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South news briefs: Newly merged transit agency launched
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:09:07 -0700

Prior Lake homeowners surrounded their homes with sandbags to protect from flooding in June. The city is asking residents to return or dispose of the sandbags before winter.

South metro police blotter
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:08:48 -0700

Warrant service. A 35-year-old Shakopee woman was arrested on a Scott County warrant and driving with a suspended license on the 14100 block of Wilds Path NW.

Some in Blakeley seek buyout after flood
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:16:06 -0700

Three months after storms severely damaged major roads and flooded homes, some residents of Scott County's Blakeley Township tell emergency management officials they want out.

Flood mitigation buyouts discussed in Scott Co.
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:08:18 -0700

Three months after storms caused significant damage to roads and flooded homes, some residents of Scott County tell emergency management officials they want out.

Driver killed in I-35 rollover early Saturday
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:23:57 -0700

NORTHFIELD, Minn. (KTTC) -- One person was killed early Saturday in a rollover crash on northbound I-35 near the Rice County-Scott County line. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the identity of the driver has not been confirmed as of 9 a.m.The crash happened near milepost 74 about 1:17 a.m. MSP said the vehicle involved was a 2006 Ford convertible. Rice County Sheriff's deputies assisted ...

Flood mitigation buyouts discussed in Scott County
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 05:53:52 -0700

Three months after storms caused significant damage to roads and flooded homes, some residents of Scott County tell emergency management officials they want out.

4-Year-Old Hit by Bus at Minnesota Renaissance Festival
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:54:55 -0700

A 4-year-old girl is expected to be okay after getting hit by a shuttle bus Saturday at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee. The Scott County Sheriff's Office says it happened at 7:29 p.m. in a parking lot. The preliminary investigation suggests the child ran in front of the bus...

Deming couple arrested in case involving alleged sex crimes
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 22:42:51 -0700

A concerned family member living in Minnesota alerted Luna County Sheriff's Office Investigator Michael Brown to a month-long investigation that led to the arrest of two Deming residents on sex-related crimes involving a child and child abuse.

Scott County: Motorist killed in collision with dump truck
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 17:24:43 -0700

A motorist was killed in Scott County on Thursday morning in a head-on collision involving a dump truck.

Minnesota ex-offenders recycle barns, learn skills
Sat, 06 Sep 2014 04:40:12 -0700

ELKO — When Scott Tempel and his wife, Kara, bought their 13-acre farm in Scott County a year and a half ago, it came with a storybook dairy barn that had faded red boards, a steep metal roof and an o