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  • Auditor: Child welfare system needs consistency

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The legislative auditor says Minnesota’s county-based child welfare system needs more consistency statewide when it comes to figuring out which child abuse and neglect cases to investigate. The Star Tribune …

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    22 Feb 12
  • State says easing some restraints for mentally ill

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – State officials say they’re phasing out the use of metal handcuffs and seclusion at a secure hospital for the mentally ill in the wake of maximum fines for client maltreatment. …

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    22 Feb 12
  • New Minn. legislative maps pair 46 incumbents

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota’s new legislative district maps pit 46 incumbents against each other and create 23 open seats. The new House maps released Tuesday pair 30 incumbents against each other and create …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Chaska Dance Team is double champion at state tournament

    Jazz/funk and high kick aren’t exactly aerobics classes offered at your local gym. They’re competitive dance team categories, and at last weekend’s Minnesota State High School League state championships, the Chaska Hawks proved they were …

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    22 Feb 12
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    A former Shakopee teacher’s aide was sentenced in Dakota County District Court yesterday to 90 days in jail and 15 years of probation for performing sexual acts on a male student in her car behind …

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    22 Feb 12
  • Local Legislative Districts

    The Minnesota Supreme Court’s redistricting plan for House, Senate and Congressional districts will have a big impact on area cities and counties. Most of Shakopee will now be in House District 55A along with Louisville …

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    22 Feb 12
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    Although the evidence appears incriminating, a Shakopee man accused of growing large amounts of marijuana in his home has pleaded not guilty to an amended charge in Scott County Court. Tien Van Pham, 46, pleaded …

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    21 Feb 12
  • Peterson

    A recent Prior Lake High School graduate was among those killed Monday afternoon in a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 west of Alexandria. According to the State Patrol accident report, Lauren J. Peterson, 18, was …

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    21 Feb 12