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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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Shakopee Man Charged With Defrauding Food Stamp Program Of $29K

A Shakopee man was charged Thursday with one count of food stamps fraud, costing the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program (SNAP) over $29,000.

04/19/2013

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How Do You Know If You Need Flood Insurance?

The state wants this weekend’s wet weather to be a warning to home owners.

03/10/2013

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Stolen Puppy Leads Police To Large Pot Growing Operation

The case of a 9-week-old puppy that was stolen from a Shakopee pet store led police to a large marijuana growing operation in Northfield, Minn., according to authorities.

03/06/2013

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9-Week-Old Puppy Stolen From Shakopee Pet Store

A local pet store is asking for help to find a 9-week-old Chihuahua puppy that was stolen Monday morning.

03/04/2013

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Best Ways To Learn About Presidential And American History In Minnesota

We observe President’s Day on the third Monday of February, but we can get in touch with our leaders in many ways on many different days.

01/28/2013

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Man Robs Shoe Store, Leads Police On 100 MPH Chase

Shakopee Police arrested a man who led them on a chase after he allegedly robbed a Famous Footwear at gunpoint Monday morning.

01/07/2013

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Man Found Dead In Snow In Shakopee

Police say a man’s body was found in the snow in Shakopee Tuesday morning.

12/12/2012

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Pups Of All Sizes Compete At Mpls. Kennel Club Show

The big Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show is this weekend, and along with all the dogs on display young handlers will be competing as well.

11/16/2012

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Minn. Racing Panel OKs 69-Day Canterbury Season

Canterbury Park will have a longer racing season next year. The Minnesota Racing Commission Thursday approved a 69-day thoroughbred and quarter horse race meet for the Shakopee track in 2013.

11/15/2012

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Police Suspect Arson In Shakopee Wine Shop Fire

Police have declared an explosion at a wine shop in Shakopee as a possible case of arson, and they’re offering a reward for information leading to an arrest.

11/09/2012

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1 Killed After Car Hits Tree In Scott County

One person was killed when a vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree in Scott County on Wednesday, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

10/25/2012

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Meet The Man Who Tests Coffee

A Twin Cities man with a unique job has found his niche drinking coffee for a living. Patrick Dinkins calls coffee a mix of science and art. He loves the process, the taste and, of course, the aroma.

10/24/2012

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Corn Maze Opens Up For Fall In Minnesota

Visitors can have a blast this autumn with a new attraction at a Twin Cities corn maze. Sever’s Corn Maze in Shakopee is known for always having a new theme and design for its more than 10-acre crop maze.

09/20/2012

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Man Sentenced For Failure To Pay Employee Tax Withholding

A Shakopee businessman has been sentenced Monday for failing to pay federal income taxes withheld from workers.

09/10/2012

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Valleyfair Announces $3.5 Million Expansions

Dinosaurs are coming to Valleyfair. A nearly five-acre attraction featuring more than 30 life-sized creatures from the land before time will soon greet visitors near the front gate of the amusement park.

09/06/2012

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