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Remember When – March 9, 2024

150 Years Ago: From the March 12, 1874 Shakopee Argus

It is reported that several saloons have received notice from a committee of ladies to close up or they will be visited with prayers and singing. Of course the notice is a bogus one, and no such committee exist here.

125 Years Ago: From the March 9, 1899 Scott County Argus

For sale or rent. 224 acre farm, pasture, hay and tillable land. Will take share of crop for rent. 20 acres seeded to rye, balance plowed. Good buildings. For particulars enquire on premises three miles east of town. Geo. Sencerbox.

125 Years Ago: From the March 10, 1899 Shakopee Tribune

“Bob” Iten left last Monday for Chicago to accept a position as traveling salesman for the large boot and shoe firm of C. M. Henderson & Co. of that city. Mr. Iten is an old knight of the grip, having had twelve years experience before coming to Shakopee. His field of canvass will be in Minnesota.

100 Years Ago: From the March 14, 1924 Shakopee Argus

Elected Principal

At a meeting of the Board of Education of Independent School District No. 1 Monday evening, Miss Myrtle Avelsgaard was elected principal to succeed Miss Birdsall who will not return.

100 Years Ago: From the March 13, 1924 Shakopee Tribune

The laying of a new hard wood floor has just been completed this week by carpenter George Dietrick in the Philipp Building on First Street, occupied by the H. G. Swenson Drug Co. The new floor adds greatly to the appearance of the store.

75 Years Ago: From the March 10, 1949 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Scott County Drug Sold to Bemidji Druggist

In a transaction completed March 3, Jerry Regan, formerly of Bemidji, became the owner of the Scott County Drug company, formerly operated by the late William Kroonblawd and Dr. Paul F. Nevin.

The new owner, a registered pharmacist, is now in charge of the store and in an advertisement in the Argus-Tribune today announces that Friday and Saturday have been designated as “get acquainted” days.

Mr. Regan’s wife and three children are continuing to make their home in Bemidji, but will move to Shakopee as soon as satisfactory living quarters are available.

75 Years Ago: From the March 10, 1949 Shakopee Valley News

Kopp To Handle Low Cost Homes

New Housing Project Offers New Dwellings At Very Low Prices

The Kopp Agency will handle sales for a new low-cost housing project in Shakopee, Roman J. Kopp announced this week. The homes are under construction in Shakopee by the Besco Construction Corporation, managed by Walter C. Kutscher.

Kutscher, in reporting that this city would be one of the first communities to have such a project, said that the first units will be available for occupancy here this spring.

In order to eliminate much of the red-tape usually associated with housing units, the Besco Corporation have worked out their own financing plan and will handle all details. The houses are to be sold on a ten per cent down payment with monthly payments lower than most present daily rents…

50 Years Ago: From the March 13, 1974 Shakopee Valley News

Council undecided about shopping center

The proposed Minnesota Valley Mall shopping center to be built at the west edge of Shakopee in Jackson Township is still up in the air after the city council discussed the matter further Tuesday night.

The council had agreed to terminate the sewer and water agreement between the center’s developers and the city at the end of this month because the city had heard of no new progress on the center project.

The developers, Watson Centers of Minneapolis, had appeared at the last two council meetings to say that the center will be going ahead as planned if the council does not cut off city services.

The council asked for still more study on the matter Tuesday night and told Watson Centers representatives that it would make a decision before the end of March…

25 Years Ago: From the March 11, 1999 Shakopee Valley News

Commercial moratorium next?

Would affect B-1 zone

The types of land-use clashes that led the Shakopee City Council to enact a nine-month moratorium on residential housing development has spilled over to commercial development. The council is setting the stage to consider calling for a moratorium on commercial development in the city’s highway-business (B-1) zone.

At its March 2 meeting, the council voted 4-1 to have city staff study the options and impacts of a moratorium on B-1 development…

The council scheduled a joint workshop session with the Planning Commission on March 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to discuss the issue.

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