As if colds, influenza and other respiratory infections weren’t enough to make Minnesotans ill in winter, this is also the time of year when digestive tract illness caused by a family of germs known as noroviruses tend to increase. This year, norovirus seems to be hitting the state especially hard.
The Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA), which merged in September to include the cities of Prior Lake and Shakopee, has announced the introduction of Route 493 — express service between the Marschall Road Transit Station (MRTS) in Shakopee and downtown Minneapolis beginning Monday, Feb. 23.
A Savage resident and former employee of Smiles of Distinction in Savage is accused of embezzling more than $36,000 in cash from the dental practice, and she also allegedly defrauded insurance companies to obtain reimbursements for procedures that were never performed.
Shakopee High School students were treated to a special pep rally Tuesday, which included a visit by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway, as a reward for winning a competition against other schools to collect the most food and clothing for the Salvation Army.
A Hennepin County grand jury declined to bring charges against law enforcement officers responsible for fatally shooting two people after a chase on Highway 212 earlier this year, according to a release from the Hennepin County Attorney's Office Friday.