Stop by the Canterbury Park horse stables on a weekday morning, and you’d think you were in a different town. Trainers and groomsmen massage the calves of their horses, and jockeys nod their helmets as they ride past. Trucks glide through the dirt, kicking smoke in the air and into the nostr…


While the top-ranked Chanhassen Red Birds are off to an unbeaten start, seven straight wins, it's how they're doing it that's the big story early on.

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Driving down Marschall Road south of Shakopee, a casual driver might not notice the outcropping of dense brush and woodlands near the intersection with 150th Street. You have to look closely to see the decaying corpses of long dead cars, wooden pallets, tires and truck cabs piled up among th…