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Remember When – Feb. 11, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 17, 1898 Scott County Argus

Either our hardware merchants are anticipating a building boom this spring or they have been getting in on the ground floor before the raise in the price of wire nails and fencing. Yesterday G. S. Lander received a carload of these goods, containing 160 kegs of nails and 140 bales of barbed wire fencing. A day or two earlier Joh McMullen received a shipment as large as this, and Mr. Gellenbeck has followed suit with a third load.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 15, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

Local Business Transfer Effected During Past Week

A business transfer of local interest was effected the past week when Henry Mergens sold his Sheet Metal, Plumbing and Heating business to L. Neubeiser of Belle Plaine. The latter is to take possession March 1st

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 12, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Reiter Property Site for New Business Here

Establishment of another new business in Shakopee was disclosed this week with the announcement that F. P. O’Connor, Minneapolis, had purchased the former Dr. H. W. Reiter property at the corner of First and Fuller streets.

According to Mr. O’Connor he will be associated with Tom Ford at Waconia in the operation of a store to be known as the “House of Bargains” specializing in unclaimed freight…

50 Years Ago: From the Feb. 14, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Building Moratorium Suggested Until Shakopee Gets Overall Plan

The Shakopee Planning Commission Thursday changed its previous position favoring construction of a “community” shopping center, tabling the proposal until a comprehensive zoning plan for the city is completed, a process which city officials predict will take at least a year.

The decision could mean a moratorium on construction within city limits during that period, Gene Foudray, commission chairman, said…

Proposed for a 13.5 acre tract of land between County Road 17 and a future extension of 10th Avenue, the shopping center was given unanimous Planning Commission approval in the form of a recommendation that the Common Council change of the property’s zoning from residential to commercial. At that meeting only two local residents appeared in opposition to the project.

Following the receipt of a 53-signature petition opposing the center from residents of the nearby Scenic Heights housing addition, and letter of opposition from First Presbyterian Church and Shakopee School District 720, the Common Council and Planning Commission met jointly November 7, decided to seek the advice of a planning firm on the advisability of the rezoning request. At its Nov. 28 meeting the Council denied rezoning upon the planners’ recommendation that the request be either denied or tabled until completion of a new comprehensive zoning plan for the city…

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 12, 1998 Shakopee Valley News

City OKs study on Scout barn move

Last year, the city of Shakopee was informed that the state Department of Corrections plans to expand the women’s correctional facility in Shakopee in 1999, and because of that the popular Boy Scouts Barn on the property will need to be moved…

At the Feb. 3 City Council meeting, Denny Roske, a former Scout leader and the president of the Shakopee Lions Club, and Assistant Scout Master Mike Huber informed councilors of possible sites for the barn…

The council voted to hire an architect to do a feasibility study, not to exceed $7,000, on moving the barn to Lions Park…It also directed staff to analyze the lease which the Scouts have with the state. The Scouts take care of the building and pay the insurance.

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