Scott County Board voters from most of Shakopee will choose a new county commissioner Tuesday, and have a distinct choice: Political and government experience vs. a fresh, new voice and perspective (with a master’s degree in engineering mechanics to boot).
The long list of people connected to law enforcement who support Ron Hocevar for Scott County attorney is eye-opening — and includes current and former police officers, local attorneys, defense attorneys, and current county attorney staff. In fact, Hocevar’s opponent, Jim Terwedo, can’t even come up with a valid reason to not vote for Hocevar.
The race for the state House seat for District 55A, which includes Shakopee, offers three rather interesting choices. The top two, in our view, are well known in Shakopee for their extraordinary community involvement.
With hundreds pledging to protest at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe are sponsoring a television advertisement during the Minnesota-Washington NFL football game decrying the Washington team’s name.
A 17-year-old Shakopee girl told police she was looking down at her phone and reading a text message and was driving after having about three hours of sleep when her vehicle crashed into a car, seriously injuring a 15-month-old boy in the other vehicle, as well resulting in injuries to his mother, who was driving the car, and her front-seat passenger.