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Sheriff: Body Pulled From Minnesota River In Shakopee

Authorities said they have pulled a body from the Minnesota River in Shakopee near where a fisherman was reported missing earlier this week. The Scott County Sheriff said crews were out near the area of the river and Memorial Park in Shakopee Friday morning and recovered a body from the Minnesota River late Friday morning.

01/24/2014

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Police: Missing Man May Have Gone Fishing In Minnesota River

The Shakopee Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a missing man who may have gone fishing on the Minnesota River earlier this week. Rescue crews were out early Thursday morning looking for 37-year-old Eric Michael Lindquist. Authorities said the Shakopee native was last seen by a family member at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.

01/23/2014

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Internet Community Helps Crack Grandma’s Code

When a brain tumor took away Dorothy Holm’s ability to speak, she picked up index cards and began filling them, edge to edge, with seemingly random, indecipherable sequences of letters. Her grandchildren saw her scribbling and thought she was leaving them a code — but it was one the preteens couldn’t crack.

01/22/2014

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How Did Minnesota’s Residents Live 8,000 Years Ago? These Digs Are Providing Answers

Most of us don’t think of Minnesota as the go-to place for archeological discoveries. But in the past six weeks, several sites near Shakopee have turned up hundreds of ancient finds. Archaeologists have found everything from old tools to animal bones, giving us a glimpse into life thousands of years ago.

01/03/2014

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Authorities ID Man Killed In Shakopee Accident

Authorities said a 48-year-old Shakopee man died Friday when his car lost control on an icy highway and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

12/07/2013

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1 Dead After Car Goes Off Bloomington Ferry Bridge

One person was killed after losing control and plunging off the Bloomington Ferry Bridge Friday morning. According to the State Patrol, the Buick LeSabre lost control on an icy patch of road while traveling southbound on Highway 169.

12/06/2013

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State Patrol: 1 Killed After Car Plunges Over Bloomington Ferry Bridge

One person was found dead Friday morning after a car went off the road on Highway 169 and plunged over the Bloomington Ferry Bridge, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

12/06/2013

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Shakopee Mayor Calls For Action After Inmate Escapes Women’s Prison

An inmate from the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee is back in custody after running from the grounds Monday night.

12/03/2013

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State Patrol: Richfield Man Killed In Shakopee Head-On Crash

A 30-year-old man from Richfield died Saturday morning when the car he was driving hit a semi-truck head-on just south and west of the Twin Cities, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

11/23/2013

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2 Men Arrested In Shakopee Fatal Shooting

Two men have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting and robbery last week in Shakopee. Police believe 21-year-old Anthony James Cox, of Minneapolis, was the lone gunman in the shooting death of 32-year-old Aaron James Moran, of Shakopee.

10/28/2013

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Shakopee Shooting Victim ID’d

Authorities have released the name of a man who was fatally shot in Shakopee. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office identified the victim Thursday as 32-year-old Aaron James Moran of Shakopee. The medical examiner says Moran died of multiple gunshot wounds.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Athlete Challenges Suspension From Sports

A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.

10/23/2013

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Police Searching For Suspect In Shakopee Shooting Death

Police in Shakopee said they’re looking for a suspect after a man was found shot to death inside his home Tuesday night. Authorities were called to the 800 block of Prairie Street at about 7 p.m. Tuesday on a report of an armed robbery.

10/23/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013

Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.

10/11/2013

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Humperdinck Cancels Again At Mystic Lake

Health issues have forced British crooner Engelbert Humperdinck to cancel two shows, including an already rescheduled appearance at a Minnesota casino. The Mystic Lake Casino confirmed Thursday that the 77-year-old Humperdinck has scrapped Friday’s show.

09/26/2013

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The Man Behind The Passion Of MyPillow

Millions have seen Mike Lindell’s passion for pillows on his No. 1-rated infomercial. But few know the true origins of Lindell’s Minnesota based MyPillow empire. Lindell would go on to own bars, carpet cleaning services and even file bankruptcy before coming back to pillows. He said it took years to perfect the product.

09/25/2013

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Halloween’s ‘Valley Scare’ Scare Takes Over Valleyfair

Fall is here and so is the season for spooky, scary things. Halloween has taken over Valleyfair in Shakopee. WCCO went behind the scenes of Valley Scare Halloween Haunt, which will be going on every weekend from now through Oct. 27.

09/24/2013

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Canterbury Park Breaks Season Record

Celebrating a resurgence of racing, Canterbury Park wrapped up one of its most successful seasons in its colorful history. Over the course of 69 days, attendance and handle, which is the amount of money bet on Canterbury races, rose to the highest levels since 1995.

09/15/2013

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Shutterfly’s New MN Facility Will Bring 1,000 Jobs

Shutterfly broke ground Tuesday on a $60 million Shakopee facility. The online photo-sharing site will employ up to 1,000 full and part time employees.

09/10/2013

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Female Race Announcer To Make History At Canterbury Park

It is a day that Angela Herrmann will never forget: May 2, 1998. As an 11-year-old girl, Herrmann sat transfixed in front of her television as Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby.

09/06/2013

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After 57 Years, Raceway Park Takes Final Lap

Sunday night marked the final lap for a big part of race car history in Minnesota. Raceway Park in Shakopee has been the home track to Twin Cities’ race car drivers for 57 years. Some of the best in the business have raced there, including Dale Ernhardt and Matt Kenseth. On the final night, dozens of drivers showed up to take part in the final day of racing.

09/01/2013

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Take A Step Back In Time At The Renaissance Festival

The middle ages meet the 21st century as the annual Renaissance Festival kicks off Saturday morning in Shakopee. For 43 years, visitors have been hanging with kings, knights, even mermaids. King Henry lords over the 22-acre grounds.

08/17/2013

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Canterbury Park Could Host Bull Run

You might not have to travel to Pamplona, Spain if running with the bulls is your type of sport. A promotional group is bringing the Great Bull Run to America at 10 locations over the next year. Organizers have a tentative date of May 14 at Canterbury Park horse race track in Shakopee.

08/06/2013

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Road Work Hampers Highway 62, 169 and I-35W This Weekend

There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.

07/27/2013

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Woman, 49, Killed In Jordan Motorcycle Accident

A 49-year-old Glencoe woman is dead after an SUV turned in front of her motorcycle Thursday morning, according to the Jordan Police Department.

07/11/2013

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