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Services for Stanley Crooks set for Tuesday night, Wednesday morning

A traditional overnight wake will be held Tuesday night for Stanley Crooks, who died over the weekend after leading the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux band for 20 years. Crooks will be buried Wednesday at the tribal cemetery in Prior Lake.
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A traditional overnight wake will be held Tuesday night for Stanley Crooks, who died over the weekend after leading the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux band for 20 years. Crooks will be buried Wednesday at the tribal cemetery in Prior Lake.

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