As it became clear that the school shooting reported yesterday at New Prague Middle School was a hoax, one young New Prague resident offered up this quip on Twitter: "I highly recommend New Prague schools if you like getting out of class for bomb threats and gun threats."SEE ALSO: Report of shooting ... More >>
The student allegedly responsible for placing a hoax 911 call yesterday morning and reporting that an AK-toting gunman had injured two people and was still on the loose now faces a felony charge.SEE ALSO: Report of shooting at New Prague Middle School turns out to be unfounded [UPDATES]According to ... More >>
-- Updates at bottom of post --Reports are circulating this morning about a possible school shooting at the New Prague Middle School.Details remain scant but WCCO reports that "an ambulance staging area was being set up" and that the school "has been put on 'code red.'"
Instead of arming teachers, the town of Jordan, Minnesota is moving police officers into schools.SEE ALSO: Minnesota law already allows teachers to carry guns in classroomsIn the small Scott County town, city, police, and school officials have teamed up on a plan to rotate the office of the town's p ... More >>
The Women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee is the only women's prison in the state. During the past 17 years, seven offenders have escaped from the prison, and 15 others have tried, only to be thwarted by prison staff.The kicker? The 25-year-old women's prison has no fence -- just a knee-high ... More >>
Right-wing prankster James O'Keefe, known best for hidden-camera takedown of ACORN, is taking on Minnesota's voter ID laws. O'Keefe and Project Veritas released a video earlier this week in which they try to register Tim Tebow and Tom Brady with some not-so-football-savvy Minnesota officials. At o ... More >>
MN SenateSen. Claire Robling wants to take transportation planning away from Met CouncilA proposal to overhaul the Metropolitan Council--the agency responsible for long-term transportation planning, including bringing in money to expand light rail--is gaining ground in the Legislature. At the he ... More >>
New Prague's finest dairyThere are so many things to love about Cedar Summit Farm's Grade A Cream -- the charming returnable one pint bottles, its MOSA organic designation and its local roots to name a few. But honestly, they have us at the cap of cream, which we like to call butterfat. The thick ... More >>
Buesgens in his September mug shot.Rep. Mark Buesgens is already on probation for a drunken driving conviction last year that embarrassed Tom Emmer's gubernatorial campaign, and led to Buesgens giving up a House leadership role. Now he's been pulled over again. Buesgens was stopped on Wedn ... More >>
Farm machines deserve a festival, too.It's another great weekend to hit the road. Especially if you're the one riding in the passenger seat, with feet out window. With GPS you no longer even have to read the map. Many great events are happening this weekend, and it's a good bet that there wil ... More >>
Luba LavrusikTimes are tough in the suburbs. Might as well start up a high-end call girl service. That's what Ivan and Luba Lavrusik told police. Cops say Ivan handled the website advertising and kept the books and appointments. Luba, under the trade name "Katerina," saw clients the couple's ... More >>
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