play hard for each other': Jordan remembers beloved coach and social worker
- Shakopee woman, Guyana immigrant carves success story in construction business
- Commentary: Jordan is changing
- Local restaurants navigate a second shutdown with uncertainty
- Jon Summer of Chaska High School named AD of the Year
- Coastal Carolina football, 'America's Team,' features Chanhassen's Alex Spillum
- Two housing developments on Dec. 3 Shakopee Planning Commission agenda
- Shakopee police and fire calls, Nov. 25-Dec. 1