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    A gunman who killed a worker and shot six other people at a psychiatric hospital at the University of Pittsburgh before campus police fatally shot him had ties to the Northfield community. Online records suggest …

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    12 Mar 12
  • Womens Prison

    SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) – The warden of Minnesota’s only women’s prison is trying to convince state lawmakers the facility needs a perimeter fence. Currently only a hedge separates the prison grounds, which house convicted murderers …

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    08 Mar 12
  • gavel

    A woman who lost a custody battle in Carver County and sparked a free speech debate by using an Internet website to vent about her displeasure with the judicial system was back in court last …

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    08 Mar 12
  • sand mine

    The Scott County Board is planning to suggest that there is not a need for an Environmental Impact Statement for a proposed silica sand mine between Jordan and Shakopee. In a statement sent to the …

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    08 Mar 12
  • Speedway

    It’s been four months since rumors about a speedway in Elko New Market started, but no application has been filed with Scott County and officials on both sides are beginning to doubt the project will …

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    07 Mar 12
  • policecuffs

    Five Faribault residents have been charged and four children placed in protective custody after a police raid last week at a south Faribault home uncovered methamphetamine and controlled pills.   Two children, about 2 and …

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    07 Mar 12
  • Chance

    A former Human Resources Director for Burnsville Public Schools was asked to withdraw complaints she had made against the school district superintendent as part of the $250,000 buyout she was given to leave her post. …

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    07 Mar 12
  • Drive for Education

    Two Jordan High School students are looking for community support to help them win a $10,000 grant in an essay contest. Kurt Schansberg and Reinah Thom have already secured $2,500 as one of 14 finalists …

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    06 Mar 12