West Nile Virus is back in Minnesota. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control says a mosquito sample collected in Scott County tested positive for the virus this week. So far, there are no human cases of the virus in the state.
Heavy rain Thursday flooded the Valley Green Mobile Home Community in Jordan. The water surrounded the mobile homes, making it difficult for residents to get in or out.
Police are investigating after a high-speed chase from Minneapolis to Jordan, Minn. in a stolen vehicle ended with two women in custody.
A barn was destroyed by a three-alarm fire Saturday evening in Belle Plaine. According to the Scott County Dispatch, the fire was reported shortly after 6:30 p.m. on a farm on Meridian Circle. When crews arrived, a large barn was fully engulfed in flames. Several fire departments – including those of Belle Plaine, Sibley, Henderson, Le Sueur and Jordan – responded the blaze.
An 8-year-old girl is dead after a rollover crash in Scott County Sunday afternoon, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 26-year-old New Prague man was injured by a propeller while being pulled behind a boat on an inflatable tube early Friday evening. According to the Scott County Sheriff’s office, authorities received a report of an injured man at 5:44 p.m. at Cedar Lake in Cedar Lake Township. When they arrived, they learned that the man’s leg was injured by the propeller of a 17 foot Larson runabout boat.
A student was taken into custody Wednesday after two prank calls were made to police reporting a shooting at New Prague Middle School.
A man was killed when his car went off the road Saturday evening in Belle Plaine near the intersection of Union Trail (Highway 1) and Elm Way.
The Republican leaders in the Minnesota Legislature believed putting the Voter ID and Marriage Amendments on the ballot would increase voter turnout, help Republican candidates statewide, and boost their majorities in both houses of the legislature.
We know now that many voters were motivated by the marriage amendment, but it was not restricted to only one party.
A 16-year-old driver was injured after rear-ending a school bus Monday afternoon near New Prague, Minn., according to authorities.
People who live along the Minnesota River in communities like Shakopee, Savage, Jordan and Chaska are keeping close tabs on rapidly rising floodwaters.
A restraining order has been filed against Karl Dunbar, who has been coaching with the Vikings defensive line for the last five seasons.
Flood preparations in Scott County have been underway for some time, but this week’s weather forecast has officials concerned.
People in Scott and Carver County are preparing for possible record flooding this year.