Shakopee

88 Amazon workers in Shakopee test positive for coronavirus

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP)–State health officials say the Amazon fulfillment center in Shakopee has one of the larger coronavirus outbreaks in a warehouse or distribution plant setting. At least 88 of its approximately 1,000 workers have tested positive for the disease caused by the virus. Another 99 workers at other Amazon sites in the Twin Cities have also tested positive since…

Minnesota Teacher of the Year Skips White House Visit With President Trump

Kelly Holstine teaches at an alternative high school in Shakopee

WASHINGTON, D.C. —¬†Two state teachers of the year from Minnesota and Kentucky have skipped a White House ceremony to protest the Trump administration’s education policies. Kelly Holstine of Shakopee, Minnesota and Jessica Duenas of Kentucky decided not to attend the ceremony in D.C. including an Oval Office visit. Holstine teaches English at an alternative high school in Shakopee. She says…

Valleyfair Closed Early Due To Multiple Fights During “ValleySCARE”

No injuries were reported as a result of the incident and police have no evidence of any weapon being used

SHAKOPEE, Minn. —¬†Valleyfair in the Twin Cities was closed early Saturday night after things got out of hand in the theme park. The Shakopee Police Department responded to reports of multiple fights at the park, and the number of individuals running throughout the park “increased substantially” making it “difficult to control.” Police then decided to clear the park of all…

Woman Gets 20 Years In Prison For Being Accomplice To Murder

Crystal Herman of Shakopee pleaded guilty last January For Role In Death of Amanda Engst

EDDY COUNTY, N.D. — A former North Dakota woman will spend 20 years in prison for being an accomplice to murder. Crystal Herman of Shakopee pleaded guilty last January in Eddy County. Herman admitted helping her husband, Billy, kidnap and murder Amanda Engst in October 2015. According to criminal complaints, Crystal allowed Billy to strangle Engst, made room for her…

Former Detroit Lakes Principal Arrested After Embezzlement Investigation

He even used the district's credit card to allegedly buy a pair of cowboy boots

SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Former Detroit Lakes Principal, Rod Thompson, who resigned as the superintendent for the Shakopee School District last June, has been arrested. Thompson is accused of abusing his district-issued credit card by making personal purchases such as airfare, hotels, electronics, sports memorabilia and flight upgrades. He even used the district’s credit card to allegedly buy a pair of…

Legion Baseball: Post 2 Claims Joe Parmer Tournament Title

Post 2 wins twice on Sunday to win Joe Parmer Tournament.

FARGO, N.D. — The Joe Parmer Tournament concluded on Sunday at Jack Williams Stadium with the host team coming out on top. Post 2 defeated Manitoba in the morning by a score of 9-1. Ben Bryant was 2-3 with an RBI. Luke Sandy chipped in another three hits and a pair of RBI’s for Fargo in the win. In the…

Shakopee Teacher Dies in Officer Involved Shooting in Mankato

Police say an officer confronted Chase Tuseth and the two of them struggled before the officer fired at him

A man who died in an officer-involved shooting in Mankato over the weekend was a teacher at a school in Shakopee. Chase Tuseth first started working at the Tokata Learning Center in Shakopee as a science and P.E. teacher in August. Police responded to a disturbance Saturday morning at the Country Inn & Suites in Mankato. They say Tuseth was…