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Sever’s Now Serving Up Fall Pumpkins & Apples

It’s been hard lately not to notice the bite of fall in the air most mornings and evenings, which means that it’s time to start thinking about fall festivities. One place that’s open for business and ready to supply all your autumnal demands is Sever’s in Shakopee.

09/16/2014

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Ty Hoffman’s Bail Set At $2 Million

After a month on the run, suspected killer Ty Hoffman appeared in court on second-degree murder charges Friday afternoon, and bail was set at $2 million. Hoffman was formally charged Thursday with second-degree intentional murder. On Friday afternoon, he appeared in court wearing a bulletproof vest and no handcuffs.

09/12/2014

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Shakopee Police: Ty Hoffman Arrested Without Incident

Shakopee Police say that they have arrested Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, who is suspected of shooting and killing a man at an Arden Hills gas station last month. Police received a report of a suspicious man in the Southbridge Crossing Shopping Center in Shakopee at about 10:17 a.m. Thursday.

09/11/2014

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Police Believe Someone Is Aiding Hoffman

Hotel employees in Shakopee believe a fugitive was in their building moments after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino earlier this week, and they say he wasn’t alone. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is wanted for the murder of his ex-boyfriend, Kelly Phillips, at a gas station in Arden Hills last month.

09/06/2014

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Shakopee Man Charged In Hit-&-Run That Severely Injured Man

A 26-year-old Shakopee man has been charged with hitting a pedestrian in Minneapolis while driving drunk and fleeing the scene.

09/04/2014

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What Is Biochar Gardening?

The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.

09/02/2014

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4 Men In Their 70s Charged In Poker Scheme

Scott County authorities have charged four men in their 70s who they say made $200 in a poker cheating scheme at a racetrack. The three Florida men and one Michigan man are charged with felony cheating while gambling at Canterbury Park last summer.

08/22/2014

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Renaissance Fair Begins In Shakopee

It’s that time of year when we can enjoy a trip back in time and experience the rule of kings and queens. This year marks the 44th annual Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

08/17/2014

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Public Invited To Shakopee Pow Wow

Dancers from across the country will compete at an annual pow wow in Shakopee. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community will hold the event Aug. 15-17 on its reservation. The pow wow is known by the Dakota word “Wacipi”, which translates to “they dance.”

08/09/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Midwest Rib Fest Competition

On a hot summer day it’s the perfect day to let your grill do the work and slow roast some ribs. Or if you don’t want to be by all that slow, low heat, maybe you want to head to Mystic Lake for their Great Midwest Rib Fest competition.

07/26/2014

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Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.

07/03/2014

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Flooding Closes 3 Rides At Valleyfair, Limits Parking

Flooding in Shakopee, Minn. has led to the closure of three rides Wednesday at a popular Twin Cities amusement park. According to officials at Valleyfair, the park has closed the Renegade and Excalibur rollercoasters and the Thunder Canyon water ride.

06/25/2014

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Hundreds Of Veterans Tour New VA Clinic In Shakopee

The new Shakopee Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is the 13th of its kind in Minnesota. The clinics stretch as far north as the Boundary Waters area in Ely. This latest clinic will serve between 3,500 to 4,000 veterans in the south Twin Cities metro.

06/16/2014

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New Shakopee VA Clinic Holds Grand Opening

Monday marks the grand opening of the new Veterans Affairs clinic in Shakopee. U.S. Rep. John Kline is slated to keynote the 9 a.m. program, which includes an open house and tours.

06/16/2014

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4 Arrested In Connection With Dakota Co. Marijuana Grow Operation

Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley,  were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.

06/02/2014

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Everything Old Is New Again At Valleyfair

You don’t have to have nerves of steel to have a good time. This year, the amusement park is offering up some more family-friend rides as well. Edward Moody checked out the all-new area geared towards families. Did we say “all-new”? Well, in this case at least, everything old is new again.

05/20/2014

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Canterbury Park Live Horse Racing Season To Begin

Canterbury Park opens its live horse racing season on Friday. Post time is 6:30 p.m. Racing continues Saturday and Sunday with a new post time of 12:45 p.m.

05/15/2014

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Lawsuit Accuses Woman Of Exploiting Immigrants

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is accusing a Shakopee woman and her companies of falsely posing as immigration lawyers.

05/13/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away, and we wanted to make sure you’re prepared. So we asked you to help us find the best tacos in Minnesota.

05/01/2014

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Canterbury Park Building $2.5 Million Event, Expo Center

Canterbury Park officials announced Tuesday plans to build a $2.5 million event and expo center that will make their available event space the fourth largest in the Twin Cities. The plans unveiled Tuesday were for a 30,000 square foot structure that would give Canterbury Park more than 100,000 square feet in event space.

04/29/2014

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Amy Senser Released From Shakopee Women’s Prison

She hasn’t served her full sentence yet in a deadly hit-and-run crash, but Amy Senser was released from prison on Thursday. It also doesn’t mean she’s free and going home. The wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser will be moved to either a jail or halfway house to begin a work release program.

04/24/2014

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Valleyfair Unveils New (And Old) Attractions

The Shakopee, Minn. amusement park Valleyfair is adding a new ride this year called Northern Lights. The ride is aimed at families, so it’s not among the park’s faster, wilder rides. Instead, it reaches a top speed of 43 miles per hour.

04/22/2014

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Hopkins’ Win Over Shakopee Provokes Shot Clock Debate

High school tournament time is almost a guarantee for something exciting. In the boys’ basketball, Thursday night’s game between Hopkins and Shakopee was a thriller, going in to a fourth overtime. Many argue you win basketball games by playing the game. Thursday night Hopkins won by not playing.

03/14/2014

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Longtime Canterbury Park Jockey Paralyzed In Ariz.

A longtime jockey at Canterbury Park was paralyzed in a freak accident at a Phoenix horse racing track. Anne von Rosen, who has ridden at the Shakopee track’s summer meet since 2001, suffered a severed spinal cord Wednesday when a horse she was riding at Turf Paradise collapsed, trapping her underneath.

03/13/2014

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Warm-Up Unlikely To Melt Much Snow

Justin Parent has crafted quite the technique for clearing snow off cars. At 169 Motors in Shakopee, he scrapes off 40-50 a day. “Getting a nice workout,” Parent said. “I’m getting tired of the snow, aren’t you?” The people we came across Monday would probably say “yes”. About six inches fell in the Shakopee area. A warm-up is on the way, but Mike Greasinger with the National Weather Service says we shouldn’t get too excited.

02/17/2014

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