Remember When

Remember When – Jan. 1, 2022

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 Jan. 7, 1897 Scott County Argus

Heller’s brewery did its usual thriving business during 1896, and to celebrate the close of another successful year the cooler took a tumble on Dec. 31st and came crashing down through the roof. When the debris had been cleared away it was found that about $75 would cover the damage done, and Kreuser & Kreuser went to work Tuesday to repair it. The brewery will straightway be in better shape than before to roll out the kegs of Heller’s beverage.

100 Years Ago: From the Jan. 5, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

Peter Paul recently purchased the Arnold Strunk house on Second St. and is renovating it. Dame Rumor says, Mr. Paul will become a Benedict soon and will make it his home.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 2, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Confection Firm in Operation Here in Old Mill Warehouse

Housed in a remodelled and renovated building that once served as a warehouse in connection with the old flour mill, a confectionery firm has begun operation in Shakopee.

Known as the B and B Company, the new Shakopee industry is owned and operated by Robert M. Friedl, Minneapolis. Its current products are boxed popcorn and cellophane packaged salted nuts, but plans are well under way to expand into the packaging of candies, and such items as coated nuts and fruit drops.

The company, it was learned, is completing arrangements for supplying its products to the Minnesota Amusement company theatre chain and is hopeful of securing accounts with retail outlets in Shakopee and adjacent territory.

Mr. Friedl was in Shakopee Saturday completing the installation of machinery and equipment and by Monday morning the plant was in operation preparing its merchandise to meet the demands of its growing list of customers.

50 Years Ago: From the Jan. 5, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

County Space Needs Will Be Reconsidered by Commissioners

The wheels have started turning again in an attempt to solve the space problems of Scott County government.

Scott County Commissioner Vern Lang broached the subject of the county’s construction alternatives at the Tuesday meeting of the County Board, suggesting that a meeting be arranged between the architects and the board to try reaching agreement on the best solution to present to the voters…

The commissioners are being hard pressed by Scott County Judges to provide adequate quarters for the courts. At present, court is being held in the upper level of the Shakopee City Hall. The city, which has provided the space free up to now, has asked the commissioners to approve a rental fee for the area in 1972.

Tentative agreement was reached by board members to arrange a meeting with the architects Jan. 19…

25 Years Ago: From the Jan. 2, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Country Inn breaks ground

Ground-breaking ceremonies were held recently for the start of construction of the Country Inn & Suites off of Marschall Road and north of the Shakopee Bypass. The 63-room structure is scheduled to open in late May. Among those participating in the ceremonies were representatives of the developer, Central Group Development Co.; PBA Architects Inc.; the general contractor, Sand Companies Inc., and the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce.

By Wes Reinke

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