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With school not in session today, Prior Lake has arranged for a canoeing and hiking outing at Fort Snelling State Park.

Wilderness Inquiry staff will lead participants in the boating, trail walks, and also netting fish.

No experience necessary, but bring a bag lunch. It’s for ages 8 and up.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with pickup and drop off at Lakefront Park pavilion.

The cost for residents is $35, and for nonresidents, an extra $5.

Trick or treat at municipal campus

On Halloween in Prior Lake, there’s a free trick-or-treat event at City Hall and police headquarters.

Kids can come dressed in costume and each department will have a treat.

It’s for all ages, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you’d like to bring a large group, call 952-447-9820.

Scott County

Paper bag monsters at Halloween

A Halloween-themed craft event for kids is coming up at the Stans Museum, sponsored by the Scott County Historical Society.

The story “Mookie’s Teeth” will be read by Cristina Oxtra, and kids will make their own paper bag monsters.

The session takes place Oct. 26 from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. It’s free, but registration is required so organizers can arrange for supplies. Call 952-445-0378 or e-mail

The event is part of a monthly Kids Kraft program, engaging children through pictures, stories and hands-on activities. It’s aimed at kids aged 4 to 8.

The historical society is at 235 Fuller St. S., Shakopee.

Staff reports

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