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    Despite a good relationship with the Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community, the Prior Lake City Council this week decided to not comment on an SMDC proposal for more trust land. The request would place 23 acres …

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    06 Jan 12
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    Several New Prague businesses and parks were vandalized last week in incidents that appear similar in nature. On Dec. 27, a New Prague police officer was dispatched to two reports of vandalism just 15 minutes …

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    02 Jan 12
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    The State Patrol says icy roads contributed to an early morning crash Monday that critically injured a Savage Police officer. Frank Mackall, 39, from Shakopee, was responding to an emergency call shortly after 1 a.m. …

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    02 Jan 12
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    Good news for wildlife conservationists: the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge just grew by 95 acres. The Nature Conservancy, which owns 60,000 preserve acres across the state, has donated its Black Dog Preserve to the …

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    30 Dec 11
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    Several local businesses will be offering free non-alcoholic drinks to sober drivers, and there are also several free public transportation options for Saturday’s New Years Eve celebrations. In the metro area, Metro Transit trips on …

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    30 Dec 11
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    A 30-year-old Waterville man awaits a Jan. 3 hearing after being charged with a felony for a bizarre attack on his grandfather. Waterville police were contacted Dec. 10 by a man who stated he was …

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    30 Dec 11
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    A Ham Lake man convicted of leading police on a dangerous chase through Scott County has been sentenced to 20 months in prison. Richard Donald Hegquist, 35, pleaded guilty Oct. 27 in Scott County District …

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    30 Dec 11
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    A state investigation has resulted in fines against a St. Peter hospital for violating rules in caring for mentally ill patients. Last week, a yearlong investigation by the Human Services Department concluded that staff repeatedly …

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    30 Dec 11