Remember When

Remember When – Aug. 28, 2021

A look back at what happened in Shakopee history. You may also find this column in the Shakopee Valley News.

125 Years Ago: From the Sept. 3, 1896 Scott County Argus

Second street for a distance of three blocks west from Holmes is undergoing repairs that are of the best kind of road building. The sandy bed has been properly scraped and graded, and upon this finely broken rock from the lime quarries has been deposited, ton after ton, until the top is nearly or quite level with the Omaha track. The road will get better instead of worse with the lapse of time and will be bearing up the traffic of the town fifty years from today. The same plan of work used on Holmes from Second to Third streets would give an excellent road up the hill for all vehicles, from a bicycle to a stone dray. It is to be hoped this can be done with the present appropriation.

100 Years Ago: From the Sept. 1, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Mrs. Sidney Dierberger and Mrs. C. C. Andrews of this city have been appointed by the State Highway Commission to take a traffic census on the Minnesota highway for one week, beginning last Sunday. The ladies are stationed on the highway, in east Shakopee, near the Mrs. Beggs home, from 6:30 in the morning until midnight every day. The daily traffic is from 700 to 1,000 cars, while last Sunday 1,800 cars passed over the road.

75 Years Ago: From the Aug. 29, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Valley Bakery In New Location

After many months of planning and waiting for new equipment Elmer Dahl announced this week that he is moving the Valley Bakery to its new location in the M. J. Berens building on First street.

Mr. Dahl said he expected to have the new plant in operation by Sept. 3. The plant at the present location on Lewis street will close Saturday, Aug. 31.

In the … the newly installed equipment at the new site will be put in position to resume operation, Mr. Dahl said. Announcement of the move is made in the advertisements in the Argus-Tribune today.

50 Years Ago: From the Sept. 1, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

First Ground Broken at Valley Industrial Park

The first groundbreaking at Valley Industrial Park in the area of Eagle Creek just merged with Shakopee was held last week.

Officials of the Conklin Company, along with representatives of the industrial park developers and the contractors for the new building met for the ceremony.

Conklin Co., a Minnesota-based manufacturer and distributor of cleaners, sealers, wetting agents and lubricants, will construct a two-story light industrial building of concrete block faced with brick.

25 Years Ago: From the Aug. 29, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

County justice center is on track for construction in ‘97

Project manager Gregg Davies gave Scott County commissioners an update on the county’s justice center project last week.

The justice center architect, Wold Architects, held meetings in July with representatives of various county departments to discuss space needs. The results were summarized for the Justice Center Planning Committee, the county Space Team (an internal committee composed of the associate administrator of internal services, the maintenance engineer, and the central services manager), and the Executive Team (County Administrator Gary Cunningham, six associate administrators, the court services director and library director).

The Justice Center Planning Committee has received square footage opinions based on the space needs findings, and will make a recommendation later to the County Board.

County officials hope to begin construction next spring, with completion scheduled about a year later. That would be followed by remodeling of the courthouse.

By Wes Reinke

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