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Posted on: February 25, 2019

Scott County/MnDOT Update: The Highways 169/41/78 Interchange Improvement Project

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Scott County and MnDOT are building a new interchange at Highway 169/41/78 in Jackson and Louisville Townships.  Construction began in fall 2018 and is anticipated to be completed late fall 2020.  This project will:

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Posted on: March 24, 2019

My Preschooler & Me: Early Explorers

Landing Kids

On Tuesday, April 9, from 10 - 11:30 AM., The Landing-Minnesota River Heritage Park,(Shakopee): Come discover the magic of historic Eagle Creek with your child. Play, sing, read stories, and explore outdoors as new themes are investigated each month. Cost...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: March 21, 2019

Free series on dementia

Dementia series

As seniors age, a diagnosis of dementia puts many families in crisis mode, as they wonder what will happen and how to best care for their loved ones. The Shakopee Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with Emerald Crest Memory Care and All Saints ...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Arbor Day Celebration

Savage Arbor Day

Save the date!  The City of Savage will be holding its annual Arbor Day celebration on Saturday, April 27 from 9 to 11 AM at the McColl Pond Environmental Learning and Event Center (ELC) -- 13550 Dakota Avenue.

Volunteers are needed to assist with...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Service Day Saturday

Savage Day of Service

Service Day Saturday is a free and fun community event that will take place on April 13 from 10 AM to 3 PM on the Savage City Campus. This youth-led event is a day when businesses, organizations, faith groups, families, and residents can participate in ov...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Grab!

Shakopee Easter Egg Hunt

You are cordially invited by the Easter Bunny to the annual Easter Egg Hunt & Candy Grab at 11 AM on Saturday, April 13, at the Shakopee Community Center and Muenchow Fields (1255 Fuller Street, Shakopee). Enjoy egg hunts by age at 11 AM with activiti...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 27, 2019

March Family Fun Nights!

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GLOW STICK DANCE: Thursday, March 7, 6:30 PM

Get out and move your body as we dance to the beat. We’ll provide the lights, music, and glow sticks, and you provide the moves. We will be dancing along to the videos of kid-friendly songs from GoNood...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 27, 2019

Savage Recycle Day!

Savage recyle day

The annual Savage Recycling Day is Saturday, May 4, at Savage Community Park! This City-sponsored event provides residents an opportunity to discard unwanted appliances, electronics, furniture, yard waste, and other items for a reasonable fee. The City co...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 25, 2019

March Kids Kraft: Bobbleheads!

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Have you ever gotten a bobblehead of one of your favorite players at a baseball game? Now you can make your own! Come visit the Scott County Historical Society on Saturday, March 30 for Kids Kraft. Young folks can make the bobblehead of their dreams and t...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Vibe at Club Prior!

Club Prior Vibe

Vibe!

Join us for free live music every Tuesday in March at Club Prior. These events are open to all ages and offer dance instruction with live music. Vibe is a partnership between the Scott County Library and the City of Prior Lake.

Tuesday, March 5 - Sals...

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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Rod Thompson Convicted of 19 Felonies

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Former Shakopee Public Schools superintendent, Rod Thompson, pleaded guilty to five felony counts of Theft by Swindle, thirteen counts of felony Embezzlement of Public Funds, and one count of Felony Receiving Stolen Property. Thompson agreed to serve 24 m...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

Scott County Attorney's Office clears officer involved in November 2018 fatal shooting

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Nn November 9, 2018, Officers of the Shakopee Police Department were involved in a shooting resulting in the death of James Hanchett.  The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) was contacted to conduct the investigation into this office...

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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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Posted on: January 9, 2019

New fees for Tires starting 1/1/2019

            There will be a pricing change at the Scott County Household Hazardous Waste Facility (HHW) for tire disposal.  In order to make tire disposal simpler and in line with other HHW fa...

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Posted on: March 17, 2019

FLOODING UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE #5 from Jordan Police Department

UPDATE – FLOODING - PRESS RELEASE #5 from Jordan Police Department – For Immediate Release

Sand Creek water levels spiked quickly last night peaking around 9:00 pm at approximately 11.8 feet, the highest peak since the water level reach...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2019

FLOODING UPDATE - PRESS RELEASE #2 from Jordan Police Department

UPDATE – FLOODING - PRESS RELEASE #2 from Jordan Police Department – For Immediate Release

The Jordan Police Department and Scott County Emergency Management along with public works departments are continued to work on a solution for cl...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2019

Fatal Snowmobile Crash - Updated Report

On March 3, 2019, at approximately 4:27 p.m., Scott County 911 Dispatch Center received a report of a snowmobile crash with injuries at the intersection of 280th Street West (Highway 19) and Lehnert Lane in Blakeley Township.  

