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  • Article by: DAVID PETERSON , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 23, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Story trailer will be open at county fair

The Scott County Historical Society will once again invite county fairgoers to share stories about the history of the area in an innovative “story trailer” equipped with high-tech gear.

“Stories are the meat and potatoes of history,” the society stresses. “They remind us of who we are and what we experienced. They are instructive, emotional, entertaining and very difficult to preserve.”

The trailer will be at the fair through this weekend. Folks who are game to help out will wind up with their stories on a CD they can take home.

To learn more, call 952-445-0378 or e-mail

Scott County wins military recognition

Scott County is getting an award for its support of the National Guard.

The county jail has had full-time staff deployed during 2012 and 2013, helping earn the county what’s called an Above and Beyond Award.

The award goes to local employers “who have gone above and beyond the legal requirements of the [law] by providing their Guard and Reserve employees additional, non-mandated benefits,” county officials said.


Shakopee tribe’s dance show will be Aug. 15

Folks who are more at ease checking out native dancing at a mall rather than venturing onto a reservation can find an exhibition next month at the Mall of America. Singers and dancers will perform for free in the mall rotunda on Aug. 15.

Dancers will be from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and other tribes throughout the United States. Performances are at 2 and 5 p.m.

A master of ceremonies will explain what is happening as drum groups sing traditional songs connected to each style of dance.

A traditional teepee will be erected in the Sears Court.


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  • The Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Prior Lake presented Native American dancing in the rotunda of the Mall of America last spring. The group returns to the mall for two performances on Aug. 15.

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