Posted on: September 29, 2017

Pedestrian Safety Along CH 16 in Shakopee

Scott County, along with Shakopee and the Shakopee School District, has heard our residents’ concerns about pedestrian safety along 17th Avenue (CH 16) and, in particular, near the schools along this roadway:  Jackson Elementary, Shakop...

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County Press Releases

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Folkways of the Holidays

Folkways of the Holidays

The holidays are a time of deeply-rooted traditions. During “Folkways of the Holidays” at The Landing – Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee, we bring to life the 19th century holiday cultural traditions of the Minnesota R...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

Secret Holiday Shop

Secret Holilday Shop

Savage Parks and Recreations will host the 2017 Secret Holiday Shop for children to shop for holiday gifts from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 9 at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (13550 Dakota Ave., Savage). Volunteers will he...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 9, 2017

Santa Cop Night

Toys for Tots

The annual Toys for Tots drive is underway, and kids are invited to personally deliver their donated gift to Santa. Bring your new unwrapped gift to the Savage Police Department garage and have your picture taken with Santa and Police Chief Rodney Seurer ...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 8, 2017

Holiday Festival and Open House

SCHS Santa

Kick off the holiday season with a weekend of fun in downtown Shakopee!  There will be a cool winter parade on Friday evening (December 1), followed by a day of wonderment and fun on Saturday, December 2, from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Visit with ...

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Posted on: November 7, 2017

Family Frontier Adventures

The Landing

Join friends and family on Sunday, November 19, from 12:30 – 4 p.m., at The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park, Shakopee! Experience pioneer life with hands-on activities and explore why many old-time skills are coming back today. Cost is $10...

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Additional Info... County Spotlights
Posted on: November 7, 2017

GamerBlast

Super Smash Brothers

Blast your winter break boredom with this free drop-in program featuring games, games, games! Fight your way to the top for free prizes and snacks in our Super Smash Brothers tournament (2:15 for ages 5-8, and 3:15 for ages 9-12), make and take some Minec...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Skate With Santa!

skate with santa

It might be a busy time of year at the North Pole, but Santa Claus is making a stop at the Shakopee Ice Arena for the annual Skate with Santa event from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10. Free admission and skate rental; however, a limited number of skate...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

DecemBRRR Dazzle

DecemBRRR Dazzle

DecemBRRR DazzleThe City of Prior Lake will host its free DecemBRRR Dazzle celebration on Friday, December 1, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Lakefront Park. Santa and his reindeer will be on hand for photos with children along with ice carving demonstrat...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: October 26, 2017

Affordable Land Rent Seminars

Land Rent Seminars

What is a Fair Farmland Rental Agreement? Landlords, farmers, agri-business professionals are invited to attend one of two upcoming free Affordable Land Rent Seminars to learn about the factors affecting land rent.  These meetings are being provi...

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County Spotlights

Posted on: November 14, 2017

Rod Thompson charged in Scott County

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Rod Thompson was charged in Scott County District Court with a 21-count Complaint: 6 counts of felony Theft by Swindle, 13 counts of felony Embezzlement of Public Funds, 1 count of felony Possession of Stolen Property, and 1 count of misdemeanor Possessio...

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Highlighted Cases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Charges in Shakopee murder

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Balandin was charged for killing his live-in girlfriend.  Balandin will appear for a bail hearing in Scott County District Court on November 9, 2017.  Charging documents can be found here.

 

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Highlighted Cases
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Sundblad sentencing

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At sentencing on May 8, 2017, Judge Wilton imposed a total of 313 months in prison for Sundblad, who was earlier convicted of causing the death of his 59-day-old son.  Sundblad was ordered to serve three consecutive sentences: 103 months for Firs...

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Highlighted Cases

Posted on: November 17, 2017

HHW Closed 11/23-11/25 for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

The Scott County HHW facility will be closed Thursday 11/23 and Saturday 11/25 for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  It will re-open during its normal operating hours on Wednesday 11/29 at Noon.

The facility will be open the day before Thanksgivi...

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program

Posted on: May 26, 2017

Cleary Lake Master Plan update in progress

We are updating the Cleary Lake Master Plan.  Click on the link below to find out more about the update process.  If you have comments please send them to Parks Planner Nathan Moe at nmoe@co.scott.mn.us

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Cleary Lake Master Plan Update Information Parks & Trails

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Youth Snowmobile Safety Training

Sheriff Luke Hennen is encouraging Scott County youth to complete Snowmobile Safety Training, to fulfill the certification required by law.

