Five fantastic outdoor happenings make this a summer to remember.
There was a big homecoming at Canterbury Park on Sunday, but it wasn’t about a horse. Much of the attention today went to a jockey who had been away for a year and a half.
Ask anyone who has been on the Minnesota cycling scene for at least a couple of decades and the name Cecil Behringer will likely illicit some sort of response. He was a state cycling champion, track owner, custom frame builder and bike advocate well before it was en vogue. But the man friends affectionately referred to as “Cec” was also much more than that.
There is some breaking news out of Shakopee that is sure to ruffle some feathers. Canterbury Park officials have announced that ostriches will not take part in this year’s Extreme Race Day — the park’s most popular event of the year.
Minnesota’s Canterbury Park is hoping it has a shot at hosting horse racing’s new Triple Crown star. The Shakopee track says it’s prepared to put up $2 million to attract American Pharoah, in what it says would be the largest purse offered this summer in North American horse racing.
Could the greatest race horse in the past four decades be coming to Minnesota? Officials with Canterbury Park in Shakopee hope so, and have extended an invitation to the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.
Celebrate Memorial Day by taking a step back in time at The Landing in Shakopee. See what life was like along the Minnesota River over 150 years ago at a special event downtown.
It’s Valleyfair’s opening weekend! For more information on all the fun in Shakopee, click here!
Some big changes are on the way for Edina Public Schools after voters approved plans for district wide improvements. Voters in Edina passed a nearly $125 million bonding measure to upgrade schools Tuesday evening.
Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome–it left her with some brain damage and makes it difficult for her to make friends. When no one responded to invitations to her birthday party, her mom reached out on Facebook and Mackenzie got much more than a party.
Every parent wants their child’s birthday to be a day they’ll remember. Jenny Moretter of Shakopee is no different.
Around 3,000 hospital employees in the Twin Cities metro area approved a contract from Allina Healthcare establishing a minimum wage of $15 per hour.
Next up for Tap Talk is Shakopee’s Badger Hill Brewery.
Dozens of firefighters spent the night battling a fire in Shakopee. The fire was in a commercial building on County Road 101 that houses four businesses.
People living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. “It smelled like raw sewage,” Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. “It was absolutely disgusting.”
You have to love this time of year if you’re a high school sports fan. Yes, it’s the middle of February and it’s bitterly cold, but the best programs around Minnesota are flocking to the Twin Cities to take home trophies.
Thursday’s snow was the perfect complement to a Farmington teen’s dream come true. Nick Kraml, 14, is battling a cancer so rare that his mom says only three patients have been seen with it at Children’s Hospital. He’s been responding to treatments though, and was well enough to show up at Canterbury Park’s Snocross track in Shakopee.
This week, South St. Paul is hosting a girls hockey tournament with some traditionally strong programs. There’s also The Clash National Duals in Rochester, which features Minnesota’s top high school wrestling programs as well as some of the top programs from around the country.
There are two cool new businesses opening up in the Twin Cities metro area Friday! The first is the Badger Hill Brewing Company’s new brewery and taproom in Shakopee.
Over 1,200 dogs will compete this weekend in Shakopee in the 2014 Minneapolis Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show. The competition will be held at Canterbury Park’s new Event and Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers say handlers from around the country will be there, including 50 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 17 who will participate in the junior showmanship event.
While many of us are making holiday plans, some Americans don’t have that option. Members of the military will again be spending the season in Afghanistan.
Emerson Process Management has opened its new $70 million headquarters in Shakopee. The company makes wireless monitoring systems for oil refineries and other industrial uses. Its business has received a boost from increased oil production.
Authorities say the northbound lanes of Highway 169 had to be closed for several hours Monday morning after a semi-tuck rolled over in Shakopee. The highway reopened for traffic at about 12 p.m.
Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday.