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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Vermillion to assume County Administrator position in 2019

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October 2, 2018; Shakopee, Minnesota – In unanimous action this morning, the Scott County Board of Commissioners officially adopted a resolution appointing current Deputy County Administ...

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County Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2018

Some ePermits now available

July 19, 2018; Shakopee, Minnesota -- Scott County is thrilled to announce that many ePermits are available for Scott County township properties.  ePermits provide the ability to obtain a permit for certain residential building, plumbing, and mec...

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County Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2018

U selects Ramsey, Scott Counties as next partners for Resilient Communities Project

Scott County is thrilled to be selected as one of the 2018 University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project partners!“We are very excited to partner with the University of Minnesota to undertake research that will help advance o...

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Posted on: November 5, 2018

Get Wrapped Up in New Prague!

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Shop local.  Celebrate local.  Get "wrapped up" in New Prague!  Punch cards, "Elf on the Shelf," Small Business Saturday (November 24), and more!

Holiday shop local promotion begins November 19!

Holiday Parade ...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 5, 2018

SCHS Kids Kraft: Thanksgiving!

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Join the Scott County Historical Society on November 17th from 10:30 - 11:15 AM for the November edition of Kids Kraft! Bring your families and create a “thankfulness turkey” at the museum. Afterwards, head into the exhibit gallery to ...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 5, 2018

SCHS Holiday Fest!

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Join the Scott County Historical Society for their annual Holiday Fest! The merriment will take place from 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM on Saturday, December 1. Santa will pose for photos and take holiday requests from 10:30 - 1:30 in parlor of the historic Stans H...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 5, 2018

SCHS: A Taste of Christmas Past

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Get in the holiday spirit at the Scott County Historical Society’s mid-century holiday tasting and fundraiser on Thursday, December 6, from 6:30 – 8 PM. This year, they’re sampling holiday foods from the ‘40s, &...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Dakotah! Annual Turkey Trot 5K

Turkey Trot

On Saturday, November 17, Dakotah! Sport and Fitness (DSF) will host its annual Turkey Trot 5K. The 3.1-mile event will start at DSF and wind through The Meadows at Mystic Lake, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s award-winning golf cours...

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County Spotlights
Posted on: October 29, 2018

"Happening": An HBO Documentary Film

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Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution

HBO Documentary Films presents a Redford Center Original

Nov. 15, 7 – 9 PM, Savage

HBO Documentary Films present “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution”

Electricity generated from wind and sola...

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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: 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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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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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Want County Highway project news? Look for the cone!

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You can go directly to the Scott County Highway Project page for up-to-date news, progress, and information about projects in and around the community!

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

New fees for TVs, Monitors, and Appliances starting 1/1/18

Starting January 1st, 2018 the Scott County HHW will be charging a $10 fee for each television, computer monitor, and residential appliance.  Cash, check or credit card is accepted.

Note: This $10 fee applies to all televisions and monitors, regard...

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Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Program

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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

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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
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

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

Sheriff's Office Citizens' Academy Registration Open

Citizens Academy SWAT demo

The 2019 Citizens' Academy begins on the evening of Monday, February 4, 2019.  

Additional info and to register... Sheriff - Spotlights
Posted on: November 7, 2018

Speed Detection Trailer Available to Public

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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.  

For additional info click here... Sheriff - Spotlights
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. 

Sign up here... Sheriff - Spotlights

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Are You Losing Top Soil?

170330 Cover Crop

The SWCD has a wealth of information and resources available to help you get started using cover crops. 

For starters, they have:

  • Soil health know-how 
  • Networking opportunities with the Scott County Soil Health Team
  • Incentive payments of $20...
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Visit Scott SWCD's New Cover Crop Webpage Watershed Management Spotlights
Posted on: May 1, 2018

2017 SWMO Annual Report is available

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Find out about Scott Watershed Management Organization's 2017 achievements in the 2017 Annual Report.  

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

BWSR Highlights Scott County Water Quality Success Stories

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In this newsletter, BWSR highlights some big success stories the Scott Watershed Management Organization has managed.  But we could not accomplish any of it without partnering with landowners, local sportsman clubs, BWSR, three SWCDs, Great River...

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