It takes years to hone your skills in any profession, and that is true in teaching, especially teaching students with special needs. But Saige Decleene has a natural gift for connecting with those students, making her this week’s and one of our youngest ever Excellent Educators.
A popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.
After 20 years, a woman is accusing her foster parent of sexually abusing her when she was a child. The Scott County Attorney’s office has charged 59-year-old Daniel Alvin Hennen with six counts of criminal sexual conduct. He is now out on bond. Detectives say Hennen ran a foster care service with his wife, Connie Hennen, out of his home in Jordan for several years in the 80s and 90s.
A foster care provider in Scott County is accused of sexually assaulting a girl who stayed in his home around 1994.
Officials in Scott County say they are investigating an assault after a 16-year-old boy from Credit River Township called them saying he had just attacked his family.
The father of a two-month-old Belle Plaine, Minn. boy has been charged with murder in connection with the infant’s death. Joshua Scott Sundblad, 24, has been charged with one count of third degree murder.
A possible sighting of Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman prompted a search in Prior Lake Wednesday morning that ended without his capture, miles and miles away from where police think he robbed a bank a few days ago.
One man is in critical condition and another is in custody after a shooting in Scott County Wednesday night, authorities said. The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting at about 10:40 p.m. on the 12000 block of Chestnut Boulevard in Louisville Township.
A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that’s building high-voltage power lines along the property. The case involving the Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague was seen as an early test of Minnesota’s revised “Buy the Farm” law.
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.
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.