After 15 years in Rice County, Trystar Inc. is planning to build a new $15 million plant in Shakopee. Trystar specializes in products that provide temporary power at construction sites and major sporting events. The Northfield News reports the manufacturing company has doubled in size each of the last three years. Trystar's new facility will be three times the size of its current 60,000 square foot space. The current lease keeps the company in Faribault through at least 2015.
6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk
The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.
Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner
"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.
Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis
The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.
Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise
“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.
UPDATE: Body found in vehicle trunk in Mound is that of a boy
Police say two people are in custody.
Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases
The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.
Body of missing U of M student found in Mississippi River
Austin Retterath was last seen alive in the morning hours of May 8.
Summer mural events to bring together community, shine light on MN artists
The 2022 Chroma Zone Mural & Art Festival will take place this weekend in St. Paul's Creative Enterprise Zone, with ensuing events happening this summer.
Gallery: Remodeled lakeside home in Prior Lake on market for $2.8M
It offers privacy at the end of a dead-end road fronting onto Lower Prior Lake.
Carjacking outside ice arena in Golden Valley under investigation
Golden Valley PD confirmed it received a report of a carjacking Monday evening.
Signs that MN Legislature could move to loosen liquor laws
A provision was approved by a legislature committee on Thursday but still awaits a final decision from the House and Senate.
Shakopee prison officials consider beefing up perimeter now secured by a hedge
Neighbor opposition in 2006 killed the idea of a new, more secure fence around the women's prison in Shakopee. Currently a hedge is all that keeps any potential escapees inside the grounds. Now corrections officials are thinking of making another try for state funding.
Chanhassen-based My Pillow moving 200 jobs from Carver to Shakopee
Founder Mike Lindell tells the Chaska Herald he plans to move his growing pillow manufacturing plant across the river. His decision to leave Carver comes after given several months to get in compliance with a conditional use permit issued in March. “It would have cost me just under $500,000 to get in compliance. That would have put me out of business," said Lindell.
Sears to close Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee
Sears has confirmed that it will close its Kmart Distribution Center in Shakopee at the beginning of 2013. A company spokeswoman said that the 130 workers affected by the shut down were informed last week that they were losing their jobs. Some of the workers have reportedly been with the distribution center since it opened in 1981.
144 jobs to be lost as ADC closes Shakopee manufacturing plant
The owner of ADC Telecommunications has told employees that it will close its Shakopee manufacturing division, the Shakopee Valley News reports. Another 230 marketing, sales and management jobs will remain in the company's Telecom Networks division.
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