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2019

Fatal Snowmobile Crash

On March 3, 2019, at approximately 4:27 p.m., Scott County Dispatch Center advised deputies to respond to the intersection of 280th Street West and Lehnert Lane in Blakeley Township for a snowmobile crash with injuries.

Initial investigation shows that a b...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 11, 2019

Spring Lake Township Structure Fire

On February 10, 2019 at 6:26 am, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and the Prior Lake Fire Department were dispatched to a house fire on the 19000 block of Mushtown Road in Spring Lake Township. 

Upon arriving, first responders advised t...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Three Vehicle Crash with Injuries / UPDATE

Update:

The names of the parties involved are as follows:

  • Gail Schauer (42) of Faribault was driving the black Jeep.  She was the lone occupant.
  • Jason Foltz (48) of Prior Lake was driving the black Ford.  Samuel Foltz (14) of Prior Lake wa...
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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2019

Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award Presented for Life-Saving Actions

Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen presented four individuals with the Morris A. Miller Health Hero Award during the January 15th Scott County Board of Commissioners Meeting.  Citizen William Turgi along with Scott County Sheriff Sergeant Robert Ry...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2019

Luke Hennen Sworn In as Scott County Sheriff

Jordan native Luke Hennen completed his oath of office during Tuesday morning’s meeting of the Scott County Board of Commissioners.  The oath marks the beginning of Luke Hennen’s first full-term as Scott County Sheriff. &n...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2019

K-9 Floyd Completes Narcotic Detection Training

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is
pleased to announce K-9 Floyd has completed Narcotic Detector training.  The addition of K-9 Floyd, a BelgianMalinois, was made possible by a generous donation from a private Scott County...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: December 14, 2018

2018 'Season's Greetings' Card Contest Winner

Today, Scott County Luke Hennen announced the winner of the second
annual Sheriff’s Office ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest.    “We were thrilled with the level ofinte...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Annual Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy - 2019 Registration Open

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for the 2019 Citizens’ Academy.

“The Scott County Sheriff’s Office continuously strives to enhance the relationship between our Deputies and the community,” said Sheriff Luke Hennen. “The Citizens...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2018

Death Investigation - Arrest Update

November 6, 2018 (SAND CREEK TWP) – Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that an arrest has been made regarding the death of an 17-month old* female in Sand Creek Township that occurred on August 26, 2018.  

Due to the comple...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Rocks in Roadway - UPDATE

October 29, 2018 (CREDIT RIVER TOWNSHIP) - A suspect has been identified in the October 17, 2018 incident involving rocks in the roadway near the intersection of 217Th Street East and Dakota Avenue in Credit River Township.  This individual is a ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2018

Sheriff's Office 2018 Greeting Card Design Contest

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s 2018 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

Sheriff Luke Hennen is again searching for creative kids to help design the artwork for its 2018 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card. The winning entry will be used on the front ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2018

Youth Snowmobile Training - Registration NOW OPEN

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is once again offering free snowmobile field training on December 8th and 9th for kids ages 11 to 15 at the Regional Training Facility in Jordan.  State law requires anyone born after Dec. 31, 1976, to ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2018

MVEC Grant

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office recently received a $3,500 grant from Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) toward the purchase of three new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) devices.  These funds were made available by MVEC&...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2018

Fatal Motorcycle Crash

On August 3, 2018, at approximately 8:16 p.m., Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies, Shakopee Police Department and Allina Ambulance responded to a 911 call of a two vehicle crash with injuries at Old brick Yard Road and 130th Street West in Louisvil...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Death Investigation

On August 26, 2018, at approximately 4:41 p.m., Scott County Dispatch received a call of a child experiencing difficulty breathing on the 4xxx block of Morlock Drive in Sand Creek Township.  

