Town square: Spring flooding risk is low, forecasters say

  • Updated: March 18, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Scott County

Risk of spring floods is low, forecasters say

For all the snow we’ve had around here, there’s little threat of flooding on the Minnesota River this spring, forecasters say.

The North Central River Forecast Center is predicting what officials in Shakopee are calling a “normal spring,” by which they mean no floods.

Shakopee Police Chief and Emergency Management Director Jeff Tate did caution that spring rains could change the outlook.

Sex trafficking is topic for upcoming event

FISH, the nonprofit collaborative in Scott County, is offering a community discussion of sex trafficking.

The event takes place April 10 at Friendship Church, 12800 Marystown Road, Shakopee, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

It features Joy Friedman of Breaking Free, and local law enforcement professionals.

FISH, which stands for Families & Individuals Sharing Hope, asks for RSVPs at


Benefit for injured Farmington alum

A benefit will be held for Bekka Peterson on Saturday, March 22, at Carbone’s Pizzeria in Farmington.

The public spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Dinner will be $10 per person.

Peterson, a Farmington High School alumna, and her friend were hit by a car in St. Paul last November and suffered serious injuries that left them in the hospital for nearly two months.

Donations can be sent to Bekka’s Bright Benefit c/o Dolly Newberg, PO Box 189, Farmington, MN 55024-0189. Checks can be made out to the Bekka Peterson Medical Expense Fund.


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