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Remember When – June 19, 2021

125 Years Ago: From the June 25, 1896 Scott County Argus

Assessor John J. Ring has completed the listing of the personal property of the town, and furnishes us with the following summary. The total valuation is $153,000, or $90,000 outside of the bank and the loan association. He found 246 horses, 225 cows, 7 sheep, 304 hogs, 263 vehicles, including bicycles, 281 sewing machines, 509 clocks and watches, 49 organs, and 32 pianos.

100 Years Ago: From the June 23, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

John Casey of St. Paul has opened a garage in the building next to Jasper’s blacksmith shop where he will do general automotive repairing. He has had several years experience in St. Paul garages.

75 Years Ago: From the June 20, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Basement Dwellings Hint at Building Boom in Shakopee

With some completed, others started and still more in the planning stage, it has become evident that Shakopee is to have nearly 25 basement dwellings in use if plans materialize before winter again sets in.

A tour of the city revealed basement construction in various stages of progress. Some are mere excavations, blocks are laid in some, and in other instances the “roof” is on and the unit occupied.

Lumber dealers and building contractors this week expressed the view that Shakopee would be experiencing the greatest residential boom in its history if materials were now available. They hold to the opinion that the basement structures now in evidence represent only a portion of the home building contemplated here.

50 Years Ago: From the June 23, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Governor Signs City Charter

News reached Shakopee Charter Commission Chairman B. F. Pearson, M.D., recently that Governor Wendell Anderson signed the Shakopee Special Charter Act after both houses of the legislature approved it.

According to Dr. Pearson, the local commission will now wait until a decision is announced concerning the merger or incorporation of Eagle Creek Twp before bringing the proposed charter before the people for a vote as required by law.

25 Years Ago: From the June 20, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

Leadership Council plan gets tentative approval by county commissioners

The concept of a Scott County Leadership Council received a tentative go-ahead by county commissioners last week and will now move to cities, townships and school districts for further discussion.

County Administrator Gary Cunningham formally presented the concept to the Scott County Board’s Committee of the Whole June 11.

The proposed Leadership Council would be comprised of an elected official from each city and school district, the county, the Scott County Township Association and one staff representative from each of these entities. Scott County legislators would serve as ex-officio members. As proposed the Leadership Council would not have jurisdictional or legal authority. Rather, it would be an advisory body to discuss issues of importance that impact the county as a whole and make recommendations to respective political bodies. Discussions of this type will lead to better understanding and cooperation among the county’s local governments thereby leading to greater efficiencies and coordination of activities, Cunningham said…

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