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The first people to inhabit Prior Lake were Native American Indians. They remained in the area until the Mendota Treaty allowed European settler to occupy the land. Named after General Winfield Scott, Scott County was established by the State Legislature in 1853. Many settlers had been in the area previously in order to trade with… Read more »

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Prior Lake, Minnesota is a member of the Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools District. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools provide an outstanding education to students in grades K-12. These recreational and rural mixed cities are within a district that enrolls 7,400 students in its fourteen schools. Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools are also one the fourteen honorees of… Read more »

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The earliest inhabitants of the Burnsville area were the Mdewakanton Dakota Indians. Around 1750, Chief Black Dog established a permanent village between Black Dog Lake and the Minnesota River, near the present site of the Black Dog Power Plant. After the Dakota nation ceded land in 1851 and moved to Chief Shakopee’s village in Prior Lake, the… Read more »

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