Posted on: October 5, 2017

COMMUNITY FEAST AND CONVERSATION ABOUT HEALTH AND WELLNESS

On Tuesday, October 24, from 6 - 9 p.m., the Scott County Health Care System Collaborative is hosting Health Matters! a community feast and conversation about health and wellness at the Shakopee Community Center at 1255 Fuller Street South in Shakopee. &a...

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County Press Releases
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: September 26, 2017

Carver County Highway 61 and 101 traffic interruptions starting October 2

Although there are no planned full closures of Highway 101, there will be only one lane in each direction open to traffic while this work is occurring. Motorists should expect traffic disruptions and delays as this work is occurring and are advised to use...

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Click here for the project website. County Press Releases

Posted on: August 30, 2017

Think you can beat the train?

train tracks

Check out this link to videos following hurried drivers tempted to race trains across railroad tracks.  Then you make the choice: click “cross” or “don’t cross” options in the Your Life is Worth t...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: August 28, 2017

Drop off yard waste for free

ORF collection

Residents of Scott County can drop off yard waste for free every Sunday from September 3 - October 29 at the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s Organics Recycling Facility (ORF).

Yard waste can be dropped off between 8 AM - 2 PM at the ORF, w...

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Click here for the ORF website! County Spotlights

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 30, 2016

Charges in Prior Lake homicide

Courthouse Image

Four people were charged in Scott County District Court with second-degree murder, aggravated robbery, and burglary in the murder of James Herron.   The Complaint against Derrick Zechariah Smith can be found here.  The Complaint against ...

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Highlighted Cases

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: 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...

Press Release

Additional Info... Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
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: 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: October 6, 2017

FREE Stabilize Your Shoreline Workshop

Stabilize Your Shoreline Flyer 2017

Come learn how to protect and stabilize the area between your lawn and your shoreline using a native buffer. During this workshop you will also hear about financial assistance that is available to help landowners stabilize their shorelines. 

The w...

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Register with the Scott SWCD (under Events) Watershed Management Spotlights
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Watch out for Turtle Crossings this Fall

Blandings by Jeff Dankert

Here are some tips from the Minnesota DNR to help our neighboring turtles make it safely to their wintering grounds (this list was modified for Scott County):

  • Please do not put yourself or others in danger to save turtles.  If it is safe, pull you...
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See MN DNR for Additional Info... Watershed Management 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