This Year’s Holiday Lighting Trend? Hire Someone To Do ItHoliday lights are being turned on all over the state. Lighting companies say Thanksgiving week and the week after are the busiest weeks of the year. No job is too small, but if you want professional help, time is running out.
Best ACT And SAT Prep In MinnesotaThe ACT and SAT tests can be high-stakes for students setting their sights on college. Check out our list of the best local resources for test preparation.
Mystic Lake Unveils Hotel Tower & Convention Center PlansMystic Lake Casino has some big plans for its 25th birthday. On Wednesday, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community unveiled its new expansion plans
Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing 'The Big 4'October is a great month for the high school sports scene. Every game is big in every sport, and on the Friday night football fields, the sun is down before kickoff. And the playoffs are right around the corner.
Authorities Looking For Meat Thief In Prior LakeWe've been reporting for several years on meat prices going up. Now, it seems some thieves are capitalizing on those prices. Authorities say someone broke into a pad-locked frozen meat truck as it was parked in Prior Lake. The thief stole $5,000 worth of meats.
Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing 'The Big 4'There are several big games on the schedule this week, many that have undefeated teams meeting each other. There are even a few rivalry games, which tend to mean just a little bit more than others in the course of a season. Every game is big, but it's that much more important to beat a familiar team that's always a good test, that always gives you trouble.
Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing 'The Big 4'It's Week 2 in high school football and pretty much every team around the state is back in action Friday night after last week's unusual Saturday start. We're now back to Friday night action under the lights, what every high school football player dreams of when they put the pads on for fall practice.
Emerald Ash Borer Find Confirmed In Scott CountyEmerald ash borer has spread to another Minnesota county. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture on Tuesday confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Scott County.
10 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek's Top 500Newsweek Magazine has released its top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, and 10 from Minnesota made the list. Of those 10, one was able to crack the top 100. Newsweek bases its school rankings on a range of data on those that prepare their students the best for college.
Prep Blog: Previewing Last Year's 6A State Football FieldIt's a new year in Minnesota high school football with scheduling. Conferences are gone, and now schedules are done regionally. It's a combined effort to keep games competitive but at the same time, limit traveling expenses for schools. So instead of previewing districts this year, here is a look at how Class 6A could shake out based on last year's state tournament teams.
Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Find The Perfect BabysitterShara Schmidt shares how she finds perfect babysitters.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsJust about everywhere you look this weekend, you're bound to find an outdoor festival. From music, cars to Italian culture, here’s a look at the hottest festivals in town.
Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 BanksOfficials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.
Rain Forces Rescheduling Of Memorial Day CeremoniesThe rain in the forecast for Monday is already forcing a couple of Memorial Day events indoors. In Prior Lake, the VFW Memorial Day Parade has been canceled, and they're moving the service from Memorial Park to Twin Oaks Middle School.
Prep Blog: This Weekend's Top High School Match-UpsYou don't have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we'll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.