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Remember When – Jan. 27, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the Jan. 29, 1874 Shakopee Argus

Many of our citizens are making preparation for building early in the Spring. But some cannot even wait for the spring season. We note that during this week a new frame for a good sized house has been erected in East Shakopee.

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 2, 1899 Scott County Argus

C. L. Wilcox is planning to build a cottage on First street, on the lot east of C. E. Busse’s residence, this spring. With some grading, and filling in a portion of the deep ravine on the edge of which the lot lies, the site will be changed into one of the best in that portion of the city.

125 Years Ago: From the Jan. 27, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

Last Wednesday Mr. Charles Krutsinger, who for the past four months has been conducting the saloon in the Nieters building near the depot, sold his stock to Adam Huth, who took posession at once. Mr. Huth needs no introduction to the people of Shakopee and vicinity, being an old Scott county boy, but who for the past eight years has been living at Bird Island. Mr. Krutsinger will leave Shakopee in a few days, and is contemplating a trip to the Pacific coast. He is an affable young man and has made many warm friends during his brief stay here, all of whom regret his departure, but wish him success wherever fortune may take him.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 1, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Prominent Shakopee Man Heads Minnesota Organization

A signal honor was shown one of Shakopee’s best known business men last week when John B. Ries, president of the Jacob Ries Bottling Works, Inc., of this city was elected president of the state bottlers at their annual convention, January 25-26.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 27, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

No Change in River League

That the Minnesota River Baseball league will remain an eight-team league was determined Sunday afternoon when representatives of the communities which compose the loop voted to continue the organization as it was last season.

Shakopee and Chaska had applied for membership in the circuit when it was learned there was a possibility it might be expanded to a 10-team league.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 27, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Shakopee Awarded ’49 Minnesota Legion Junior Baseball Tourney

City Continues As “Baseball Capital of Minnesota” This Year

The greatest summer youth classic of Minnesota, the state American Legion Junior Baseball tournament will be staged at Riverside Park, Shakopee, in 1949, it was decided Saturday.

Meeting in St. Pual, the 10 district athletic officers, comprising the state Legion athletic board, accepted the bid of Shakopee Post No. 2 to sponsor the four day meet…

50 Years Ago: From the Jan. 30, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Junior High plans considered by Board

A split level junior high building was proposed and accepted at the school board meeting Monday evening.

The building, which would be located on district owned land east of County Rd. 17 and South of 11th Ave. would take advantage of the natural slope of the land. The split level concept is the best at this point according to James Rydeen one of the architects of the building.

The architects schematic drawing showed the front of the building facing south with the entrance off of County Rd. 17. A parking lot for 130 cars was located in front of the building and the phy-ed playing fields east south east of the rectangle shaped building.

The architects also planned for expansion by allowing areas for addition coming West and North…

25 Years Ago: From the Jan. 28, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

City looks at moratorium on new housing

Citing concerns that Shakopee might not be evolving the way city leaders want it to, the City Council and Planning Commission have discussed bringing residential growth to a temporary standstill.

In a joint workshop with the Planning Commission Jan. 25, the council discussed enacting a moratorium on residential development. Councilor Bob Sweeney, who proposed the moratorium, suggested a six-month period. During that time, city staff and members of the Planning Commission and City Council could take stock in the way the city has grown and adjust the zoning controls which the council deems are in need of adjustment…

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

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