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As baby boomers retire, Scott County prepares for 'brain drain'
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:11:05 -0700

A quarter of the county government workforce is at retirement age, and employees are working ahead for a future without key leaders.

1 Killed in Southwestern Minnesota Collision
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:14:50 -0700

A driver in Nobles County has died after colliding with a trailer being pulled by another vehicle. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just after 5:30 p.m. Monday at Highway 91 and County Road 6...

SmartLink Transit poised for layoffs
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:43:28 -0700

Scott County will seek outside contractors to provide transit service for lower cost.

Town briefs: Scott County seeks volunteers to bust buckthorn
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:25:10 -0700

Three Rivers Parks and Scott County are looking for people to help clear buckthorn from Doyle-Kennefick Regional Park on April 12.

Search for missing U student enters fourth day
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:15:48 -0700

For the fourth day, authorities scoured the Mississippi River for missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle.

Body of young woman pulled from river in Minneapolis
Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:39:30 -0700

The Hennepin County sheriff's water patrol pulled the body of a young woman from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday evening but have yet to confirm her identity.

S. Dakota Man Killed In Scott Co. Rollover Crash
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:45:34 -0700

A South Dakota man is dead after a rollover crash early Saturday morning in Scott County. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened just before 4 a.m. on Highway 169, south of Marystown.

State economic policies have consequences
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:27:42 -0700

By virtually every measure, Minnesota is taking Wisconsin's lunch money, according to a recent study by the LaCrosse Tribune, which lies right at the border.

Friends, strangers, deputies search for missing Pine County man
Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:08:14 -0700

The search is on in Pine County for a young man whose family says disappearing for more than even a few hours is unusual for him.Scott Kleppen recently lost his job and left a note for his family about finding happiness before disappearing more than a week ago.His mom remains hopeful, “We're going to find him because there's no other option. There's no other option for our family. We're going to ...

Prior Lake man charged in bond fraud scheme
Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:28:12 -0700

Gerard Leonard Roy of RSI Associates Inc. faces multiple counts of forging documents.