Despite opposition from neighbors, the city agreed to a $5.4 million state allocation to put a fence around the women's prison in Shakopee. According to the Star Tribune, Warden Tracy Beltz says the design is "more decorative and stately, with wrought iron and brick columns."
It's going to be stupid cold again Tuesday and Wednesday
They'll almost certainly be the 10th and 11th days with subzero temps this month.
Byron native Akoya Lee sets NCAA record for points in a game
The Kansas State forward broke a record shared by former Gopher Rachel Banham.
Video: Tow truck driver hit by vehicles on icy Minnesota freeway
The incident was caught on camera by MnDOT.
Williams Uptown Pub & Peanut Bar closes indefinitely after shooting
Reports say police have arrested two suspects in the incident.
Woman, 67, beaten to death in 'disturbing scene' in St. Paul home
It's the city's fifth homicide of the year.
A-Rod wears a Packers hat, Minnesotans lose their minds
The Timberwolves co-owner didn't endear himself to his fan base on Saturday night.
Police: Man shoots into crowd at funeral reception in Minneapolis
The shooting happened at a reception following a funeral on Saturday afternoon.
MN COVID patient dies after being transferred to Texas amid ventilator lawsuit
Scott Quiner, of Buffalo, was 55 years old.
Watch: Jimmy Garoppolo says 'F*** the Packers' after playoff win
The 49ers quarterback congratulated Robbie Gould in spectacular fashion.
America dunks on Aaron Rodgers after loss to 49ers
The Packers quarterback was destroyed on social media on Saturday night.
Foligno's OT winner gives Wild fans a happy Hockey Day
A slow start gave way to the Wild's fifth win in the past six games.
Winter weather advisory issued as Saturday snow arrives
Not huge totals expected, but any snow will likely impact travel.
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.
4 utility workers injured at Shakopee prison
Four people were sent to the hospital with unknown injuries after an electrical mishap at the women's Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Neighbors told KARE 11 they heard a loud explosion before the area lost power, including the prison. No prison staff or inmates were injured.
Mayor of Shakopee thanks 'Saturday Night Live' for putting city in national spotlight
Mayor Brad Tabke says he'll take the publicity, "even if it means a few well deserved laughs at our expense." The city's chamber of commerce and tourism bureau is happy, too. "We would love for folks to come to Shakopee and see that it's not just snow drifts and blinking stoplights," said chamber president Angie Whitcomb.
Shakopee, Tribe sniffing for solutions to compost smell
A recycling facility for organic materials is generating a nasty odor issue for residents in Shakopee. One resident is concerned the problem is so bad it could decrease home values. The Shakopee Patch has more on how the city and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community are working to limit the smell from the facility.
Stolen kitten returned to Shakopee store
A woman was captured on surveillance video stealing an 8-week-old Persian kitten Saturday night from a Petland store in Shakopee. But the kitten was returned, left in a cardboard box behind the store on Tuesday morning. Police continue to search for the woman.
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