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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.

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.

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.

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.

Carver, Scott counties competing for donations to PCC
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 06:32:46 -0800

Scott County and Carver County have entered into a friendly competition to gather personal care products for the upcoming Scott-Carver Project Community Connect (PCC), which will be held at Canterbury Park Expo Center in Shakopee on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Residents from both counties are being asked to donate regular family-size soap, shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste [...]

Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 08:15:17 -0800

FILE- In this Nov. 3, 2014, file photo, Diego Valencia processes Oregon ballots at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore. Voter turnout surpassed 50 percent in a handful of states: Maine, Wisconsin, Colorado, Alaska, Oregon and Minnesota.

Adrian Peterson: "I won't ever use a switch again"
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:04:46 -0800

After child abuse charges, NFL star says he spoke last week with his son for the first time in five months