Prior Lake, Minn. – The ninth annual Dakotah! Sport and Fitness Lakefront Days Triathlon attracted 186 competitors to Cleary Lake Regional Park in Prior Lake on August 2. Eric Hendrickson of Minnetonka placed first with a time of 1:02:49, while the first female finisher was Sarah Foley of Cologne, who finished in 1:14:00.
Shakopee, Minn. – Dancers of all ages will gather at the annual Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Wacipi (Pow Wow) from Friday, August 15, through Sunday, August 17, at the Wacipi Grounds on the SMSC reservation. A social gathering where friends and relatives celebrate their culture and way of life, the Wacipi is open to the public. The Dakota word “Wacipi” (pronounced “wah-chee-pee”) translates to "they dance."
Prior Lake, Minn. – The public is invited to participate in the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s summer blood drive on Tuesday, August 12, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Dakotah! Sport and Fitness.
Blood donors are desperately needed. According to Memorial Blood Centers, the SMSC’s blood drive partner, someone in the local community needs blood every two seconds. All blood types are needed, but especially type O, the universal donor. Each pint of donated blood can potentially save as many as three lives.