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South news briefs: Scott County loses top highway builder
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:08:58 -0800

Scott County Highway Engineer Mitch Rasmussen addressed Scott County board about his impending departure.

Beard elected to Scott County Board amid suburban shifts
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:38 -0800

Rep. Mike Beard, who criticized the Met Council during his campaign, will represent the city of Shakopee.

'Pregnancy' kept her out of jail (note the quotes)
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:30:28 -0800

At least five men have filed harassment restraining orders against a former Twin Cities woman, claiming she retaliated against them when they broke off the relationship. Bethany Ann Good told three of them -- within the past year -- that she was pregnant and that they were the father, court documents allege.

Democrat Swanson Wins 3rd Term As Attorney General
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20:15:44 -0800

Minnesota voters have re-elected Lori Swanson to a third term as attorney general, extending the DFL Party's 43-year lock on the office. Swanson defeated GOP state Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson. Swanson campaigned on her record of consumer protection as the state's chief legal officer.

Stillwater dad wants Lily Lake suit heard by Minnesota Supreme Court
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:16:35 -0800

The city of Stillwater and the father of Jack Ariola Erenberg, the young boy who died two years ago of a rare brain infection after swimming in the city's Lily Lake, are asking the Minnesota Supreme Court to review their cases.

South news briefs: Shakopee seeks to add bridge over Hwy. 169
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:11:05 -0800

Native prairie grass restoration in a regional park in Scott County. A county agency is selling native grasses and other plants in hopes of greening rural areas.

Minnesota woman charged with faking pregnancies
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:51:03 -0800

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota authorities have charged a woman who they say faked pregnancies to extort a man and stay out of jail. Bethany Good is charged in Ramsey County with felony aggravated forgery and a misdemeanor charge of making a false statement in a birth ...

Minnesota woman, 35, charged with faking pregnancies to avoid jail time, extort man
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:15:48 -0800

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota authorities have charged a woman who they say faked pregnancies to extort a man and stay out of jail.

With Ferguson on edge, tensions also simmer in Minneapolis
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:33:56 -0800

Relations between Minneapolis police and African-Americans have long been rocky. Police-involved shootings have sparked community unrest.

Winter moves in
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 12:48:45 -0800

The Nov. 10 storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in central and northern Minnesota completely bypassed Pipestone County. Last weekend, the region wasn’t so fortunate.