Remember When

Remember When – Feb. 20, 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 Feb. 20, 1896 Scott County Argus

Kopp & Kopp, scientific horseshoers, have just added a power horse-clipping machine, and are now prepared to do horseclipping in short order.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 24, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Miss Anna Mergens has taken a position as local editor of the Tribune and began work Monday. Miss Mergens has a wide acquaintance in Shakopee and is well fitted for the task of gathering news for the paper and we trust she may have the co-operation of our readers so we can get all the news items available each week. Just use the phone when you know an item.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 21, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

New School To Be Topic of Civic Club

Supt. Wurst Will Address Commercial Group at March 6 Meeting

One of the city’s most vital questions will be presented to members of the Shakopee Commercial club when Supt. Al N. Wurst discusses the matter of a new school building at the club’s March 6 meeting, officers announced Tuesday.

For many months a topic of discussion by school board members and Shakopee citizens the issue is expected to become more generally understood as a result of the scheduled talk by Mr. Wurst…

50 Years Ago: From the Feb. 24, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Metro Council Planner Advocates Shakopee-Eagle Creek Merger

Also Recommends Part of Eagle Creek to Prior Lake or Savage…

Eagle Creek Township would be ideally served by splitting it between Shakopee and Prior Lake or between Shakopee and Savage, according to a planner associated with the Metropolitan Council.

The Minnesota Municipal Commission (M.M.C.) heard a full day of hearings last Wednesday, Feb. 17, on the incorporation of Eagle Creek Township and consolidation of Eagle Creek with the City of Shakopee. The Village of Prior Lake is also actively involved, having filed an intervention. Hearings were continued to Monday, March 15.

Ian Ball, a Metro Council planner, was called as a witness for the M.M.C…

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 22, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

Four sites for second fire hall are proposed

Cost, response time are among primary factors

The field has been narrowed to four potential sites for a second fire hall in Shakopee, but choosing one could prove more difficult than the initial winnowing process…

A task force composed of city firefighters found four sites in the target area. At a meeting of the Council Committee of the Whole last week, Assistant City Administrator Barry Stock presented information on the four sites, as well as the task force’s recommendation.

The recommended site is about 15 acres located just south of the intersection of Vierling Drive and County Road 16, adjoining both roads.

An alternative site is directly west of the recommended site and is near Calvary United Methodist Church. However, this 8-acre parcel has a large Minnegasco pipeline running across it, which could cost $50,000 to $200,000 to move, Stock said.

Another site, located just south of the intersection of county roads 83 and 16, was eliminated for consideration quickly by the task force because it was deemed too far away from development as compared to the others, Stock said. But it was a … north of County Road 16, near the southwest corner of the Canterbury Park racetrack, that attracted the attention of some councilors…

By Wes Reinke

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