Remember When

Remember When – May 29, 2021

A look back at what happened in Shakopee history. You may also find this column in the Shakopee Valley News.

125 Years Ago: From the June 4, 1896 Scott County Argus

A complaint, not annual at this time of year, is made by the ladies with high hope that the numerous shade trees which line the walks are not trimmed to a sufficient height. The exuberance of foliage this spring weighs down the overhanging boughs and this is especially noticeable after a rain. A little attention and a judicious use of the saw or pruning knife by each resident will state a nuisance and at the same time …. The trees.

100 Years Ago: From the June 2, 1921 Shakopee Tribune

The Shakopee police force is now equipped with printed traffic tags and violations of the traffic rules on our streets will be checked up by the cops. A white tag fastened to your car is a warning and a blue tag calls for appearance in municipal court.

75 Years Ago: From the May 30, 1946 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Junior Ball Tournament Slated Here

Legion Athletic Officers Select Shakopee for 3-Day District Meet

Shakopee was chosen as the site of the 1946 Third District Legion Junior Baseball tournament at a meeting of the post athletic officers at the Legion club here Monday night. The tourney is scheduled for July 19, 20 and 21…

50 Years Ago: From the June 2, 1971 Shakopee Valley News

Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Plan Major Health Center

On Former Assumption Seminary Site

An impressive plan for a regional total health care center was unveiled Thursday by its co-sponsors, St. Francis Hospital of Shakopee and the Knights of Columbus.

Groundbreaking for the first phase of the project is scheduled for next spring.

To be called the Knights of Columbus Care Foundation, the Center will be located on the site formerly occupied by the Assumption Seminary, 120 acres of rolling, wooded acreage directly across the Minnesota River from Shakopee.

The Care Foundation would be a separate Foundation, formed by St. Francis Hospital and by the Marian Council of the Knights of Columbus, but would include board members from the public…

25 Years Ago: From the May 30, 1996 Shakopee Valley News

68%, 61% pass state math, reading tests

This year’s 8th graders must pass to graduate in year 2000

In its first-ever report on the state Department of Children, Families and Learning’s basic requirement tests, 61 percent of Shakopee’s eighth-graders passed the basic reading test, and 68 percent passed the math test. This equals about 123 students passing reading, and about 137 passing math. Approximately 200 Shakopee eighth-graders took the test.

Starting with the class of 2000 – this year’s eighth-graders – students must demonstrate basic skills in reading and math before receiving a high school diploma. These basic tests are the first phase of Minnesota’s new graduation standards.

The tests were given in April, and scored by an independent firm hired by the state. Approximately 60,000 students across the state took the tests. They were required to get at least 70 percent of the questions right in order to pass. That would amount to getting at least 28 correct on the 40-question reading test, and at least 48 correct on the 68-question math test. Students were given 50 minutes for each test…

By Wes Reinke

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