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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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Dinosaurs Take Over Valleyfair This Summer

“Dinosaurs Alive” is the big new attraction this year at Valleyfair in Shakopee. It promises a life size trip back into time. The exhibit features huge, life-sized dinosaurs that are to scale and that come alive when theme park-goers are nearby.

06/26/2013

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Shakopee Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food Stamps

A 47-year-old Shakopee man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to using other people’s food stamps. Chin Son Kim pleaded guilty to one count of food stamp fraud.

06/12/2013

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Want To Help Turtles Cross The Road? Just Pay Attention

It’s the time of year when turtles of all shapes and sizes are on the move. Many, including the Blandings Turtle, cross busy roadways to lay their eggs. The Blandings is a protected species in Minnesota, and some in the south metro worry it’s even more at risk in their neighborhood.

06/06/2013

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Think Gas Prices Are Bad For Boaters? Race Car Drivers Have It Worse

The national average for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 days in a row. But here in the Twin Cities, gas has dropped three cents to an average of $4.17 a gallon.

05/24/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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Minn.’s Canterbury Park Opens Racing Season May 17

Canterbury Park opens its 2013 horse racing season in just about a week. The 69-day race meet is the Shakopee track’s longest since 2006. The meet runs until Sept. 14.

05/09/2013

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Dayton Admonishes Shakopee Town Hall Audience

Gov. Mark Dayton is calling members of a Shakopee audience “rude” and “juvenile” after a raucous town hall meeting.

04/30/2013

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Shakopee Energy Plant Explosion Damaged Two Silos, Cause Still Unknown

The city of Shakopee is giving the all-clear after a plant explosion rocked the city south of Minneapolis.

04/25/2013

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Charges: Shakopee HS Student Shot, Killed In Drug Deal

A 27-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of shooting and killing a Shakopee High School student that was part of a triple shooting during an apparent drug deal, according to charges filed Wednesday in Scott County Court.

04/24/2013

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Cops: 1 Arrested In Shooting That Killed Shakopee Student

Police arrested one suspect and continued searching for two others Friday after gunfire in a Shakopee apartment left a high school student dead and two other people wounded.

04/19/2013

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