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Remember When – Feb. 3, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the Feb. 5, 1874 Shakopee Argus

The Bread Box of the City Bakery makes its daily rounds.

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 9, 1899 Scott County Argus

Since the excellent sleighing came there has been wood to burn on the streets at all hours of the day. It would be interesting to know just how many cords are brought into Shakopee in a day. The number of loads that are hauled in to supply the general demand is very large, and when to this is added the dozens of teams that come trailing in every day to the brick-yard and the lime kiln the number must reach close to a hundred. Shakopee as a wood market is taking front rank.

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 3, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

Mr. Robert Iten had business at Arlington last Tuesday. By mutual consent Mr. Iten will discontinue his services as clerk in Segelbaum’s big store after this week. While we wish him unbounded success in his future career, we know that the many warm friends Bob has gained since his location in Shakopee, some two years ago, all hope that he with his estimable family will still continue to make this city their place of residence.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 8, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Siebenaler Bros. finished the local ice harvest Saturday afternoon and have stored in their ice houses the largest quantity of ice ever cut by them. They report the crop excellent in quality and of good depth. On Monday Frank Siebenaler shipped his sawing rig to Red Wing and went down himself on Wednesday to harvest this year’s crop for the Red Wing Creamery Co. The job will be a big one and Mr. Siebenaler expects to be kept busy on it at least a week and perhaps longer.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 7, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

Plans Under Way for Grandstand

The city council and the Shakopee Baseball Association are jointly working out plans whereby a grandstand may be built on the athletic field recently purchased by the city of Shakopee…

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 3, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Valley League of Six Teams Formed Monday

A six-team Minnesota Valley league, including the same clubs that composed the loop last season, was formed when representatives of the teams met in the city hall here Monday night…

Teams composing the league are Bloomington, Chaska, Excelsior, Hopkins, Shakopee and St. Louis Park.

Tentative plans for a 20-game schedule for the season were drafted, but dates for the contests and season opening will not be set until next Sunday, Feb. 13, when the officers and team representatives hold their second meeting, it was learned.

75 Years Ago: From the Feb. 3, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Solons Move To Repay County

Legislators To Introduce Two Measures To Help Repay Scott County

Scott county’s extraordinary expenses incurred because of the frequent escapes of inmates at the state reformatory for women was due for legislative scrutiny, it was learned this week…

It was estimated by Scott county officials that the county has incurred expenses of approximately $1500.00 in the past two years apprehending and returning about 25 escaped inmates of the reformatory.

Two bills were to be introduced in both the House and the Senate this week. One bill would reimburse the county for the expenses incurred in the past.

The other bill would establish the state liable for all costs incurred in connection with escapes, apprehension, and trial of inmates at all state institutions. At present, these costs are borne by the county in which the particular institution is located…

50 Years Ago: From the Feb. 6, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Recreation building idea draws favorable Council reception

The possibility of a new recreation building for Shakopee is under consideration by the city council.

Primary discussion of the idea took place at a joint committee work session Tuesday night. No definite planning on a specific building was done, but councilmen did show some enthusiasm for pursuing such a project.

According to the councilmen’s early discussions, the recreation building would house an ice arena, but would also be used for other activities during some months of the year…

A survey of costs involved in other similar buildings around the Metropolitan area was presented by city administrator Bill Fahey. He said such a facility could cost anywhere from $400,000 to $1.5 million according to reports from other communities…

25 Years Ago: From the Feb. 4, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Old Ferry Bridge to be demolished and replaced

Demolition of the old Bloomington Ferry Bridge, which has been used by pedestrians and bicyclists once the new bridge was opened in October 1994, will start later this month according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT).

The old bridge will be replaced by another that will be open to bicyclists and pedestrians as a route into the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge by next fall, weather permitting, said MnDOT…

Interested in local history? Find even more at the Shakopee Heritage Society website.

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