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Remember When – July 24, 2021

125 Years Ago: From the July 30, 1896 Scott County Argus

Shakopee will have another fine business block forthwith. “All things come to him who waits,” it is said, and the corner site of the ill-fated American House of years ago will again be graced by a good-size structure. This property at the corner of Holmes and First streets was purchased several years ago by John Berens & Co., and while they have for some time contemplated building, it was not until this week that they decided to take the step. On Tuesday Mr. Berens paid $200 on his contract for brick, and yesterday the first load was delivered. The new block will, we understand, have an entrance on both streets, and its dimensions will be 25×100 feet, two stories high. Work will begin at once.

100 Years Ago: From the July 28, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

Work commenced Tuesday on the Minnesota river bridge here which is being replanked and repaired under the supervision of the state highway department. It is a much needed improvement and this bridge has been a rough one to travel over for some time.

75 Years Ago: From the July 25, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Two Burglary Attempts Here

Courthouse, Elevator Entered During Night; Small Loss Reported

Attempts to burglarize the Scott county treasurer’s office in the courthouse and the Apple River Mill company office in Shakopee late Saturday or early Sunday were reported by Sheriff J. P. Wermerskirchen Monday.

Entrance to the courthouse is believed to have been made through the basement entry on the north side of the building.

The treasurer’s office door was jimmied and drawers ransacked, but the vault was undamaged.

According to Barbara Meyer, acting treasurer, about $15 in petty cash was stolen.

The Apple River office is also believed to have been entered through a door although several windows there showed signs of having been tampered with. There two drawers were rifled but no loss of cash was reported…

50 Years Ago: From the July 28, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Scott Signal Contract Okayed

Estimated to Cost $35,000…

One more step in the continuing City Council program to provide control of traffic on First Avenue in Shakopee was taken Tuesday night when Council members formally approved a contract with the State Highway Department to install a signal light at the intersection of First and Scott Street.

The signal had been petitioned for by area residents and businessmen for years and was recently given priority above similar requests for signalization on the eastern portion of First Avenue…

25 Years Ago: From the July 25, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

Hospital moves; farewell open house is set for old St. Francis building

On Wednesday, after 58 years at its Fifth Avenue location, St. Francis Regional Medical Center moved to its new home, patients and all.

The new hospital is on the SouthValley Health Campus, located east of Marschall Road and south of the Shakopee Bypass.

For those feeling melancholy about the old hospital building, St. Francis has planned a farewell open house next Thursday, which the public is invited to attend…

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