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‘No-Wake’ Restrictions On Several MN Lakes

If you’re planning on hitting the water this weekend, try not to make any waves. No-wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes because of the high water. On Prior Lake, a wall of sandbags is all that stands between the lake and several neighborhoods.

07/05/2014

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Metro Homeowners Hope Holiday Boaters Follow No Wake Rules

High water will have a big impact on boating plans this Fourth of July weekend. No wake zones remain in effect on several area lakes. The slow speed is making for a quiet holiday on Prior Lake where many boaters didn’t even bother to get out on the water.

07/04/2014

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Prior Lake Braces For More Rain, Flooding

All the people who’ve been filling sandbags to protect homes and businesses in Prior Lake, Minn. are now bracing for this rain. The south metro city is experiencing the worst flooding the community has seen in 30 years. Fifty homes on and near the lake have been impacted so far.

06/28/2014

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Prior Lake Braces For Flooding Ahead Of Rainy Weekend

The rain in the forecast had one community working together Friday to protect their streets and homes. The water continues to rise in Prior Lake. Streets are flooding and homes are in danger.

06/27/2014

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Minnesotans Waiting For Road-Closing Rivers To Crest

Communities around Minnesota are watching and waiting for flooded rivers to crest. At least 15 major roads or bridges are impassable right now because of rising water.

06/23/2014

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Fire Marshal: Cause Undetermined In Fire That Destroyed Horse Club

Authorities said the cause of a fire that destroyed a bar at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake last December is undetermined.

06/05/2014

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St. Paul Man Among 6 Climbers Missing On Mt. Rainier

A St. Paul, Minn. man is among six climbers who went missing on Mount Rainier in Washington Saturday. Mark Mahaney, 26, began climbing Mt. Rainier with a group on Monday. According to his uncle, Rob Mahaney, his last check in was Wednesday evening. According to Rob, Mark was an experienced climber, this was his second time climbing Mt. Rainier, and his group was accompanied by two guides, one of which had climbed the mountain 50 times.

05/31/2014

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Minn. Man Delivers Fawn After Pregnant Deer Killed By Car

After its mother died in a traffic accident, a baby deer is alive thanks to a good Samaritan — and his trusty pocket knife. Polly Rixe is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed to the Department of Natural Resources. Now, she’s nursing the special fawn back to health.

05/20/2014

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Police Investigate Hoax Letter From Prior Lake H.S.

School officials, police officers and the postal service in Prior Lake are investigating after people reported getting an offensive hoax letter. The letter looked official, using Prior Lake High School’s letterhead and return address, but what the letter said was far from it.

05/15/2014

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10 Years Later: Catching Up With Minn. Quintuplets

Welcoming a new baby to the family can be an exciting time, and when a couple is expecting more than one baby, emotions can really run high. o imagine what it must be like to give birth to five babies at one time. Quintuplets.

04/22/2014

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Great Midwest Rib Fest To Be Held At Mystic Lake In July

If you’re looking to sample some of the best ribs from around the country, you’ll want to be at Mystic Lake Casino in late July. The Great Midwest Rib Festival will be at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake July 25-27 and will feature eight of the best rib cookers in the in the United States.

04/22/2014

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John Legend Coming To Mystic Lake Showroom

Just as he’s coasting to his best Billboard chart performance yet, R&B crooner John Legend has announced a Twin Cities concert performance set for this summer. Legend is booked to perform at the Mystic Lake Casino Showroom on Friday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

04/08/2014

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Minnesota Horse And Hunt Club Bar Destroyed By Fire

Authorities said Trigger’s Bar at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club in Prior Lake is a total loss after a fire Tuesday morning. Fire crews were called to the facility on the 2900 block of East 220th Street at about 6:19 a.m. on a report of a structure fire.

12/31/2013

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Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Fatal Elko Crash

State troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in a rollover crash that killed an 18-year-old woman near Elko over the weekend. Jordan Reigh Huver of Prior Lake died of head injuries sustained in a crash that happened Saturday about 3:30 a.m.

12/30/2013

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Former Marine From Prior Lake Receives Silver Star

An ex-Marine from Prior Lake is receiving one of the military’s top honors. Officials are presenting a Silver Star medal to Cpl. Ethan Nagel Tuesday at the Navy Operational Support Center in Minneapolis.

12/17/2013

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Wounded Veteran To Get $10K Grant From Minn. Fund

A Purple Heart recipient from Prior Lake will get the 15,000th grant awarded by the Minnesotans’ Military Appreciation Fund. The nonprofit on Friday will honor Spc. Kristopher Francisco with a grant for $10,000 for his service and sacrifices.

12/11/2013

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Excellent Educator: St. Paul’s Lutheran School’s Allen Mengis

Some lessons can’t be confined to a classroom, something this week’s Excellent Educator knows very well. Allen Mengis is a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Prior Lake, but his impact isn’t just in the classroom.

11/15/2013

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Prep Blog: State Bids On The Line Friday Night

Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.

11/01/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Sept. 20, 2013

If you weren’t able to attend some of the last high school football games of summer, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our featured game as well as highlights from many others.

09/20/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s another big week in high school football across the Twin Cities as now every team has a game under their belt and tangible film to look at. Now we’re in Week 2. Some teams are looking to build on a successful opening win, while others are hoping to celebrate their first win of the fall.

09/06/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

This week, everybody is in action and most teams will be playing their first games of the season. For a lot of players, it’s the first chance to run out on the field as a varsity football player under the Friday night lights. It’s a thrill for any high school football player.

08/29/2013

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Collecting Welfare After Winning $20K

Investigators in Dakota County say a man hit it big at a casino and continued to take in welfare checks. Jin Park of Burnsville is accused of winning nearly $240,000 at Mystic Lake Casino in Prior Lake, and then took in around $7,000 in government money. Park claims he has already spent the money, but Dakota County Attorney Jim Backstrom says not reporting the winnings is a crime, and they will try to prosecute.

08/05/2013

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More Than 5 Inches Douse Metro, Flood Warning In Effect

Rain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas. Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.

07/13/2013

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Prep Blog: South Suburban Conference Football Preview

School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.

07/09/2013

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Police: Dodge County Burglary Suspect Arrested At Casino

Authorities said a man suspected in a string of burglaries in southern Minnesota was arrested last week after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino. Cody Spencer Linquist, 30 of Rochester, was taken into custody on his birthday last week in connection with a burglary string in Dodge County.

06/19/2013

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