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The Scott County Attorney’s Office has declined to press charges against the person who shot a German Shepherd in Belle Plaine Township last month. The dog, Kerby, was found injured in a ditch along Church Avenue, suffering from gunshot wounds on the morning of May 6 and later died. The man who shot the dog turned himself in on May 10. He told law enforcement he discovered the injured dog laying in the ditch, apparently struck by a car, Scott Attorney Ron Hocever explained in a Facebook post.
A couple stories getting lots of clicks on our website lately involve new restaurants opening doors in the southwest metro. Willy McCoy’s, a 1920s Prohibition-themed tavern, will open in Shakopee this summer after nearly two years of planning and some complications.
And Whiskey Inferno, which already has a location in Savage, is considering opening doors in Chanhassen if parking issues can get resolved. The restaurant describes itself as a “reinvented Chicago steakhouse meets Central Texas barbecue.”
A Lyft driver from Coon Rapids has claimed the $1 million Mega Millions prize thanks to a ticket he bought at an Eden Prairie gas station. Kodjo Ayewonou had the only winning ticket for the June 4 drawing and he claimed his winnings at Minnesota Lottery headquarters on June 6. Ayewonou is an immigrant from West Africa and said he plans to buy a Jeep with his winnings as well as use some of the money to advance the mission of his nonprofit.