Built as a booming river town on the Minnesota River, this city attracts visitors to Historic Murphy’s Landing, Valleyfair amusement park and Canterbury Park racetrack.

May 6
Minneapolis Public Schools Superintendent Ed Graff wiped away a tear a...

Mpls., St. Paul schools aren't the only districts facing budget woes

More than half of districts in Twin Cities and suburbs are facing deficits, and those numbers could swell.
March 4
A St. Paul school residency program is helping Elizabeth Thao work to become a special-education teacher.

Twin Cities schools find creative ways to hire, keep teachers

A troublesome teacher shortage has Minnesota public schools fighting for hires and scrambling to hold on to newcomers.
South Metro
September 3, 2016

Two 17-year-old girls die in crash on service road at Renaissance Festival

Two teenagers died in a car accident Saturday on a service road at the Renaissance Festival in Shakopee. The girls were driving on the gravel…
South Metro
September 2, 2016

Minnesota Valley Transit Authority's new leader settles in

Luther Wynder believes in the power of transit and plans on more community engagement.
South Metro
May 13, 2016
Photo by MATTHEW OWEN Antique car ride at Valleyfair.

Celebrating 40 years of Valleyfair in Shakopee: It's been quite a ride

The new exhibit on the Shakopee amusement park runs through October and includes memorabilia from Valleyfair.
South Metro
March 11, 2016

Road construction preview for south metro

City and county officials in the south metro weighed in on the south-of-the-river road projects most likely to create snags for drivers this spring and summer.
South Metro
January 29, 2016

Program encourages Somali-American women to get fit

About 30 Somali-American women in Shakopee learned about fitness through a grant-funded program.
South Metro
January 1, 2016
Beverley Miller has led the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority for 25...

Longtime director of Minnesota Valley Transit Authority retires

Beverley Miller is preparing to leave the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority
January 1, 2016

South metro: Retiring MVTA director reflects on 25 years

Miller prepares to retire from the Minnesota Valley Transit Authority.
North Metro
December 12, 2015

School districts playing big part in property tax increases

Voters may support needs but worry about their pocketbooks.
South Metro
September 12, 2015

Establishing a railroad 'quiet zone' in Shakopee would cost millions

Creating one could cost $2 million to $5 million because of safety upgrades that would be needed, a consulting firm says.
South Metro
August 25, 2015

South metro high schools start new year with more classes, high-tech tools

South metro schools add more classes and high-tech tools for students.
South Metro
August 8, 2015

Splish, splash — and squander? Popular splash pads scorned by some for wasting water

Splash pads take some heat for use of millions of gallons of water each season.
West Metro
July 8, 2015

Ty Hoffman, who killed former lover, pleads guilty to bank robbery

The robbery occurred while Hoffman was on the run after fatally shooting his former domestic partner at an Arden Hills gas station.
South Metro
June 23, 2015

Farmington, South St. Paul and Burnsville schools plan budget cuts despite additional state funding

Officials in three south metro districts say the money is too little, too late.
South Metro
June 16, 2015

Prior Lake, Lakeville and Shakopee schools to launch professional studies programs

The Shakopee, Lakeville and Prior Lake districts are looking for ways to get their students real-world work experience.
South Metro
May 18, 2015
An Amazon package

Shakopee considers tax incentives to lure Amazon distribution center

City Council will consider a nine-year, estimated $6.4 million tax increment financing package for Amazon on Tuesday.
Amazon in Minnesota
April 22, 2015

Amazon plans to employ 1,000 at new distribution center in Shakopee

The online retailer is seeking local tax breaks of around $5 million to build the warehouse facility.
South Metro
April 16, 2015

Suspected serial burglar charged in Minnetonka case

A Shakopee man charged Thursday in connection with a home burglary in Minnetonka also is suspected of committing several other suburban burglaries over the past…
South Metro
March 17, 2015

Shakopee explores upgrades for its community center

The mayor is pushing for the improvements, even though three past referendums have failed.
South Metro
March 10, 2015

Shakopee's Rahr Corporation aims for $68 million expansion

The company is asking the city and state for funding assistance, and could leave without it.
South Metro
February 17, 2015

Shakopee aims to gain 'bicycle friendly' label

The city is applying for that status and moving to add infrastructure.
South Metro
February 12, 2015

A look at how Minnesota's school-issued credit cards are used

  From running classrooms to maintaining schools, educating students is costly and requires many supplies. Districts issue some employees credit cards to make purchasing items…
South Metro
February 3, 2015

Shakopee School District proposes high school addition

The plan to double the size of the high school comes after a failed referendum for a second high school.
Ty Hoffman arrested
January 23, 2015
Nathon Bailey hugged a friend after speaking at a press conference abo...

Ty Hoffman's arrest after monthlong manhunt brings relief

Police said Lyle "Ty" Hoffman was arrested after he was spotted on foot looking at an Arby's drive-through menu in Shakopee. He was not armed at the time of the arrest and he did not resist or attempt to conceal his identity, police said.