“We all want everyone to be able to get out and enjoy our Minnesota winters, especially our young people. ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2017

Rod Thompson 11/14/2017 Booking Photo

Click here for Rod Thompson's booking photo.


Further inquiries should be directed to the Shakopee Police Department.

Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Fatal Motorcycle Crash Update

UPDATE: 

The vehicles involved are as follows:  The motorcycle was a 2014 Harley Davidson, black in color. The truck was a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado, silver in color.  It is unknown if alcohol/drugs were a factor.  The Sc...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2017

Fatal Motorcycle Accident

On October 31st at approximately 7:55 pm, a fatal motor cycle crash occurred on Panama Ave. South of the intersection of 190th St. E. in Spring Lake Township.

Initial investigation shows that the vehicle in question (MC) was traveling South Bound on Panama...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 4, 2017

Suspect Arrested on Suspicion of Criminal Vehicular Homicide

F O R   I M M E D I A T E   R E L E A S E

October 4, 2017 – Shakopee,  Minnesota:  Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar and Scott
County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that an arrest has be...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Sgt. Kvasnicka Receives Special Olympics MN’s Law Enforcement Torch Run Unsung Hero Award

Sgt Kvasnicka Special Olympics Award 2017

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – September 15, 2017 – Athletes, coaches, families, sponsors and volunteers of Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) gathered to honor the champions of the 2017 Distinguished Service Awards on Saturday, September 9 at the ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Fatal Crash Update

The following is an update to the fatal crash that occurred on Zumbro Ave yesterday September 14, 2017.

The driver was released from St. Francis Regional Medical Center.  The driver’s identity is being withheld due to data privacy concerns and the...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 15, 2017

Fatal Crash Update

On September 14, 2017, at approximately 3:11 pm, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single car motor vehicle crash near the 13800 block of Zumbro Ave in Jackson Township.

Of the 5 occupants, JaMason Moffett (16) was deceased at the ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2017

Fatal Crash

On September 14, 2017, at approximately 3:11 pm, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single car motor vehicle crash near the 13800 block of Zumbro Ave in Jackson Township.

Of the 5 occupants, one was deceased at the scene, 2 were cri...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2017

Free Presentation on Teens and Social Media

Teens Social Media

Parents are not always aware of all the unknown ways kids are communicating online. And most kids do not understand the potential legal and life-long consequences of their social media and smartphone use.

Both parents and teenagers are invited to attend a ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2017

Motor Vehicle Hit and Run - Jackson Township

On
August 27th 2017, at approximately 10:48 am, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motor vehicle hit and run incident involving a pedestrian.  The incident occurred on Strunks Road inJackson Township.
The
initi...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2017

Residential House Fire

On July 20th, 2017 at approximately 10:39 p.m., a residential house fire occurred at a home in the 7000 block of 165th St E in Credit River Township.

Initial investigation shows that the fire is believed to have started in the furnace room of the home. &am...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2017

Burglary / Narcotics Arrest

On July14, 2017 at approximately 1:40 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a trespassing complaint in the 13000 block of Johnson Memorial Drive in Jackson Township.

Initial investigation shows that two or more individuals where tres...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2017

**LOCATED** Prior Lake Runaway Juvenile

On Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’s Office was notified that juvenile runaway, Lillian Frahm, had been located in the city of Minneapolis.  She was unharmed and safe.  The Scott County Sher...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2017

National Night Out

National Night Out

National Night Out is held annually on the first Tuesday in August and will occur on August 1st this year.  This program is designed to:

  • Heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention efforts.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti...
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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2017

Runaway Prior Lake Juvenile

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a runaway teen from the Prior Lake area.  She was last seen at 6:30 PM on 06/12/2017 leaving Friendship Church near Shakopee. The initial inve...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 13, 2017

Annual Youth Catfish Derby

Catfish Derby

QUESTION: “What do cops, kids and catfish have in common?”  

ANSWER:  “One fun-filled day on the Minnesota River!”  

