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Remember When – Sept. 2, 2023

125 Years Ago: From the Sept. 8, 1898 Scott County Argus

The firm of Reis Bros. Livery has dissolved partnership, Val Reis having bought out his brother Henry. The business will be continued as before, at the same stable.

100 Years Ago: From the Sept. 6, 1923 Shakopee Tribune

The Henry Hentges home on 4th street is being raised onto a new foundation and undergoing other changes. The house will be stuccoed and new porches will be added. When complete, it will be a very attractive residence.

75 Years Ago: From the Sept. 2, 1948 Shakopee Argus-Tribune

Argus-Tribune Office Now on First Floor

For the convenience of its patrons the Argus-Tribune has moved its offices to the first floor in the building formerly occupied by the Huth barbershop on Lewis street.

The move eliminates the necessity of climbing the steps to the offices that for many years were on the second floor of the building.

Space made available by the move will be utilized in improving the printing and publishing plant.

50 Years Ago: From the Sept. 5, 1973 Shakopee Valley News

Tight money stalls shopping center plans in Shakopee

Indications are that a $3 million shopping center, for which ground was previously scheduled to be broken around Aug. 1, may not be in this area’s foreseeable future.

Ray Williams, president of Jacksondale, Inc., developers of the proposed center, said last week that project promoters have not been able to find “acceptable financing” for the project, and that construction has therefore been …

Williams said he is unable to predict when construction of the center, which was planned for a 124-acre tract of land immediately southwest of Shakopee on U.S. 169, could begin. He said it would be “as soon as interest rates drop.”

Planners envisioned the center as the location of both regional and locally owned retail stores, a movie theater, motel, restaurant and lounge and bowling alley. The proposed site for the center was moved to its present location when local residents’ objections cause the Shakopee Planning Commission to reject an initial plan to build the center south of Tenth Street in Shakopee.

By Wes Reinke

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