Posted on: May 26, 2017

Slow No Wake In Effect

A Slow No-Wake speed limit of 5 mph will be in effect on McMahon (Carls) Lake for areas within 150 feet of shore once signage is placed at the public Boat Launch. On June 3, 2014 the Scott County Board of Commissioners passed Surface Water Use Ordinance C...

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County Events

Posted on: May 26, 2017

No Wake Speed Limit in Effect

A Slow No-Wake speed limit of 5 mph will be in effect on McMahon (Carls) Lake for areas within 150 feet of shore once signage is placed at the public Boat Launch. On June 3, 2014, the Scott County Board of Commissioners passed Surface Water Use Ordinance ...

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County Press Releases

Posted on: August 14, 2017

Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

Cedar Lake Farm Park

Now peaking at the height of summer, Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park is buzzing with family-oriented activities like swimming, picnicking, fishing, children’s camps, and special programs.

Located deep in south-central Scott County near New Prague, the park h...

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Metropolitan Council article County Spotlights
Posted on: August 1, 2017

WWI Cemetery Tour

WWI gravesite

Learn the stories of WW I veterans at the SCHS’s WWI Cemetery Tour (on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 – 11:30 AM) on a special guided tour of St. Wenceslaus Cemetery in New Prague. Tour begins at the cemetery. Space is limited, so registrat...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: July 19, 2017

Shakopee Indoor Aquatic Center

shakopee indoor pool

After months of construction, the wait is over! The new indoor aquatic center in the Shakopee Community Center is set to open at noon on Thursday, July 20. The indoor aquatic center is part of a 16-month expansion project at the Community Center, which in...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: July 18, 2017

Free Zumba in the Park!

zumba

Come join and see what Zumba is all about.  Everyone age 12 and up is welcome, whether it's your first time or your 100th time, you are sure to leave with a smile. (Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)  Come join Lakieya Tyl...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: June 7, 2017

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry

If you have or know a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer, simply text “FOOD” to 877-877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. Even if you aren’t in need, someone else’s kids...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: April 18, 2017

Let's Go Fishing!

Lets Go Fishing

The Scott County Let’s Go Fishing Chapter is offering boat excursions and fishing outings again this summer on Cedar Lake, all outings are free for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.  All two-hour trips start at C...

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Additional Info... 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: September 14, 2016

State v. Cox

Supreme Court

Shakopee resident Aaron Moran was shot and killed in October of 2013. The Shakopee Police Department quickly identified Anthony Cox as the primary suspect. Cox was arrested when he returned to Shakopee. He later confessed. The Scott County Attorney's Offi...

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Additional Info... 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: August 18, 2017

MSA Scholarship Opportunity

MSA Scholarship

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) has announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2017. The MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 16, 2017

Tornado Warning

Full Press Release Link

On August 16th, 2017 severe weather moved through the Scott County area. Scott County’s storm spotters were activated at 6:40PM when a potentially tornadic storm cell was observed travelling north from the City of Kilkenny...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2017

July 25th Tornado Warning

On July 25th, 2017 at 7:46PM the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Northern Scott County.  A severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located just north of Shakopee.  Radar detected rotation in this stor...

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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: August 18, 2017

Minnesota Sheriff's Association Scholarship Program

MSA Scholarship

The Minnesota Sheriffs’ Association (MSA) has announced the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2017. The MSA Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund for the awarding of up to 15- $600 scholarships for this ...

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Sheriff - Spotlights
Posted on: May 10, 2017

Crime Map Now Available 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,&r...

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http://www.communitycrimemap.com/?address=shakopee 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: 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
Posted on: May 2, 2017

2016 SWMO Annual Report Now Available

2016 Annual Report

Click on the link to view the full annual report.

2016 SWMO Annual Report Watershed Management Spotlights