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Remember When – Feb. 24, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the Feb. 26, 1874 Shakopee Argus

John J. Ring, County Treasurer elect, has moved into town. He will enter upon the discharge of his official duties on Monday next.

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 24, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

The old Flaherty & Lies building which had served as a general store and one of the oldest familiar Shakopee landmarks the past 45 years on the corner of First and Lewis streets, was this week razed to the ground as the preliminary action to clearing the grounds for the erection of the large two story brick structure which will be commenced within a very short time…

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 29, 1924 Shakopee Argus

City Attorney Resigns

At the adjourned regular meeting of the common council Wednesday, City Atty. J. J. Moriarty tendered his resignation as counselor for that body, a position which we think he has filled with credit to himself and general satisfaction to the people of Shakopee. Mr. Moriarty’s resignation was accepted, but his successor has not yet been appointed.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 28, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

Postmaster Schwartz had another convenience built in the distributing room of the local post office in the form of the installation of shelves on which to file parcel post packages. These shelves make the handling of parcel post more convenient and efficient as instead of placing packages on the floor, they are now filed on these shelves immediately upon their arrival, where they remain until distributed.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 24, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Conducts Clinic at Dental Meet

Dr. W. A. Pomije, Shakopee dentist, held a clinic on cavity preparation for silicate filling as a part of the program at the annual convention of the Minnesota State Dental association in the Minneapolis auditorium Wednesday.

A further contribution to the program was the showing for the first time of Dr. Pomije’s bur dispenser which e designed and recently patented. The dispenser was demonstrated by Mrs. Jane Rockwell and Miss Honora Pomije.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 24, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Julius A. Coller Gets Exclusive Northwest Franchise For New Jesse James Movie

Julius A. Coller, II, local attorney and owner of North Star Pictures, a film distributing firm has been granted the exclusive Northwest distributing rights for the new screen hit, “I Shot Jesse James”, the Screen Guild News of California announced this week.

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 25, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Kmart plans move to larger store near Cub

Blue-light specials will be moving from Shakopee Town Square on the west side of the city to the intersection of Marschall Road and Vierling Drive now that Kmart has announced plans to relocate later this year.

The city of Shakopee has received construction plans for a larger Kmart store to be located on southeast corner of the busy intersection, now a hotbed for retail activity with a new Cub Foods store and several smaller stores at the CrossRoads Center.

Although rumors of the impending move from the Shakopee mall on County Road 69 have been circulating since store management informed employees several weeks ago, Kmart corporate officials in Troy, Mich., declined to confirm plans until late last week.

Though Kmart officials confirmed plans for the new, larger store, they declined additional comment. However, plans submitted to the city indicate that Kmart will build a 106,162-square-foot store, which compares to its 81,500-square-foot Shakopee store. The site plan for the 18-acre parcel was submitted to the city on Kmart’s behalf by Continental Development…

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By Wes Reinke

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