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Remember When – Jan. 29, 2022

125 Years Ago: From the Feb. 4, 1897 Scott County Argus

Jeweler H. P. Marx left Saturday for Chicago, where he will enter upon a course of study in the Chicago Opthalmic institute. Mr. Marx has already had some schooling as an occulist, and he will endeavor to complete the course while there. This may require his absence for six weeks, at the end of which time he will receive his diploma.

100 Years Ago: From the Feb. 2, 1922 Shakopee Tribune

Mrs. C. M. Kopp received an appointment as deputy sheriff for this county. Mrs. Kopp is the first woman in this district to receive a like appointment.

75 Years Ago: From the Jan. 30, 1947 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Voters to Decide $294,000 School Bond Issue Monday

How voters feel about the question of providing improved public school facilities for the Shakopee community will be expressed Monday, Feb. 2, when they go to the polling place to cast their ballots for or against the proposition of authoring the Board of Education to issue $294,000 in bonds “for the purpose of defraying the expenses incurred and to be incurred in building, rebuilding, remodeling, repairing and equipping a school house.”…

50 Years Ago: From the Feb. 2, 1972 Shakopee Valley News

NSP Not Interested in Franchise

Should City Get Out of Power Distribution Business?

Shakopee’s City Council was unable to reach a decision on the question of granting a franchise to Northern States Power (NSP) to serve some customers directly last week, and in fact, learned that NSP isn’t even interested in a franchise if it is for a short term basis…

The franchise, as drawn up, would be only for one year, and would require that NSP pay seven percent of the gross revenue charge to the seven directly served firms in lieu of the profit the city would make by selling power to the firms as it does throughout the remainder of the community…

Administrator Morris Anderson asked representatives of the other six firms if they would be willing to follow a similar plan, but was unable to get commitments Tuesday night…

In addition, Administrator Anderson was instructed by the Council Tuesday night to request of NSP two things: a price they would demand for the necessary system to service the large power users, and secondly, a price they would be willing to pay for the Shakopee system and business.

Joseph Meyer, representative from NSP, told the council that NSP would not be interested in any franchise with terms of less than 20 years, since it would not pay the company to invest in the equipment necessary to service the industrial area in eastern Shakopee, then have the city take over service…

25 Years Ago: From the Jan. 30, 1997 Shakopee Valley News

Agreement on retail plan is reached

The Shakopee City Council last week approved an agreement with a company planning a major retail development near Shakopee Town Square on the city’s west side.

Under the agreement, the Centre Group has agreed to begin construction on a minimum 50,000-square-foot retail development no later than Dec. 1. But the company plans to ultimately develop a retail complex of about 250,000 square feet.

As part of the agreement, the city will help the developer acquire property held by the Minnesota Department of Transportation near the Shakopee Bypass, begin annexation of township land needed for the development, and help obtain Metropolitan Council permission to extend the municipal urban service area (MUSA) line for sewer and water to the development.

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