Are you a youth 12 - 16 years of age who lives...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Boat Fire on Prior Lake

MEDIA RELEASE

 

FROM:       Sheriff Luke Hennen

DATE:       June 8th, 2017

 RE:             Boat Fire on Prior Lake 

On June ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Releases Crime Map to Public

LexisNexis Crime Mapping

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office now provides a new way for the public to stay informed about crime in Scott County. “This new crime map enables citizens to see crime activity in their own neighborhoods or throughout the county,” said Scott County Sherif...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Submerged Car in Thole Lake

On May 8, 2017 at approximately 12:00PM, The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a car submerged in water 30 feet from shore at the Thole Lake boat landing in Louisville Township, which is located south of the City of Shakopee.&...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2017

Level 3 Predatory Offender

According to Minnesota Statute 244.052, the Scott CountySheriff’s Office is releasing information regarding a Level 3 Predatory
Offender who has moved to Jackson Township as of April 26, 2017. Thisindividual has served the sentence imposed ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2017

**LOCATED** Missing Juveniles

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. the Scott County Sheriff’sOffice was notified that the missing juveniles had been located in Maricopa
County, Arizona.  The Juveniles wereunharmed and safe.  The p...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Missing Juveniles

Missing Juveniles

The Scott County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating two missing teens from the New Prague area.  They were last seen together at 10:58 AM on 4/15/2017 leaving the Walmart in Shakopee. The initial...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2017

Scott County Recognized by the National Weather Service as "StormReady"

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the National Weather Service has recognized Scott County as a StormReady community. Scott County Emergency Management Director, Captain Scott Haas, accepted the StormReady designation...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2017

Scott County Road Restrictions in Effect

Scott County road restrictions begin today, February 17 at 12:01 AM.  Scott County follows the Minnesota Department of Transportation road restriction schedule.   During this time all county, city and township roads are limited to axle l...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2017

House Fire in Spring Lake Township

On Sunday, February 12th at approximately 8:52 p.m., Scott County Dispatch received a call of a house fire in the 17300 block of Marschall Road in Spring Lake Township.  Two motorists on Marschall Road observed flames and smoke coming from a hous...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 31, 2017

Deputies now equipped with the antidote Narcan to fight opioid overdoses

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office has joined other agencies across the country in equipping deputies with the lifesaving antidote Naloxone to combat opioid overdoses.

Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies recently received training through North Memorial Health ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2017

Dairy Barn Fire - New Market Twp

Dairy Barn Fire

On January 13, 2017 at approximately 4:22am, a barn fire was reported north of the intersection of 260th Street East and Xerxes Avenue in New Market Township in Scott County. 

Initial investigation shows that this was a working dairy barn that con...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases

Posted on: November 16, 2017

Youth Snowmobile Safety Training

Snowmobile Safety Training

Registration is now open for Youth Snowmobile Safety Training through the Scott County Sheriff's Office

Additional Info... Sheriff - Spotlights
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Fingerprinting Services

Fingerprinting

When: Fingerprinting is conducted by appointment only.  It occurs twice a month on the second Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and the fourth Saturday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Appointments are scheduled in ten minute increments and can ...

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Additional Info... Sheriff - Spotlights
Posted on: February 28, 2017

Join the Volunteer Reserve Unit

SCSO Reserve Unit

The Volunteer Reserve Unit is part of the crime prevention unit and is made up of individuals who are not compensated financially, but volunteer time to give supplemental assistance to the Sheriff’s operations and other requesting law enforcement agencies...

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Additional Info... Sheriff - Spotlights

Posted on: July 28, 2017

View the Sand Creek Watershed Story Map

Sand Creek Watershed Story Map

Scott Watershed Management Organization (SWMO) is pleased to present The Sand Creek Watershed Story Map.  It uses maps, pictures, videos, and narratives to tell the story of the Sand Creek Watershed's water quality.  

In this online tool,...

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The Sand Creek Watershed Story Map Watershed Management Spotlights
Posted on: August 14, 2017

Technical Assistance & Cost Share Program Rated Highly among Participants

Innovative Practice - SWMO Tour 2016

The program is offered because of a partnership between Scott Watershed Management Organization & Scott Soil & Water Conservation District.  Read more about the Technical Cost Share & Incentive Program on SWCD's website or SWMO's cost...

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2017 U of M Scott County TACS Program Report Watershed Management Spotlights