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Highway 10 opens in Waconia
“This is an excellent example of what can happen when entities collaborate on a project,” stated County Commissioner Tim Lynch, who represents the Waconia area, in press release.
Mpls. police officers named in fatal shooting
MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has identified the two officers involved in thefatal shooting of a man in north Minneapolis.The BCA says Officer Ryan Keyes and Officer Neal Walsh are both on standard administrative leave after the shooting death of 36-year old Travis Jord
Waconia's Mary’s Wish becomes Furniture Depot
Located at 12 East 8th Street just south of Highway 5, the used furniture showroom occupies the space that for many years had been Mary’s Wish Furniture Depot, lending a helping hand to those in need.
Ex-Shakopee schools superintendent pleads guilty to felony theft, embezzlement
Former Shakopee schools Superintendent Rod Thompson, who swindled more than $70,000 in taxpayer money from the district’s coffers for personal expenses, pleaded guilty Friday to 19 felonies related to his abuse of a school-issued credit card.
Chaska Police First in State to Use New Non-Lethal Device to De-escalate Encounters
There's a new device for police to use to de-escalate encounters. Chaska will be the first police department in Minnesota to test and buy a tool called the BolaWrap 100. The chief of Chaska police is so confident it will help his officers he plans to buy eight and begin testing four of them Friday
Waconia sends 10 swimmers to state
The Waconia swimming and diving team is once again going to be well represented at the Class A State Meet, as the Wildcats send 10 swimmers to the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center Nov. 15-16. While the ‘Cats have had a lot of successes recently, they credit some of the tougher moments for thei
Mound City Council race is headed for a recount
The City Council race between Phil Velsor and Nicole Pomije qualifies for a publicly funded recount under state law, and Pomjie has requested one, the city says.
Waconia council begins hunt for new fire chief
In related fire department business, the council authorized the purchase of new self-contained breathing apparatus for emergency response situations to replace existing 15-year-old equipment that does not meet current standards. The $220,000 expenditure will be paid for from city budgeted capital do
St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty to Arson Charge
According to the criminal complaint, the St. Paul Fire Department was called on April 8 to the 1100 block of Case Avenue on reports of a basement fire. Investigators located an extremely charred chair in the basement. The complaint said investigators could not find an ignition source, which later l
Eden Prairie: 5 Nearby Homes Now Up For Rent
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN — Whether you recently got a new job, want to live closer to your loved ones, or just need a change of scenery, renting can be a smart option. And Patch's weekly rental roundup is a great way to find the right spot for you!
Waconia Graduate Fights Cancer at UMD
Waconia High School graduate Kaija Kottke, currently a senior at the University of Minnesota - Duluth, is performing the work many scientists only dream of doing, which is working to find a cure for cancer, according to an article published by the institution.
Waconia voters support district’s levy request
The proposal received 5,954 yes votes with 4,263 voters opposed for a 58-42 percent margin.
Man dies from gunshot wound after being dropped off at HCMC
Minneapolis Police spokesman John Elder says the victim arrived at HCMC by private vehicle just before 11:30 p.m. and died shortly afterwards. The preliminary investigation suggests the 37-year-old was shot in a neighborhood described as north of Dowling, south of 42nd Avenue North and east of Fremo
$2 billion Minneapolis-Eden Prairie light-rail project cleared to begin construction
A federal agency has given a key approval to the Southwest Light Rail Transit project, clearing the way for the start of construction on the 14.5-mile, $2 billion link between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.
5 New Open Houses In The Shakopee Area
SHAKOPEE, MN — House shopping online can make you feel like you're going in blind. While listing photos can help, they're no stand-in for the real thing. That's why you should always take advantage of a local open house: No more bumbling around in the dark!
Waconia voters weigh in on local elections
Jackie Johnson, Rachel Myers, Mike Bullis and John Weinand captured the four open spots on the board in a crowded field that included a dozen candidates.
Former Shakopee Superintendent Rod Thompson charged with soliciting bribes
According to the charging document, Thompson used his position and authority as then-superintendent to obtain personal benefits from a company interested in being awarded contracts with the Shakopee School District. Namely, he solicited home improvement projects, personal travel, and attendance at s
Hwy. 55 crash in Rockford kills Cokato man
The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has released the name of the motorist who died in a two-car crash Tuesday, Nov. 6, on Highway 55 in Rockford.
1 dead, 1 critical after crash near Canterbury Park in Shakopee
Shane Jones, 52, of Jordan, a passenger in the minivan, was transported to St. Francis hospital where she died. The crash report from the state patrol says she was "improperly wearing her seatbelt," but explanation of that wasn't provided.
Minnesota: The Fix is In! Who Voted in A Sanctuary State Governor? A Sodomite Chief of Police? A Terror Tied Muslim? - DC Dirty Laundry
Americans have been duped again and again about the affairs in this country. Americans have been inundated for 17 years by the mainstream media by labeling Muslims as the “terrorists” who were responsible for 9/11, only to find that it is the US representatives, governors, mayors, etc. of this count