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Update: Missing Chanhassen Man, 87, Found Safe

An 87-year-old Chanhassen man that went missing Thursday afternoon has been found safe. Verne Fedje Christensen was last seen Thursday afternoon when he left home to go workout at a gym — but never arrived.

01/30/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Suspects Robbed Chanhassen Subway

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance images in the armed robbery of a Subway Restaurant in Chanhassen with hopes someone will recognize the two suspects.

01/09/2015

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Sheriff: Adult Male Stops 12-Year-Old Boy, Asks If He Wants A Ride

hanhassen Crime Prevention released a public safety notice after an adult male reportedly stopped a boy walking home from school. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, around 4:40 p.m. on Monday a 12-year-old boy was walking home from the bus drop on Orchard Lane when an adult male pulled up next to him.

12/16/2014

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Two Kids In Hospital After Car Crash That Killed Their Mother

Two children remain hospitalized Monday night after they were passengers in a car crash that killed their mother.

11/17/2014

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Medical Examiner: Waconia Woman Killed In Carver County Crash

A 34-year-old Waconia woman died Saturday night after a crash involving two vehicles in Carver County, authorities said. The crash happened at about 3:39 p.m. Saturday on County Road 10 at 102nd Street in Laketown Township.

11/17/2014

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At Least 4 Die In Crashes As Storm Hits Minnesota

At least two people have died in crashes on icy roads as the first blast of wintry weather hits Minnesota. The State Patrol says in south-central Minnesota, a car driver was killed after losing control and colliding with a semi-truck.

11/11/2014

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Chaska Woman Killed In Motorcycle Accident

A 27-year-old woman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Carver County Friday morning. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened at about 7:16 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 40 and 152nd Street in Dahlgren Township. Jennifer Marie Compton of Chaska was traveling southbound on CR 40 when an eastbound vehicle entered the intersection at 152nd Street.

10/28/2014

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Officials: Farmer Accidentally Buried Alive In Ditch

Carver County officials say a 78-year-old farmer was accidentally buried alive in a ditch Sunday while working to install a drainage tile.

10/19/2014

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Sheriff: Arrest Made After Chanhassen Teen Assaulted With Baseball Bat

Authorities say a 19-year-old man was arrested in Arizona Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a Chanhassen teen with a baseball bat at a church. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a report that the assault took place at about 4:50 a.m. at the Westwood Community Church in Chanhassen.

10/17/2014

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Group of Juveniles Caught ‘Batting’ Rocks At Carver County Homes

Carver County sheriff’s deputies caught a group of juveniles who had been running through backyards in Waconia, Minn., “batting” rocks at houses.

09/29/2014

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1 Dead In Carver Co. Rollover

One man is dead after a rollover crash in Carver County Sunday night.
Forty-year-old Bradley Scott Schauer, of Young America Township, died after sustaining serious injuries in a rollover crash.

09/10/2014

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Sheriff: Beware Of Prepaid Card Scams

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is warning the public of scams involving prepaid cards. Sheriff Jim Olson says scammers are tricking people into using Green Dot MoneyPak cards to pay shipping fees for phony rewards; to pay off nonexistent fines; to pay past-due utility bills with the threat of service disruption; to pay for computer virus removal and to seek money to pay a relative’s bail.

09/05/2014

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Woman, 19, Dies In Scott County Crash

A 19-year-old woman from St. Anthony died Friday from injuries suffered in a crash in Scott County, authorities said. Authorities were called at about 4:02 p.m. Friday to a crash in the area of West 150th Street at Baseline Avenue in Louisville Township.

08/03/2014

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Man, 51, In Custody For Allegedly Shooting At Another Man

A 51-year-old man is in custody Thursday for allegedly shooting at another male Sunday evening. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call of a gunshot at 8:47 p.m. Sunday at a residence in the 300 block of Park Street E. in New Germany, Minn.

07/31/2014

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Police: Verizon Burglars Cut Hole In Wall, Climbed Through Ceiling Tiles

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary of a Waconia Verizon Wireless store, where thieves entered through ceiling tiles and cut a hole through drywall. Authorities responded to reports of a burglary at the store, located at 716 Vista Blvd., as well as Bella Nails and Spa next door.

07/15/2014

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Cologne Man, 81, Killed In Carver County Crash

An 81-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Carver County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 6:50 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 284 and County Road 153 in Benton Township.

07/09/2014

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Carver Co. Officials Looking For Hotel Robbers

Authorities in the south metro are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Chanhassen hotel last week at gunpoint. The robbery happened in the early morning hours of July 3 at the Chanhassen Inn, located on the 500 block of West 79th Street, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office said.

07/07/2014

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Waconia Child Who Fell From Window In Critical Condition, ID’d

A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition after falling through a second story window in Waconia early Sunday afternoon. The Carver County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the incident at 12:19 p.m. on the 1300 block of Creekside Circle.

06/09/2014

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Teen’s Body Pulled From Carver County Lake

Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenager from a Carver County lake late Friday evening. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:30 p.m. that a teen swimming in Eagle Lake near Baylor Regional Park went underwater and never resurfaced.

05/10/2014

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Waconia Township Murder-Suicide Couple ID’d

The Carver County Sheriff’s office has identified the man and woman who were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Waconia Township Tuesday morning. Authorities believe Kenneth Gongoll shot his wife, Beverly Gongoll, before shooting himself.

04/11/2014

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Sheriff: Man Rescued After Snowmobile Goes Through The Ice

A 37-year-old man had to be rescued from Lake Minnetonka on Saturday after his snowmobile went through the ice, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received several 911 calls just before 9 p.m. that a snowmobile and its rider had fallen through the ice at the southern end of Smithtown Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

03/27/2014

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Woman In Custody After Chanhassen Massage Parlor Bust

A 37-year-old Eden Prairie woman is in Carver County jail pending charges of felony promotion of prostitution after officers raided a Chanhassen massage parlor last Wednesday. According to Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson, deputies served a search warrant at a message business on the 7900 block of Stone Creek Drive in Chanhassen on the afternoon of Oct. 29. Deputies had originally targeted to the business after allegations that employees were offering sexual services for a “$40-$50 tip.”

11/01/2013

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Authorities Looking For Suspect In Cologne Bank Robbery

Authorities said Friday they’re looking for a female suspect after a bank was robbed west of the Twin Cities on Thursday. The robbery happened at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Klein Bank on the 200 block of Paul Avenue in Cologne.

08/16/2013

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Swimmer Reported Missing On Lake Near Hutchinson

Authorities said a swimmer has been reported missing after an adult male tried to get across Hook Lake Wednesday morning. The McLeod County Sheriff’s Office was called to the lake, which is about three miles north of Hutchinson, at about 11:33 a.m.

07/24/2013

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Minn. Sheriffs Propose Improved Gun Background Checks

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson says a person deemed mentally ill and dangerous should never be allowed to buy a gun.

01/23/2013

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