It’s that time of year when we can enjoy a trip back in time and experience the rule of kings and queens. This year marks the 44th annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival.
Dancers from across the country will compete at an annual pow wow in Shakopee. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will hold the event Aug. 15-17 on its reservation. The pow wow is known by the Dakota word “Wacipi”, which translates to “they dance.”
On a hot summer day it’s the perfect day to let your grill do the work and slow roast some ribs. Or if you don’t want to be by all that slow, low heat, maybe you want to head to Mystic Lake for their Great Midwest Rib Fest competition.
The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.
Flooding in Shakopee, Minn. has led to the closure of three rides Wednesday at a popular Twin Cities amusement park. According to officials at Valleyfair, the park has closed the Renegade and Excalibur rollercoasters and the Thunder Canyon water ride.
The new Shakopee Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is the 13th of its kind in Minnesota. The clinics stretch as far north as the Boundary Waters area in Ely. This latest clinic will serve between 3,500 to 4,000 veterans in the south Twin Cities metro.
Monday marks the grand opening of the new Veterans Affairs clinic in Shakopee. U.S. Rep. John Kline is slated to keynote the 9 a.m. program, which includes an open house and tours.
Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley, were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.
You don’t have to have nerves of steel to have a good time. This year, the amusement park is offering up some more family-friend rides as well. Edward Moody checked out the all-new area geared towards families. Did we say “all-new”? Well, in this case at least, everything old is new again.
Canterbury Park opens its live horse racing season on Friday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday with a new post time of 12:45 p.m.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accusing a Shakopee woman and her companies of falsely posing as immigration lawyers.
Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away, and we wanted to make sure you’re prepared. So we asked you to help us find the best tacos in Minnesota.
Canterbury Park officials announced Tuesday plans to build a $2.5 million event and expo center that will make their available event space the fourth largest in the Twin Cities. The plans unveiled Tuesday were for a 30,000 square foot structure that would give Canterbury Park more than 100,000 square feet in event space.
She hasn’t served her full sentence yet in a deadly hit-and-run crash, but Amy Senser was released from prison on Thursday. It also doesn’t mean she’s free and going home. The wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser will be moved to either a jail or halfway house to begin a work release program.
The Shakopee, Minn. amusement park Valleyfair is adding a new ride this year called Northern Lights. The ride is aimed at families, so it’s not among the park’s faster, wilder rides. Instead, it reaches a top speed of 43 miles per hour.
High school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night’s game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.
A longtime jockey at Canterbury Park was paralyzed in a freak accident at a Phoenix horse racing track. Anne von Rosen, who has ridden at the Shakopee track’s summer meet since 2001, suffered a severed spinal cord Wednesday when a horse she was riding at Turf Paradise collapsed, trapping her underneath.
Justin Parent has crafted quite the technique for clearing snow off cars. At 169 Motors in Shakopee, he scrapes off 40-50 a day. “Getting a nice workout,” Parent said. “I’m getting tired of the snow, aren’t you?” The people we came across Monday would probably say “yes”. About six inches fell in the Shakopee area. A warm-up is on the way, but Mike Greasinger with the National Weather Service says we shouldn’t get too excited.
Authorities said they have pulled a body from the Minnesota River in Shakopee near where a fisherman was reported missing earlier this week. The Scott County Sheriff said crews were out near the area of the river and Memorial Park in Shakopee Friday morning and recovered a body from the Minnesota River late Friday morning.
The Shakopee Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing man who may have gone fishing on the Minnesota River earlier this week. Rescue crews were out early Thursday morning looking for 37-year-old Eric Michael Lindquist. Authorities said the Shakopee native was last seen by a family member at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.
When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm’s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code — but it was one the preteens couldn’t crack.
Most of us don’t think of Minnesota as the go-to place for archeological discoveries. But in the past six weeks, several sites near Shakopee have turned up hundreds of ancient finds. Archaeologists have found everything from old tools to animal bones, giving us a glimpse into life thousands of years ago.
Authorities said a 48-year-old Shakopee man died Friday when his car lost control on an icy highway and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.
One person was found dead Friday morning after a car went off the road on Highway 169 and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.