Deputies and emergency responders were dispatched to th...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Criminal Sexual Conduct Suspect Arrested

On August 22, 2018, at approximately 2:30 p.m., a suspect was arrested in connection to a criminal sexual conduct incident that occurred on August 7, 2018 on the 17000 block of Valley View Drive in Sand Creek Township.With the assistance of the Eden Prair...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: August 13, 2018

MN Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program

Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2018.  The Minnesota Sheriff’s Association (MSA) Board of Directors has established a scholarship fund awarding up to fifteen $600 schol...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2018

Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash - New Market Township

On July 26, 2018, at approximately 2:30 pm, Scott County Sheriff’s Deputies were responding to a driving complaint when the vehicle in question crashed near the intersection of Pillsbury Avenue (County Road 46) and Deuce Road (County Road 2) in ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Flood Safety Advisory

As the Minnesota River continues to rise, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind citizens about the dangers the flooding river could impose.After excessive rainfall in the southern portion of Minnesota, the Minnesota River has been steadil...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 24, 2018

Registration for Sheriff’s Office Annual Youth Catfish Derby Opens Soon

Every summer, local kids join dozens of Scott County deputies, police officers, fire fighters and emergency medical personnel in fishing boats for a day of fun and fishing on the Minnesota River!  Up to 50 kids, ages 12 to 16, who live in or atte...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 20, 2018

National Night Out 2018

Scott County Sheriff’s Office Encourages Neighborhood Involvement as Crime Prevention Tool

 

Shakopee, MN – The Scott County Sheriff’s Office invites local residents and business owners to join neighborhoods across the state and nation to recognize...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2018

K9 Deputy Floyd Officially in Service

Last week, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s new K9 Deputy Floyd, a two-year-old purebred Belgian Malinois, graduated from the St. Paul Police K9 Unit Basic Canine Handlers Course (Police K9 Academy).  Deputy Floyd and his h...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 22, 2018

Water Safety Advisory

Scott County is known for its many local lakes and the Minnesota River that make up our beautiful community.  May is National Water Safety Month and is the perfect time to ensure you and your family are prepared to spend a fun, safe day by the wa...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2018

Driver in Fatal Rollover Sentenced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 May 21, 2018; Shakopee, Minnesota:  Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen and Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar announced today that Khalil Malik Watson, the driver that caused the single-vehicle rollover crash that kill...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2018

Planting Season and Roadway Safety

May 15, 2018 (SHAKOPEE):  With temperatures on the rise, more farmers will be in their fields, which means slow-moving farm equipment will also be on Scott County roadways.  “We want to encourage drivers to be mindful, slow dow...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2018

Hit & Run Crash - ARREST UPDATE

May 10, 2018 (SHAKOPEE) –Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced today that an arrest has been made regarding the hit and run crash in Credit River Township that occurred on April 29, 2018. Timothy Lee Biby (45), of St. Paul was arrested toda...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Hit & Run Crash - UPDATE

UPDATE:

The vehicle in question has been located.  It is a 1999 Honda Accord DX, blue in color.  No arrests have been made.  We would like to thank the public for their efforts in helping us attempt to locate the vehicle. The inv...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2018

Hit & Run Crash

At approximately 11:00 pm on April 29, 2018, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a personal injury crash on 185th St East (CR21) near Hobby Hills Trail in Credit River Township.

The reporting party, Grant Skluzacek (18) of Prior ...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2018

Death Investigation

At approximately 12:00 p.m. on March 8, 2018, the Eden Prairie Police Department notified the Scott County Sheriff’s Office that a vehicle we had impounded on March 6th was registered to a missing person out of the city of Eden Prairie. &nbs...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2018

K9 Donation

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The Scott County Sheriff’s Office received a $17,000 donation toward the purchase of a new K9 Deputy on Thursday.  R&D Batteries, Inc., located in Burnsville, which focuses primarily on the engineering, testing, manufacturing and di...

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Scott County Sheriff's Office Press Releases
Posted on: January 16, 2018

House Fire In St. Lawrence Township

On January 13th at approximately 7:55
pm, Scott County Communications Center received several 911calls from passingmotorist, reporting a house fire in the 6700 block of Old Highway 169 in St. Lawrence
Township.

When deputies from the Scott Cou...

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

2017 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Contest Winner

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Today, Scott County Sheriff Luke Hennen announced the winner of the first annual Sheriff's Office 'Season's Greetings' Card Design Contest.  "We were thrilled with the level of interest that this challenge inspired," Sheriff Hennen said...

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Posted on: November 20, 2017

Sheriff's Office Greeting Card Design Contest

Scott County Sheriff’s Office’s ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card Design Contest

 

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is searching for creative kids to help design the artwork for its 2017 ‘Season’s Greetings’ Card. The winning entry will be used on the fro...

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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: 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: 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: 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

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Speed Detection Trailer Available to Public

Speed Trailer

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office utilizes a mobile speed detection trailer to aid in speed enforcement by encouraging drivers to slow down by displaying their speed as well as the posted speed limit.  

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

Sign up for CodeRED

CodeRED

CodeRED, is a high-speed telephone emergency notification service allowing public safety agencies the ability to deliver pre-recorded information to targeted areas within the county. 

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